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|önceki||2013, 22. hafta (27 Mayıs 2013 Pazartesi)||sonraki|
Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community. Please inform other users about these changes.
- Recent software changes
- (Not all changes will affect you.)
- The Translate extension and Universal Language Selector were enabled on Wikimedia Commons on May 20. Commons users can now easily change languages, and translate pages with a friendly interface. 
- The Notifications feature, active on the English Wikipedia, now supports local blacklists and whitelists. It is possible to hide users (for example certain bots) from all notifications on the wiki. Also, e-mail notifications are now grouped.  
- The first stable release of MediaWiki 1.21 for sites outside Wikimedia was published on May 25. 
- The tool storing information about languages (CLDR) was updated to the latest version (23.1). 
- Due to a software issue, users couldn't enable or disable Gadgets. The issue is now fixed.
- Future software changes
- MediaWiki will stop supporting XHTML 1.0 and HTML versions lower than version 5. HTML5 will now be the default language for pages created by the software.  
- The software will check if all uploaded files are secure and match their type. 
- The Wikimedia Commons Android app will come out of the beta phase on its next release. 
- Account creation by manual log-in will now be recorded in the account creation log (bug 42434). 
- Links to file description pages will again be accessible directly from within videos (bug 43747). 
- The software behind recent changes patrolling was re-written; the change fixes issues related to patrolling new pages, among other things. 
- During a meeting, developers agreed on rules about making big changes to the software. 
- There is now a category to list pages with invalid music code. 
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