Tech News (2019, week 50)

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Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community. Please tell other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you. Translations are available.

Recent changes

  • Wikimedia projects use Translatewiki to translate the wiki interface. You can now use WatchTranslations to watch projects there. You would get an email if there are missing translations to your language. [1]
  • There is a new dataset you can use. It shows the number of editors per country per month for a number of countries. You can read the documentation and download the dataset.

Changes later this week

  • The new version of MediaWiki will be on test wikis and from 10 December. It will be on non-Wikipedia wikis and some Wikipedias from 11 December. It will be on all wikis from 12 December (calendar).


Future changes

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I really like idea about new reference tool. After test period, this will be available for all users, or still like option only in beta?


I think the person who might have an answer for you is none other than @Johanna_Strodt_WMDE.


@Ehrlich91 If the tool proves to work in the intended way and to be valuable to the community, we are planning to integrate it as a default feature.

@CKoerner_WMF Well, when it comes to refined references I might have an answer as well. ;) Anyways, thanks for linking us (the TechWish Team) under this post. :slight_smile:


@Max_Klemm_WMDE For me, it will be very helpful. On example, nowadays Im using reference of a book once and I stated all pages at once, although, Im using that book from different pages, in order to not duplicate that book many times. Thank you for your explanation.

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