Just a quick update for all you faithful readers. The server upgrade is now over, after a successful all-day operation. In the final stage we stumbled upon a few bugs we didn’t anticipate, but soon after all problems were resolved. Should you discover any more problems (e.g. things that stopped working after Friday), don’t hesitate to report them either through [[Special:Contact]] on your wiki, or using our Bugzilla.
Our first impression (and hopefully yours as well) is that the new server works much faster than the previous one and should be able to accommodate all the new wikis that are waiting in queue. Speaking of which, we’d like to update you on our plans for the immediate future:
- Operationally, wiki imports from Wikia will resume, most likely next week, roughly in order in which the requests were reported.
- Development will now focus on issues related to upgrading our software to MediaWiki 1.16, which something a lot of our users anticipate.
- On the way, as time permits we would like to work on enabling new features that were requested, such as the OggHandler and SemanticMediaWiki extensions.
That’s it for today – stay tuned for more updates.
Misza, Chief Technical Officer