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Release: v4.5.15.1709 (2017-09-17 21:00 Sun)

The PC version is a minor release. It fixes parsing issues for Spanish wikis.

The PC version is a trivial release. It updates the list of wikis for Download Central.

(Wiki) Publish 2017-08 Polish wikis and 2017-09 Spanish wikis with full-text search. Also, 2017-08, 2017-07 English Wikipedia, and 2017-07 German Wikipedia.

These wikis have been published over the course of the past several weeks. You can get them from Download Central or see the following links:

(PC) Fix parser issues including "gplx.Err: index is out of bounds" in Spanish Wikipedia and "Module:Location map:353 Malformed coordinates value" in English Wikipedia

There were two notable parser fixes:

  • Several dozen film pages in Spanish Wikipedia would have a script error with "gplx.Err: index is out of bounds". This was due to some changes on the Wikimedia side to mw.lua
  • Several dozen geography pages in English Wikipedia would have a script error with Module:Location map:353 Malformed coordinates value. This was due to some faulty logic in XOWA which would still return back a value even when an index didn't exist (EX: {{#invoke:Mod|3=abc}}) and args[2] would return back args[3])

Both of these are fixed in this release

(PC) Fix online import not working on Mac OS X

This was reported separately by a user. It appears that sometime during the past few months, the online import failed for Mac OS X. This version fixes the error.

(PC) Fix full-text search on http_server

This was reported in

(PC) Add customizable footer

This was requested in order to more closely reproduce the look and feel of Wikipedia. The options can be set at Special:XowaCfg?

Next release

I've been slow in uploading wikis. For now, I'm continuing on the same path with Russian as well as the monthly English Wikipedia updates.



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