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/1.25wmf1[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 4 October 2, 2014 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 3 September 30, 2014 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews
Phase 2 Thursday, September 25, 2014 Deploy to testwikidata
Phase 1 Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Branchday

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Section editing for site link groups and "in other languages" instead of [edit] link for each individual site link, etc.

Bug fixes[edit | edit source]

  • Removed many usages of "class_alias" php method which doesn't work well in hhvm.

Other[edit | edit source]

  • Performance improvements for badges. (caching them in parser output)
  • Use Wikibase Data Model 1.0 in Wikibase. (should be nothing noticeable for users, but significant change in backend)
  • Refactoring and changes to javascript RepoApi.

Deployment notes[edit | edit source]

  • bump cache epoch for everywhere! (slow and gradually) and purge pages that use badges
  • bump cache epoch for wikidata

Past deployments[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]