By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on April 18, 2011 at 1:34 am |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Technical Issues

So far, we’ve successfully updated the MediaWiki software to the most recent version (1.16.4). We know of a few cosmetic changes that we need to do to the skins as a result of the update, but we will save those for later Monday as it is 1:30 AM EDT here, and those changes are minor in nature.

We have deployed the WYSIWYG editor, which can now be seen in action on any edit page. If you choose not to use the WYSIWYG editor, there is a toggle above the editing form that allows contributors to do this.

As of right now, we’ve unlocked the Wikis for editing, so have at it!

If there are any technical issues, you are welcome to leave comments on our blog, or e-mail us directly: webmaster (AT) battlestarwiki (DOT) org. We will get to them in the morning.

Thank you for your patience.

By Joe Beaudoin Jr. | Posted on April 17, 2011 at 7:13 pm |
Posted in Category: Announcements, Technical Issues

So, we’re doing something that is a bit overdue, and that is technical upgrades to the Battlestar Wiki software.

Please be advised that editing to any Wiki in the Battlestar Wiki network will be disabled beginning Sunday, April 17 at 10 PM EDT, so that we can ensure that we have the most current version of the Wiki content available prior to the upgrade.

Basically, we are upgrading everything under the sun, that means the MediaWiki engine and all the extensions behind it. We will also be rolling out a stable WYSIWYG editor, and this is probably the most major change to the Wiki at this point.

This will be phase one of our upgrade, as phase two will be a total refit of the Battlestar Wiki interface, which will be more streamlined and interactive.

We do not anticipate any major downtime, and all content will be available for recall: it’s just editing that will be locked down.

We expect to have total functionality available after 10 AM EDT on Monday, April 18, 2011.

Good hunting!