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MediaWiki 1.2.6 released
This will likely be the last release in the 1.2.x series, as we work on
finishing up 1.3.0...

Changes since 1.2.5:
* Spam blocker ($wgSpamRegex - refuses to save edits that match)
* Updated documentation about $wgWhitelistRead
* Ensure that searchindex table is created as MyISAM
* Interwiki cache timeout (memcached)
* Fix uploads on Windows with magic_quotes_gpc
* Some config fixes for Windows (slashes etc)
* Local interwiki URL redirects
* Fixed obscure deletion problem in squid mode on corrupt entries
* Language files updated to remove more hard-coded "Wikipedia" strings

There are no database format changes.

Release notes:


If you encounter a problem in the installation process, please include
*all* of the output under the 'Checking environment' heading with your

-- brion vibber (brion @
Re: MediaWiki 1.2.6 released [ In reply to ] wrote:
> * Updated documentation about $wgWhitelistRead

Just a reminder: MediaWiki is *not* really intended for wikis that
aren't accessible to the general public. $wgWhitelistRead is very weak,
and there are a number of ways to get around it to read blocked pages
(at least some of which are fixed in 1.3).

If you're running a private wiki, use your web server's built-in support
for IP range limits and HTTP authentication and other such controls to
keep unwanted visitors from reading your pages.

-- brion vibber (brion @
MediaWiki 1.2.6 released [ In reply to ]

Thank you for the release, it is very helpful for Windows-wikimedia users.