Project:News/Archive/2009

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December 2009

November 2009

  • 2009-11-30: Support was added for MediaWiki extension Validator (11).
  • 2009-11-29: Support was added for Okawix Documentation (28).
  • 2009-11-28: Support was added for MediaWiki extensions Sendmail to Wiki (12) and LDAP authentication (1)
  • 2009-11-26: Support was dropped for the MediaWiki JavaScript framework mwEmbed as it was removed from MediaWiki's trunk to a branch. It is expected to be added again after the MediaWiki 1.16 release.
  • 2009-11-22: Support was added for MediaWiki extension Groups Sidebar (1).
  • 2009-11-20: Support for StatusNet has been enabled again. Still has issues, mainly in backend. Please make yourself known if you can help with development!
  • 2009-11-19: Unfortunately we had to disable support for StatusNet. It will be enabled when some high priority bugs have been resolved. Please make yourself known if you can help with development. Our apologies for the inconvenience. There is no estimated time to fix because of a shortage of development capacity.
  • 2009-11-16: Improvements en bug fixes were made to the import interface for offline translations ("offline" user right required).
  • 2009-11-14: Support for extensions Donation Interface - PayPal Gateway and Donation Interface - Donate Interface was dropped because the extensions are Wikimedia specific and not likely to be used.
  • 2009-11-13: Extension SlippyMap was disabled in this wiki in favour of Maps. Uses in the User: namespace have been converted. Demo page with all four mapping services.
  • 2009-11-04: Support was added for MediaWiki extension QPoll (51).
  • 2009-11-09: For those interested, we have updated our configuration pages.
  • 2009-11-09: We have started to use LiquidThreads on all talk pages again. The default e-mail settings were unfortunate and may have caused some unintended spamming. Our apologies.
  • 2009-11-06: translatewiki.net staff has mailed out its November 2009 newsletter. You did not get it? Confirm your e-mail!
  • 2009-11-04: Support was added for MediaWiki extension GeoLite (1).
  • 2009-11-04: Support was added for MediaWiki extension Wikieditor Preview (12).
  • 2009-11-03: The StatusNet microblogging server can now be translated at translatewiki.net (1240)
  • 2009-11-03: Support was added for MediaWiki extension Template Info (2).
  • 2009-11-02: Because too many issues surfaced in LiquidThreads, it was temporarily disabled.
  • 2009-11-01: We have started to use LiquidThreads on all talk pages.
  • 2009-11-01: A new month has started. Thank you for your continued efforts. You are the ones making Free and Open Source Software available to the whole world. Please keep coming back!

October 2009

  • 2009-10-30: Support was added for MediaWiki extension External Pages (11).
  • 2009-10-29: Support was added for MediaWiki extension Wikilog (111).
  • 2009-10-29: Support was added for three MediaWiki extensions related to the Wikimedia 2009 Fundraiser that will begin mid November: Special:Translate (32), Special:Translate (45) and Special:Translate (1).
  • 2009-10-28: Initial efforts were made to add support for MediaWiki extensions used by Wikia. Talks with the Wikia developers are ongoing. More news expected within the next few weeks.
  • 2009-10-14: Translation checks were added for Special:Translate.
  • 2009-10-04: Efforts were made to improve the handling of the Special:Translate. Proper plural support was added, as well as improved parsing for the YAML file format.
  • 2009-10-03: A feature was added to report on the weighted localisation of message groups for the 50 most often spoken languages in the world. Statistics are kept for the MediaWiki parts used by the Wikimedia Foundation, but they could be configured for any message group combination.
  • 2009-10-02: Plural forms for languages in MediaWiki were updated to be largely compliant with CLDR's plural rules.
  • 2009-10-02: The OpenStreetMap editor Potlatch can now be translated at translatewiki.net (140).
  • 2009-10-01: Per today, Siebrand is contracted by the Wikimedia Foundation to work on translatewiki.net for one day per week for the next year. Details on the particular goals and progress will follow.
  • 2009-10-01: A new month has started. Two new products (FUDforum and OpenStreetMap) were added last month. These are exciting times. We thank you for your continued support of all the products you work on. Please keep coming back!

September 2009

August 2009

July 2009

  • 2009-07-31: Support was added for MediaWiki extension WebChat (4).
  • 2009-07-30: Extension 'UsabilityInitiative / EditToolbar' enabled. Users can enable them with Special:Preferences, section "editing".
  • 2009-07-30: Support was added for MediaWiki extensions Wiki@Home (14), Maps (1) and Semantic Maps (4).
  • 2009-07-20: Secure Poll core has new messages (4). They are important for the WMF board election starting in a few days (July 28th). Please translate. Thanks.
  • 2009-07-19: Support was added for MediaWiki extension Cooperation Statistics (10) and Most Revisors (13). Both extensions have special pages.
  • 2009-07-14: Support was added for MediaWiki extension Fundraiser Portal (3). Expected to go live in the near future on all Wikimedia projects.
  • 2009-07-14: MediaWiki extension Reader Feedback was split out of FlaggedRevs extension.
  • 2009-07-14: Support was added for MediaWiki extensions Index Function (12) and NS File Repo (1).
  • 2009-07-11: Translatewiki.net has had a partial operating system upgrade on Saturday 11 July. The maintenance was performed ahead of schedule due to availability of the administrators. The site was down for maintenance from 0.30 UTC to 01:50 UTC. We have come across some minor difficulties that prevented us from restarting our server, which means we will have to re-plan the server restart. It will most probably take place on Monday around 18.00 UTC. Please report any oddities on support.
  • 2009-07-08: MediaWiki core has a new message (1).
  • 2009-07-08: Support was added for MediaWiki extensions Delayed Definition (4) and Pool Counter (5).
  • 2009-07-08: On Saturday 11 July from 8.00 UTC translatewiki.net will be unreachable or read-only while the server is updated. The outage may take 24 hours or less.
  • 2009-07-08: From now on duplicate translations for MediaWiki special page aliases are no longer allowed. Special:AdvancedTranslate will no longer allow saving duplicates. Some other checks were also added. After attempting to save, conflicts will be shown at the top of the page.
  • 2009-07-07: MediaWiki extension Translate has new messages (3).
  • 2009-07-07: MediaWiki core has new messages (3).
  • 2009-07-01: A new month has started. Changed messages and messages being added to products all the time just shows us that localisation of software is a never ending chase. Please keep coming back to update the localisation of the products you care about as often as you can. It helps every person using the projects you translate for speaking your language. You make it happen!

June 2009

  • 2009-06-30: FreeCol has new messages (7)
  • 2009-06-29: MediaWiki extensions have new messages (~15)
  • 2009-06-28: translatewiki.net was non-functional for about 55 minutes today because of an unknown cgi related issue. It has been resolved now. The same issues as in 2009-06-22. Cause still unknown.
  • 2009-06-26: Support was added for Client Side (1) and Minify (1).
  • 2009-06-24: Wikimedia Messages has three important new messages about the license update from GFDL to CC-by-SA-3.0.
  • 2009-06-22: The server was having intermittent problems and servering Internal Server Errors due to "backend is overloaded". Restarted lighttpd and php-fcgi and now monitoring situation.
  • 2009-06-21: MantisBT has new and changed messages (8).
  • 2009-06-20: Support was added for Flagged Revs - Problem Changes (4), Usability Initiative - Navigatable TOC (2), Usability Initiative - Pref Stats (5), and Usability Initiative - Opt in (21)
  • 2009-06-18: Support was added for Wikiblame (26), a tool to find authors of a wiki page.
  • 2009-06-18: Fuzzy check blacklisting has been enabled to allow for fuzzy check exclusions based on check, language, message, and more. Please give the staff a day or two to configure the basics, and from then on you can request check blacklists on Support.
  • 2009-06-18: Support was added for MantisBT plugins Mantis Core Formatting (9), Mantis Graph (17), and Xml Import Export (17).
  • 2009-06-18: The language code 'als' has been deprecated for a long time. At translatewiki.net we have started using it for the language it is designated for: Tosk Albanian.
  • 2009-06-10: MediaWiki 1.15.0 has been released. Thank you translators for making it available in your language!
  • 2009-06-03: MediaWiki 1.15.0 will be released next week. You have until Saturday to complete your translations.
  • 2009-06-03: Fuzzy markings can behave a little awkward at the moment. We hope to resolve this within a week.
  • 2009-06-02: MediaWiki has new messages.
  • 2009-06-01: A new month has started. Changed messages and messages being added to products all the time just shows us that localisation of software is a never ending chase. Please keep coming back to update the localisation of the products you care about as often as you can.

May 2009

  • 2009-05-30: Translate, our core MediaWiki extension, has had its core functions updated. There are a few known issues that we expect to be resolved soon. Meanwhile, enjoy a quicker translation experience! These improvements are part of the Google Summer of Code 2009 project by Nike.
  • 2009-05-23: NOCC has new and changed messages (21).
  • 2009-05-22: We have begun migrating translatable pages to the page translation system. Old translations that you may want to re-use from have been renamed. These translatable pages are for documentation purposes only. Please consider if you really need to give these translations priority! Possible purposes could be that you can point users from your environment to a translated page and let that explain to them what they would come to translatewiki.net for.
  • 2009-05-21: MediaWiki has new and changed messages (13).
  • 2009-05-18: New messages were added for MediaWiki extensions (14).
  • 2009-05-18: Support was added for MediaWiki extension Get Family (4).
  • 2009-05-18: MantisBT has a new message (1).
  • 2009-05-17: MediaWiki has new messages (2).
  • 2009-05-17: Mwlib.rl has new and changed messages (6).
  • 2009-05-17: Support was re-added for MediaWiki extension FCKeditor (24).
  • 2009-05-17: FreeCol has new messages (2).
  • 2009-05-14: Support was added for MediaWiki extension Admin Links (11).
  • 2009-05-10: All message groups on Special:Translate now have a description that can be localised.
  • 2009-05-10: Due to a crashed database table, and a repair job, the wiki has been really slow for about 20 minutes. It should be up as normal again.
  • 2009-05-10: FreeCol has new and changed messages (5).
  • 2009-05-10: Experimental support for an updated and more scalable page translation feature was added. At the moment only staff can mark pages (and new version of those pages) for translation.
  • 2009-05-10: Support was added for MediaWiki extension Plotters (5)
  • 2009-05-09: Support was added for Open Layers (27), a popular open source dynamic map generator, and MediaWiki extension Translate - Page Translation (33).
  • 2009-05-06: Support was added for MediaWiki extension Wikimedia Incubator (11).
  • 2009-05-06: Support was added for MediaWiki extension Edit Section Hilite Link (1).
  • 2009-05-02: MantisBT has new messages (3).
  • 2009-05-01: A new month has started. Changed messages and messages being added to products all the time just shows us that localisation of software is a never ending chase. Please keep coming back to update the localisation of the products you care about as often as you can.

April 2009

March 2009

  • 2009-03-29: Support for MediaWiki extension Secure Poll (22) was added.
  • 2009-03-28: MantisBT and FreeCol have new messages.
  • 2009-03-27: Support for MediaWiki extension Ajax Login (4) was added.
  • 2009-03-26: Support for MediaWiki extension Simple Security (13) was added.
  • 2009-03-26: Support for MediaWiki 1.12 has been dropped.
  • 2009-03-17: FreeCol has new messages.
  • 2009-03-06: Version 0.3.38 (Java Web Start) of Commonist was released containing the latest translations.
  • 2009-03-05: Support for MediaWiki extension Honeypot Integration (2) was added.
  • 2009-03-01: A new month has started. Changed messages and messages being added to products all the time just shows us that localisation of software is a neverending chase. Please keep coming back to update the localisation of the products you care about as often as you can.

February 2009

  • 2009-02-28: 2009-02-28: Support for the MediaWiki 1.12 branch will be dropped in a month. Update while you still can, and do not forget to check the problematic messages and correct them where needed. There may be some false positives in special page name capitalisation.
  • 2009-02-28: Support for MediaWiki extension PasswordReset was dropped. The functionality is in MediaWiki core.
  • 2009-02-22: MediaWiki 1.14.0 has been released. Of course it contains the latest updates from translatewiki.net!
  • 2009-02-20: FreeCol has new messages.
  • 2009-02-20: MediaWiki has new messages and changed messages.
  • 2009-02-20: The MediaWiki extension Contact Page (16) was enabled on the Dutch Wikipedia today.
  • 2009-02-20: 24 hours left to complete your MediaWiki 1.14 messages. Complete them now!
  • 2009-02-17: Betawiki staff has mailed out its February 2009 newsletter. You did not get it? Confirm your e-mail!
  • 2009-02-14: MediaWiki 1.14 is about to be released. Complete your translations now!
  • 2009-02-14: FreeCol has new messages.
  • 2009-02-14: Support for MediaWiki extension Community Voice (9) was added. Its special page can also be localised.
  • 2009-02-10: Support for MediaWiki extension External Data (2) was added.
  • 2009-02-10: MediaWiki uses the pipe sign (" | " - with leading and trailing space) as a separator a lot. A while ago, pipe-separator ("|") was introduced as an optional message, but is has not been used a lot. Today a lot of changes were made in the background, so that in most places MediaWiki can now use a different separator in case it just looks better, or because the default separator is unnatural in a particular language. Translatewiki.net uses " • " just to make you aware of what it can do, and so that you can report hard coded pipe signs on Support.
  • 2009-02-10: Babel gender support has been moved from using separate sets of messages for each gender, to any gender support being done via the {{GENDER:}} function within the two main sets - messages should be updated as appropriate (see message documentation for specifics).
  • 2009-02-09: Over half of the translatewiki.net staff had a great time at FOSDEM. Unfortunately Nike's notebook got stolen from Siebrand's car. Niklas needs a new notebook. Anyone in a position to make that happen for him is kindly requested to contact a staff member.
  • 2009-02-08: Support for MediaWiki extension Framed Video (15) was added.
  • 2009-02-06: We experienced an edit permission glitch due to mwr:46880. Because of this it was not possible to contribute translations to translatewiki.net for a little under half an hour. The issue has been resolved locally, and the MediaWiki committer is fixing it more generally.
  • 2009-02-03: The message group with the most often used MediaWiki core messages has been updated. Many languages have now fallen below the relevant localisation threshold of 98% translated.
  • 2009-02-02: The 'Gadgets' tab in your preferences now contains the option to pre-fill new translations with Google Translate results. In some languages this can save considerable time. Please be aware that the translation suggestions need to be checked, and that !!FUZZY!! is always added, which needs to be remove before saving.
  • 2009-02-01: A new month has started. Changed messages and messages being added to products all the time just shows us that localisation of software is a never ending chase. Please keep coming back to update the localisation of the products you care about as often as you can.

January 2009

  • 2009-01-31: Over 30 messages were changed for MediaWiki core. Please update your translations.
  • 2009-01-29: Abuse filter is in betatest on Testwiki of Wikimedia Foundation now and will be enabled in the near future.
  • 2009-01-28: Something was broken in the latest version of MediaWiki which caused a few minutes of outage. We reverted to an earlier version, waiting for a fix.
  • 2009-01-26: Registered users can now set their gender in their preferences. Do no use {{GENDER:}} yet in MediaWiki localisation!
  • 2009-01-24: Võro recently got its ISO 639-3 code and was renamed from 'fiu-vro' to 'vro'.
  • 2009-01-21: Social profile/System Gifts (40) and Social profile/User Gifts (76) added.
  • 2009-01-21: Literary Chinese was renamed from 'zh-classical'.
  • 2009-01-17: Drafts is in betatest on Testwiki of Wikimedia Foundation now and will be enabled in the near future.
  • 2009-01-15: New project Commonist is available for translation (50).
  • 2009-01-06: Regex Block has new messages and an alias for the special page.
  • 2009-01-04: Mantis has new messages.
  • 2009-01-01: An update on MediaWiki localisation has been e-mailed to MediaWiki and related mailing lists.
  • 2009-01-01: Betawiki staff wishes you good health and success in your endeavours, and many contributions in 2009. Remember: Betawiki is a collaborative localisation environment. Get other users of the software you are working in in here, to both lighten your workload, and improve the quality of the localisation for the product you love using.

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