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The latest version of MediaWiki (
1.22/wmf12) was added to test wikis and MediaWiki.org on July 25. It will be enabled on non–Wikipedia sites on July 29, and on all Wikipedias on August 1.  Wikivoyage was offline for around 40 minutes on July 24.
Pywikipediabot moved their code from SVN to git; bot owners need to update their tools.  The
Notifications and Thanks extensions were added to Meta-Wiki on July 26; other wikis will get them soon.  It is now possible to add edit summaries on
Wikidata using the API; the feature will be added to user interface soon.  The software that resizes large PNG images on all wikis was changed on July 25. Resizing of PNG files bigger than 35 megapixels should be faster and more reliable now.
 Three new webfonts (Gentium, Old Persian and Shapour) will be added to Universal Language Selector.
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Special:MIMESearch, which gives a list of files by type, will be enabled on all Wikimedia wikis with MediaWiki version 1.22/wmf12 ( bug #13438).  A
mailing list to discuss multimedia features was started; users are encouraged to sign up.
On July 24, VisualEditor was added for logged-in users on the German (de), Spanish (es), French (fr), Hebrew (he), Italian (it), Polish (pl), Russian (ru) and Swedish (sv) Wikipedias; it will be added for all users on those wikis on July 29.
 A preference to completely disable VisualEditor while it is in beta phase was added on July 24.
 Many bugs were fixed in right-to-left languages.
      It is possible again to scroll down in the template editing window (
bug #51739). VisualEditor now works with the
FlaggedRevisions extension. ( bug #49699) If the user opens VisualEditor using a section edit link, the title of the section is added to the edit summary (
bug #50872). Invisible templates now can't be deleted by accident or on purpose (
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