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KDE Wikis — Supplemental

June 30, 2011

Last sunday, TechBase and Community, two of KDE’s major three Wiki installations (the third one being UserBase) received some long needed love. Before the upgrade (which I only observed), I took a peek at the changelogs of MediaWiki 1.15, 1.16 and 1.17. That was the version jump on TechBase. Impressive. So many changes. And you know what is also impressive? The new skin. :)
If you looked at UserBase during the last year or so, you already know it. If not, do so. Here’s a screenshot of what it looks like.

Screenshot of KDE TechBase with Chihuahua Skin

Screenshot of KDE TechBase with Chihuahua Skin

The only problem is, and this is the actual intent of this post; if you edited any preferences in your TechBase account in the past, the Oxygen skin is set for you explicitly. Now to actually see the new skin named Chihuahua, you have to go to the Appearance section of your preferences and select the Chihuahua skin.

Of course you can still use the Oxygen theme, if you prefer, but it is not that well tested with some of the newer extensions and might look strange here and there.

The most visible aftermath of the upgrade on TechBase was the transition to a new syntax highlighting extension. The old one was not maintained anymore for years. So we had to change tags in hundreds of places. But it is completed now thanks to a handful of helping hands and the careful use of the Replace Text extension.

A special thanks goes to Ingo who works really hard to keep all the webby stuff running.

On a personal note: the thing I like most about the upgrade is, that one of the most annoying spammers (created over 500 (in words: five hundred) accounts during the last few month) was silenced.

So, yay for new things. :)


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  1. July 1, 2011 11:44 am

    I like very much the new skin. Finally, the KDE web pages display well in my narrow browser window. Thank you for your work!

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