[Foundation-l] Tech updates: code updates going live to Wikimedia sites

Brion Vibber brion at wikimedia.org
Wed Mar 25 13:22:42 UTC 2009

After a few weeks of bug fixes, we've caught up with MediaWiki 
development code review and I'm pushing out an update to the live sites. 
This fixes a lot of little bugs, and hopefully doesn't cause introduce 
too many new ones. :)

* Change logs: http://ur1.ca/2rah (r47458 to r48811)

As usual in addition to lots of offline and individual testing among our 
staff and volunteer developers, we've done a shakedown on 
http://test.wikipedia.org/ -- and as usual we can fully expect a few 
more issues to have cropped up that weren't already found.

Don't be alarmed if you do find a problem; just let us know at 
http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/ or on the tech IRC channels 
(#wikimedia-tech on Freenode).

We should be resuming our weekly update schedule soon -- I won't be 
doing a mega-crosspost like this every week! -- and will continue to 
improve our pre-update staging and shakedown testing to keep disruption 
to a minimum and awesome improvements to a maximum.

I'd also like to announce that we've started a blog for Wikimedia tech 
activity & MediaWiki development, in part because I want to make sure 
community members can easily follow what we're working on and give 
feedback before we push things out:

* http://techblog.wikimedia.org/

I'd very much like to make sure that we've got regular contacts among 
the various project communities who can help coordinate with us on 
features, bugs, and general thoughts which might affect some projects 
distinctly from others.

-- brion vibber (brion @ wikimedia.org)
CTO, Wikimedia Foundation
San Francisco

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