[Mediawiki-l] MediaWiki 1.18 beta 1

Sam Reed reedy at wikimedia.org
Fri Nov 4 13:00:33 UTC 2011

I'm happy to announce the availability of the first beta release of

the new MediaWiki 1.18 release series.


Please try it out and let us know what you think. Don't run it on

any wikis that you really care about, unless you are both very

brave and very confident in your MediaWiki administration skills.


MediaWiki 1.18 is a large release that contains many new

features and bug fixes. This is a summary of the major changes of

interest to users. You can consult the RELEASE-NOTES file for the

full list of changes in this version.



                             What's new?



MediaWiki 1.18 brings the usual host of various bugfixes and new



jQuery 1.6.4 is now included as standard, along with numerous

more jQuery plugins


Breaking changes:

    * action=watch / action=unwatch now requires a token


As of 1.18 extensions are now being bundled with the releaset tarball.

MediaWiki 1.18 bundles:

    * ConfirmEdit

    * Gadgets

    * Nuke

    * ParserFunctions

    * Renameuser

    * Vector

    * WikiEditor


$wgEnableDublinCoreRdf and $wgEnableCreativeCommonsRdf no longer

work in core, and the functionality has been moved to the relevant

See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:DublinCoreRdf and

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CreativeCoreRdf as appropriate



-  ----

$wgUseTeX has been superseded by the Math extension. To re-enable

math conversion after upgrading, obtain the Math extension from SVN or from

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Math and add to LocalSettings.php:

require_once "$IP/extensions/Math/Math.php";


Language support

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As with every release, MediaWiki 1.18 brings improved support for

languages in MediaWiki, with improved translation and features for

the many supported languages.


New languages:


* Angika (anp)

* Brahui (brh)

* Central Dusun (dtp)

* Jamaican Creole English (jam)

* Khowar (khw)

* Liv (liv)

* Kichwa (qug)



- ---


API bug fixes and new features have been added to 1.18, providing

more options for input and output.


    * API modules were added to access QueryPage based special

      pages, to Compare pages, Revert files, and to be able to access

      other special pages such as Special:UnwatchedPages,

      Special:MimeSearch and Special:ActiveUsers


    * The output of the generated help page has been improved


The API contains a breaking changes against previous releases:


    * action=watch now requires POST and token.


Release notes

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Complete release notes are at









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