after a month of work on my GSoC project Incremental Dumps , I think I
have now something worth sharing and talking about, though it's still far
What the code can do now is to read a pages-history XML dump and create the
various kinds of dumps (pages/stub, current/history) in the new format from
It can then convert a dump in the new format back to XML.
The XML output is almost the same as existing XML dumps, but there are some
The current state of the new format also now has a detailed specification
 (this describes the current version, the format is still in flux and
can change daily).
If you want, you can also try running the code. 
It's not production-quality yet (e.g. it doesn't report errors properly),
but it should work.
Compilation instructions are in the README file.