3/12/08 9:30pm EST: Upgrading LyricWiki – expect outages.

March 13, 2008

We’re going to be upgrading LyricWiki to the newest version of MediaWiki.  This is good for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that the newest versions always have the lowest number of known security vulnerabilities.

There are also some new features that our extensions can’t work without.

Teknomunk was kind enough to jump right in and test/re-write a bunch of the extensions (I think all of them actually) to make sure they work in the new version.  He also made some upgrades which only work in the new version (which was what ultimately caused the decision to upgrade… so give him mad props :)).

Anyway… this is going to cause a lot of outages tonight.  I’m going to shut down the API (the SOAP), back up the database, then do the upgrades, fix what’s broken, then turn the API back on.   I’ll keep this blog updated as things progress.