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 (1.23wmf18) was added to test wikis and MediaWiki.org on March 13. It will be added to non-Wikipedia wikis on March 18, and all Wikipedia wikis on March 20 (calendar).
- You can now view smaller versions of PNG images bigger than 20 megapixels. 
- You can now use the new search tool (CirrusSearch) on all small wikis. You can now enable it in your Beta options.  
- You can read a summary of the Wikimedia technical report for February 2014. 
- Searching for template parameters is now case-insensitive.  
- Required template parameters now have an asterisk (*) next to their edit boxes. 
- Several template dialogs are now smaller, and their insert buttons have changed wording. 
Future software changes
- VisualEditor was slow to load on March 13 because of an API issue. 
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