Reply To: Site Updates and Feature Requests
The 1.34 branch of MediaWiki is now officially “end of life“.
Although there’s no immediate rush to move to 1.35 (LTS), I’ve decided it’d be better to carry out the upgrade before we begin loading the content of the newspaper OCR project as that will add over 43,000 new pages to the site.
I’ve carried out a successful test upgrade overnight, so the plan is to take the site offline for a short period tomorrow morning (Tuesday 8 December) to do the upgrade on the live server. If all goes well, it should only take about 15 minutes.
EDIT: the upgrade to 1.35 is now completed