TL;DR: Please add feedback to
Since MediaWiki 1.20 has been released, a discussion (opened by hexmode)
is ongoing on how to make our release notes better so that users
understand what improvements there are and why they should update:
(please join if you didn't yet).
Another problem, however, is making the tarball, which is what most
sites use, actually useful. After the first in 1.18, no more extensions
have been bundled: Wikimedia projects use no less than 140 extension
(most of them functioning) but the tarball ships only 7.
A problem that many MediaWiki users have is that they don't understand
how vital many extension are, at least for any wiki open to the web.
I'd like 1.21 to include some more, so I ask you to join the
brainstorming on our good old
There are already a few suggestions on it; my personal pet peeve is that
MediaWiki is perhaps the software with the best localisation existing
but very few use it well because we don't ship LocalisationUpdate.
Topic for another discussion would be to solve some problems with the
installer/upgrader like "set up cron for TorBlock" (?) or "check the
compatibility of extensions"...