MediaWiki 1.3.1 released

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. MediaWiki 1.3.1 is a bugfix release.

1.3.1 fixes some remaining issues from 1.3.0.

* Watchlist parameters now work with register_globals off
* Fixed parsing of ''italics'' and '''bold''' mark-up (again)
* Special:Allpages display is more sensible on smaller wikis
* Fixed XHTML parsing error in classic skins
* Moved pages update watchlist correctly
* Fixed rebuildall.php on case-sensitive Unix filesystems
* Disabled file cache compression by default due to incompatibility
with output buffer compression (ob_gzhandler)
* New magic word PAGENAMEE (URL-escaped version of PAGENAME)
* Installation avoids blank username; better message on missing
XML module
* $wgWhitelistAccount no longer breaks all logins.

Release notes:
http://sf.net/project/shownotes.php?group_id=34373&release_id=260607

Download:
http://prdownloads.sf.net/wikipedia/mediawiki-1.3.1.tar.gz?download

Wiki admin help mailing list:
http://mail.wikipedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-l

Bug report system:
http://bugzilla.wikipedia.org/

Play "stump the developers" live on IRC:
#mediawiki on irc.freenode.net

Posted by Brion Vibber 2004-08-17