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 (1.23wmf11) was added to test wikis and MediaWiki.org on January 16. It will be added to non-Wikipedia wikis on January 28, and all Wikipedia wikis on January 30 (calendar).
There was a problem with search on the English and German Wikipedias between January 6 and January 14. You could not see new pages and changes in search results. 
There were "pool timeouts" errors on several wikis on January 13; it was caused by a code change that was made to fix another problem. 
On January 17, Bugzilla and Wikimedia Labs were broken for about 20 minutes due to network problems. IRC channels with recent changes (irc.wikimedia.org) were broken for about two hours. 
Future software changes
You will soon be able to add a given Flickr user to a blacklist so that their files can't be uploaded using UploadWizard on Wikimedia Commons and other wikis. 
You will see a warning when you try to delete a page included in at least one other page.