Wikidata deployment

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Status[edit | edit source]

2014-08-26:

Deployed badges and "other projects" beta feature on clients, item redirects on Wikidata, and improvements to entity suggester which now provides suggestions for qualifiers and references.



Deployment Check List

  • make sure all relevant repositories have been branched
  • make sure the branch to be deployed has been tested with the correct branch of core
  • update the relevant submodule pointers on the wmf deployment branch
  • find all mentioned of "DEPLOY" in commit messages of any changes that are new on the branch being deployed, and build a pre/post-deployment checklists from these.

See also:

wmf/1.25wmf8[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 4 Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 3 Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews
Phase 2 Wednesday, November 12, 2014 YesY Done Deploy to testwikidata
Phase 1 Tuesday, November 11, 2014 YesY Done Branchday

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • breaking change Changes to JavaScript data model. To access the main snak of a statement, it is now done with statement.getClaim().getMainSnak() and qualifiers are accessed with statement.getClaim().getQualifiers().
  • Improved performance of lua (mw.wikibase.label and mw.wikibase.sitelink should not load the whole entity into memory)
  • Added irc url schema support for the url data type. (bugzilla:72924)
  • Allow submitting linkItem site link widget (in client) form with enter (bugzilla:72712) and move the linkItem dialog to the top (bugzilla:72687)
  • Use back-end parser for "commons" and "url".
  • Always show link to wikibase item in toolbox (e.g. in edit mode) in the client.
  • Adding [[Special:MergeItem]] as convenience alias for [[Special:MergeItems]] (bugzilla:68434)

Bug fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Fixed /re-added highlighting to siteselector and pagesuggester. (bugzilla:66433)

Deployment notes[edit | edit source]

  • Authority Control gadget needs updating [1] and probably other gadgets.
  • need to bump $wgCacheEpoch (for parser cache)
  • ...

Past deployments[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]