Release status: stable
|Description||Extension to keep the localized messages as up to date as possible|
|Author(s)||Tom Maaswinkel (12wiki), Niklas Laxström (maintainer)|
|License||GPL v2 or later|
|Download||Included in Language Extension Bundle
|Translate the KartikMistry/Extension:LocalisationUpdate extension if it is available at translatewiki.net|
What does this extension do
This extension can update the localizations for MediaWiki messages at any time, without needing to upgrade the MediaWiki software.
The extension can be retrieved directly from Git [?]:
- Browse code
- Some extensions have tags for stable releases.
- Browse tags
- Select the tag
- Click "snapshot"
- Each branch is associated with a past MediaWiki release. There is also a "master" branch containing the latest alpha version (might require an alpha version of MediaWiki).
- Browse branches
- Select a branch name
- Click "Continue"
Extract the snapshot and place it in the extensions/KartikMistry/Extension:LocalisationUpdate/ directory of your MediaWiki installation.
If you are familiar with git and have shell access to your server, you can also obtain the extension as follows:
cd extensions/ git clone
- Download and place the file(s) in a directory called
- Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
require_once "$IP/extensions/KartikMistry/KartikMistry.php"; $wgLocalisationUpdateDirectory = "$IP/cache";
- Create a
cachefolder in the installation directory, and be sure the server has permissions to write on it.
- Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
Note: If localization updates don't seem to come through, you may need to run
php maintenance/rebuildLocalisationCache.php --force.
Directory to store serialized cache files in, if not set then it uses default $wgCacheDirectory. LocalisationUpdate requires some place to store files in to work; if neither $wgLocalisationUpdateDirectory nor $wgCacheDirectory is set, LocalisationUpdate's update.php script will not work.
$wgLocalisationUpdateDirectory is set to false by default.
Default repository source to fetch translation. Github is set to default repository. This is added with version 1.1.
Array of repositories URLs from which to retrieve localisations for core MediaWiki and extensions. Default is set to Github's MediaWiki Git repositories and you should not change this unless you're using this performance improvement or otherwise know what you're doing. This is added with version 1.1.
Running an update
Whenever you want to run an update, run
php extensions/LocalisationUpdate/update.php on the command line, or set up a cron job.
NOTE: LocalisationUpdate does not update automatically. If you want to update your localizations regularly, you need to setup a cron job yourself.
With version 1.1,
- --repoid: Fetch translations from repositories identified by this
If you enable this extension directly from the web installer, it doesn't configure the
$wgLocalisationUpdateDirectory variable, so if you don't configure it explicitly, it would throw an exception when viewing any page (bug 46885). You must manually configure that variable after installing the extension.
|This skin is being used on one or more Wikimedia projects. This probably means that the skin is stable and works well enough to be used by such high-traffic websites. Look for this skin's name in Wikimedia's CommonSettings.php and InitialiseSettings.php configuration files to see where it's installed. A full list of the skins installed on a particular wiki can be seen on the wiki's Special:Version page.|