Release notes/1.39

MediaWiki 1.39Edit

MediaWiki 1.39.2Edit

This is a maintenance release of the MediaWiki 1.39 branch.

Changes since MediaWiki 1.39.1Edit

  • Localisation updates.
  • (T325872) ChangeTags: Remove table name from condition.
  • (T324895) MWCallbackStream: Add explicit $stream property.
  • (T297031, T326039) PostgresUpdater: Move setDefault ahead of changeNullableField.
  • (T321319) Produce HTML for invalid JSON.
  • (T215466, T326071) MigrateActors: Write to revision table (Follow-up 24115a8).
  • (T223027) ReservedUsernames config: Add reserved names from maintenance scripts.
  • (T325000, T324896, T307631) Updated OOUI from v0.44.3 to v0.44.5.
  • Remove /images .htaccess rules that are no longer relevant.
  • Disable php in .htaccess of images directory as a hardening measure.
  • (T322583) Include missing message parameter in message.
  • LocalFileTest: use encodeBlob/decodeBlob for img_metadata.
  • DatabaseSqlite: fix null blobs.
  • rdbms: avoid pg_escape_bytea() call-style deprecation notices.
  • (T322278) Improve LocalisationCache post-merge validation check.
  • (T324408, T326367) Updated wikimedia/remex-html from 3.0.2 to 3.0.3.
  • (T322278) Fix the remaining Phan failures on PHP 8.1.
  • (T322278, T326367) Respond to some messages from Phan on PHP 8.1.
  • Fix phan error when Excimer is enabled.
  • (T326021) Add matrix: to $wgUrlProtocols.
  • (T314099) stream wrapper: Declare $context class property.
  • (T314099) libs\jsminplus: Declare JSNode::$expression.
  • (T314096) composer.json: Updated composer/spdx-licenses from 1.5.6 to 1.5.7.
  • (T326472) Upgrading cssjanus/cssjanus (v2.1.0 => v2.1.1).
  • (T308536) rdbms: Remove deprecation mark for $wgSharedDB.
  • (T215466, T326071) installer: Split drop action out of the SQL patch for actor migration.
  • (T322603) SqliteMaintenance.php: Fix fatally broken instanceof check.
  • (T326377) rdbms: Use DBConnRef in SelectQueryBuilder.
  • api/en.json: api-help-datatype-expiry add missing 'may'.
  • (T317329) OutputPage: Fix undefined ['host'] in ImagePreconnect code.
  • (T328222) Pass empty string to strlen() if schema is null for PostgresDatabase.
  • (T289926) SpecialRevisionDelete: Set default of for wpReason.
  • (T155582, T328503) Fix XML dumps for content types with non-string getNativeData().
  • (T326886) PoolCounterRedis: Fix wrong cast, locks weren't being released.
  • (T314099) revisiondelete: Replace dynamic property Status::$itemStatuses
  • (T327821) skin: Restore default 'value' attribute in makeSearchButton().
  • (T329198) ParamValidator: Improve paramvalidator-help-multi-max message.
  • (T329415) Clear the statsd data buffer regardless of StatsdServer config.
  • (T292348) WikiImporter: do not fail if upload entry in dump lacks 'text' tag.
  • (T330049) UnregisteredLocalFile: Don't call MimeAnalyzer if no path.
  • (T324894 TempFSFile: Use a WeakMap for reference tracking if available.
  • (T295637) Add no to fallback chain of nb and nn.

MediaWiki 1.39.1Edit

This is a security and maintenance release of the MediaWiki 1.39 branch.

Changes since MediaWiki 1.39.0Edit

  • Localisation updates.
  • PostgresUpdater: Remove trailing space from 'user_id ' column.
  • (T304515) LCStoreStaticArray: atomically replace the cache file.
  • (T324516) postgres: Fix upgrade for templatelinks primary key.
  • (T324890, T324891, T324901) Parser: Allow dynamic properties on PHP 8.2.
  • (T324513) uuid\GlobalIdGenerator: Check if getmyuid() exists.
  • (T314099) OutputPage: Remove unused dynamic property ParserOptions->isBogus.
  • (T314099) api: Remove use of undeclared property in action=comparepages.
  • Upgrading wikimedia/xmp-reader (0.8.5 => 0.8.6).
  • (T324489) Upgrading wikimedia/parsoid (v0.16.0 => v0.16.1).
  • Updated pear/mail (v1.4.1 => v1.5.0).
  • Removed wikimedia/dodo (v0.4.0).
  • (T324910) On pages using multi-content revisions, the raw content of a specific slot can be retrieved using the action=raw&slot=<role-name> query parameters.
  • (T322637) SECURITY: sqlite should not create DB file world-readable.

MediaWiki 1.39.0Edit

Changes since MediaWiki 1.39.0-rc.1Edit

  • Localisation updates.
  • exception: Tolerate no service container when trying DB rollback.
  • (T320282) Upgrading wikimedia/xmp-reader (0.8.3 => 0.8.4).
  • objectcache: Deprecate WANObjectCache::reap() and ::reapCheckKey().
  • (T320864) When calling mail(), use an array for headers.
  • Upgrading wikimedia/xmp-reader (0.8.4 => 0.8.5).
  • (T321154) Call setFormIdentifier() on LogEventsList form.
  • When importing revision with same timestamp as latest revision, treat it as the new latest.
  • (T320726) RandomImageGenerator::getImageSpec: Don't pass a float to mt_rand(), for PHP 8.1.
  • (T298485, T322360) WikiExporter: Avoid calling reload in processing every row.
  • (T321551) pager: Fix null used for foreach in Pager::getNavigationBar.
  • (T321551) pager: Remove unused AlphabeticPager::getOrderTypeMessages() support.
  • pager: Remove unused PagerNavigationBuilder::setExtra().
  • PagerNavigationBuilder: Document that nulls in setLinkQuery() etc. are allowed.
  • (T322335) ApiQueryRevisionsBase: Fix 'rvdiffto' parameter handling on PHP 8.0.
  • (T314096) TestFileEditor: Fix string interpolation.
  • (T289926) api: Fix minor PHP 8.1 incompatibility in ApiOptions.
  • (T322803) SpecialBotPasswords: Don't pass null to trim().
  • (T289926) Fix incomplete ITextFormatter mocks.
  • Language: Handle ronna and quetta.
  • (T72510) rdbms: make SqlitePlatform::tableName() apply double quotes.
  • (T323373) Parser: Fix extractSections() behavior for PHP >= 8.0.
  • .gitattributes: Ship docker-compose.yml to the tarball.

MediaWiki 1.39.0-rc.1Edit

Changes since MediaWiki 1.39.0-rc.0Edit

  • Localisation updates.
  • (T318481) composer: Drop symfony/php73-polyfill.
  • (T318460) SpecialChangeEmail: Set default for returntoquery.
  • (T318307) HTMLFormField::validate(): Update docs to permit all data types
  • (T306802) docker: update to latest published images.
  • (T318754) WebInstallerOptions::addPersonalizationOptions(): Close fieldset.
  • (T227047) Soft-deprecate the remainder of ActorMigration.
  • (T316304, CVE-2022-41767) SECURITY: reassignEdits doesn't update results in an IP range check on Special:Contributions.
  • (T309894, CVE-2022-41765) SECURITY: HTMLUserTextField exposes existence of hidden users.
  • (T307278, CVE-2022-41766) SECURITY: On action=rollback the message "alreadyrolled" can leak revision deleted user name.
  • (T319186) .phan/config.php: Update minimum_target_php_version.
  • Tests: Explicit cast to int in RandomImageGenerator test (php8 warnings).
  • (T319186) .phan/config.php: Update minimum_target_php_version.
  • (T310243) Deprecate use of 'wvui-search' package.
  • utils: Fix return doc about false/null for UrlUtils::expand.
  • (T319000) WebInstaller: Don't try and run trim() on null.
  • In the event of preg failure in MagicWordArray throw exception.
  • (T318753) Installer: Disable logo dropper for now.

MediaWiki 1.39.0-rc.0Edit

Upgrading notes for 1.39Edit

Don't forget to always back up your database before upgrading!

See the file UPGRADE for more detailed per-version upgrade instructions from the oldest supported upgrading version, MediaWiki 1.31.

Some specific notes for MediaWiki 1.39 upgrades are below:

  • (phab:T278139) Drop PHP 7.3 support in MediaWiki 1.39; require 7.4.3 or higher.

For notes on 1.38.x and older releases, see HISTORY.

Configuration changes for system administrators in 1.39Edit

  • The default serialization method for file meta-data has been changed to JSON. You can revert it to PHP by setting the 'useJsonMetadata' property to false in $wgLocalFileRepo.
  • The DBO_SSL flag in $wgDBservers and $wgLBFactoryConf has been deprecated in favour of a boolean "ssl" parameter.
  • $wgMangleFlashPolicy is deprecated and is no longer functional. Users who are somehow still using Flash as a browser extension will be exposed to CSRF vulnerabilities.

New configurationEdit

  • $wgAutoCreateTempUser – configures automatic user creation on page save.
  • $wgCopyUploadAllowOnWikiDomainConfig – Configures if administrators can use the MediaWiki:Copyupload-allowed-domains system message to define which domains can be used with the upload-by-url tool.
  • $wgLBFactoryConf['configCallback'] can be set to a callback function that returns an array with keys to update in $wgLBFactoryConf. This can be used to update the database configuration on the fly, e.g. to take replica hosts out of rotation.
  • $wgCdnMatchParameterOrder can be set to false if MediaWiki is behind a CDN that re-orders query parameters. This will make the code that matches request URLs to canonical CDN URLs insensitive to parameter order.
  • $wgMultiShardSiteStats – split site_stats across multiple rows. Only useful for very large, heavily edited wikis. (phab:T306589)

Changed configurationEdit

  • $wgInvalidUsernameCharacters now contains the char '>', reserved delimiter for external user names.

Removed configurationEdit

  • $wgMultiContentRevisionSchemaMigrationStage - Migration is over, was deprecated since 1.35.
  • $wgWikiFarmSiteDetector – experimental setting removed without replacement. Use the MW_WIKI_NAME environment variable to specifiy the name of the site to load configuration for. Using the WIKI_NAME environment variable for this purpose is deprecated.
  • $wgParserCacheUseJson - the ParserCache now always uses JSON serialization. Reading old non-JSON cache entries is still supported. The setting had been deprecated since 1.36.
  • $wgAllowJavaUploads - To allow uploads of JAR files, remove application/java from $wgMimeTypeExclusions.
  • $wgMaxRedirects has been removed. This feature never worked as intended, see phab:T296430.
  • $wgElementTiming has been removed. This feature was experimental, and disabled by default.
  • $wgPriorityHints and $wgPriorityHintsRatio have been removed. This feature was experimental, and disabled by default.
  • $wgIncludeLegacyJavaScript has been removed. Note that no functionality was removed in this release. Most former "wikibits" functions were removed after deprecation in previous releases. The remaining functions, such as importScript, are available unconditionally.
  • $wgActorTableSchemaMigrationStage has been removed. Migration is over.
  • In $wgObjectCaches, globalKeyLB and localKeyLB are no longer supported.
  • $wgLegacySchemaConversion - This global configuration has been removed because it was unused.
  • $wgInterwikiPrefixDisplayTypes - This global configuration has been removed because it was unused.

New user-facing features in 1.39Edit

  • Optional automatic user creation on page save ($wgAutoCreateTempUser)
  • Administrators now have the option to delete/undelete the associated "Talk" page when they are (un)deleting a given page. `deletetalk` and `undeletetalk` options were added to the 'delete' and 'undelete' action APIs in MW 1.38.
  • `=` is now a wikitext built-in magic word, expanding to `=`. This is conventionally used as an escape mechanism to allow the use of `=` in unnamed template arguments. Defining Template:= to expand to something other than `=` has been deprecated since 1.36, with affected pages put into a special tracking category for migration.
  • (phab:T284020) Bot passwords are now supported when using the REST API.

New developer features in 1.39Edit

  • Added optional $size param to SearchResultProvideThumbnail hook.
  • SearchResultProvideThumbnail hook interface moved from MediaWiki\Rest\Hook namespace to MediaWiki\Search\Hook.
  • JsonValidateSaveHook has been added to allow extensions to set additional pre-save validations for specific JSON pages (phab:T313254).
  • Added 'PermissionErrorAudit' hook, enabling extensions to audit permission errors on specfic actions (for instance, account registration failed attempts due to a block (phab:T306018)).

External library changes in 1.39Edit

New external librariesEdit

  • Added Codex v0.1.1. This replaces the now deprecated wvui library.
New development-only external librariesEdit
  • Updated QUnit from 2.18.0 to 2.18.2.

Changed external librariesEdit

  • Updated jQuery from v3.6.0 to v3.6.1.
  • Updated OOUI from v0.43.2 to v0.44.3.
  • Updated composer/semver from 3.2.6 to 3.3.2.
  • Updated symfony/polyfill-php73 from 1.25.0 to 1.26.0.
  • Updated symfony/polyfill-php80 from 1.25.0 to 1.26.0.
  • Updated symfony/yaml from 5.4.3 to 5.4.10.
  • Updated vue/compat from 3.2.23 to 3.2.37.
  • Updated wikimedia/base-convert from 2.0.1 to 2.0.2.
  • Updated wikimedia/ip-set from 3.0.0 to 3.1.0.
  • Updated wikimedia/minify from 2.2.6 to 2.3.0.
  • Updated wikimedia/php-session-serializer from 2.0.0 to 2.0.1.
  • Updated wikimedia/running-stat from 1.2.1 to 2.1.0.
  • Updated wikimedia/scoped-callback from 3.0.0 to 4.0.0.
  • Updated wikimedia/services from 2.0.1 to 3.0.0.
  • Updated wikimedia/timestamp from 3.0.0 to 4.0.0.
  • Updated wikimedia/xmp-reader from 0.8.1 to 0.8.3.
Changed development-only external librariesEdit
  • Updated composer/spdx-licenses from 1.5.5 to 1.5.6.
  • Updated doctrine/dbal for PHP < 7.3 from 2.13.6 to 2.13.9.
  • Updated doctrine/dbal for PHP >= 7.3 from 3.1.5 to 3.4.2.

Bug fixes in 1.39Edit

  • (phab:T314013) $wgExtraNamespaces no longer overrides canonical namespace names specified in extension.json files. While this setting can still be used to rename extension-defined namespaces, system administrators may need to run namespaceDupes.php after upgrading.

Action API changes in 1.39Edit

  • New `undeletetalk` parameter on action=undelete that allows you to restore all revisions of the associated talk page.

Languages updated in 1.39Edit

MediaWiki supports over 350 languages. Many localisations are updated regularly. Below only new and removed languages are listed, as well as changes to languages because of Phabricator reports.

  • Actual localization was added for several languages, which were already in Names.php and even used for a Wikipedia:
    • (phab:T313200) Added language support for Rundi (Kirundi, rn).
    • (phab:T310976) Added language support for Tumbuka (ChiTumbuka, tum).
    • (phab:T314270) Added language support for Kanuri (kr).
  • (phab:T313199) Added language support for Sylheti (syl).
  • (phab:T311975) Added language support for Ghanaian Pidgin (gpe).
  • (phab:T307080) Added language support for Okinawan (ryu).
  • (phab:T307887) Added language support for Mooré (mos).
  • (phab:T308813) Added language support for Nigerian Pidgin (pcm).
  • (phab:T309763) Added language support for Tai Nüa (tdd).
  • (phab:T310040) Added language support for Fante (fat).
  • (phab:T311034) Added language support for Campidanese Sardinian (sro).
  • (phab:T315406) Fix the autonym of the Iñupiaq language to "Iñupiatun".
  • (phab:T315677) Removed French fallback from the Fula language (ff).
  • (phab:T304920) In Swahili, the "Media" namespace is now "Media", as in English, and the "File" namespace is now "Faili". The old name of the "File" namespace was "Picha", which has been kept for backwards compatibility. If you manage a wiki in Swahili, and you use "Faili:" as a namespace anywhere in wikitext, and you mean to use it as "Media:", these need to be replaced to "Media:".
  • (phab:T309866) Some namespace translations were updated for Kyrgyz (ky). The old ones are retained as aliases for backwards compatibility.
  • (phab:T117845) Started the renaming of the language codes for Serbian from sr-ec and sr-el to sr-cyrl and sr-latn.

Breaking changes in 1.39Edit

  • Basic non-JavaScript (Grade C) support has been dropped for Internet Explorer 9-10, Firefox 27-38, and Android 4.3-4.4.
  • The following methods, deprecated since 1.37, have been removed from IDatabase:
    • ::fetchObject()
    • ::fetchRow()
    • ::numRows()
    • ::freeResult()
  • Title::getDefaultNamespace(), deprecated since 1.37, has been removed.
  • The DBPrimaryPos class alias 'DBMasterPos' has been removed.
  • The global function wfGetLB(), deprecated since 1.27, has been removed.
  • Passing a db to BlockRestrictionStore::loadByBlockId() is no longer supported. BlockRestrictionStoreFactory should be used to fetch a correct BlockRestrictionStore instead. This was deprecated since 1.38.
  • The global function wfGetCache(), deprecated since 1.32, has been removed. You can use ObjectCache::getInstance() instead.
  • The global function wfGetMainCache(), deprecated since 1.32, has been removed. You can use ObjectCache::getLocalClusterInstance() instead.
  • MovePage::__construct() now requires that all parameters be passed. The fallback to MediaWikiServices emitted deprecation notices since 1.37.
  • WikiPage::doEditContent(), deprecated since 1.32, was removed.
  • WikiPage::prepareContentForEdit() now requires a UserIdentity parameter to be provided. Not providing one has been deprecated since 1.37.
  • EventRelayerKafka, deprecated in 1.38, was removed.
  • MediaWiki\Logger\Monolog\KafkaHandler, deprecated in 1.38, was removed.
  • The "trace" option of SectionProfiler, deprecated in 1.38, was removed.
  • The global function wfWikiID(), deprecated since 1.35, has been removed.
  • Database::wasKnownStatementRollbackError() was removed. Subclasses should override isKnownStatementRollbackError() instead.
  • Database::wasQueryTimeoutError() was removed. Subclasses should override isQueryTimeoutError() instead.
  • Database::buildSuperlative() has been removed without deprecation.
  • The following methods, deprecated in 1.37, have been removed:
    • Linker::setStubThreshold(), ::getStubThreshold().
    • LinkRendererFactory::createForUser().
    • ParserOptions::getStubThreshold(), ::setStubThreshold().
  • Changes to ResourceLoader modules:
    • The mediawiki.viewport module, deprecated in 1.37 has been removed. Use IntersectionObserver instead.
  • If you manage a wiki in Swahili, and you use "Faili:" as a namespace anywhere, and you mean to use it as "Media:", replace it with "Media:". See phab:T304920.
  • Changes to skins:
    • Skin::getCopyrightIcon(), ::getPoweredBy(), deprecated in 1.37 have been removed.
    • Skin::bottomScripts soft deprecated in 1.37, was hard deprecated. Skins using SkinTemplate must set bodyOnly as a skin option and remove lines of code generating html, body and head elements.
    • Skin::makeSearchButton and Skin::makeSearchInput were deprecated in 1.38. Use SkinTemplate methods with the same name or Skin::getTemplateData instead.
    • Styles for the HTML classes `warningbox`, `errorbox` and `successbox` have been removed in favor of Html class methods.
    • The feature `legacy` used inside ResourceLoaderSkinModule, deprecated in 1.37, will no longer ship any styles.
    • Skin::getSkinStylePath, deprecated since 1.36, has been removed.
    • Skin::getPortletData has been made private.
    • SkinTemplate::getPersonalToolsList(), deprecated in 1.35 has been removed.
    • The following SkinTemplate template data, deprecated in 1.37, have been removed:
      • poweredbyico
      • copyrightico
    • The following hooks, deprecated in 1.37, have been removed:
      • SkinGetPoweredBy: SkinGetPoweredByHook
    • The following hooks are deprecated and replaced with SkinTemplateNavigation::Universal:
      • SkinTemplateNavigation::SpecialPage
      • SkinTemplateNavigation
      • PersonalUrls
    • The mediawiki.skinning.content.externallinks module, which was deprecated in 1.36, has been removed. Skins that still rely on it will lose the icon styling of external links by type.
  • Experimental wiki farm support: Automatic detection of the requested site within a wiki farm based on the requested domain has been removed. Use the MW_WIKI_NAME environment variable to specify the name of the site to load configuration for. Using the WIKI_NAME environment variable for this purpose is deprecated. This is only relevant if you have been using $wgWikiFarmSettingsDirectory to load wiki farm config.
  • MWExceptionHandler::installHandler was marked @internal and had required arguments added. This method is intended for use in bootstrap code and is unused in known extensions.
  • MWException::useOutputPage was made private without deprecation. This method was apparently only public for testing and is unused in known extensions.
  • Calling getId() on a User or UserIdentityValue from the wrong wiki, deprecated since 1.36, now throws an exception.
  • The following methods have been removed from ExtensionRegistry without deprecation and without replacement. They had been introduced in 1.35 for use in the testing framework, and were not in use by any known extension:
    • exportAutoloadClassesAndNamespaces
    • exportTestAutoloadClassesAndNamespaces
  • The MWNamespace class, deprecated since 1.34, has been removed. Use the NamespaceInfo service instead.
  • The UnknownContent and UnknownContentHandler class aliases have been removed, use FallbackContent and FallbackContentHandler instead.
  • IResultWrapper::next() now returns void, to match the Iterator interface that it implements. fetchObject() has the same behavior as next() used to.
  • In HTMLForm HTMLAutoCompleteSelectFields, the parameters 'autocomplete' and 'autocomplete-messages', which were deprecated in MediaWiki 1.29, were removed. Instead, use 'autocomplete-data' and 'autocomplete-data-messages'.
  • The global $wgParser, deprecated in 1.32, was removed. Use MediaWikiServices::getInstance()->getParser() instead.
  • ParserOutput::setText will now set the ParserOutput's text to null if given null. Previously it did nothing if given null.
  • The default value for the first argument to the ParserOutput constructor is now null instead of .
  • IDatabase::lockTables() and IDatabase::unlockTables(), deprecated since 1.38, have been removed.
  • The $context parameter to `new HTMLForm( … )` and `HTMLForm::factory( … )` is now required.
  • The class alias for revision related classes in namespace MediaWiki\Storage has been removed. Classes are IncompleteRevisionException, MutableRevisionRecord, MutableRevisionSlots, RevisionAccessException, RevisionArchiveRecord, RevisionFactory, RevisionLookup, RevisionRecord, RevisionSlots, RevisionStore, RevisionStoreRecord, SlotRecord, and SuppressedDataException.
  • Calling getBy() on an AbstractBlock from the wrong wiki, deprecated since 1.38, now throws an exception.
  • Passing a MediaWiki\Linker\LinkTarget to EditPage::makeTemplatesOnThisPageList or TemplatesOnThisPageFormatter::format is no longer supported, a MediaWiki\Page\PageIdentity is required.
  • The deprecated class alias FakeConverter has been removed, use TrivialLanguageConverter instead.
  • The deprecated ApiQueryContributions class alias has been removed, use ApiQueryUserContribs instead.
  • The deprecated MediaWiki\Special\SpecialPageFactory class alias has been removed, use MediaWiki\SpecialPage\SpecialPageFactory instead.
  • The following skin modules, deprecated in 1.37, have been removed:
    • mediawiki.skinning.elements
    • mediawiki.skinning.content
    • mediawiki.toc.styles
    • mediawiki.legacy.config
    • mediawiki.legacy.shared
    • mediawiki.legacy.commonPrint
  • FileModule::compileLessFile(), deprecated since 1.35, has been removed. Use ::compileLessString() instead.
  • LogFormatter::styleRestricedElement(), deprecated since 1.37, has been removed. Use ::styleRestrictedElement() instead.
  • Title::isNamespaceProtected(), deprecated in 1.34, has been removed.
  • ApiStashEdit::parseAndStash(), deprecated in 1.34, has been removed.
  • LinkCache::forUpdate(), deprecated in 1.34, has been removed.
  • Passing null instead of a NamespaceInfo instance to LinkCache::__construct() is not supported anymore. It is recommended to request an instance from the service container.
  • ApiQueryBase::showHiddenUsersAddBlockInfo(), deprecated in 1.34, has been removed. Use ApiQueryBlockInfoTrait instead.
  • ApiQueryBase::prefixedTitlePartToKey(), deprecated in 1.35, has been removed. Use ::parsePrefixedTitlePart() instead.
  • ExternalStoreDB::getSlave(), deprecated in 1.34, has been removed. Use ExternalStoreDB::getReplica() instead.
  • ChangesListSpecialPage::checkStructuredFilterUiEnabled() and SpecialWatchlist::checkStructuredFilterUiEnabled() now support UserIdentity as the only argument. Passing Config argument was deprecated in 1.34.
  • DatabaseUpdater::ifNoActorTable(), deprecated in 1.35, has been removed. Use ::ifTableNotExists() instead.
  • MediaWiki\Revision\RevisionStoreFactory::getRevisionStore was documented to allow passing bool true as a dbDomain, this is no longer possible, because that is an invalid value for a dbDomain.
  • LinkHolderArray::__construct() had its signature changed. The class was marked internal in 1.35.
  • SpecialMute::isTargetBlacklisted(), deprecated in 1.35, has been removed. Use ::isTargetMuted() instead.
  • WebRequest::checkUrlExtension(), deprecated in 1.35, has been removed.
  • ContentHandler::cleanupHandlersCache(), deprecated in 1.35, has been removed.
  • SpecialVersion::getExtAuthorsFileName, deprecated in 1.35, has been removed. Use MediaWiki\ExtensionInfo::getAuthorsFileName.
  • SpecialVersion::getExtLicenseFileName, deprecated in 1.35, has been removed. Use MediaWiki\ExtensionInfo::getLicenseFileNames.
  • CategoryPage::getCategoryViewerClass and ::setCategoryViewerClass, deprecated in 1.35, have been removed.
  • SqlBlobStore::getLegacyEncodingConversionLang(), deprecated in 1.34, has been removed.
  • wfCanIPUseHTTPS(), deprecated in 1.37, has been removed.
  • wfGetScriptUrl(), deprecated in 1.35, has been removed.
  • The following methods of Database class, are no longer stable to override:
    • ::implicitOrderby()
    • ::selectSQLText()
    • ::bitNot()
    • ::bitAnd()
    • ::bitOr()
    • ::buildConcat()
    • ::buildGreatest()
    • ::buildLeast()
    • ::buildSubstring()
    • ::buildStringCast()
    • ::buildIntegerCast()
    • ::tableName()
    • ::addIdentifierQuotes()
    • ::buildLike()
    • ::limitResult()
    • ::unionSupportsOrderAndLimit()
    • ::unionQueries()
    • ::conditional()
    • ::strreplace()
    • ::timestamp()
    • ::getInfinity()
    • ::setTableAliases()
    • ::setIndexAliases()
    • ::buildGroupConcatField()
  • SpecialUnblock::processUnblock(), deprecated in 1.36, has been removed. Use UnblockUser instead.
  • wfLocalFile() and wfFindFile(), deprecated in 1.34, have been removed.
  • Maintenance script resetUserTokens.php, deprecated in 1.27, has been removed.
  • These methods in Database have been removed without deprecation as they are not used outside core. Users should override corresponding methods in SQLPlatform instead:
    • Database::doInsert -> SQLPlatform::insertSqlText
    • Database::doDropTable -> SQLPlatform::dropTableSqlText
    • Database::doRollback -> SQLPlatform::rollbackSqlText
    • Database::doSavepoint -> SQLPlatform::savepointSqlText
    • Database::doReleaseSavepoint -> SQLPlatform::releaseSavepointSqlText
    • Database::doRollbackToSavepoint -> SQLPlatform::rollbackToSavepointSqlText
  • The following protected methods of Database class have been removed without deprecation as they are not used outside core. Users should call corresponding methods in SQLPlatform:
    • Database::makeInsertLists -> SQLPlatform::makeInsertLists
    • Database::isFlagInOptions -> SQLPlatform::isFlagInOptions
    • Database::normalizeOptions -> SQLPlatform::normalizeOptions
    • Database::fieldNameWithAlias -> SQLPlatform::fieldNameWithAlias
    • Database::isTransactableQuery -> SQLPlatform::isTransactableQuery
  • $wgCanonicalNamespaceNames no longer includes custom namespaces defined using $wgExtraNamespaces. Extensions should use the NamespaceInfo service instead of accessing this configuration setting directly.
  • The following hook, deprecated in 1.35, has been removed:
    • ParserGetVariableValueVarCache: ParserGetVariableValueVarCacheHook
  • The $variableCache parameter to the ParserGetVariableValueSwitch hook is no longer used; non-standard use of this parameter has been deprecated since 1.35.
  • These methods have been moved from IDatabase to IMaintainableDatabase:
    • IDatabase::fieldExists -> IMaintainableDatabase::fieldExists
    • IDatabase::indexExists -> IMaintainableDatabase::indexExists
    • IDatabase::tableExists -> IMaintainableDatabase::tableExists
  • DBConnRef doesn't accept live connection in constructor anymore. Only parameters for getting connection should be provided.
  • IDatabase::getTopologyRootPrimary() was removed.
  • User::blockedBy(), deprecated since 1.38, has been removed.
  • User::getBlockId(), deprecated since 1.38, has been removed.

Deprecations in 1.39Edit

  • PageProps::getInstance(), deprecated since 1.38, emits deprecations warnings.
  • The global function wfGetDB() has been deprecated. Use LoadBalancer::getConnection() instead.
  • SpecialRedirectWithAction::__construct without SearchEngineFactory argument is hard deprecated.
  • Use of the SiteStatsUpdate constructor has been deprecated in favor of the ::factory() method.
  • AuthManager::checkAccountCreatePermissions has been deprecated. Use AuthManager::authorizeCreateAccount or AuthManager::probablyCanCreateAccount instead.
  • Title::getSelectFields() has been deprecated in favor of PageStore::newSelectQueryBuilder()
  • Title::newFromTitleValue(), deprecated since in 1.34, now emits deprecation warnings. Use ::newFromLinkTarget() instead.
  • ExtensionRegistry::readFromQueue() has been marked @internal. Extensions should use ExtensionProcessor instead.
  • Processor::getExtraAutoloaderPaths() and ExtensionProcessor::getExtraAutoloaderPaths() have been deprecated, use get getExtractedAutoloadInfo() instead.
  • The following global functions are deprecated in favor of the listed UrlUtils methods.
    • wfExpandUrl -> UrlUtils::expand
    • wfGetServerUrl -> UrlUtils::getServer
    • wfAssembleUrl -> UrlUtils::assemble
    • wfRemoveDotSegments -> UrlUtils::removeDotSegments
    • wfUrlProtocols -> UrlUtils::validProtocols
    • wfUrlProtocolsWithoutProtRel -> UrlUtils::validAbsoluteProtocols
    • wfParseUrl -> UrlUtils::parse
    • wfExpandIRI -> UrlUtils::expandIRI
    • wfMatchesDomainList -> UrlUtils::matchesDomainList

These methods are exact replacements except that

  1. they return null instead of false or empty string on error (where applicable);
  2. UrlUtils::validProtocols does not take a parameter (documentation said not to pass one to wfUrlProtocols anyway);
  3. they use type hints (don't try passing null instead of string, etc.).
  • MaintainableDBConnRef is deprecated, use DBConnRef instead.
  • Loading DefaultSettings.php is deprecated. To get default values of main config settings, use MainConfigSchema::listDefaultValues() or MainConfigSchema::getDefaultValue().
  • AbstractContent::getRedirectChain() and AbstractContent::getUltimateRedirectTarget() are now emitting deprecation warnings (phab:T296430).
  • (phab:T244138) QueryPage::getSQL() is deprecated. Instead QueryPage::getQueryInfo() should be overridden.
  • Calling new JobRunner() directly without $serviceOptions now emits deprecation warnings. Use MediaWikiServices::getInstance()->getJobRunner() instead.
  • Passing an array of targets to Article::getRedirectHeaderHtml() is deprecated. Supply a single redirect target instead (phab:T296430).
  • The following Less mediawiki.mixins have been deprecated:
    • .animation()
    • .animation-delay()
    • .transform-rotate()
  • Skin::getAction is deprecated. Use IContextSource::getActionName instead.
  • User::getOption, deprecated since 1.35, now emits deprecation warnings. Use UserOptionsLookup::getOption instead.
  • ILBFactory::forEachLB() is deprecated. Use ::getAllLBs().
  • LoadBalancer::forEachOpenConnection() and ::forEachOpenPrimaryConnection() are deprecated without replacement.
  • The following classes were moved from the root namespace to the MediaWiki\ResourceLoader namespace, the old names becoming deprecated aliases: ResourceLoader, MessageBlobStore, VueComponentParser.
  • The following classes had the "ResourceLoader" prefix stripped while being moved to the MediaWiki\ResourceLoader namespace, the old names becoming deprecated aliases: DerivativeResourceLoaderContext, ResourceLoaderCircularDependencyError, ResourceLoaderClientHtml, ResourceLoaderCodexModule, ResourceLoaderContext, ResourceLoaderFileModule, ResourceLoaderFilePath, ResourceLoaderForeignApiModule, ResourceLoaderImage, ResourceLoaderImageModule, ResourceLoaderLanguageDataModule, ResourceLoaderLessVarFileModule, ResourceLoaderModule, ResourceLoaderMwUrlModule, ResourceLoaderOOUIFileModule, ResourceLoaderOOUIIconPackModule, ResourceLoaderOOUIImageModule, ResourceLoaderOOUIModule, ResourceLoaderSiteModule, ResourceLoaderSiteStylesModule, ResourceLoaderSkinModule, ResourceLoaderStartUpModule, ResourceLoaderUserModule, ResourceLoaderUserOptionsModule, ResourceLoaderUserStylesModule, ResourceLoaderWikiModule.
  • The following methods in WikiRevision and their interfaces ImportableUploadRevision and ImportableOldRevision are deprecated:
    • ::getUserObj() → ::getUser()
    • ::setUserObj() → ::setUsername()
    • ::setUserIP() → ::setUsername()
  • ObjectCache::addBusyCallback() is deprecated and non-functional.
  • MWTimestamp::getHumanTimestamp(), deprecated in 1.26, now emits deprecation warnings.
  • Article::viewRedirect(), deprecated in 1.30, now emits deprecation warnings.
  • Parser::getFreshParser() is deprecated, use ParserFactory::getInstance().
  • CoreParserFunctions::mwnamespace() is deprecated and emits deprecation warnings, use CoreParserFunctions::namespace() instead.
  • Registering magic variables whose names include a colon is deprecated.
  • User::blockedFor(), deprecated in 1.35, now emits deprecation warnings.
  • Access to previously public properties AbstractBlock::$mExpiry, AbstractBlock::$mHideName, AbstractBlock::$mTimestamp, DatabaseBlock::$mAuto, and DatabaseBlock::$mParentBlockId, deprecated in 1.34, now emits deprecation warnings.
  • Access to previously public properties User::$mBlock, User::$mBlockedby, and User::$mHideName, deprecated in 1.35, now emits deprecation warnings.
  • JobQueueGroup::singleton() and ::destroySingletons(), deprecated in 1.37, now emit deprecation warnings.
  • Title::getNotificationTimestamp(), deprecated in 1.35, now emits deprecation warnings.
  • Global functions wfReadOnly and wfReadOnlyReason, deprecated in 1.38, now emit deprecation warnings.
  • Overriding or calling DifferenceEngine::getDiffBodyCacheKey(), deprecated in 1.31, now emits deprecation warnings.
  • Access to previously public property WikiRevision::$fileIsTemp, deprecated in 1.29, now emits deprecation warnings.
  • wfQueriesMustScale() has been deprecated and emits deprecation warnings.
  • ContextSource::getStats(), RequestContext::getStats(), and DerivativeContext::getStats(), deprecated in 1.27, now emit deprecation warnings.
  • ManualLogEntry::setTags(), deprecated in 1.33, now emits deprecation warnings.
  • WikiRevision::downloadSource(), deprecated in 1.31, now emits deprecation warnings.
  • DifferenceEngine::textDiff(), deprecated in 1.32, now emits deprecation warnings.
  • FormatMetadata::flattenArrayContentLang(), deprecated in 1.36, now emits deprecation warnings.
  • SkinTemplate::getNameSpaceKey(), deprecated in 1.35, now emits deprecation warnings.
  • EnqueueJob::newFromJobsByWiki(), deprecated in 1.33, now emits deprecation warnings.
  • The following methods of the MWGrants class, all deprecated since 1.38, are now emitting deprecation warnings:
    • getValidGrants
    • getRightsByGrant
    • grantName
    • grantNames
    • getGrantRights
    • grantsAreValid
    • getGrantGroups
    • getHiddenGrants
    • getGrantsLink
    • getGrantsWikiText
  • DataUpdate::runUpdates(), deprecated in 1.28, now emits deprecation warnings.
  • CdnCacheUpdate::newFromTitles(), deprecated in 1.35, now emits deprecation warnings.
  • Instantiating HTMLCacheUpdate class, deprecated in 1.34, now emits deprecation warnings.
  • ISQLPlatform::tableNames() (implemented by IDatabase) is soft deprecated. None of the tableName*() functions should be used by most users; if you absolutely must use raw SQL, write several tableName() calls instead.
  • Language::isWellFormedLanguageTag() has been deprecated in favor of LanguageCode::isWellFormedLanguageTag().
  • The PrevNextNavigationRenderer helper class has been deprecated in favor of the new PagerNavigationBuilder one.
  • The methods IndexPager::getPagingLinks(), IndexPager::getLimitLinks() and IndexPager::buildPrevNextNavigation() have been deprecated in favor of IndexPager::getNavigationBuilder().
  • Overriding the method IndexPager::makeLink() has been deprecated.

Other changes in 1.39Edit

  • Dynamic default values are now applied before extension registration callbacks are run. This way, extensions have a complete view of config variables, with all defaults applied. For example, when the default value of X used to be static but becomes dynamic, and an extension reads the value of X in the registration callback, it will now continue to function as expected. In some cases however, this may cause an undesired change in behavior: if the dynamic default of setting X depends on the value of setting Y, and an extension changes Y, the changed value of Y will no longer affect the value of X.


MediaWiki 1.39 requires PHP 7.4.3 or later and the following PHP extensions:

  • ctype
  • dom
  • fileinfo
  • iconv
  • intl
  • json
  • mbstring
  • xml

MariaDB is the recommended database software. MySQL, PostgreSQL, or SQLite can be used instead, but support for them is somewhat less mature.

The supported versions are:

  • MariaDB 10.3 or higher
  • MySQL 5.7.0 or higher
  • PostgreSQL 10 or later
  • SQLite 3.8.0 or later

Online documentationEdit

Documentation for both end-users and site administrators is available on, and is covered under the GNU Free Documentation License (except for pages that explicitly state that their contents are in the public domain):


Mailing listEdit

A mailing list is available for MediaWiki user support and discussion:


A low-traffic announcements-only list is also available:


It's highly recommended that you sign up for one of these lists if you're going to run a public MediaWiki, so you can be notified of security fixes.

IRC helpEdit

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