Aug 022012
 

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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