12 March 2009
OD upgraded to MediaWiki 1.14
We've urgently required an upgrade for a while since all our new RecordAdmin features which are part of the wiki organisation system could not be implemented on the older parser. The upgrade has been very difficult mainly due to DPL raising the infamous illegal mix of collations error. I tried exporting all the content as XML instead of SQL, but even that approach was fraught with problems, I finally got it to work by setting $wgDBmysql5 to false.
Now that we're on 1.14, we can no longer support the SimpleForms extension locally, but may later provide the examples on a 1.11 in our wikia. We're now focussing exclusively on the RecordAdmin extension for our form-based systems.