HRWiki:Upgrade to MediaWiki 1.6

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[edit] What's new in 1.6

User interface:

  • The account creation form has been separated from the user login form.
  • Page protection/unprotection uses a new, expanded form
  • The user preferences have been redesigned.


  • Categories and "what links here" now update as expected when adding or removing links in a template.
  • Template parameters can now have default values, as {{{name|default value}}}


  • Optional support for rasterizing SVG images to PNG for inline display


  • Feed generation upgraded to Atom 1.0
  • Diffs in RSS and Atom feeds are now colored for improved readability.


  • MySQL 3.23.x support dropped; 4.0 or later required
  • Experimental support for Unicode mode of MySQL 4.1/5.0 (moderately tested)
  • Experimental Oracle support (not well tested!)

Anti-spam extension support:

New special pages:

Numerous bug fixes and other behind-the-scenes changes have been made.

Personal tools