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MediaWiki Mobile App Development[edit]

Hi, I am currently trying to develop a mobile IOS app for a Family Medicine MediaWiki at I really enjoy using the current Wikipedia IOS application and I would like to develop something similar to it. Can you please tell me how to start with development of an IOS app? I will most likely be hiring someone to design and code the app. Thank you for your time and help. Kind Regards, DrTomRountree (talk) 14:47, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

@DrTomRountree: When it comes to a generic mobile application to access MediaWiki sites, the folks in Phabricator task phab:T165495 might be someone to contact (both for more info and to avoid duplicating efforts)? --AKlapper (WMF) (talk) 05:19, 4 July 2017 (UTC)

Developer Wishlist Survey: propose your ideas[edit]

At the Wikimedia Developer Summit, we decided to organize a Developer Wishlist Survey, and here we go:

The Wikimedia technical community seeks input from developers for developers, to create a high-profile list of desired improvements. The scope of the survey includes the MediaWiki platform (core software, APIs, developer environment, enablers for extensions, gadgets, templates, bots, dumps), the Wikimedia server infrastructure, the contribution process, and documentation.

The best part: we want to have the results published by Wednesday, February 15. Yes, in a month, to have a higher chance to influence the Wikimedia Foundation annual plan FY 2017-18.

There's no time to lose. Propose your ideas before the end of January, either by pushing existing tasks in Phabricator or by creating new ones. You can find instructions on the wiki page. Questions and feedback are welcome especially on the related Talk page.

The voting phase is expected to start on February 6 (tentative). Watch this space (or even better, the wiki page) - SSethi_(WMF) January 21st, 2017 3:07 AM (UTC)

Mediawiki 1.24 Skins/extension[edit]

Hey guys,

I am creating my own wiki for the first time. At the moment I have already installed Mediawiki, also got some Articles in

My Problem: I wanted to add the skin "apex". As I saw my Version of Mediawiki isnt supported anymore. And Apex needs V 1.25+. Does anyone know where i could get a working skin for Mediawiki 1.24?

I already searched the Web, but did not find anything helpfull.

Thanks for you help,

best regards Jens

Some user scripts and gadgets will break on Meta during July[edit]

The MediaWiki devs have been slowly improving the accessibility of the user interface. The next step in this transition will change the appearance of some buttons and may break some outdated (non-updated or unmaintained) user scripts and gadgets.

Most editors will only notice that some buttons are slightly larger and have different colors.

You can see and use the old and new versions now. These links will take you to Meta's sandbox page, but the same approach works at all WMF wikis.

However, this change also affects some user scripts and gadgets. Unfortunately, some of them may not work well in the new system. If you maintain any user scripts or gadgets that are used for editing, please see mw:Contributors/Projects/Accessible editing buttons for information on how to test and fix your scripts. Outdated scripts can be tested and fixed now.

This change has already been deployed to the Persian and Polish Wikipedias. This change will probably reach Meta on Wednesday, 5 July 2017, along with several other larger Wikipedias. Later in July, it will reach other Wikipedias (including the English and German Wikipedias), and then other sites (e.g., the Wikisources and Commons) after that.

Please leave a message at mw:Talk:Contributors/Projects/Accessible editing buttons if you have any questions. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 21:26, 20 June 2017 (UTC)

Two days. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:51, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done This change also happened at the French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, and Italian Wikipedias today (plus Persian and Polish last month). Other wikis are planned for coming weeks. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:17, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

WMF Labs Tools not working?[edit]

The Editor Interaction tool is not working right now. So is the User contributions tool. What can be done about this? --George Ho (talk) 00:13, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Update: Both are working right now. However, the Editor Interaction tool could not limit the date range properly. I tried searching for interactions within the selected range. No timeline links have been shown. That was before and after the temporary technical difficulties. --George Ho (talk) 09:35, 9 July 2017 (UTC)

New pdf_functionality[edit]

Stefan Sakowitz (talkcontribs)


created my wikipedia/media-account 2 days ago.

Used to work as data&database-analytic in hightech/highend for some years.

Meanwhile working on my private database, I´m coming near to downloading

some thousand wiki-features. For several reasons I want to obtain an offline-version of my database.

My database contains the chapter e-book/epub as well ( and full linux/base fumctionality will

be required later). NOW I´m looking for some folks, involved in the pdf-export/generation-story,

because the pdf-rendering-(bug)/problems take my time.

If you know some wikipedians in charge of the compilation issue, please tell me.

Meanwhile I´ll be comparing (wiki) source-codes on my hunt for the export-bugs.


Stefan --Stefan Sakowitz (talk) 17:55, 12 July 2017 (UTC)

You can go to mw:Talk:Reading/Web/PDF_Functionality. Ruslik (talk) 20:49, 12 July 2017 (UTC)


Will it not be a problem if enable this gadget ( , On a scale of all users in ruWP there will be many ajax requests for api) for anonyms in ruWP? --Sunpriat (talk) 23:54, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

Where do you want to enable it? In ruwiki? Ruslik (talk) 20:17, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
Yes, in ruwiki. Sunpriat (talk) 17:48, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
In this case you should ask on ruwiki. Ruslik (talk) 19:01, 16 July 2017 (UTC)

so in delection menu, is it back?[edit]

so i used monobook, but delection page is vector, so i'm not wanna delection for this. so revert to old, how to this? --책읽는달팽 (User talk) 12:53, 22 July 2017 (UTC)