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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.
Changes this week
- The new version of MediaWiki will be on test wikis and MediaWiki.org from October 27. It will be on non-Wikipedia wikis from October 28. It will be on all Wikipedias from October 29 (calendar).
- The first time you use the visual editor, pop-ups will explain why and when you should use the citation and link tools. 
- You will be able to upload images to Wikimedia Commons from inside the wikitext editor by clicking "Upload" in the "Insert file" dialog. You will also be able to drag and drop them into an article when using the visual editor. 
- When you edit a code block in visual editor, you will have the syntax highlighted. 
- Index and Page namespaces on Wikisource will be defined as content namespaces in
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