[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Debian maintainers: Please join wikitech-l

Mark A. Hershberger mah at wikimedia.org
Mon May 14 14:42:25 UTC 2012

On 05/14/2012 08:38 AM, Thorsten Glaser wrote:
> I’m working on MediaWiki in Debian with focus on integration into
> FusionForge, and as such, I’d rather patch the existing 1.15 version
> (especially since we’re immediately before a Debian release freeze)
> than upgrade right now, as the automatic database upgrade when the
> wiki is upgraded is currently nonexistent, and as such would break
> existing installations and require lots of manual work. (I’ve prodded
> on the FusionForge side to get this into shape soon, though.)
I agree that, in your particular circumstances, upgrading to 1.19 isn't
the best course of action.

What I would like to do, though, is make sure the new 1.19 package
upgrade is seamless.  My idea of having a packaged MediaWiki
installation is that it would eliminate (as much as possible) the manual

> I personally do not want to join another high-volume list. I’ve joined
> the MW packaging team mostly to get more extensions packaged, and can
> justify investing _some_ work into this as part of my dayjob, but not
> high-volume MW devel or tech discussions.

I completely understand.  Still, I'd like to find a way that we could
easily communicate and share common solutions to packaging problems that
come up and the MediaWiki developers would be more likely to address any
issues that packagers face.

Would you be willing to join a mailing list that consists entirely of
package maintainers from different distributions?

Mark A. Hershberger
Wikimedia Foundation
mah at wikimedia.org

More information about the Pkg-mediawiki-devel mailing list