Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community. Please tell other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you. Translations are available.
- In UploadWizard, the dialog to see an image preview has been removed. You already see the images in the thumbnails when you upload them.
- UploadWizard dialogs look a bit different now. They have been updated to the new OOUI look.
- You can now edit music scores in VisualEditor. You can add new sheet music scores and get live updates when you edit one.
- When you send an e-mail to another editor using Special:EmailUser, that user will now get a notification on the wiki as well.
- You can now see 500 images when you upload images from Flickr with UploadWizard. Before this change the limit was 50.
- The Wikimedia mailing lists have been upgraded.
- MediaWiki developers spent a day looking at proposed code changes in Gerrit. The goal was to clean up the backlog and give feedback to volunteer developers.
- Some visitors had problems reaching the Wikimedia sites for an hour on September 24.
Changes this week
- The new version of MediaWiki will be on test wikis and MediaWiki.org from September 29. It will be on non-Wikipedia wikis from September 30. It will be on all Wikipedias from October 1 (calendar).
- There will be a new beta feature that allows editors to use Flow on their user talkpage if they want to. Each wiki can decide if they want to enable it.
- The Content Translation tool can give translation suggestions. This feature will now be available in more languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Turkish, Japanese, Italian, and Catalan.
- The Wikimedia Foundation developers want the community to decide who can use OAuth in the future. You can discuss it on Meta.
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