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Recent software changes
The latest version of MediaWiki (
1.24wmf10) was added to test wikis and MediaWiki.org on June 19. It will be added to non-Wikipedia wikis on June 24, and to all Wikipedias on June 26 ( calendar).
You can now drag-and-drop selections of content, not just files and templates.
  When dragging an item, you will now see a line that helps you to drop it.
  You can now only move an image to the start of a paragraph, not to the middle of it, so you don't accidentally split it.
  You will now be warned if you add wikitext to file captions and references.
Future software changes
You will no longer be able to upload files on
wikis that do not have any copyright tags.  
CirrusSearch will be enabled as the primary search method on additional 70 new wikis, including Meta-Wiki and Wikimedia Incubator, during the next week.  CirrusSearch results will soon take into account categories, the first paragraph and the wikitext of a page. You will also be able to use
regular expressions to search the wikitext. It will take a few days for the changes to be enabled on all wikis.  You will soon be able to
watch translations for e-mail notifications without receiving an e-mail when they are reviewed by another translator.   An IRC meeting to organize old high priority MediaWiki bug reports will take place on June 24 at 17:00 UTC on the channel #wikimedia-office on freenode (
time conversion). 
On June 19, all wikis were broken for about 15 minutes due to a high server load.
Between June 13 and June 15 there were problems with the scaling of video files due to a configuration error.
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