Forum:MediaWiki should be upgraded to 1.37

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As some of you know, ShoutWiki is upgrading to 1.35 soon. The problem is that 1.35 is an outdated version, as the latest version is 1.37. ShoutWiki should upgrade to that version, as it fixes bugs present in earlier versions and provides a smoother user experience. Tali64^2 (talk) 23:32, 5 December 2021 (UTC)

Staff are unlikely to make decisions based on Forum discussion. --Saftzie (talk) 19:58, 6 December 2021 (UTC)
We will be upgrading to 1.35 as it's the latest Long-Term Support (LTS) release, and we will be transitioning from "latest stable release of MediaWiki" to "latest long-term support release of MediaWiki". Social tools already transitioned to this model earlier this year. This is simply out of practical reasons: MediaWiki is ever-evolving and WMF developers working on MediaWiki are constantly, and very much intentionally so making breaking changes to MediaWiki core without much regard for third-party code not deployed on Wikimedia servers and their wikis. We're not the WMF, we can't change this nor can we throw more developers at the problem either, so we'll have to go with the only possible solution: upgrade MediaWiki less frequently in favor of a more stable, "battle-tested" experience.
Thus once we're on 1.35, the next upgrade will be 1.39.
I do want to note that we're huge believers in open source, obviously; thus you can help support our extensions and skins with your patches! --Jack PhoenixShoutWiki Staff (Contact) 23:36, 15 December 2021 (UTC)
And thus once we're on 1.39, the next upgrade will be 1.43, thus once we're on 1.43, the next upgrade will be 1.47, etc. 11:07, 6 February 2022 (UTC)