Originally published at: https://space.wmflabs.org/2019/07/30/tech-news-2019-week-31/
Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community. Please tell other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you.
- Wikidata will be in read-only mode on 30 July from 05:00 to 05:30 UTC because of a server switch. 
Changes later this week
- The new version of MediaWiki will be on test wikis and MediaWiki.org from 30 July. It will be on non-Wikipedia wikis and some Wikipedias from 31 July. It will be on all wikis from 1 August (calendar).
- You can join the technical advice meeting on IRC. During the meeting, volunteer developers can ask for advice. The meeting will be on 31 July at 15:00 (UTC). See how to join.