There are currently three pending patches to change category collation
configuration for various Wikimedia wikis:
(This generally makes it so that accented letters like 'é' or 'ą' are not
sorted at the end of lists, after 'z', and fixed ordering for languages
with interesting alphabets; see
I have previously been told that these are on hold because of WMF's Trusty
migration and the need to rebuild all existing collation data. (No one
told me how long that might take, but by my estimates that can't possibly
take more than two or three weeks, and I know for a fact that it can be
done with no downtime and minimal problems.)
That was about two months ago.
Is anything known about the current status of the collation things, and
the Trusty migration in general? Is there any public venue that I could
follow to know what is going on, or at least a private one I could be cc'd
on if I asked pretty-please? Is there any ETA, even vague, as to when
things might get done?
I would like to update the bugs that are stuck with this information.