Tim Starling | 14 Jun 04:54 2011
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MediaWiki release candidate 1.17.0rc1


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A release candidate for the MediaWiki 1.17 branch is now available.
Please test it and let us know what you think of it. Barring new bug
reports, this release candidate will soon be released as MediaWiki 1.17.0.

Our thanks go to everyone who helped to improve MediaWiki by testing
the beta release and submitting bug reports. Many bugs have been
fixed, especially in the new installer.

Full release notes:
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Release_notes/1.17

**********************************************************************
Download:
http://download.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.17/mediawiki-1.17.0rc1.tar.gz

Patch to previous version (1.17.0beta1), without interface text:
http://download.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.17/mediawiki-1.17.0rc1.patch.gz
Interface text changes:
http://download.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.17/mediawiki-i18n-1.17.0rc1.patch.gz

GPG signatures:
http://download.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.17/mediawiki-1.17.0rc1.tar.gz.sig
http://download.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.17/mediawiki-1.17.0rc1.patch.gz.sig
http://download.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.17/mediawiki-i18n-1.17.0rc1.patch.gz.sig

Public keys:
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Tim Starling | 22 Jun 06:56 2011
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MediaWiki 1.17.0 released


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We are proud to announce the first stable release of the 1.17 series.

Selected changes since MediaWiki 1.16 that may be of interest:

* A new installer has been introduced. It has a wizard-style interface
  which is translated into many languages. Many shortcomings in the old
  installer were addressed with this rewrite. Note that it is no longer
  required for the config directory to be made writable by the webserver.
  Instead the generated LocalSettings.php file is offered as a download,
  which you must then upload to the wiki's base directory.

* ResourceLoader, a new framework for delivering client-side resources
  such as JavaScript and CSS, has been introduced. These resources are
  now delivered through the new entry point script "load.php", instead of
  as static files served directly by the web server. This allows
  minification, compression and client-side caching to be used more
  effectively, which should provide a net performance improvement for
  most users.

* Category sorting has been improved.
   * Sorting is now case insensitive.
   * Sub-categories, pages and files can now be paged separately.
   * When several pages are given the same sort key, they sort by their
     names instead of randomly.

* The lowest supported version of PHP is now 5.2.3. If necessary, please
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Tim Starling | 14 Jun 04:54 2011
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MediaWiki release candidate 1.17.0rc1


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A release candidate for the MediaWiki 1.17 branch is now available.
Please test it and let us know what you think of it. Barring new bug
reports, this release candidate will soon be released as MediaWiki 1.17.0.

Our thanks go to everyone who helped to improve MediaWiki by testing
the beta release and submitting bug reports. Many bugs have been
fixed, especially in the new installer.

Full release notes:
http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Release_notes/1.17

**********************************************************************
Download:
http://download.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.17/mediawiki-1.17.0rc1.tar.gz

Patch to previous version (1.17.0beta1), without interface text:
http://download.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.17/mediawiki-1.17.0rc1.patch.gz
Interface text changes:
http://download.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.17/mediawiki-i18n-1.17.0rc1.patch.gz

GPG signatures:
http://download.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.17/mediawiki-1.17.0rc1.tar.gz.sig
http://download.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.17/mediawiki-1.17.0rc1.patch.gz.sig
http://download.wikimedia.org/mediawiki/1.17/mediawiki-i18n-1.17.0rc1.patch.gz.sig

Public keys:
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Tim Starling | 22 Jun 06:56 2011
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MediaWiki 1.17.0 released


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Hash: SHA1

We are proud to announce the first stable release of the 1.17 series.

Selected changes since MediaWiki 1.16 that may be of interest:

* A new installer has been introduced. It has a wizard-style interface
  which is translated into many languages. Many shortcomings in the old
  installer were addressed with this rewrite. Note that it is no longer
  required for the config directory to be made writable by the webserver.
  Instead the generated LocalSettings.php file is offered as a download,
  which you must then upload to the wiki's base directory.

* ResourceLoader, a new framework for delivering client-side resources
  such as JavaScript and CSS, has been introduced. These resources are
  now delivered through the new entry point script "load.php", instead of
  as static files served directly by the web server. This allows
  minification, compression and client-side caching to be used more
  effectively, which should provide a net performance improvement for
  most users.

* Category sorting has been improved.
   * Sorting is now case insensitive.
   * Sub-categories, pages and files can now be paged separately.
   * When several pages are given the same sort key, they sort by their
     names instead of randomly.

* The lowest supported version of PHP is now 5.2.3. If necessary, please
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