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Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community. Please inform other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you. Translations are available.
Recent software changes
- The latest version of MediaWiki (1.23wmf12) was added to test wikis and MediaWiki.org on January 30. It will be added to non-Wikipedia wikis on February 4, and all Wikipedia wikis on February 6 (calendar).
- Global AbuseFilter rules are now active on all small wikis.  
- The buttons used in pages like log-in, account creation and search are now using the same colors and styles.  
- You can now link to diffs using
[[Special:Diff/12345]]and similar links. 
- There is no longer an option to hide tables of contents on all pages. 
- Searching in the
File:namespace on Wikimedia Commons is now faster, after a bug was fixed on January 29. 
- All Wikimedia wikis now have high-resolution favicons. 
- You can now see a list of keyboard shortcuts by pressing Ctrl+/ inside VisualEditor. 
Future software changes
- Edits and files hidden with the Oversight tool will be moved to the RevisionDelete system. The Oversight tool will then be removed from Wikimedia wikis.   
- For languages where not all sister projects exist, you will be able to link to other language projects using double interwikis (
:v:ko, etc.). 
- It will soon be possible to use the GettingStarted tool on other wikis than the English Wikipedia. You can translate it on Translatewiki.net. 
- You will soon be able to include the Special:Contributions page into other pages. 
- You will be able to see where a file is used inside MultimediaViewer, the new tool for viewing media files.  
- It will soon be possible to send MassMessage messages using the API. 
- You will soon see audio statistics on the Special:TimedMediaHandler page. 
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