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Technology report Wikipedia: A Multigenerational Pursuit
2024-01-10
A techie looks at the big questions.
Technology report View it! A new tool for image discovery
2023-01-16
The depths of Commons, at your fingertips. Or eyetips.
Technology report Wikimedia Foundation's Abstract Wikipedia project "at substantial risk of failure"
2023-01-01
Wikifunctions might drag it down.
Technology report Galactic dreams, encyclopedic reality
2022-11-28
Facebook's Galactica demo provides a case study in large language models for text generation at scale: this one was silly, but we cannot ignore them forever.
Technology report Vector (2022) deployment discussions happening now
2022-08-31
Plus, the Private Incident Reporting System, and new bots & user scripts!
Technology report A new video player for Wikimedia wikis
2022-05-29
Plus, Growth Features configuration, the Hackathon, and more
Technology report 8-year-old attribution issues in Media Viewer
2022-04-24
Plus, a new status page and Desktop Improvements.
Technology report 2022 Wikimedia Hackathon
2022-03-27
Plus, Desktop Improvements and a new uploading tool for Commons.
Technology report Community Wishlist Survey results
2022-02-27
Plus, DiscussionTools and dark mode.
Technology report What does it take to upload a file?
2021-11-29
How MediaWiki works with media files.
Technology report Wikimedia Toolhub, winners of the Coolest Tool Award, and more
2021-10-31
Now discovering and accessing Wikimedia tools will be easier.
Technology report The people who built Wikipedia, technically
2021-01-31
Starting with trust, expanding, controversy, and opportunities.
Technology report User scripts and more
2019-12-27
Customise your Wikipedia experience
Technology report Reference things, sister things, stranger things
2019-11-29
The latest tech news and updates.
Technology report Actors and Bots
2019-06-30
Database changes, new scripts, Tech News, and more.
Technology report Lots of Bots
2019-05-31
Admin bots, approved bots, bots on trial, lots and lots of bots
Technology report A new special page, and other news
2019-04-30
Welcoming English Wikipedia's newest admin (bot)
Technology report New section suggestions and sitewide
2019-03-31
Plus the latest scripts, bots, and tech news.
Technology report Tool labs casters-up
2019-02-28
Tool labs goes kaput, bots running wild (not really), interface administrators step into the breach, new gadgets and other tech happenings.
Technology report When broken is easily fixed
2019-01-31
Emergency sever switch goes smoothly; technical glitches resolved; a new way to transfer files to Commons.
Technology report Bots galore!
2018-10-28
Bots can do anything you want – well, almost.
Technology report Flow restarted; Wikidata connection notifications
2017-09-25
Plus more tech news, and the latest scripts and bots
Technology report Tech news in brief
2016-01-06
Community technical news
Technology report Tech news in brief
2015-09-02
Community technical news.
Technology report Tech news in brief
2015-08-19
Community technical news.
Technology report Tech news in brief
2015-08-12
Wikimedia technical news.
Technology report Tech news in brief
2015-07-22
Community technical news.
Technology report Tech news in brief
2015-07-15
Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community
Technology report Tech news in brief
2015-07-08
Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community.
Technology report Technical updates and improvements
2015-07-01
Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community.
Technology report 2015 MediaWiki architecture focus and Multimedia roadmap announced
2015-06-24
This past week saw the kick-off of the 2015 MediaWiki architecture focus of improving our content platform.
Technology report HTTPS-only rollout completed, proposal to enable VisualEditor for new accounts
2015-06-17
HTTPS-only rollout completed; proposal to enable VisualEditor for new accounts: The rollout of HTTPS only has now been completed across all Wikimedia wikis.
News and notes Labs outage kills tools, self; news in brief
2015-06-17
A more than usually severe outage Wikimedia Labs occurred after a massive database corruption implosion on June 17.
Technology report Wikimedia sites are going HTTPS only
2015-06-10
Today it was announced that Wikimedia sites are going to become HTTPS only, finishing up 10 year effort of rolling out HTTPS.
Technology report Things are getting SPDYier
2015-06-03
Over the past few weeks, developers have been working on improving Wikimedia's performance when users connect to it using SPDY.
Technology report MediaWiki blows up printers
2015-05-27
...allegedly. In a post to wikitech-l, Steven Walling pointed out that the TV show CSI: Cyber had used a screenshot of MediaWiki's HTML output and claimed it was responsible for blowing up printers.
Technology report VisualEditor and MediaWiki updates
2015-04-29
All accounts are now unique and work on all wikis.
Technology report Bugs, Repairs, and Internal Operational News
2015-04-08
Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community.
Technology report Bugs, Repairs, and Internal Operational News
2015-03-04
The Signpost has arranged to mirror Tech news from Meta-Wiki to supplement the long-form tech coverage in our infrequent Technology report..
Technology report Security issue fixed; VisualEditor changes
2015-02-04
The Signpost has arranged to mirror Tech news from the Meta-Wiki.
Technology report Attempting to parse wikitext
2014-10-15
Attempting to parse wikitext: This week we sat down with The Earwig to learn about his wikitext parser.
Technology report HHVM is the greatest thing since sliced bread
2014-10-08
No seriously, it is.
Technology report A technologist's Wikimania preview
2014-08-06
As the start of Wikimania proper on 8 August approaches, the Signpost looks ahead to what its dozens of presentations might offer the technologically-inclined, whether attending in person or taking advantage of what promises to be a strong digital offering.
Technology report In memoriam: the Toolserver (2005–14)
2014-07-02
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Wikimedia Deutschland's Toolserver project was switched off, marking the end of one of the Wikimedia movement's longest running Chapter-led projects. The Toolserver, which was in fact a collection of servers, first came online in 2005, hosting hundreds of webpages and scripts ("tools") made available for use by Wikimedia readers, editors and administrators.
Technology report Technology report needs editor; Media Viewer offers a new look
2014-05-14
Technology report needs editor, Media Viewer offers a new look: The Media Viewer is scheduled to launch on the English Wikipedia next week.
Technology report Why will Wikipedia look like the Signpost?
2014-03-26
As you have probably read on this weeks op-ed, or via various other channels of announcement, 3 April will see the introduction of the Typography refresh (or update) for the Vector skin on all Wikipedias. Other projects like Commons will have this update rolled out a few days prior.
Technology report Wikimedia engineering report
2014-03-19
The for February 2014 has been published. A summarized version is also available. Major news include
Technology report ULS Comeback
2014-02-19
Runa Bhattacharjee has notified the community that the Foundation is ready to turn the Universal Language Selector back on.
Technology report Left with no choice
2014-02-12
Software evolution does not always mean that features are being added. It also means that old fat is being trimmed. It is no different for MediaWiki.
Technology report Architecting the future of MediaWiki
2014-01-22
This week we're interviewing Brion Vibber about the then-upcoming Architecture Summit. Brion is a long time Wikipedian, the first employee of the Wikimedia Foundation, and currently the lead software architect working with the mobile team.
Technology report Architecture Summit schedule published
2014-01-15
The proposed schedule for the MediaWiki Archicture Summit has been published. The two main plenary sessions will be about HTML templating, and Service-oriented architecture.
Technology report Gearing up for the Architecture Summit
2014-01-08
MediaWiki developers will be meeting in San Francisco on January 23–24 for an Architecture Summit.
Technology report Looking back on 2013
2014-01-01
2013 saw a lot of changes to MediaWiki software and Wikimedia infrastructure.
Technology report OAuth: future of user-designed tools
2013-12-25
OAuth: future of user designed tools: Last month, the OAuth extension was deployed to all Wikimedia wikis. OAuth is a standard used for allowing users to authenticate third-party applications, also known as consumers, to take actions on their behalf.
Technology report Introducing the GLAMWikiToolset
2013-12-18
This week, the GLAMWikiToolset, or GWToolset, is being deployed to the Wikimedia Commons. It allows for GLAM organizations to batch upload content based on various metadata stored in an XML schema. In the past this has been done by various bots, but now it will be easier for GLAMs to do it directly.
Technology report MediaWiki 1.22 released
2013-12-11
On 6 December, the latest version of the MediaWiki software was released. In development from March 2013 through October 2013, the release featured anti-spam and counter-vandalism improvements.
Technology report What can Wikidata do for Wikipedia?
2013-09-18
In this week's "Technology report", we look at how the growth of Wikidata can benefit Wikipedia. Gerard Meijssen is a highly active contributor and frequent blogger about Wikidata. We asked him to share his thoughts on how the new project benefits Wikipedia.
Technology report Making Wikipedia more accessible
2013-09-04
In this week's "Technology report", we explore ways of making Wikipedia more accessible to users of screen readers. Graham87 is a highly active contributor who is also blind and accesses the site through a screen reader.
Technology report Gallery improvements launch on Wikipedia
2013-08-28
Wikipedia's traditional image gallery format, produced by the markup, has remained largely unchanged for years. The resulting layout, seen below, does not adapt well to variations in image size, and has been characterized by some critics as aesthetically unappealing.
Technology report Generating musical scores with LilyPond
2013-08-21
Thanks to a new MediaWiki extension, editors can now use the popular LilyPond format to embed musical scores in articles.
Technology report VisualEditor in midst of game-changing deployment series
2013-07-03
The VisualEditor extension has gone live by default to registered users on the English Wikipedia, marking a huge milestone in a project that has taken the best part of a decade to reach fruition. The extension was previously described as "the biggest and most important change to our user experience we’ve ever undertaken" by the WMF team behind it.
Technology report May engineering report: Flow enters consultation phase and other headlines
2013-06-19
May engineering report published: The WMF's engineering report for May was published recently on the Wikimedia blog and on the MediaWiki wiki ("friendly" summary version), giving an overview of all Foundation-sponsored technical operations in that month.
Technology report Developers accused of making Toolserver fight "pointless"
2013-06-05
Developers accused of making Toolserver fight 'pointless': Last week, the Signpost reported on a feeling at the Amsterdam hackathon that Toolserver developers were coming round to the idea of migrating to Wikimedia Labs.
Technology report Amsterdam hackathon: continuity, change, and stroopwafels
2013-05-27
Second only to the technical track of Wikimania in terms of numbers, the Berlin Hackathon (2009–2012) provided those with an interest in the software that underpins Wikimedia wikis and supports its editors a place to gather, exchange ideas and learn new skills.
Technology report Foundation successful in bid for larger Google subsidy
2013-05-06
The Wikimedia Foundation will be receiving more than $100,000 worth of free developer time courtesy of internet giant Google, it was announced this week. The funds, allocated as part of Google's Summer of Code programme, will support up to 21 student developers through three months of coding time.
Technology report New notifications system deployed across Wikipedia
2013-04-29
This week saw the deployment of the Echo extension, also known as "notifications".
Technology report A flurry of deployments
2013-04-22
On Monday, the English Wikipedia became the 12th wiki to be able to pull data from the central Wikidata.org repository, with other wikis scheduled to receive the update on Wednesday.
Technology report Testing week for developers and their deployments
2013-04-08
Testing week: The deployment of phase 2 of Wikidata to the English Wikipedia, originally scheduled for 8 April but delayed due to technical problems, may be rescheduled again as the result of community resistance.
Technology report Wikidata phase 2 deployment timetable in doubt
2013-04-01
Users of ten Wikipedias got access to phase 2 of Wikidata following its first rollout to production wikis.
Technology report The Visual Editor: Where are we now, and where are we headed?
2013-03-25
Since its inception in May 2011, the Foundation's Visual Editor project has grown to become one of its main focuses. As the project nears its two-year birthday, the Signpost caught up with Visual Editor project manager James Forrester to discuss the progress on the project.
Technology report Visual Editor "on schedule" for July rollout
2013-03-18
Visual Editor "on schedule": The WMF's engineering report for January was published this week, giving an overview of all Foundation-sponsored technical operations in that month.
Technology report Article Feedback reversal: watershed moment?; plus code review one year on
2013-03-11
Article Feedback reversal: The WMF has aborted a plan to deploy version 5 of the Article Feedback tool (AFTv5) rolled out to all English Wikipedia articles.
Technology report Wikidata development to be continued indefinitely
2013-02-25
Wikimedia Germany (WMDE) this week committed itself to funding the Wikidata development team, ending fears that phase three would be abandoned.
Technology report Better templates and 3D buildings
2013-02-18
As of time of writing, twenty wikis (including the English, French and Hungarian Wikipedias) are in the process of getting access to the Lua scripting language, an optional substitute for the clunky template code that exists at present.
Technology report Wikidata client rollout stutters
2013-02-11
The WMF's engineering report for January was published this week.
Technology report Wikidata team targets English Wikipedia deployment
2013-02-04
Following the deployment of the Wikidata client to the Hungarian Wikipedia last month, the client was also deployed to the Italian and Hebrew Wikipedias on Wednesday. The next target for the client, which automatically provides phase 1 functionality, is the English Wikipedia, with a deployment date of 11 February already set.
Technology report Developers get ready for FOSDEM amid caching problems
2013-01-28
As reported in last week's "Technology Report", the WMF's data centre in Ashburn, Virginia took over responsibility for almost all of the remaining functions that had previously been handled by their old facility in Tampa, Florida on 22 January. The Signpost reported then that few problems had arisen since handover. Unfortunately that was not to remain the case, with reports of caching problems (which typically only affect anonymous users) starting to come in.
Technology report Data centre migration successful
2013-01-21
Data centre switchover a tentative success: On 22 January, WMF staff and contractors switched incoming, non-cached requests (including edits) to the Foundation's newer data centre in Ashburn, Virginia, making it responsible for handling almost all regular traffic. For the first time since 2004, virtually no traffic will be handled by the WMF's other facility in Tampa, Florida.
Technology report Intermittent outages planned, first Wikidata client deployment
2013-01-14
The Wikidata client extension was successfully deployed to the Hungarian Wikipedia on 14 January, its team reports. The interwiki language links can now come from wikidata.org, though "manual" interwiki links remain functional, overriding those from the central repository.
Technology report Looking ahead to 2013
2013-01-07
Following on from last week's reflections on 2012, this week the Technology report looks ahead to 2013, a year that will almost certainly be dominated by the juggernauts of Wikidata, Lua and the Visual Editor.
Technology report Looking back on a year of incremental changes
2012-12-31
In the first of two features, the Signpost this week looks back on 2012, a year when developers finally made inroads into three issues that had been put off for far too long (the need for editors to learn wiki-markup, the lack of a proper template language and the centralisation of data) but left all three projects far from finished.
Technology report Efforts to "normalise" Toolserver relations stepped up
2012-12-24
Our tool- and bot-hosting servers are currently operated by Wikimedia Germany, with assistance from the Foundation and volunteers — but they've failed to see eye-to-eye on the trajectory for the Toolserver, scheduled to be replaced by Wikimedia Labs in late 2013.
Technology report MediaWiki groups and why you might want to start snuggling newbie editors
2012-12-17
MediaWiki users (including Wikimedians) can now organise themselves into groups, receiving recognition and support-in-kind from the Wikimedia Foundation. The project, backed by new Wikimedia technical contributor coordinator Quim Gil, has seen five proposals lodged in its first week of operation. The idea of MediaWiki groups mimics that of Wikimedia User Groups.
Technology report The new Visual Editor gets a bit more visual
2012-12-10
The first WMF-deployable WYSIWYG editor will go live on its first Wikipedias imminently following nearly six months of testing on MediaWiki.org.
Technology report MediaWiki problems but good news for Toolserver stability
2012-12-03
Deployments of MediaWiki 1.21wmf5 cause widespread problems for users across wikis when HTML and CSS updates came temporarily out of sync. On the first wikis targeted for deployment, this was caused by the different cache invalidation rates for HTML (typically one month) and CSS (typically five minutes). The retrospective on the problem highlighted the fact that that the test wiki – the WMF's answer to a production environment that individual developers can no longer practically emulate themselves – actually demonstrated the exact problem that would later manifest itself on production wikis. It went unnoticed.
Technology report Wikidata reaches 100,000 entries
2012-11-26
Wikidata, the new "Wikimedia Commons for data" and the first new Wikimedia project since 2006, reached 100,000 entries this week. The project aims to be a single, human- and machine-readable database for common data, spanning across all Wikipedia projects, which will "lead to a higher consistency and quality within Wikipedia articles, as well as increased availability of information in the smaller language editions" while lowering the burden on Wikipedia's volunteer editors—whose numbers have stalled overall, and continue to dwindle on the English Wikipedia.
Technology report Structural reorganisation "not a done deal"
2012-11-19
WMF Executive Director Sue Gardner was forced to clarify this week that proposed structural changes to the Foundation's Engineering and Product Development Department were not a "done deal" and that it was "important that you [particularly affected staff] realise that ... your input is wanted". The reorganisation, announced on November 5 and planned for the middle of next year, will see its two components split off into their own departments.
Technology report MediaWiki 1.20 and the prospects for getting 1.21 code reviewed promptly
2012-11-12
In late September, the Technology report published its findings about (particularly median) code review times. To the 23,900 changesets analysed the first time (the data for which has been updated), the Signpost added data from the 9,000 or so changesets contributed between September 17 and November 9 to a total of 93,000 reviews across 45,000 patchsets. Bots and self-reviews were also discarded, but reviews made by a different user in the form of a superseding patch were retained. Finally, users were categorised by hand according to whether they would be best regarded as staff or volunteers. The new analyses were consistent with the predictions of the previous analysis.
Technology report Hue, Sqoop, Oozie, Zookeeper, Hive, Pig and Kafka
2012-11-05
The Wikimedia Foundation's engineering report for October 2012 was published this week on the Wikimedia Techblog and on the MediaWiki wiki, giving an overview of all Foundation-sponsored technical operations in that month. TimedMediaHandler also went live.
Technology report Improved video support imminent and Wikidata.org live
2012-10-29
The TimedMediaHandler extension (TMH), which brings dramatic improvements to MediaWiki's video handling capabilities, will go live to the English Wikipedia this week following a long and turbulent development, WMF Director of Platform Engineering Rob Lanphier announced on Monday ... Wikidata.org, a new repository designed to host interwiki links, launched this week and will begin accepting links shortly. The site, which is one half of the forthcoming Wikidata trial (the other half being the Wikidata client, which will be deployed to the Hungarian Wikipedia shortly) will also act as a testing area for phase 2 of Wikidata (centralised data storage). The longer term plan is for Wikidata.org to become a "Wikimedia Commons for data" as phases 2 and 3 (dynamic lists) are developed, project managers say.
Technology report Wikivoyage migration: technical strategy announced
2012-10-22
Planning for Wikivoyage's migration into the WMF fold built up steam this week following a statement by WMF Deputy Director Erik Möller about what the technical side of the migration will involve. Wikivoyage, which split from sister site Wikitravel in 2006, is hoping to migrate its own not-inconsiderable user base to Wikimedia, as well as much of its content, presenting novel challenges for Wikimedia developers
Technology report Wikidata is a go: well, almost
2012-10-15
Wikidata is a go: well, almost: A trial of the first phase of Wikimedia Deutschland's "Wikidata" project–implementing the first ever interwiki repository—may soon get underway following the successful passage of much of its code through MediaWiki's review processes this week.
Technology report The ups and downs of September and October, plus extension code review analysis
2012-10-08
The Wikimedia Foundation's engineering report for September 2012 was published this week on the Wikimedia Techblog and on the MediaWiki wiki, giving an overview of all Foundation-sponsored technical operations in that month (as well as brief coverage of progress on Wikimedia Deutschland's Wikidata project, phase 1 of which is edging its way towards its first deployment). Three of the seven headline items in the report have already been covered in the Signpost: problems with the corruption of several Gerrit (code) repositories, the introduction of widespread translation memory across Wikimedia wikis, and the launch of the "Page Curation" tool on the English Wikipedia, with development work on that project now winding down. The report also drew attention to the end of Google Summer of Code 2012, the deployment to the English Wikipedia of a new ePUB (electronic book) export feature, and improvements to the WLM app aimed at more serious photographers.
Technology report WMF and the German chapter face up to Toolserver uncertainty
2012-10-01
The Toolserver is an external service hosting the hundreds of webpages and scripts (collectively known as "tools") that assist Wikimedia communities in dozens of mostly menial tasks. Few people think that it has been operating well recently; the problems, which include high database replication lag and periods of total downtime, have caused considerable disruption to the Toolserver's usual functions. Those functions are highly valued by many Wikimedia communities ... In 2011, the Foundation announced the creation of Wikimedia Labs, a much better funded project that among other things aimed to mimic the Toolserver's functionality by mid-2013. At the same time, Erik Möller, the WMF's director of engineering, announced that the Foundation would no longer be supporting the Toolserver financially, but would continue to provide the same in-kind support as it had done previously.
Technology report Signpost investigation: code review times
2012-09-24
Late last month, the "Technology report" included a story using code review backlog figures – the only code review figures then available – to construct a rough narrative about the average experience of code contributors. This week, we hope to go one better, by looking directly at code review wait times, and, in particular, median code review times
Technology report Future-proofing: HTML5 and IPv6
2012-09-17
1.20wmf12, the 12th release to Wikimedia wikis from the 1.20 branch, was deployed to its first wikis on September 17; if things go well, it will be deployed to all wikis by September 26. Its 200 or so changes – 111 to WMF-deployed extensions plus 98 to core MediaWiki code – include support for links with mixed-case protocols (e.g. Http://example.com) and the removal of the "No higher resolution available" message on the file description pages of SVG images.
Technology report Mmmm, milkshake...
2012-09-10
The Wikimedia Foundation's engineering report for August 2012 was published this week on the Wikimedia Techblog and on the MediaWiki wiki, giving an overview of all Foundation-sponsored technical operations in that month (as well as brief coverage of progress on Wikimedia Deutschland's Wikidata project, phase 1 of which is edging its way towards its first deployment).
Technology report Time for a MediaWiki Foundation?
2012-09-03
Developers are currently discussing the possibility of a MediaWiki Foundation to oversee those aspects of MediaWiki development that relate to non-Wikimedia wikis. The proposal was generated after a discussion on the wikitech-l mailing list about generalising Wikimedia's CentralAuth system.
Technology report Just how bad is the code review backlog?
2012-08-27
Developers were left one step closer to an understanding of the code review outlook this week after the creation of a graph plotting "number changesets awaiting review" over time.
Technology report Lua onto test2wiki and news of a convention-al extension
2012-08-20
New embeddable scripting ("template replacement") language Lua received considerable scrutiny this week when it began its long road to widespread deployment, landing on the test2wiki test site on Wednesday (wikitech-l mailing list). ... the fourth in our series profiling participants in this year's Google Summer of Code (GSoC) programme.
Technology report "Phabricating" a serious alternative to Gerrit
2012-08-13
Three weeks into a month-long evaluation of code review tool Gerrit, a serious alternative has finally gained traction in the review process: Facebook-developed but now independently operated Phabricator and its sister command-line tool Arcanist.
Technology report Wikidata nears first deployment but wikis go down in fibre cut calamity
2012-08-06
Wikidata nears first deployment but wikis go down in fibre cut calamity: The Wikimedia Foundation's engineering report for July 2012 was published this week on the Wikimedia Techblog and on the MediaWiki wiki, giving an overview of all Foundation-sponsored technical operations in that month (as well as brief coverage of progress on Wikimedia Deutschland's Wikidata project). ... At least one fibre-optic cable was damaged at the WMF's Tampa site on August 6, leading to a sharp downwards spike in traffic lasting over an hour and almost three hours of disruption for readers around the globe.
Technology report Talking performance with CT Woo and Green Semantic MediaWiki with Nischay Nahata
2012-07-30
In the light of recent questions over the long-term reliability of Wikimedia wikis, the Signpost caught up with CT Woo, the Wikimedia Foundation's director of technical operations.
Technology report Translating SVGs and making history bugs history
2012-07-23
In the first of a series looking at this year's eight ongoing Google Summer of Code projects, the Signpost caught up with developer Harry Burt.
Technology report Tech talks at Wikimania amid news of a mixed June
2012-07-16
As Wikimania, the annual conference targeted at Wikimedians and often well attended by those with a technical slant, draws to a close, comments have already begun to come in from attendees regarding the many tech-related features of the conference.
Technology report Optimism over LastModified and MoodBar, but change in clock time causes downtime
2012-07-09
The results from last month's trial of the LastModified extension were published this week on the Wikimedia blog. The first analyses have indicated a significant positive impact, suggesting that the extension – which makes the time since a page's last edit much more prominent in the interface – could eventually find its way onto Wikimedia wikis.
Technology report Initialisms abound: QA and HTML5
2012-07-02
Technology report Second Visual Editor prototype launches
2012-06-25
Technology report Bugs, Repairs, and Internal Operational News
2012-06-18
Technology report To support or not to support IPv6, and why knowing when this report was last updated might be getting easier
2012-06-11
Technology report Report from the Berlin Hackathon
2012-06-04
Technology report Developer divide wrangles; plus Wikimedia Zero, MediaWiki 1.20wmf4, and IPv6
2012-05-28
Technology report On the indestructibility of Wikimedia content
2012-05-21
Technology report Cross-wiki watchlist controversy; and is "go file a bug" really a useful response?
2012-05-14
Technology report Search gets faster, GSoC gets more detail and 1.20wmf2 gets deployed
2012-05-07
Technology report What Git means for end users, design controversies and pertinent poll results
2012-04-30
Technology report Wikimedia Labs: soon to be at the cutting edge of MediaWiki development?
2012-04-23
Technology report MediaWiki 1.20wmf01 hits first WMF wiki, understanding 20% time, and why this report cannot yet be a draft
2012-04-16
Technology report Next Wikimedia deployment already in the pipeline and details of recent performance improvements
2012-04-09
Technology report Somewhere amongst the endless discussions about Gerrit lie details of hackathons, performance blips explained and more
2012-04-02
Technology report A busy week: Git switchover, mobile site upgraded, and still time for three security releases
2012-03-26
Technology report Bugmeister to leave at end of May, but developers keen to "chart" a path ahead
2012-03-19
Technology report Git learning curve steep but not insurmountable, plus a diff style we can all agree on?
2012-03-12
Technology report With the 1.19 deployment now (mostly) complete, developers consider possible "mini" deployment later in the month
2012-03-05
Technology report 1.19 deployment stress, Meta debates whether to enforce SUL
2012-02-27
Technology report Major strands of development cycle coalesce as 1.19 is deployed to first wikis
2012-02-20
Technology report January sees prototype new geodata API; but February looks to be a testing time for top developers
2012-02-13
Technology report October's coding challenge: results now in; progress on 1.19 steady; and why for a while interwiki links were no more
2012-02-06
Technology report Why "Lua" is on everybody's lips, and when to expect MediaWiki 1.19
2012-01-30
Technology report Looking ahead to MediaWiki 1.19 and related issues
2012-01-23
Technology report ArticleFeedback moves into new trial phase; and how MediaWiki integrates with Facebook, IPv6, and PostgreSQL explored
2012-01-16
Technology report December in more detail; and why the MediaWiki codebase was "slushed" this week
2012-01-09
Technology report Wikimedia in Go Daddy boycott, and why you should 'Join the Swarm'
2011-12-26
Technology report Visual editor demo launched, hailed as "most important change to our user experience ... ever"; but elsewhere over-hasty deployments criticised
2011-12-19
Technology report Trials and tribulations of image rotation, Article Feedback version 5, and new diff colours
2011-12-12
Technology report Incremental dumps help mirrors, full screen search helps mobile visitors, and two MediaWiki releases help external sites
2011-12-05
Technology report Foundation appears correct to back improved smartphone support; and how a Reddit slip meant no-one could read anything for thirty minutes
2011-11-28
Technology report Mumbai and Brighton hacked; horizontal lists have got class
2011-11-21
Technology report Coding Challenge results; Wikimedians to wait and see if Athena really does represent "wisdom, courage and inspiration"
2011-11-14
Technology report Full steam ahead on Visual Editor, the avoidance of lock-breaking and 1.18b1 release
2011-11-07
Technology report Wikipedia Zero announced; New Orleans successfully hacked
2011-10-31
Technology report WMF launches coding challenge, WMDE starts hiring for major new project
2011-10-24
Technology report WMDE renew investment in Toolserver, first offsite backup programme of Wikimedia begun
2011-10-17
Technology report 1.18 deployment and HTTPS switchover completed, but developer help now needed with new projects
2011-10-10
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2011-10-03
Technology report 1.18 deployment on track, "mythical" Git migration scheduled, editor decline statistics improved
2011-09-26
Technology report MediaWiki 1.18 deployment begins, the alleged "injustice" of WMF engineering policy, and Wikimedians warned of imminent fix to magic word
2011-09-19
Technology report What is: agile development? and new mobile site goes live
2011-09-12
Technology report Pencils down in Google Summer of Code, August analysed and integrated HTTPS support in action
2011-09-05
Technology report The bugosphere, new mobile site and MediaWiki 1.18 close in on deployment
2011-08-29
Technology report Engineering report, sprint, and more testers needed
2011-08-22
Technology report Forks, upload slowness and mobile redirection
2011-08-15
Technology report Wikimania technology roundup; brief news
2011-08-08
Technology report Developers descend on Haifa; wikitech-l discussions; brief news
2011-08-01
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2011-07-25
Technology report Code Review backlog almost zero; What is: Subversion?; brief news
2011-07-18
Technology report WMF works on its release strategy; secure server problems
2011-07-11
Technology report June report: Virginia datacenter, parser, user profiles; WikiLove 1.0; brief news
2011-07-04
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2011-06-27
Technology report Engineering department restructured; "break MediaWiki and be reverted"; news in brief
2011-06-20
Technology report 1.18 extension bundling; mobile testers needed; brief news
2011-06-13
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2011-06-06
Technology report Wikimedia down for an hour; What is: Wikipedia Offline?
2011-05-30
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2011-05-23
Technology report Berlin Hackathon; April Engineering Report; brief news
2011-05-16
Technology report MediaWiki 1.16.5, 1.17b1; 1.18 branched; UploadWizard the default; Berlin Hackathon; brief news
2011-05-09
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2011-05-02
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2011-04-25
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2011-04-18
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2011-04-11
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2011-04-04
Technology report UploadWizard release; code review – should MediaWiki move to Git?; brief news
2011-03-28
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2011-03-21
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2011-03-14
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2011-03-07
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2011-02-07
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2011-01-24
Technology report January Engineering Update; Dutch Hack-a-ton; brief news
2011-01-17
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2010-10-25
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2010-10-18
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2010-10-11
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2010-09-27
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Technology report Development transparency, resource loading, GSoC: extension management
2010-09-06
Technology report Reusability of MediaWiki code, Google Summer of Code: Interwiki transclusion, and more
2010-08-30
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2010-08-23
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2010-08-16
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2010-08-09
Technology report Major MediaWiki release, password security, vulnerable MediaWiki installations, and more
2010-08-02
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2010-07-26
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Power outage redux Another power outage briefly knocks out website
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FOSDEM Jimmy Wales asks for more developers at FOSDEM
2005-03-07
Power outage Power outage halts editing for a day, but not donations
2005-02-28
Tim Starling Developer Tim Starling leaves Wikipedia
2005-01-31
Performance improvements Developers work on servers, speed picks up again
2005-01-24
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