|author||Pierre Schmitz <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2009-02-22 13:37:51 +0100|
|committer||Pierre Schmitz <email@example.com>||2009-02-22 13:37:51 +0100|
updated to MediaWiki 1.14.0
Diffstat (limited to 'README')
1 files changed, 30 insertions, 28 deletions
@@ -1,15 +1,15 @@
-For system requirements, installation and upgrade details, see the files RELEASE-NOTES,
-INSTALL, and UPGRADE.
+For system requirements, installation and upgrade details, see the files
+RELEASE-NOTES, INSTALL, and UPGRADE.
== MediaWiki ==
MediaWiki is the software used for Wikipedia [http://www.wikipedia.org/] and the
other Wikimedia Foundation websites. Compared to other wikis, it has an
excellent range of features and support for high-traffic websites using
-multiple servers (Wikimedia sites peak in the 50000+ requests per second range
-as of January 2008).
+multiple servers (Wikimedia sites peak in the 60000+ requests per second range
+as of November 2008).
While quite usable on smaller sites, you may find you have to "roll your own"
local documentation, and some aspects of configuration may seem overcomplicated
@@ -33,21 +33,24 @@ The MediaWiki software was written by:
* Domas Mituzas
* Rob Church
* Jens Frank
-* Several others
-The contributors hold the copyright to this work, and it is licensed
-under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later
-(see http://www.fsf.org/licenses/gpl.html). Derivative works and later
-versions of the code must be free software licensed under the same
-terms. This includes "extensions" that use MediaWiki functions or
-variables; see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#GPLAndPlugins
+* Yuri Astrakhan
+* Aryeh Gregor
+* Aaron Schulz
+* Several others (view CREDITS for a more complete list)
+The contributors hold the copyright to this work, and it is licensed under the
+terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2 or later (see
+http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/gpl.html). Derivative works and later
+versions of the code must be free software licensed under the same or a
+compatible license. This includes "extensions" that use MediaWiki functions or
+variables; see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#GPLAndPlugins for
The Wikimedia Foundation currently has no legal rights to the software.
- Sections of code written exclusively by Lee Crocker or Erik Moeller are
-also released into the public domain, which does not impair the obligations of
-users under the GPL for use of the whole code or other sections thereof.
+ Sections of code written exclusively by Lee Crocker or Erik Moeller are also
+released into the public domain, which does not impair the obligations of users
+under the GPL for use of the whole code or other sections thereof.
 MediaWiki makes use of the Sajax Toolkit by modernmethod,
@@ -65,13 +68,12 @@ The official website for MediaWiki is located at:
-The code is currently maintained in a Subversion repository
-at svn.wikimedia.org. See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Subversion
+The code is currently maintained in a Subversion repository at
+svn.wikimedia.org. See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Subversion for details.
Please report bugs and make feature requests in our Bugzilla system:
Documentation and discussion on new features may be found at:
@@ -86,18 +88,18 @@ Extensions are listed at:
If you are setting up your own wiki based on this software, it is highly
recommended that you subscribe to mediawiki-announce:
-The mailing list is very low volume, and is intended primarily for
-announcements of new versions, bug fixes, and security issues.
+The mailing list is very low volume, and is intended primarily for announcements
+of new versions, bug fixes, and security issues.
A higher volume support mailing list can be found at:
Developer discussion takes place at:
-There is also a development and support channel #mediawiki on
-irc.freenode.net, and an unoffical support forum at www.mwusers.com.
+There is also a development and support channel #mediawiki on irc.freenode.net,
+and an unoffical support forum at www.mwusers.com.