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Leaders and contributors

Brion Vibber Lead Software Architect

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
AnnouncementsMailing List Subscribe
MediawikiVCS Repository Webview
WikimediaBug Tracking
MediawikiVCS Repository Webview
End-usersMailing List Subscribe

Software prerequisites

Required to useSQLite 3.8.0 or higher
Required to usePostgreSQL 9.2 or higher
Required to usePHP 7.3.19 or higher
Required to useMySQL 5.5.8 or higher


"Lead Software Architect" is not in the list (Maintainer, Contributor, Developer, Sponsor, Unknown) of allowed values for the "Role" property.

"Administrator" is not in the list (General, Help, Bug Tracking, Support, Developer) of allowed values for the "Resource audience" property.

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