Brion Vibber | 8 Jan 02:03 2005
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MediaWiki 1.4beta4 released


MediaWiki 1.4beta4 is an experimental release, to help flush out 
remaining major problems in the code prior to a final public 1.4.0 
release. It is not recommended to use this beta on a public site unless 
you're familiar with MediaWiki innards and are willing and able to help 
diagnose and fix problems that come up.

Users of the earlier beta releases should upgrade to keep up with bug 
fixes. Anyone running a version _earlier_ than beta 3 should upgrade 
immediately if uploads are enabled due to potential security 
vulnerabilities on some Apache configurations.

=== Beta 4 fixes ===

* (bug 1090) Fix sitesupport links in CB/classic skins
* Gracefully ignore non-legal titles in a <gallery>
* Fix message page caching behavior when $wgCapitalLinks is turned off
   after installation and the wiki is subsequently upgraded
* Database error messages include the database server name/address
* Paging support for large categories
* Fix image page scaling when thumbnail generation is disabled
* Select the content language in prefs when bogus interface language is 
set
* Fix interwiki links in edit comments
* Fix crash on banned user visit
* Avoid PHP warning messages when thumbnail not generated
* (bug 1157) List unblocks correctly in Special:Log
* Fix fatal errors in LanguageLi.php
* Undo overly bright, difficult to read colors in Cologne Blue
* (bug 1162) fix five-tilde date inserter
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Brion Vibber | 17 Jan 10:37 2005
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MediaWiki 1.4beta5 released (SECURITY)


MediaWiki 1.4beta5 is a security and bug fix release for the 1.4 beta 
series. Previous MediaWiki 1.4 beta releases include an input 
validation error which could lead to execution of arbitrary PHP code on 
the server.

All users of 1.4 beta releases are strongly urged to upgrade to 
1.4beta5 immediately. The 1.3.x stable release series is not affected 
by this problem.

Beta 5 additionally fixes a number of non-security-related bugs, and 
requires one minor database change. If upgrading from a previous beta, 
see the file UPGRADE in the release archive for instructions.

Bugs fixed in beta 5:

* (bug 1124) Fix ImageGallery XHTML compliance
* (bug 1186) news: in the middle of a word
* (bug 1283) Use underlining and borders to highlight 
additions/deletions
   in diff-view
* Use user's local timezone in Special:Log display
* Show filename for images in gallery by default (restore beta 3 
behaviour)
* (bug 1201) Double-escaping in brokenlinks, imagelinks, categorylinks, 
searchindex
* When using squid reverse proxy, cache the redirect to the Main_Page
* (bug 1302) Fix Norwegian language file
* (bug 1205) Fix broken article saving in PHP 5.1
* (bug 1206) Implement CURRENTWEEK and CURRENTDOW magic keyword (will 
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