[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Bug#728347: On packaging Mediawiki 1.23 for Debian jessie

Yongmin Hong revi at pobox.com
Fri Dec 4 11:21:17 UTC 2015

The upstream support for mediawiki 1.19 was dropped by May 2015.

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2014. 11. 14. 05:23 Salvatore Bonaccorso <carnil at debian.org> 작성:

> Hi all,
>> On Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 01:04:35PM +0200, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
>> Hi Thorsten
>> Op vrijdag 26 september 2014 15:28:55 schreef Thorsten Glaser:
>>> Failure to do so will mean shipping Mediawiki 1.19 in
>>> jessie, which is currently upstream’s oldstable and
>>> fading LTS. Mediawiki 1.23 is upstream’s current LTS;
>>> we have an agreement from upstream to support 1.19 for
>>> the lifetime of wheezy, and I guess they’d be willing
>>> to extend the same for 1.23 and jessie, but I’d not
>>> want to ask them to do that for 1.19. The delivery of
>>> the security updates from upstream to Debian (both
>>> stable and unstable) has been good so far, with only
>>> a few minor bumps on the road (releases come out when
>>> I go to bed, roughly, and I do not always have time,
>>> and certain people submit unwanted bugreports about
>>> new versions nobody asked for), and no concerns from
>>> the stable-security team so far, so it’s been productive.
>> Agreed; I think it's required that we ship 1.23 in Jessie in order to keep the 
>> current security support strategy sustainable. So this needs to happen.
>>> If anyone’s got a rough overview of what changed between
>>> 1.19 and 1.23 for/from a packager’s PoV, thank you for
>>> pointing it out to me.
>> I cannot help you with testing the packages since I do not use them.
>> However, I'm maintaining one large Mediawiki installation which for
>> hysterical reasons does not use the package, and I can say that
>> upgrading from 1.19 to 1.23 was easy and didn't re    quire any
>> infrastructural changes. So I'm rather confident that this will also
>> not present large issues in the packaging.
> Going through some older mails I noticed this thread again. We
> unfortunately are now defintively late for mediawiki 1.23 for Jessie.
> Do we know something about the remaining time upstream will support
> 1.19? Is it realistic that we could for the jessie cycle be able to
> support this version (and does it actually makes sense?).
> Just a bunch of question, for which I don't have a clear answer.
> Removing mediawiki for jessie also does possibly not really seem to be
> an option.
> Regards,
> Salvatore

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