MediaWiki/1.39

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    MediaWiki-2020-installer-large-icon.svgMediaWiki 1.39

    MediaWiki 1.39 is the current version of MediaWiki which was released in late November 2022. This MediaWiki release offers very few user-facing changes and mainly provided backend changes for developers which normal users may not notice. Below is an upgrade schedule and a list of changes introduced in this version.

    Upgrade schedule[edit | edit source]

    Miraheze upgraded to MediaWiki 1.39 on Saturday, 21 January, 2023.

    User-facing changes[edit | edit source]

    Interface changes[edit | edit source]

    • Vector 2022 will receive more styling changes - A lot of users have asked why our version of Vector 2022 didn't match Wikipedia's. This is because the changes made to Vector 2022 were MediaWiki 1.39 exclusive, such as the tabs. These will now be present on Miraheze.
    • DiscussionTools gets a new look - DiscussionTools (which is used on pages like the noticeboards and talk pages) will receive a facelift and which will make it more intuitive.

    Extension removals[edit | edit source]

    • PdfBook will be removed - This extension has not been updated to support MediaWiki 1.39 and is currently broken on MediaWiki 1.39.
    • SlackNotifications will be removed - This extension has not been updated to support MediaWiki 1.39 and is currently broken on MediaWiki 1.39.

    Poweruser focused changes[edit | edit source]

    • Administrators now have the option to (un)delete the associated "Talk" page when they are (un)deleting a given page.
    • {{=}} is now a new magic word which expands to to =.
    • Bot passwords are now supported when using the REST API.

    Developer-focused/other technical changes[edit | edit source]

    Other[edit | edit source]

    • MediaWiki wikifarm support - For the moment being, we will not be utilizing MediaWiki's experimental wiki farm setup.
    • Temporary user creation ($wgAutoCreateTempUser) not supported - A new feature was introduced in MediaWiki 1.39 which allows anonymous users to have their IP masked by having MediaWiki mask it by automatically creating a temporary account for them. This feature is experimental and will not be enabled on Miraheze for the time being.

    See also[edit | edit source]