Tech:Upgrade to Mediawiki 1.3

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Moved from en:Wikitravel:Feature requests/Implemented by Evan


Should WT be upgraded to Mediawiki 1.3 now that a stable version is released?

  • The new Monobook design is nice;
  • We could use the Categories;
  • The Templates ({{template}}) still do not work.

BTW, this page is over 46 KB. Yann 09:05, 24 Aug 2004 (EDT)

I'll see what I can do to fix the templates problem on French Wikitravel. I personally hate the Monobook design, but it'd be good to have an option. And the PHPTal stuff would be good for making a Wikitravel skin.
I see no reason to use categories; in fact, I think they're a really crappy hack. We need much better metadata input than that; I'm working on adding Turtle support so we can add richer metadata. Anyways, I'll probably disable categories until we've got a good plan for them.
1.3 does have the option to add a real name to your user account, and to get attribution on the pages ("This page created by X, Y, and Z"). I'll probably enable those, since it makes it a lot easier for redistributors to comply with our copyleft.
Anyways, I'll probably do a 1.3 upgrade in about 2 weeks (I'll be away next week). I'd like to get the three new language versions going at about the same time, so I only have to do 6 installs instead of 9. I'll post well ahead of time when I'm ready to go. --Evan 15:31, 24 Aug 2004 (EDT)
Personally, I'd like categories because they'd make it so much easier to navigate around geographical areas, instead of relying on region pages being up to date (which they won't be). Jpatokal 07:09, 30 Aug 2004 (EDT)