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It’s time: MDN relaunch on Kuma wiki on August 3

That’s right! We’re finally ready to throw the switch! Tomorrow (that is, Friday, August 3, 2012) we intend to switch from the current MindTouch-based wiki to our new Kuma platform for the Mozilla Developer Network wiki. The changeover should happen at about 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time.

At that time, there should be, at most, a few moments of downtime, then the site should be running on the new system.

A few things you might need to know:

  1. There’s lots more stuff we’re planning to do to make Kuma even better than it already is. You may even notice some stuff that isn’t done yet. However, weeks and weeks of testing have told us that it works very well, so we decided it was time to go ahead and launch.
  2. We have updated documentation for using the wiki that you might like to look over, as well as an updated Editor guide.
  3. Things are different! You will run into stuff that doesn’t work the way you’re used to. It should look pretty familiar, by and large, though, and most people won’t notice the changes unless they look closely.
  4. There’s a big “Report a bug” button at the top-right corner of the window. Please use it! Any time you have a problem, concern, see something that looks wrong, or have an idea for a brilliant way to improve the system, click it and follow the handy wizard that will help you file your bug. We want the MDN wiki to rock, and you can help make it so.

We will be sharing additional information about where we are and where things are going over the next week or two, and, of course, for the foreseeable future as we continue development. Indeed, the MDN development team is getting together for a week of meetings next week to rehash processes and sort out priorities for what to work on next.

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MDN: Wiki edits disabled for now

We have entirely disabled editing of the current MindTouch based wiki, without enabling the automatic redirection to Kuma, while we deal with a technical issue caused by our script that was automatically migrating every edit on the MindTouch site to Kuma. Once that is resolved, we should be able to enable the automatic redirects of edits to Kuma.

We apologize for the inconvenience, and we will try to get things up and running as expected as soon as possible!

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The new MDN wiki platform is coming soon!

Change is coming to the Mozilla Developer Network!

As you probably know, we’ve been using the MindTouch wiki software for several years now, and although it’s a nice package, it has not been a good fit for us. As I hope you also already know, we’ve been working for the last couple of years on a brand new replacement wiki, codenamed Kuma, to replace it.

The time for the switch to Kuma is nearly upon us! On or before July 15, we will throw the switch and have all users on the Kuma wiki platform.

Change can be a little scary, but this is a great thing for us. We will get stability, reliability, performance, and, over time, some kick-ass new features. As it stands, localizers should be pleased with a number of new tools they’ll get with Kuma.

The Kuma launch will happen on or before July 15. That’s not much time at all. We have some ongoing test projects for small groups, and we’ll be announcing tests for larger groups soon.

The important thing I want to get out there is that you’re going to see changes, and we don’t want you to be totally surprised! Future blog posts will share details about what to expect, but you can learn more from our basic Kuma documentation on MDN. It’s sketchy at the moment but I promise it will get better very soon!

Watch this space for further news and details. We’re all very excited about this project, and we think you’re going to love it.

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Wiki Wednesday: April 18, 2012

Here are today’s Wiki Wednesday articles! If you know about these topics, please try to find a few minutes to look over these articles that are marked as needing technical intervention and see if you can fix them up. You can do so either by logging into the wiki and editing the articles directly, or by emailing your notes, sample code, or feedback to mdnwiki@mozilla.org.

Note: This Wiki Wednesday is published way off-schedule, and a little short, due to a technical problem I ran into compiling it.

Contributors to Wiki Wednesday will get recognition in the next Wiki Wednesday announcement. Thanks in advance for your help!

JavaScript

Thanks to Berker Beksag for contributing!

SeaMonkey

Developing Mozilla

Extensions

Thanks to Neil Rashbrook for his contributions since last time!

XUL

XPCOM

Thanks again to Neil Rashbrook for his help!

Interfaces

Thanks (yet again!) to Neil Rashbrook for his contributions.

Plugins

CSS

Thanks to brianloveswords!

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Wiki Wednesday: February 22, 2012

Here are today’s Wiki Wednesday articles! If you know about these topics, please try to find a few minutes to look over these articles that are marked as needing technical intervention and see if you can fix them up. You can do so either by logging into the wiki and editing the articles directly, or by emailing your notes, sample code, or feedback to mdnwiki@mozilla.org.

Contributors to Wiki Wednesday will get recognition in the next Wiki Wednesday announcement. Thanks in advance for your help!

JavaScript

SpiderMonkey

Developing Mozilla

Extensions

XUL

XPCOM

Interfaces

Thanks to Neil Rashbrook for contributing!

Plugins

CSS

Thanks to leeli and Panagiotis Tsalaportas for their contributions!

SVG

HTML

Thanks to Panagiotis Tsalaportas and Neil Rashbrook for their contributions since last time.

DOM

Thanks to Matt N. for his contribution to the DOM documentation.

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Wiki Wednesday: February 8, 2012

Here are today’s Wiki Wednesday articles! If you know about these topics, please try to find a few minutes to look over these articles that are marked as needing technical intervention and see if you can fix them up. You can do so either by logging into the wiki and editing the articles directly, or by emailing your notes, sample code, or feedback to mdnwiki@mozilla.org.

Contributors to Wiki Wednesday will get recognition in the next Wiki Wednesday announcement. Thanks in advance for your help!

JavaScript

SpiderMonkey

Developing Mozilla

Extensions

XUL

XPCOM

Interfaces

Plugins

CSS

SVG

HTML

DOM

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Wiki Wednesday: January 25, 2012

Here are today’s Wiki Wednesday articles! If you know about these topics, please try to find a few minutes to look over these articles that are marked as needing technical intervention and see if you can fix them up. You can do so either by logging into the wiki and editing the articles directly, or by emailing your notes, sample code, or feedback to mdnwiki@mozilla.org.

Contributors to Wiki Wednesday will get recognition in the next Wiki Wednesday announcement. Thanks in advance for your help!

JavaScript

Thanks to David Bruant, -TNO-, and xkizer for their contributions the last couple of weeks.

SpiderMonkey

Developing Mozilla

Extensions

XUL

XPCOM

Thanks to Neil Rashbrook for his contributions!

Interfaces

Plugins

CSS

Thanks to McGurk and cgack for their contributions to CSS documentation!

SVG

HTML

Thanks to Jens.B and tw2113 for their contributions since last time.

DOM

Thanks to cgack for contributing!

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