This page is a translated version of the page Development policy and the translation is 20% complete.

Die Entwicklungsrichtlinien legen fest, wie Wikimedia-Software entwickelt und gewartet wird. Dies umfasst den MediaWiki-Kern, die angebundenen Skins und Erweiterungen, sowie weitere Skins und Erweiterungen, die auf Wikimedia-Foundation-Wikis ausgerollt sind.

All Wikimedia engineering endeavors are guided by the Architecture principles.

Creation of new services that are external to MediaWiki, should follow the Services policy

Runtime support

Changes to PHP support in MediaWiki core or components bundled with official MediaWiki releases, must follow the Unterstützungsrichtlinie für PHP .

Code review

Privileged Gerrit users must follow the Gerrit privilege policy when exercising their +2 rights.

Implementation policies

Changes to MediaWiki core that have impact on extensions must follow the Stable interface policy.

Database queries and schema changes must follow the MediaWiki-Datenbankrichtlinie .

PHP's built in serialization mechanism (the serialize() and unserialize() functions) should not be used for data stored (or read from) outside of the current process (RFC T161647). See also the relevant section of the PHP coding convention.