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SVN: [43402] trunk/phase3/RELEASE-NOTES
Revision: 43402
Author: simetrical
Date: 2008-11-12 00:40:33 +0000 (Wed, 12 Nov 2008)

Log Message:
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RELEASE-NOTES cleanup (79 chars, etc.)

Modified Paths:
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trunk/phase3/RELEASE-NOTES

Modified: trunk/phase3/RELEASE-NOTES
===================================================================
--- trunk/phase3/RELEASE-NOTES 2008-11-12 00:40:24 UTC (rev 43401)
+++ trunk/phase3/RELEASE-NOTES 2008-11-12 00:40:33 UTC (rev 43402)
@@ -26,11 +26,11 @@
* $wgForwardSearchUrl has been removed entirely. Documented setting since 1.4
has been $wgSearchForwardUrl.
* (bug 15080) $wgOverrideSiteFeed has been added. Setting either
- $wgSiteFeed['rss'] or 'atom' to a URL will override the default Recent Changes
- feed that appears on all pages.
+ $wgSiteFeed['rss'] or 'atom' to a URL will override the default Recent
+ Changes feed that appears on all pages.
* $wgSQLiteDataDirMode has been introduced as the default directory mode for
- SQLite data directories on creation. Note this setting is separate from
- $wgDirectoryMode, which applies to all normal directories created by MediaWiki.
+ SQLite data directories on creation. Note that this setting is separate from
+ $wgDirectoryMode, which applies to all normal dirs created by MediaWiki.
* $wgGroupsAddToSelf and $wgGroupsRemoveFromSelf now work more like
$wgAddGroups and $wgRemoveGroups, where the user must belong to a specified
group in order to add or remove those groups from themselves.
@@ -64,8 +64,8 @@
=== Migrated extensions ===
The following extensions are migrated into MediaWiki 1.14:

-* Special:DeletedContributions to show deleted user contributions (was extension
- DeletedContributions)
+* Special:DeletedContributions to show deleted user contributions (was
+ extension DeletedContributions)
* Special:Log/newusers recording new users (was extension Newuserlog)
* Special:LinkSearch to search for external links (was extension LinkSearch)
* RenderHash
@@ -151,22 +151,22 @@
deleted page, even if they are unable to edit it.
* Added Wantedfiles special pages, allowing users to find image links with no
image.
-* (bug 12650) It is now possible to set different expiration times for different
- restriction types on the protection form.
+* (bug 12650) It is now possible to set different expiration times for
+ different restriction types on the protection form.
* (bug 8440) Allow preventing blocked users from editing their talk pages
* Improved upload file type detection for OpenDocument formats
* Added the ability to set the target attribute on external links with
$wgExternalLinkTarget
-* api.php now sends "Retry-After" and "X-Database-Lag" HTTP headers if the maxlag
- check fails, just like index.php does
+* api.php now sends "Retry-After" and "X-Database-Lag" HTTP headers if the
+ maxlag check fails, just like index.php does
* Added "link" parameter to image links, to allow images to link to an
arbitrary title or URL. This should replace inaccessible and incomplete
solutions such as CSS-based overlays and ImageMap.
* (bug 368) Don't use caption for alt attribute; allow manual specification
using new "alt=" parameter for images
-* (bug 44) The {{ns:}} core parser function now also accepts localized namespace
- names and aliases; also, its output now uses spaces instead of underscores to
- match the behavior of the {{NAMESPACE}} magic word
+* (bug 44) The {{ns:}} core parser function now also accepts localized
+ namespace names and aliases; also, its output now uses spaces instead of
+ underscores to match the behavior of the {{NAMESPACE}} magic word
* Added the ability to display user edit counts in Special:ListUsers. Off by
default, enabled with $wgEdititis = true (named after the medical condition
marked by unhealthy obsession with edit counts).
@@ -174,9 +174,10 @@
several uses of the same image.
* (bug 1250) Users can still use "show preview" and "show changes" even if the
wiki is set to read-only mode.
-* Added a call to the 'UnwatchArticleComplete' hook to the watchlist editor. This
- should make it so that ALL user-accessible methods of removing a page from a watchlist
- lead to this hook being called (it was previously only called from within Article.php
+* Added a call to the 'UnwatchArticleComplete' hook to the watchlist editor.
+ This should make it so that ALL user-accessible methods of removing a page
+ from a watchlist lead to this hook being called (it was previously only
+ called from within Article.php
* Maximum execution time for shell processes on linux is now configured with
$wgMaxShellTime (180 seconds by default)
* (bug 1306) 'Email user' link no longer shown on user page when emailing
@@ -185,12 +186,14 @@
linked from articles
* Make search matches bold only, not red as well
* Added 'UserRights::showEditUserGroupsForm' hook to allow extensions to alter
- the groups that the user can be added to or removed from in Special:UserRights
+ the groups that the user can be added to/removed from in Special:UserRights
* (bug 10080) Blocks can be modified without unblocking first
-* (bug 15820) Special:BlockIP shows a notice if the user being blocked is already
- directly blocked
-* (bug 13710) Allow to force "watch this" checkbox via URL using para "watchthis"
-* (bug 15125) Add Public Domain to default options when installing. Patch by Nathan Larson.
+* (bug 15820) Special:BlockIP shows a notice if the user being blocked is
+ already directly blocked
+* (bug 13710) Allow to force "watch this" checkbox via URL using parameter
+ "watchthis"
+* (bug 15125) Add Public Domain to default options when installing. Patch by
+ Nathan Larson.
* Set a special temporary directory for ImageMagick with $wgImageMagickTempDir
* (bug 16113) Show/hide for redirects in Special:NewPages
* (bug 15903) Upload link was added to Nostalgia skin
@@ -201,7 +204,8 @@
* New 'AbortDiffCache' hook can be used to cancel the caching of a diff
* (bug 15835) Added Content-Style-Type meta tag
* Add class="disambiguationpage" to <body> tag for disambiguations
-* (bug 11027) Add parameter to MW:Randompage-nopages so that user can see the namespace.
+* (bug 11027) Add parameter to MW:Randompage-nopages so that user can see the
+ namespace.
* Add id="mw-user-domain-section" to <tr> tag in Userlogin.php template so that
admins with a single domain can hide the domain section using CSS

@@ -225,12 +229,12 @@
Patch by Max Semenik.
* (bug 15055) Talk page notifications no longer attempt to send mail when
user's e-mail address is invalid or unconfirmed
-* (bug 12370) Add throttle on password attempts. Defaults to max 5 attempts in 5
- minutes.
+* (bug 12370) Add throttle on password attempts. Defaults to max 5 attempts in
+ 5 minutes.
* (bug 15016) 'Templates used on this page' list in view source should be
wrapped in a div with class "templatesUsed"
-* (bug 14868) Setting $wgFeedDiffCutoff to 0 now disables generation of the diff
- entirely, not just the display of it.
+* (bug 14868) Setting $wgFeedDiffCutoff to 0 now disables generation of the
+ diff entirely, not just the display of it.
* (bug 6387) Introduced new setting $wgCategoryPrefixedDefaultSortkey which
allows having the unprefixed page title as the default category sortkey
* (bug 15079) Add class="ns-talk" / "ns-subject" to <body>. Also added
@@ -273,13 +277,14 @@
* (bug 15543) Only include user touched timestamp to generated CSS
* (bug 15497) Removed encoding attribute from <?xml ?> tag
* (bug 12284) Special:Preferences now sets a returnto parameter on the link to
- Special:Userlogin. Patch by Marooned.
+ Special:UserLogin. Patch by Marooned.
* Fixed the HTTP accept language string detection length in
LanguageConverter.php, instead of the fixed length language codes.
-* Special:Recentchangeslinked no longer shows outgoing links for nonexistent pages
- even if there are broken link records with source article id 0 in the database
-* (bug 15598) Special:Newpages default limit uses user preference for recentchanges
- limit instead of hardcoded 50.
+* Special:RecentChangesLinked no longer shows outgoing links for nonexistent
+ pages even if there are broken link records with source article id 0 in the
+ database
+* (bug 15598) Special:Newpages default limit uses user preference for
+ recentchanges limit instead of hardcoded 50.
* (bug 15617) $wgFeedClassesOutputPage::getHeadLinks() respects $wgFeedClasses,
instead of hardcoding rss and atom. Patch by Juliano F. Ravasi.
* (bug 14638) Special:Blockip now provides a link to the block log if the user
@@ -300,40 +305,44 @@
* (bug 15846) Categories "leak" from older revisions in certain circumstances
* (bug 15928) Special pages dropdown should be inline in non-MonoBook skins
* (bug 14178) Some uses of UserLoadFromSession hook cause segfault
-* (bug 15925) Postitive bytes added on recentchanges and watchlists are now bolded
- if above the threshold, previously it only worked for negatives
-* Specify apple-touch-icon before favicon in HTML head section to make the Konqueror
- browser correctly use the latter
+* (bug 15925) Postitive bytes added on recentchanges and watchlists are now
+ bolded if above the threshold, previously it only worked for negatives
+* Specify apple-touch-icon before favicon in HTML head section to make the
+ Konqueror browser correctly use the latter
* (bug 15717) Set $separatorTransformTable for language 'eu'
* (bug 15605) Enabled $datePreferences for language 'hr'. Added standard date
preferences.
* (bug 13701) {{NUMBEROFVIEWS}} magic word to show number of total views.
-* (bug 5101) Image from Commons doesn't show up when searched in Wikipedia search box
-* (bug 14609) User's namespaces to be searched default not updated after adding new namespace
-* Purge form uses valid XHTML and (bug 8992) uses $wgRequest instead of $_SERVER
+* (bug 5101) Image from Commons doesn't show up when searched in Wikipedia
+ search box
+* (bug 14609) User's namespaces to be searched default not updated after adding
+ new namespace
+* Purge form uses valid XHTML
* (bug 12764) Special:LonelyPages shows transcluded pages
-* (bug 16073) Enhanced RecentChanges uses onclick handler with better fallback if
- JavaScript is disabled.
+* (bug 16073) Enhanced RecentChanges uses onclick handler with better fallback
+ if JavaScript is disabled
* (bug 4253) Recentchanges IRC messages no longer include title in diff URLs
* Allow '0' to be an accesskey.
* (bug 8063) Use language-dependent sorting in client-side sortable tables
* (bug 16160) Suggestions box should be resized from left for RTL wikis
* (bug 11533) Fixed insane slowdown when in read-only mode for long periods
of time with CACHE_NONE (default objectcache table configuration).
-* Trying to set two different default category sort keys for one page now produces
- a warning
-* (bug 16143) Fix redirect loop on special pages starting with lower case letters
+* Trying to set two different default category sort keys for one page now
+ produces a warning
+* (bug 16143) Fix redirect loop on special pages starting with lower case
+ letters
* (bug 15737) Fix notices while expanding using PPCustomFrame
* (bug 15544) Non-index entry points cause the "Wiki not set up" message to
have corrupt URLs
-* (bug 5101) Image from Commons doesn't show up when searched in Wikipedia search box
+* (bug 5101) Image from Commons doesn't show up when searched in Wikipedia
+ search box
* (bug 4362) [[MediaWiki:History copyright]] no more used with most recent
revision when passing oldid parameter in the url
* (bug 16265) When caching thumbs with the ForeignApiRepo, we now use the same
filename as the remote site.
* (bug 8345) Don't autosummarize where a redirect was left unchanged
-* Made thumb caching in ForeignApiFile objects integrated with normal thumb path
- naming (/thumbs/hash/file), retired 'apiThumbCacheDir' as a result.
+* Made thumb caching in ForeignApiFile objects integrated with normal thumb
+ path naming (/thumbs/hash/file), retired 'apiThumbCacheDir' as a result.
* (bug 5530) Consistency between character encoding in {{PAGENAMEE}},
{{SUBPAGENAMEE}} and {{FULLPAGENAMEE}}

@@ -356,15 +365,15 @@
* list=search doesn't list missing pages any more
* (bug 15178) Added clshow to prop=categories to allow filtering for hidden/
non-hidden categories
-* (bug 15228) Combining revids= and redirects now throws a warning instead of an
- error, and still resolves redirects generated by the generator.
+* (bug 15228) Combining revids= and redirects now throws a warning instead of
+ an error, and still resolves redirects generated by the generator.
* list={backlinks,embeddedin,imageusage} now return arrays with keys 0, 1, 2,
etc. (AKA lists) instead of arrays with pageIDs as keys (AKA hash tables)
for consistency with other list modules.
* Added action=watch
* (bug 15275) apprefix and related parameters ignore spaces at the end
-* action=edit no longer throws unknown error 228 when trying to create an empty
- section with section=new
+* action=edit no longer throws unknown error 228 when trying to create an
+ empty section with section=new
* Database replication lag doesn't cause all action=edit requests to return the
nochange flag any more
* (bug 15392) ApiFormatBase::formatHTML now uses $wgUrlProtocols.
@@ -458,8 +467,8 @@
1.14 has several database changes since 1.13, and will not work without schema
updates.

-If upgrading from before 1.11, and you are using a wiki as a commons repository,
-make sure that it is updated as well. Otherwise, errors may arise due to
+If upgrading from before 1.11, and you are using a wiki as a commons reposito-
+ry, make sure that it is updated as well. Otherwise, errors may arise due to
database schema changes.

If upgrading from before 1.7, you may want to run refreshLinks.php to ensure



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