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Changes this week
- The new version of MediaWiki will be on test wikis and MediaWiki.org from June 9. It will be on non-Wikipedia wikis from June 10. It will be on all Wikipedias from June 11 (calendar).  
- If you use the Monobook skin, the buttons and other controls now look more the same in VisualEditor and other tools. 
- When you edit links and other items in VisualEditor, you now need to apply your change before closing the tool. 
- The title of dialogs is now easier to see when it is near long buttons. 
- You can join the next meeting with the Editing team. During the meeting, you can tell developers which bugs are the most important. The meeting will be on June 9 at 19:00 (UTC). See how to join.
- You can join a meeting with the Language team. The meeting will be on June 10 at 14:30 (UTC). 
- If you have a bot, you may need to fix it. The default continuation mode of the API for
action=querywill change at the end of June. 
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