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Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community. Please inform other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you. Translations are available.
Recent software changes
- The latest version of MediaWiki (1.24wmf17) is on test wikis and MediaWiki.org since August 14. It will be on non-Wikipedia wikis on August 19, and on all Wikipedias on August 21 (calendar).
- There is a new protection level called superprotection. At the moment, only some Wikimedia Foundation employees have access to it. Administrators can't edit "superprotected" pages.   
- You can now create empty pages directly. A message asks you to confirm that you want to create an empty page.  
- You can search for Wikimedia tools using a new list of tools. 
- You can watch the first videos from Wikimania 2014. Some of them are about technical topics. More videos will come later.
- After August 19, you can use Wikidata for inter language links on Wikinews. 
- After August 19, you can use Wikidata for badges like "good" or "featured" articles. Next week, you will be able to show the badges in the article sidebar on Wikipedia, Wikisource and Wikiquote. 
- There was an issue with ProofreadPage and WikiEditor on Wikisource wikis. It is now fixed.  
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