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One of the things I did today was get rid of as many obsolete references to Mercurial as I could. Consequently I have rewritten Working on a Styles Bug despite... never having worked on a styles bug, so it would be great if styles folk (or people who know the workflow) could have a quick look over it and say if it seems reasonable. Cheers!
foxfirefey: A guy looking ridiculous by doing a fashionable posing with a mouse, slinging the cord over his shoulders. (geek)
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Hey folks! Earlier this month a new MediaWiki version dropped, so it is time to upgrade the wiki again. You might see some downtime today as I do this, and please let me know what weird stuff happens! (I do realize that the S2 highlighting isn't working properly right now but haven't figured out quite *why* yet.)

Edit: Okay, the wiki has been upgraded to the latest version.
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Looks like it's time to upgrade to MediaWiki 1.21! I'll update this post when it's done; until then, might want to hold off on edits.

ETA: Okay folks, upgrade is complete, extensions are back up and running. Report any weirdness you see to me. I've also tracked down the Exception error happening when you logged in with a username/password--I couldn't find a way to fix it properly, but I cheated and modified the MediaWiki code to stop erroring out. (It had something to do with getting a NULL language code; since our wiki is all "en", it's safe to set it to that instead of relying on the broken bits trying to get user preferences from cookies.)
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I'm doing some preventative work on the wiki server's database, so expect some downtime this evening!

ETA: Finished! I think the ibdata1 should vex me no longer by taking up 12GB of the 19GB of space on the server, causing the file system to fill up entirely and make the wiki start to fail.
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We had a category that was creating a glitch in the Mediawiki software: "Â Third_party_programs"

I had to go into the database to try and fix it; the category is now gone and I don't forsee any problems from that, but in case I did cause some, please let me know.

for admin reference )
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It's that time again--I'll be upgrading Mediawiki to 1.20 over the next few hours, so if you run into problems after I've updated this post to indicate the upgrade is complete, please let me know!

ETA: The update is complete--keep me posted on any issues you have!
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Okay folks, the server the wiki is on is horrible out of date, and badly in need of an upgrade. I'll be doing it sometime today--if the wiki is down when you need it, I am sorry! It will be back soon.

Update: The server OS and the wiki software have both been updated to recent versions. There may be some problems to work out still, as Special:SpecialPages is erroring out.

Update 2: Tracked down the erroring out to the OpenID extension, which is now properly updated.