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Recent software changes
The latest version of MediaWiki (
1.24wmf9) was added to test wikis and MediaWiki.org on June 12. It will be added to non-Wikipedia wikis on June 17, and to all Wikipedias on June 19 ( calendar). You can now read a
summary of the Wikimedia technical report for May 2014.
You can now easily see the target of a link or other information using the context menu.
 When you edit a reference, you can now empty it and click the "use an existing reference" button to switch it to re-use another reference.
  You can now add and edit
__DISAMBIG__ in the page settings menu.
    The tool to insert special characters is now wider and simpler; the order of mathematical symbols is now correct.
  
Future software changes
Media Viewer will be enabled by default on all wikis on June 19. Feedback is welcome.  You will no longer be able to use
navigation popups and Hovercards at the same time.  You will no longer see image thumbnails on search results pages on Wikibooks and Wikisource wikis.
  It will soon be possible to globally rename global (
SUL) users.   Tablet users will be redirected to the mobile view of Wikimedia wikis starting on June 17.
 The special page that
lists most linked-to templates will soon include pages from all namespaces; it will also be renamed to
IRC discussion about Phabricator will take place on June 17 at 17:30 UTC on the channel #wikimedia-office on freenode ( time conversion). You can also read a blog post about the upcoming switch to Phabricator. You can now comment on the draft
2014-15 goals of the Wikimedia Foundation engineering department. 
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