This page serves as an overview for the effort to create a deployment system for MediaWiki. The idea's are being implemented in the Distribution and Deployment extensions.
Initial version 
The Distribution extension will initially provide extension and core deployment metadata, and later on also create deployment packages. The Deployment extension enables installation and updating of extensions and MediaWiki itself. It obtains deployment packages by using the API provided by the Distribution extension, parses these and applies them. For this it provides several special pages.
Further releases 
See the plans for Distribution and those for Deployment
See also 
External links