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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.

MediaWiki timelineEdit

Things to include:

  1. Usemod--> MW conversions || Phase III conversions
  2. Old version scheme (Phase II, III, IV...) --> new version scheme (1.2, 1.3, ...)
  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

Wikipedia timelineEdit

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