MediaWiki

1.17.0rc1 14 Jun 2011

Collaborative editing software that runs Wikipedia.

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Developer website: mediawiki.org

MediaWiki is the collaborative editing software that runs Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, and other projects. It's designed to handle a large number of users and pages without imposing too rigid a structure or workflow. It is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

What's New

Version 1.17.0rc1:
  • A new installer has been introduced. It has a wizard-style interface which is translated into many languages. Many shortcomings in the old installer were addressed with this rewrite. Note that it is no longer required for the config directory to be made writable by the webserver. Instead the generated LocalSettings.php file is offered as a download, which you must then upload to the wiki's base directory.
  • ResourceLoader, a new framework for delivering client-side resources such as JavaScript and CSS, has been introduced. These resources are now delivered through the new entry point script "load.php", instead of as static files served directly by the Web server. This allows minification, compression and client-side caching to be used more effectively, which should provide a net performance improvement for most users.
  • Category sorting has been improved.
    • Sorting is now case insensitive.
    • Sub-categories, pages and files can now be paged separately.
    • When several pages are given the same sort key, they sort by their names instead of randomly.
  • The lowest supported version of PHP is now 5.2.3. If necessary, please upgrade PHP prior to upgrading MediaWiki.

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.0 or later
  • Apache
  • MySQL

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Details

Downloads
22,282
Version Downloads
1,149
Type
Internet / Reference
License
Free
Date
14 Jun 2011
Platform
OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price
Free