Dec 3 2017
The user's registration date and edit count are maintained on import, and existing edits are reattributed (so the maint script which recounts edits won't wipe things). As such, if they meet autoconfirmed criteria on the new wiki, they should be receiving it automatically. I see no reason and have no desire to manually add autoconfirmed as an explicit group in the db due to this.
Added $wgMediaWikiAuthImportWatchlist config var in v1.0.0
Nov 25 2017
Nov 17 2017
New permission mwa-createlocalaccount can be leveraged for this purpose, now in 0.10.0.
Nov 15 2017
Nov 9 2017
Yep, I'm aware of the old one (I was one of the mods there towards the latter years of its life and had thousands of posts as well as wrote a few how-tos). Didn't realize SO was also CC-BY-SA so that was my bad 😊.
Nov 8 2017
As an FYI, I just launched a new site https://mwusers.org which is relevant to this discussion. It's still new and unproven, so I think marking it as the "official" site right now would be largely premature, but I wanted to throw it in for consideration down the road. Unlike Stack Overflow, my forum has the advantage of the content being licensed under CC-BY-SA so that relevant bits can be imported into mediawiki.org's documentation.
Oct 25 2017
Now uses AuthManager as of v0.9.0 (will be submitted to gerrit in the near future)
No longer requires core patches as of v0.9.0 (will be submitted to gerrit in the near future)
Jul 23 2017
Patch pending review at https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/367128/ -- would appreciate if someone could give it a look over
Jul 25 2016
Do not assign tasks to other people without asking them first. If you want to work on this yourself then feel free to submit a patch.
May 2 2016
As of 1.23 the mssql layer used the native drive (sqlsrv), so this has actually been fixed for a very long time :)
Apr 28 2016
Apr 25 2016
Fixed in 1.27 / https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/285139/ (still pending merge, so don't close this task just yet)
Mar 25 2016
Dec 14 2015
- Keep it on-wiki and don't bother having a copy in git/gerrit at all, or perhaps have a placeholder RELEASE-NOTES that offers a link to its location on-wiki
Sep 28 2015
To get a gauge on the sheer number of wikis you'd be impacting by this decision, I reached out to Softaculous to ask for statistics on how many MediaWiki installations were made by them. Softaculous is a one-click installer script found on a number of hosts, as it reduces the friction and knowledge required to install and update applications. Their support team offered this as a response:
Sep 26 2015
Cut the offensive tone @MaxSem, that was incredibly uncalled for. I spent at least 100 hours developing and testing making sure that it worked for far more than just "basic stuff" when I submitted the patch for support in 1.23. Does it work beyond 1.23? No, I went into it only planning to release updates for LTS releases of mediawiki because I don't get paid for this and there are far better uses of my time. I'll update it for the next LTS version, and the LTS version after that as well, and so on until the internal politics and abrasive behavior around here drive me away from mediawiki permanently (which may end up happening sooner rather than later at this rate; so much for what whole Code of Conduct thing).