Starting the week of 10/07/2013 the Mobile Team will start using the deployment train. For the schedule please see Deployment Schedule


12 December, 2013Edit


This page is intended to track changes to the MobileFrontend extension as they're deployed to the WMF cluster. For deployment procedures, see MobileFrontend deployment procedures.

5 December, 2013Edit

21 November, 2013Edit

14 November, 2013Edit

01 October, 2013Edit

24 September, 2013Edit

17 September, 2013Edit

04 September, 2013Edit

27 August, 2013Edit

20 August, 2013Edit

30 July, 2013Edit

23 July, 2013Edit

16 July, 2013Edit

09 July, 2013Edit

02 July, 2013Edit

25 June, 2013Edit

18 June, 2013Edit

11 June, 2013Edit

05 June, 2013Edit

28 May, 2013Edit

21 May, 2013Edit

13 May, 2013Edit

07 May, 2013Edit

30 April, 2013Edit

23 April, 2013Edit

16 April, 2013Edit

09 April, 2013Edit

02 April, 2013Edit

26 March, 2013Edit

19 March, 2013Edit

13 March, 2013Edit

05 March, 2013Edit

26 February, 2013Edit

21 February, 2013Edit

19 February, 2013Edit

05 February, 2013Edit

29 January, 2013Edit

17 January, 2013 ROLLED BACK and REDEPLOYED 2013-01-24Edit

08 January, 2013Edit

26 December, 2012Edit

18 December, 2012Edit

11 December, 2012Edit

5 December, 2012Edit

4 December, 2012Edit

27 November, 2012Edit

20 November, 2012Edit

5 November, 2012Edit

31 October, 2012Edit

15 & 16 October, 2012Edit

9 October, 2012Edit

1 October, 2012Edit

20 August, 2012Edit

7 August, 2012Edit

24 July, 2012Edit

12 June, 2012Edit

30 May, 2012Edit

24 May, 2012Edit

21 May, 2012Edit

15 May, 2012Edit

8 May, 2012Edit

7 May, 2012Edit

30 April, 2012Edit

23 April, 2012Edit

16 April, 2012Edit

Various fixes

12 April, 2012Edit

  • UX improvements to beta
  • Hook for Zero Rated Mobile Access
  • Improved mobile feedback page.
  • Some parts related to configuration cookies have been rewritten.
  • Persistent cookie handling changes to address bug 35843

4 April, 2012Edit

  • Fix for ({task|T37686}})

2 April, 2012Edit

26 March, 2012Edit

  • Profiling improvements.
  • Tweaks to reference reveal feature
  • Revised footer
  • Better browser support for full screen searching

20 March, 2012Edit

  • Real fix for bugzilla:31214 (see r113693)
  • Beta version has a first version of Reference Reveal
  • Styling changes to search results in beta
  • Minor CSS tweaks to released version including increase of font size.
  • Change in manual toggling of mobile/desktop view relying on cookies
    • Also removes explicit 'permanently disable mobiles site' as behavior is essentially duplicated by clicking ' desktop view' link
    • Blocker: | RT #2645 - "Have squids detect mf_useformat=desktop cookie and handle the same way as they do for 'stopMobileRedirect=true'"
  • prop=excerpts API has been replaced with more feature-rich prop=extracts.

15 March, 2012Edit

13 March, 2012Edit

  • Making the 'useformat=mobile' query param sticky when viewing the mobile site, making use of a cookie. (removed pending rewrite of desktop/mobile view toggling)
  • Minor CSS changes
  • fix for bugzilla::31214 (removed do to issue caught when testing on test.wikipedia.org)
  • fix for bugzilla::35116

8 March, 2012Edit

  • In response to bugzilla:34144, decoupled MobileFrontend from total dependency on "en.m.wikipedia.org" hostname format.
    • Removed $wgMobileDomain
    • Added $wgMobileUrlTemplate for defining a hostname format that should be unique for mobile. Made usage of this optional.
    • Removed dependency on X-Device headers when generating mobile URLs. Mobile URLs will now properly be generated when using "useformat=mobile"
  • Added new API features:
    • Core action=parse has been extended with options to return pages in mobile-friendly formats.
    • prop=excerpt returns excerpts of article content either in plain text or restricted HTML.
    • action=mobileview to return page data in format suitable for mobile app/skin.
  • The MobileFrontend javascript and css files have undergone a large refactoring providing unit tests (bugzilla:30388) and various fixes that will hopefully lead to better maintainability such as using css as much as possible when it comes to sizing and positioning (see bugzilla:32175 for example).
  • Presentation fixes to reflect desktop site bugzilla:34711 and bugzilla:34686
  • Javascript has on the most part been separated from the html (see bugzilla:34422)
  • The mobile frontend extension now works without javascript disabled bugzilla:34025
  • A few minor usability improvements - search box now highlights when clicked bugzilla:19935 and the history page now redirects to the normal site bugzilla:31148
  • Addition of unsetVal() to WebRequest.php (see Special:Code/MediaWiki/112732)