Readers monthly update for July 2017

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Readers monthly update for July 2017

Chris Koerner-2
Hi everyone,
Here is the monthly update from Readers (previously Reading) department at
the Wikimedia Foundation for July 2017.

As always, feedback and questions are welcome.


==Discussions==

=== Apps===
* Development of ZIM file and offline compilations support continues.
* Continuing to work on improved Reading lists feature, addressing user
reports and preparing for syncing functionality. [0]
* We're working on an initial set of downloadable compilations to be
available in the Android app. [1]
* For iOS we'll be releasing version 5.6 next week, and are just wrapping
up testing.
* Version 5.6 of iOS features sepia and dark reading modes, On this day
timelines and public domain Wikipedia themed stickers for iMessage [2] [3]
[4]

=== Web ===
* We found and reported a quite serious bug in the Firefox browser. [5]
* We're working on some style improvements to the print styles of desktop
pages and PDFs. [6]
* Page previews is coming to all wikis excluding German and English! [7]
* We're working on allowing Page previews to display html previews
* We're considering |adding a namespace filter to Special:ShortPages. Would
this be useful to people? Please let us know! [8]

=== New Readers ===
* New Reader updates can be found at Meta]. [9]

=== Multimedia ===
* We identified must-do 3D tasks in anticipation of a future launch, and
have a few outstanding bugs to resolve before being feature complete. [10]
An additional Wikilegal discussion on 3D has been initiated; depending on
the outcome some interface changes may be required before launch. [11]

=== Discovery ===
The Discovery team provides weekly updates. Here are their updates for the
month.
* 2017-07-03 [12]
* 2017-07-10 [13]
* 2017-07-17 [14]
* 2017-07-24 [15]


[0] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Apps/Synced_Reading_Lists
[1] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T169905
[2] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T169142
[3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Selected_anniversaries
[4] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_digital_stickers
[5] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1379762
[6] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Reading/Web/PDF_Functionality
[7] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T162672
[8] https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T170687
[9] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/New_Readers/Updates
[10]
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/board/48/query/GMIMsF0oKK9t/?filter=GMIMsF0oKK9t&order=priority
[11] https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikilegal/3D_files_and_3D_printing
[12] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Discovery/Status_updates/2017-07-03
[13] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Discovery/Status_updates/2017-07-10
[14] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Discovery/Status_updates/2017-07-17
[15] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Discovery/Status_updates/2017-07-24

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The archive of all past updates can be found on MediaWiki.org:

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Reading/Status_updates


Yours,
Chris Koerner
Community Liaison
Wikimedia Foundation
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