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May 25, 2013, 8:33 PM
Post #4 of 9
Yes, but that is a mistake in the file. That got fixed in Git today.
On Sun, May 26, 2013 at 1:29 PM, Jamie Thingelstad
<jamie [at] thingelstad> wrote:
> I just installed this tar ball and Special:Version is reporting 1.21.0rc5. update also reports 'MediaWiki 1.21.0rc5 Updater'. Did the right files get sent up?
> I downloaded http://download.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.21/mediawiki-1.21.0.tar.gz
> MD5 of file I got is:
> bbe80b6299ced434aa99acb8866f1886 mediawiki-1.21.0.tar.gz
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> On May 25, 2013, at 10:20 AM, Mark A. Hershberger <mah [at] everybody> wrote:
>> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
>> Hash: SHA1
>> I'm happy to announce the availability of the first stable release
>> of the new MediaWiki 1.21 release series.
>> MediaWiki 1.21 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-1.21 file for the full list of changes
>> in this version.
>> Our thanks go to everyone who helped to improve MediaWiki by testing
>> the beta release and submitting bug reports.
>> == What's new? ==
>> MediaWiki 1.21 includes all changes released in the smaller, bi-weekly
>> "1.21wmfX" software deployments to Wikimedia sites.
>> === Clearer email notifications ===
>> Bug 14901 ? Email notification mistakes log action for new page
>> creation, the third most reported open MediaWiki bug, has been
>> fixed. Consequently, notifications now state clearly what action was
>> performed on the watched pages in case they are created, deleted,
>> restored, moved or changed.
>> There are still some known issues. If you customised MediaWiki:Enotif
>> body on your wiki, you have to delete or update it; see also full
>> === Skin ===
>> The CologneBlue skin has been refactored to make it relevant again,
>> more compatible with existing scripts, and more similar in structure
>> to Vector and Monobook, reusing a lot of existing code.
>> The only major difference for end-users should be a slight reordering
>> of the sidebar menu (the "Context" submenu was removed and its
>> contents merged into other ones). If you were, however, depending on
>> the exact HTML it used to produce, you'll need to review your tools.
>> === ContentHandler ===
>> As part of the Wikidata initiative, 1.21 adopts an extensible
>> framework ("ContentHandler") so that pages can contain something other
>> than wikitext.
>> Right now, built-in content types are limited to
>> wikitext - wikitext, as usual
>> css - user-provided CSS code
>> text - plain text
>> Extension developers can create additional content
>> types. Extension:EventLogging uses ContentHandler to implement a
>> namespace for JSON schemas, and may be used as a reference. Other
>> extensions, such as Scribunto, also make use of the new functionality.
>> pages, import/export, and the API.
>> === Support for high DPI displays ===
>> MediaWiki now tries to deliver higher-res images to high pixel density
>> screens such as Apple Retina Displays (see gerrit change 24115 for
>> details). This is a work-in-progress, so normal-resolution images may
>> still appear in some places and in some browser
>> versions. Administrators may need to watch out for higher load on
>> their image scaling software.
>> === Ajax patrolling ===
>> (bug 7851) The features users have waited for longest: one-click Ajax
>> patrolling. With this new feature, users can mark revisions or pages
>> as having been "patrolled" with a single click while staying on the
>> current page.
>> === Internationalization ===
>> (bug 24156) The general logging framework was made completely
>> localisable at last. The logging for each action (whether in core or
>> extensions) might still need to be updated to use the new system,
>> (bug 40367) MediaWiki:Contributions now reflects the gender of the
>> === New accounts ===
>> (bug 22457) It's now easier to create accounts for other users by
>> sending a temporary password via e-mail: Special:CreateAccount now
>> shows a checkbox for logged-in users to use this feature, rather than
>> a button.
>> Account API: bots and other scripts can now use the API to create user
>> accounts, rather than attempting to pseudo-submit the HTML form.
>> === Account creation welcome ===
>> The MediaWiki:welcomecreation message was split up into
>> MediaWiki:welcomeuser and MediaWiki:welcomecreation-msg so users no
>> longer see "Login successful" when creating their accounts (bug
>> 42215). If you customized the former message and want to preserve your
>> customization, you'll have to modify the new messages accordingly.
>> The jqueryMsg parser now supports wikilinks and int: transclusion. For
>> more details, see Manual:Messages API.
>> === Using semantic headings for the navigation menu ===
>> The previous scheme of using (varying per skin) <h4>, <h5> and/or <h6>
>> tags (with nothing apart from the main <h1> above them in the
>> hierarchy) was change to consistently using a <h2> above the entire
>> navigation and <h3>s as portlet headings in all skins.
>> The <h2> is hidden for normal browsers, but accessible for
>> screen-readers or text browsers.
>> While this change is minor, it might require similarly minor updates
>> in any customized CSS or JS (or in screen scrapers).
>> === Extended collation support ===
>> UCA-based category collations for 68 languages based in Latin, Greek
>> and Cyrillic alphabets are now supported. You can use them by setting
>> $wgCategoryCollation = 'uca-<langcode>', where <langcode> is the
>> appropriate language code.
>> === Bundled extensions ===
>> Newly bundled for 1.21 (bug 43815):
>> Title Blacklist
>> SyntaxHighlight GeSHi
>> Full release notes:
>> Patch to previous version (1.20.0), without interface text:
>> Interface text changes:
>> GPG signatures:
>> Public keys:
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