This is a collection of timelines related to Wikimedia projects and development, from the early days of Wikipedia to the present. Please try to start each timeline with a broad brush, covering as wide a timescale as is appropriate.
Things to include:
- Usemod--> MW conversions || Phase III conversions
- Old version scheme (Phase II, III, IV...) --> new version scheme (1.2, 1.3, ...)
- UTF-8 conversions (some still not done)
Jan 2001 : Usemod wiki customized (Phase I) Jan 2002 : New software (Phase II) introduced June? 02 : LDC refactors for scalability (Phase III) Jul 2002 : Phase III goes online Jun 2003 : MediaWiki (MW) name coined. Aug 2003 : "MediaWiki stable" tarballs released Nov 2003 : MW 1.1 released Dec 2003 : Last wiki (It: ?) converted from out of Phase I. early 04 : Last related wiki (enciclopedia libre) converted out of Phase II. Mar 2004 : MW 1.2 released May29 04 : Last wikipedia db converted out of Phase III. Aug 2004 : MW 1.3 released (1.3.0: early Aug, 1.3.1: Aug14, 1.3.2: late Aug, 1.3.3: Sep9) (Nov-Dec? 04): possible MW 1.4 release
see also w:History of Wikipedia
Jan 2001 : It's a Wiki! mid-2002? : Requiem for Nupedia early 2003 : Fame. June 2003 : WM Foundation announced Sprng 2004 : Ahh, Monobook. June 2004 : We welcome a Board. Vereinigkeit! Jun-Jul 04 : Jimbo goes to England, France, Germany, Italy, Austria Aug 2004 : Europeans vacation Sep 2004 : CD, DVD, 1,000,000 article madness