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Latest Bulletins

May 2017

Hi everyone, the main technology we’re using to render PDFs on Wikimedia wikis – OCG – is breaking down. The code is old, it’s difficult to maintain, and if we don’t replace it now we might suddenly find ourselves in a situation where we'd have to take it down without having planned to do so. We have some plans for the future at mw:Reading/Web/PDF Functionality. If you care about the PDF function, please head over there and tell us on the talk page if anything is missing from those plans, or if there’s something in there we shouldn’t spend our time and energy on. /Johan (WMF) (discusscontribs) 22:20, 18 May 2017 (UTC)

December 2016

Export from Wikibooks to other formats works again. Since the rewrite of the collection system in 2014 many output options were lost. I am happy to announce that most of them are now available again in the mediawiki2latex system. You can choose the output format between PDF, Epub, Odt, HTML and LaTeX. Unfortunately operating mediawiki2latex requires something close to a computer science degree. So just drop me a line and I will upload the files you need. Dirk Hünniger (discusscontribs) 09:14, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

July 2016

JackPotte has successfully received sysop permissions after consensus at Requests for permissions. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 07:29, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

July 2016

JackPotte's sysop request is going on at Requests for permissions. All users are encouraged to participate. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 20:29, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

March 2015

Atcovi has successfully received sysop permissions after consensus at Requests for permissions. Congratulations to him!--Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 12:52, 11 March 2015 (UTC)

March 2015

Atcovi's sysop request is going on at Requests for permissions. All users are encouraged to participate. Last date :- 13 March 2015.--Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 07:53, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Febraury 2015

Wikidata is now available to manage the interwiki links and get some common data between the wikis in Lua. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 13:08, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

June 2014

There is a website on the WikiMedia Foundation Labs that lets you create PDF Versions of Wikibooks. The PDFs are generated by xelatex which is the same technology as the one used for the print on demand versions you can buy using the wikibooks book generator, with the advantage that you can actually access the PDF document as well as the xelatex file for free instead of just the printed book for a fee. --Dirk Hünniger (discusscontribs) 17:30, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

April 2014

A discussion about Xania's Check User nomination is taking place at Requests for permissions. Wikibooks users are invited to participate.

June 2013

I've created a Request for Comment on my planned extension for my Google Summer of Code project ("Improve support for book structures"). Any feedback on this would be much appreciated! GorillaWarfare (talk) 19:35, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

January 2013