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From TJ Frazier <>
Subject Re: [Bug 119398] MediaWiki Feature Upgrades
Date Mon, 21 May 2012 21:56:19 GMT
Those interested in the MW upgrade may wish to add themselves as CC to 
the issue shown below.
/tj/ (also a BZ admin)
On 5/21/2012 17:08, wrote:
> T. J. Frazier<>  changed:
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> --- Comment #1 from T. J. Frazier<>  ---
> *Math extension:
> Please note that the math syntax was (supposed to be) supported internally
> until MW version 1.18, and we are running 1.15.5. However, the transition from
> internal to extension was underway at this point. I'm reasonably sure we are
> seeing a bug here, rather than merely missing the extension; a bug which
> probably was fixed somewhere between 1.15.5 and 1.18.
> If we upgrade to 1.18 or higher, we definitely want to add the Math extension.
> *Upgrade Caution:
> Both Terry and Clayton warned about MW tables labelled as "Latin1" but actually
> containing UTF-8 data. A little MySQL magic supposedly can fix this fairly
> easily, but if it isn't done, we would be badly hosed when coming up on the
> newer version.
> *ATS:
> Some adjustment is required to prevent ATS from serving up stale pages.
> *IDL Tags extension (locally written):
> According to Clayton Cornell, the "documented source" code was not properly
> updated when the<idlml>  tag processing was added. As now installed, the
> extension does not process<idlml>, but we may be able to recover the proper
> version:
> C writes, "... if you've got any Wiki engine history still hanging
> around, you or I may be able to rescue the<idlml>  tag coding.  When I
> was maintaining the Wiki backend, I usually kept older copies of the
> wiki engine around in the tree just in case I needed anything after an
> upgrade/update.  Stuff sometimes fell off after upgrading.  There was
> a "backup" directory (in the root not in the Wiki tree though... so
> maybe it's been lost?) and I also kept a second directory in the Wiki
> tree with the previous version of the Wiki engine... which would
> include an older version of the extension."

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