Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community. Please tell other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you. Translations are available.
- Some people did not get last week's issue of Tech News. This was because of a problem with MassMessage. If you did not get last week's issue, you can read it on Meta. 
- The content translation tool can now use version 2 as the default version for users who turned on the beta feature. For example it adds the tracking category
Pages with unreviewed translations to translations that might have used machine translations without fixing the problems. This is so others can find them. You can find this category in
Special:TrackingCategories on Wikipedias.
- https://mediawiki2latex-large.wmflabs.org can now convert collects of up to 800 pages to PDF, EPUB or ODT. Previously this was 200 pages.
- When a template was edited with the visual editor, it would sometimes put all information on one line. This makes it difficult to read for editors who use the wikitext editor. It also makes it more difficult to see what happened in a diff. This problem affected edits made between 8 and 17 January and is now fixed. 
- MassMessage is used to post a message to many pages. It has not been working reliably. Some messages have not been posted to everyone. 
- Because of a database problem that had to be fixed immediately you could not edit most wikis for a couple of minutes on 17 January (UTC). This has now been fixed. 
Changes later this week
- You will be able to use template styles in the
Module namespace. 
- The new version of MediaWiki will be on test wikis and MediaWiki.org from 22 يناير. It will be on non-Wikipedia wikis and some Wikipedias from 23 يناير. It will be on all wikis from 24 يناير (calendar).
- You can join the technical advice meeting on IRC. During the meeting, volunteer developers can ask for advice. The meeting will be on 23 يناير at 16:00 (UTC). See how to join.
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