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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 (1.23wmf20) was added to test wikis and MediaWiki.org on March 27. It will be added to non-Wikipedia wikis on April 1, and all Wikipedia wikis on April 3 (calendar).
- Typography Refresh was added to test wikis and MediaWiki.org on March 27. You'll only see it if you use the Vector skin. For users on non-Wikipedia wikis, it will be enabled on April 1, and for Wikipedia users on April 3.
- CirrusSearch, the new search tool, was enabled as a beta feature on over 30 new wikis on March 27.  
- Blocked users now see the same messages in VisualEditor as in the wikitext editor.  
- The search box for re-using a reference in VisualEditor is now cleared after each use. 
- New links on sub-pages no longer point to the wrong location in VisualEditor. 
- VisualEditor's media dialog no longer breaks when opening some types of images. 
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- You will not be able to use the Wikitech wiki for a short period around 16:00 UTC on April 1 due to a server change. 
- CirrusSearch will become the main search engine for all non-Wikipedia wikis except Commons, Meta and Incubator on April 2.
- You will soon be able to use a new special page listing duplicate files. 
- Using revision delete or oversight on a file will show a slightly different confirmation screen than when using it on a revision of a page. 
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