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Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community. Please tell other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you. Translations are available.
Recent software changes
- All users are now getting pages from servers that run the HHVM tool. HHVM should make pages load faster. 
- You can join a video chat about Phabricator on December 11 at 18:00 (UTC). Phabricator is the new tool to report issues. 
- There was a problem with Phabricator on November 29. It was due to a network issue. 
Software changes this week
- The new version of MediaWiki (1.25wmf11) has been on test wikis and MediaWiki.org since December 3. It will be on non-Wikipedia wikis from December 9. It will be on all Wikipedias from December 10 (calendar). 
- You can now exit VisualEditor by pressing the "Esc" key. 
- It is now easier to use VisualEditor with IMEs. Typing in Malayalam now works better.  
- The new version of OOjs UI fixed many issues with the size and layout of buttons in dialogs.   
- (Lua) You can no longer use
mw.text.unstripto get the HTML from special page transclusion. You can see a list of scripts to fix.  
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