The update guide for extensions is pretty much download a new version and
replace it. Pretty much the same as MediaWiki itself. Then run
1.17 to 1.18 will have been potentially a more difficult than 1.18 to 1.19
would be, but of course, that's not actually a proper release, so it's not
recommended to use it in a production environment.
Granted, ExtensionDistributor hasn't been switched over to using git on
. It will be fine for git HEAD checkouts, but currently for other
releases it's not going to work so well.
I most certainly would NOT recommend editing the extensions yourself to
"upgrade" them (unless they are your own, not under version control). If you
upgrade to a newer version and then there is issues, you might want to try
looking into it yourself, or just report a bug on our bugzilla  instance.
For your own extensions I don't think there should be m?any changes to be
made. Knowing (and being told) what is broken is probably easier to notify
us, rather than us guessing what may be broken.
From: Sumana Harihareswara [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 18 April 2012 03:14
To: Wikimedia developers; sancelot(a)free.fr; Sam Reed; Gregory Varnum
Subject: Re: [Wikitech-l] migration guide
On 03/01/2012 06:17 AM, Stéphane ANCELOT wrote:
I thank you all everybody for your nice job, mediawiki is a great
However, as you may know, we are some people to develop , contribute
to some extensions, and every time I migrate my wiki setup to a new
version, that looks like a nightmare !!! (mostly for the last 1.18.1).
I have either to upgrade extensions or dive into php code to make it
running with the new mediawiki release.
But this time, with 1.18.1 I am worried, because I do not have an in
deep knowledge of the mediawiki process.
So, the next time, a release is delivered, please provide with it a
migration guide for extensions !!!!! This will permit every developer
to maintain in a fast and efficient way, most extensions !! And since
we are all very good developers, I am pretty sure some people will be
able to provide a helpful migrating utility (when only function name
Today, I am not able to participate or migrate the CKeditor to the
1.18.1 Release .
Reviving this since there's just one blocker (bug 34885) before the 1.19
Stéphane would like a guide that tells developers how to update their
MediaWiki extensions to make them compatible with MediaWiki 1.19. This
seems like a reasonable request. Can anyone take the lead on this? The
release notes + https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki_1.19
would be a
good starting point, and
would be a model to copy.
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