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Long term support release #2

There it is again. Since the release of the 1.25.0-version the 1.24.2-version is marked as LTS version again on the download page. This has happend already in September 2014 when 1.24.0 was launched. Someone stated, that 1.27.0 is going to become a LTS version and not 1.24.0. (

Wgkderdicke (talk)19:04, 25 May 2015

I've edited Template:DownloadMediaWiki to fix that. I hope it's now correct. Someone needs to mark that version for translation, though

Ciencia Al Poder (talk)19:37, 25 May 2015

YesY Done Marked for translation.

Florianschmidtwelzow (talk)05:28, 26 May 2015

error: rendering process died with non zero code: 1


Has anyone had seen this error before while converting/rendering

an assembled book in to pdf ?


Tim.claessens (talk)07:17, 15 April 2015

Yes, it's rather common. It can have several reasons, so it's best if you mention the specific page which is giving you the error.

Nemo07:18, 15 April 2015

I have tried at least ten times and it is giving same message. Page address: Book: Optical illusions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tejasvi Singh Tomar (talk)10:49, 14 May 2015

That's covered in phab:T94308

AKlapper (WMF) (talk)13:15, 25 May 2015

Gitblit replication of gerrit has stopped.

Hi please see about gitblit replication of gerrit not working. Please fix it., 24 May 2015

i can't install mediawiki on my webserver please help me

A thread, Thread:Project:Current issues/i can't install mediawiki on my webserver please help me, was moved from here to Project:Support desk. This move was made by Ciencia Al Poder (talk | contribs) on 20 May 2015 at 09:25.

[RESOLVED] Delete user page on MediaWiki

I came across the page User:Lil Jay Rap Legend when cleaning up images on Commons. This user page is clearly for promotional purposes only and entirely inappropriate to the purpose of this wiki. I couldn't find any deletion process here on MediaWiki, so I'm requesting here to have the page User:Lil Jay Rap Legend deleted. --

P199 (talk)13:02, 13 May 2015

Already deleted by @Stemoc:, but for the future: We have {{speedy}} and {{delete}}, too :)

Florianschmidtwelzow (talk)13:16, 13 May 2015

Thank you.

P199 (talk)15:13, 13 May 2015

Link to list open tasks from the extension's page displays both open and closed tasks

The link to list open tasks from the extension's page, displays both open and closed tasks. See for example Extension:UserMerge, which links to [1].

That's because now in phabricator, the project page goes to the workboard (see task T89865).

Is there any other viable URL that we could use to link to all open tasks of a project? All searches give ugly URLs without a project name on them, just numeric codes or similar.

Ciencia Al Poder (talk)18:39, 27 March 2015

FriedhelmW (talk)12:12, 28 March 2015

That doesn't work. It lists open tasks, but doesn't filter for that extension.

Ciencia Al Poder (talk)10:51, 29 March 2015

I think there is no such feature any longer: the only option would be the advanced maniphest search, but the projects selectors don't accept strings, only PHID* variables.

Maybe there is a way to get all the PHID numbers or the project description URLs for all projects, we could then store them in a switch.

Nemo13:01, 29 March 2015

As Nemo says. If you want to get a PHID of a project (e.g. Flow): Go to , enter ["Flow"] in names, get PHID-PROJ-ntg6sf6mfl2qm2e4qgxc.

AKlapper (WMF) (talk)10:13, 1 April 2015

The workboard view is not the problem itself. Showing also closed tasks by default is the problem and will get fixed by the next update: phab:T90661.

AKlapper (WMF) (talk)10:12, 1 April 2015

The current situation has become even worse. Now those links lead to a 404 ERROR page!

Ciencia Al Poder (talk)09:20, 12 May 2015

I've just discovered that to make those URLs to work, the tag name must be lowercase (!)

I've edited {{Extension}} and {{Ptag}} accordingly, which should fix those links. Still, the links go to the workboard instead of the project page.

Ciencia Al Poder (talk)09:28, 12 May 2015

Problem in html2wiki

A thread, Thread:Project:Current issues/Problem in html2wiki, was moved from here to Project:Support desk. This move was made by Ciencia Al Poder (talk | contribs) on 8 May 2015 at 01:45.

Cannot edit talk pages

Something claiming to be an "IPA phonetic alphabet" popup intercepts my keyboard input (skin Monobook, browser Chrome, visual editor off, template data on, no other tricks). It also happens here, I cannot add the colons required for indentation, it appears as some gibberish. I cannot add < (more gibberish).

Be..anyone (talk)11:20, 4 May 2015

This is the stupid Universal Language Selector IME, the little keyboard icon that appears next to the textarea (when the textarea is focused), that has a shortcut-key for switching keyboards.

Click on that keyboard and change the input method to native.

Ciencia Al Poder (talk)01:56, 5 May 2015

Thanks, presumably I somehow managed to input a key combination switching it in an undesired position, and surviving a "restart browser" in that position. I certainly didn't open it, until I figured out that this helps to reset "native keyboard". Is there a way to get rid of it completely? I can barely guess what IPA tries to express in very simple cases, I'll never need to input it.

Be..anyone (talk)06:46, 5 May 2015

Pressing Ctrl+M toggles on/off.

FriedhelmW (talk)17:29, 5 May 2015

Thanks, I think I found a more permanent solution on Disabling the tool for your user account hopefully good for all browsers and all Wikimedia projects:

  • Skip the "from the sidebar" blurb (I failed to grok it, maybe it is for Vector)
  • Interpret "from the Keyboard menu" as…
    • click edit on any page that can be edited
    • click on the input method icon directly below the input area at the end of the row (right side for LTR)
    • click on the last entry in the popup with a tool icon
    • click disable IME everywhere, click on apply, ready.

No idea how I ended up to opt-in to this feature, presumably I was curious as always and forgot it.:-(

Be..anyone (talk)08:59, 7 May 2015

Special:SupportedLanguages restored

Nikerabbit just put an end to the painful wait! Now the special page works again; you have to open a specific subpage to see usernames. Example: Special:SupportedLanguages/it.

Nemo15:14, 23 April 2015

Great ! Kiitos Nikerabbit :)

~ Seb35 [^_^]10:07, 26 April 2015

Topic talk:Sewfq489tp3iic43

Hi, I've no idea what Topic talk:Sewfq489tp3iic43 is, either a weird name in the main name space, or a weird talk page for a namespace not needing any talk pages at all, but it's definitely unrelated to Topic:Sewfq489tp3iic43, please move it without leaving a redirect.

Be..anyone (talk)03:16, 11 April 2015

Move to what place? You're the author of the talk page: Is it really needed, or maybe it can be deleted? How you created these talk page? :/

Florianschmidtwelzow (talk)10:14, 13 April 2015

It's an experiment, I tried to figure out why an existing Topic:Sewfq489tp3iic43 contains a red link to itself, and is actually always shown as red link. Additional test:

Quick namespace test
Namespace Talkspace
  90 Thread pages   91 Thread talk pages
 100 Manual pages  101 Manual talk pages
2600 Topic pages 2601 pages

Apparently there is no "Topic talk", the experiment ended up as article. JFTR this bogus article could be moved to Thread_talk:Project:Current_issues/Topic_talk:Sewfq489tp3iic43, as entertainment for the folks migrating Liquid threads to Flow, apparently namespace 91 is empty at the moment. But the red Topic:Sewfq489tp3iic43 is really wrong, it exists.

Be..anyone (talk)15:10, 13 April 2015

YesY Done

Florianschmidtwelzow (talk)11:21, 15 April 2015

Manual thanks, I miss the tnx-button whenever it doesn't show up—IPs, bots, liquid threads, … smile

Be..anyone (talk)23:47, 16 April 2015

np :) Yeah, Flow would be better, just because you can thank another user for a post :D

Florianschmidtwelzow (talk)13:17, 17 April 2015

Is down? I tried to look in the irc logs for mediawiki/mediawiki tech and search here, but could not find anything about it...?

Christian75 (talk)18:36, 14 April 2015

Cannot start a new discussion in support desk

I've been trying to start a new discussion in the support desk but when I click on 'Save Page', my browser keeps reloading the Support desk page in editing mode with my post still inside the editor and not yet posted in the discussion.

(and apparently I can post here without a problem)

Using OS X Yosemite10.10.2. Tried Google Chrome 41.0.2272.118, and Safari 8.0.4.

Genesishana (talk)11:28, 14 April 2015

It's completely broken script hell, Chrome never knows what the URL is, what the state is (crying "don't leave unsaved page" long after it was saved), wild guess, was your attempt over a slow/shaky connection? Maybe test a Thread:Project:Support desk/Cannot starting a new discussion in support desk/reply to figure out what's wrong.

Be..anyone (talk)12:04, 14 April 2015

It wasn't over a slow or unstable connection. It seemed to be related to the inclusion of external URLs, you can see my various experiments in the edit history found in Thread:Project:Support desk/Cannot starting a new discussion in support desk/reply

I was able to modify my original MediaWiki issue by eliminating the http:// part of the URL to my wiki and I was able to post successfully.

But yes, totally broken script. I've been getting those "don't leave unsaved page" prompts more often now.

Genesishana (talk)14:44, 14 April 2015

Error on website

Hi when visiting it brings up a error saying tool does not exist but it was only working a few days ago., 10 April 2015

The page says that Legoktm is the maintainer, plus this does not look MediaWiki related so Project:Current issues might be a more appropriate place to bring this up.

AKlapper (WMF) (talk)09:23, 13 April 2015

You should ask the maintainer (@Legoktm:), if he can fix the problem :) I'll move this to Project:Current_issues for now :)

Florianschmidtwelzow (talk)10:15, 13 April 2015

[RESOLVED] Mass vandalism by User:Prianka

Edited by 2 users.
Last edit: 20:54, 12 April 2015

This user has used a bot to remove content from pages. Please revert their edits., 17 March 2015

YesY Done. I have blocked the user and reverted their edits. Thanks.

Shirayuki (talk)03:13, 17 March 2015

Some translation that won't save for the how to contribute page

Hi, I updated a translation, but it won't save because of a cascade protection. I put my new version here : Translations_talk:How_to_contribute/26/fr It's the relevant discussion page.

I put that here then. TomT0m (talk) 09:12, 12 April 2015 (UTC)

TomT0m (talk)09:12, 12 April 2015

The difference was apparently only "Le code est open source, libre et gratuit." I added it, clicked on save, and it was saved. Maybe the cascading protection or whatever it was is gone.

Be..anyone (talk)06:21, 13 April 2015

[RESOLVED] Include API: and Skin: in default search namespaces

It seems the default search namespaces on this wiki haven't been updated for some time. Just now I searched for apidisabled in the search box, and only got 1 result, which was some release notes page. What I really wanted was API:Restricting API usage.

Currently the following namespaces are in our default search namespaces:

  • (Main)
  • Help
  • Manual
  • Extension

I propose that we add the following namespaces:

  • API
  • Skin

Any comments?

This, that and the other (talk)05:39, 5 January 2015

Good idea.

I believe you need to log a ticket in the bug tracker for this kind of change, as it requires modifying the site config files.

HappyDog (talk)09:44, 5 January 2015

+1 Should be an easy change with a lot of benefits.

Florianschmidtwelzow (talk)12:54, 5 January 2015

YesY Done Api: and Skin: are now in the default namespaces (see task T85807).

Florianschmidtwelzow (talk)20:22, 6 January 2015

Yep, makes sense; let's also include them in content namespaces if we didn't yet.

Nemo14:47, 6 January 2015

+1 (they aren't content pages atm), if there is enough content to be helpful for search, it should be a content page.

I just read it now, so that would be a new change/task :)

Florianschmidtwelzow (talk)20:21, 6 January 2015

Tracked in task T86391

Florianschmidtwelzow (talk)01:30, 10 January 2015

YesY Done by Reedy :)

Florianschmidtwelzow (talk)21:34, 13 January 2015

I'm not sure if it is related to this change, but why are content pages no longer included in the default search? For a couple of weeks now I think, API: and Skin: are the only namespaces to be searched by default. To search "(Main)", "Help", "Manual", "Extension", you have to click "Content namespaces" (or check the appropriate checkboxes) after the default search has run.

Cavila (MW 1.22, MySQL 5.5.37-0, Php 5.4.4-14 squeeze, SMW 1.9.2, SF 2.7)07:38, 4 April 2015

I've tried by using private browsing and the default search is for (main), help, manual, extension, API and skin

Ciencia Al Poder (talk)19:40, 7 April 2015

Text missing but data available via edit function and database

A thread, Thread:Project:Current issues/Text missing but data available via edit function and database, was moved from here to Project:Support desk. This move was made by Ciencia Al Poder (talk | contribs) on 5 April 2015 at 18:48.

這個頁面應該是繁體中文(Chinese Traditional, zh-hant)文字,為何變成了簡體中文(Chinese Simplified, zh-hans)文字?translatewiki:MediaWiki:Extdist-created-extensions/zh-hant

And MediaWiki:Extdist-choose-extensions/zh-hant (translatewiki:MediaWiki:Extdist-choose-extensions/zh-hant).

translatewiki was changed but the change hasn't been reflected on the

-- By LNDDYL. (Talk)06:50, 1 March 2015

No "Search" option?!

How come there's no search feature in the archives @ Project:Support desk?! (or here at Project:Current issues, for that matter)

You can watch such a thingy in action at WikiPedia. IMO, this is very useful, and i quite miss it here on MediaWiki.

Later edit: I guess this might be related with the new "LQT"/"Flow" design. Choosing eye-candy vs functionality, very well done. :-|

Jokes_Free4Me (talk)11:33, 3 April 2015

This is bugzilla:20004.

Actually, some research option is available, but doesn't check where the thread is currently located.[1]

Nemo19:25, 3 April 2015

Please assist - I am unable to access/log into my account:, 31 March 2015


(Or in a longer version: If you don't provide steps to perform, error messages shown, browser information, there's not much anyone can do :)

Malyacko (talk)09:55, 1 April 2015
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