Update Install/Upgrade documents on mw.org: Manual:Upgrading and Manual:Installing_MediaWiki
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Verify that the install/upgrade documents at https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Installing_MediaWiki (and maybe https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Upgrading) are correct.

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demon created this task.Feb 23 2011, 3:27 AM
demon added a comment.May 16 2011, 2:20 PM

The docs in subversion (INSTALL, UPGRADE, etc) have all been fixed.

mw.org still needs an overhaul, but that's nothing new :p

Sumana, do you think you could help find someone to help on this? Chad doesn't have time time now.

What is this report about? Still relevant?

With the current description it is impossible to help, or even figure out whether this is still an issue.

Yes, those pages plus the per-platform pages, which are all listed under http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:Installation_guide#System-specific_instructions

The problem is: the install/upgrade docs were never updated after the new installer was written. That, and the docs were ancient and scattered anyway (most of the stuff on the platform-specific pages is just forks of the primary install doc and not actually platform-specific at all).

Would this be a good task for Google Code-in?

Would anybody be willing to be a mentor for this documentation task for Google Code-in? If yes, could you add it to
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Google_Code-in_2014#Proposed_tasks until
Sunday (we can still improve the description until December 1st)?
If time is spare I can also do that - I just need a statement who
would mentor it.

See https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2014-October/079264.html for more information. Don't hesitate to ask if you have questions!

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I would like to mentor this in GCI with support from others (if available).

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Note that Manual:Upgrading is very decent now and has been improved a lot

I would like to mentor this in GCI with support from others (if available).

I will mentor this in Google-Code-In-2016

waldyrious updated the task description. (Show Details)Nov 28 2016, 12:50 PM