[MediaWiki-announce] MediaWiki 1.8.0 released

Brion Vibber brion at pobox.com
Tue Oct 10 22:57:57 UTC 2006

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October 10, 2006

This is the quarterly release snapshot for Fall 2006. While the code
has been running on Wikipedia for some time, installation and upgrade
bits may be less well tested. Bug fix releases may follow in the coming
days or weeks.

MediaWiki is now using a "continuous integration" development model with
quarterly snapshot releases. The latest development code is always kept
"ready to run", and in fact runs our own sites on Wikipedia.

Release branches will continue to receive security updates for about a year
from first release, but nonessential bugfixes and feature development happen
will be made on the development trunk and appear in the next quarterly release.

Those wishing to use the latest code instead of a branch release can obtain
it from source control: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Download_from_SVN

== Configuration changes ==

* $wgUseETag, to enable/disable sending of HTTP ETag headers
  (default: disabled)
* $wgLegalTitleChars now includes '+' by default for better compatibility
  with importing data dumps from Wikipedia
* $wgDefaultUserOptions now includes all default option settings instead
  of only overrides.

== Major new features ==

* (bug 7098) Add an option to disable/enable sending of HTTP ETag headers,
  as it seems to result in broken behaviour in combination with Squid 2.6
  (disabled by default).
* (bug 550) Allow blocks on anonymous users only.
* (bug 6420) Render thumbnails for DJVU images, support multipage DJVU display
  on image pages. Added new 'page=' thumbnail option to select a page from a
  multipage djvu for thumbnail generation.
* Full Postgres support is now enabled. It requires version 8.1 or better, and
  needs to have both plpgsql and tsearch2 already installed.
* (bug 6386) fix grammatical errors in danish naming of talk namespaces.

Full release notes:


MD5 checksum:
9141eba6b8faf17fe80edeb7699cfca4  mediawiki-1.8.0.tar.gz

SHA-1 checksum:
28084a2a1c307e558fa5e99975d3a3dbee2e9586 mediawiki-1.8.0.tar.gz

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