Sumana Harihareswara wrote:
SCHEDULING: Now is also a good time to let us know if
there are going to
be big news days or weeks in February where your community would be
especially unhappy if you had a window with no access or no editability.
For example, if there's an important national election happening in one
of the countries you serve, we'd ideally like to avoid taking your site
down for maintenance on that day.
would be a
good place to tell us that.
What's this about "taking your site down for maintenance"? I don't
Wikimedia wikis have needed to go into read-only mode or go offline(!) for
an upgrade since like MediaWiki 1.5 or something. I skimmed
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki_1.19> and didn't see any crazy
database schema changes or anything. Am I missing something?