[MediaWiki-announce] Second release candidate for 1.27 (1.27.0-rc.1)

Chad Horohoe chorohoe at wikimedia.org
Tue Jun 14 22:04:28 UTC 2016


Hello everyone,

I am happy to announce the availability of the second release candidate of
the
new MediaWiki 1.27 series!

AuthManager has been backported!!!

Since the first release candidate support for the new authentication/
authorization framework (AuthManager) was merged from master. This is a
large
architectural change, but users should hopefully see few changes. If you
have
extensions that make use of authentication or authorization hooks you will
need to upgrade those as well to their REL1_27 versions or master branch
(both available via Git or Extension Distributor).

For a high level overview please see:
* https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:SessionManager_and_AuthManager
If you have an extension that you maintain and will be updating:
*
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:SessionManager_and_AuthManager/Updating_tips

As a result of this large change, I'm going to let the RC.1 stir around in
the
wild for 2 weeks before we do the final release. I know this is a delay for
some, but I really think 1.27 will be a better release as a result. June
28th
sounds like a fun day :)

Now for the usual fun boilerplate:

MediaWiki 1.27 includes all changes released in the smaller 1.27.0-wmf.*
software deployments to Wikimedia sites over six months, totaling
approximately
2800+ commits by around 165 authors. This is a large release that contains
many new features and bug fixes.

This will be a LTS release, supported until 2019 with security fixes.

This is a summary of the major changes of interest to users and
administrators:
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki_1.27

You can always consult the RELEASE-NOTES-1.27 file for the full list of
changes
in this version.

Full release notes:
*
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/diffusion/MW/browse/REL1_27/RELEASE-NOTES-1.27
* https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Release_notes/1.27

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Download:
https://releases.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.27/mediawiki-1.27.0-rc.1.tar.gz
https://releases.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.27/mediawiki-1.27.0-rc.1.patch.gz
https://releases.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.27/mediawiki-core-1.27.0-rc.1.tar.gz

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https://releases.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.27/mediawiki-1.27.0-rc.1.patch.gz.sig
https://releases.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.27/mediawiki-core-1.27.0-rc.1.tar.gz.sig

Public keys:
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-Chad


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