Last update on: 2013-05-monthly
2012-07-28[edit | edit source]
Daniel Kinzler has finished up what we hope is the final round of changes to the Wikidata branch, which Tim Starling needs to review prior to merging into master. There is currently a discussion about the best way of storing a local copy of the Wikidata-based language links. See the wikitech-l thread about Wikidata blockers for more information.
2012-07-monthly[edit | edit source]
Daniel Kinzler has finished up what we hope is the final round of changes to the Wikidata branch, which Tim Starling needs to review prior to merging into master. There is currently a discussion about the best way of storing a local copy of the Wikidata-based language links (see the thread about Wikidata blockers on wikitech-l).
2012-09-monthly[edit | edit source]
We plan to deploy wikidata.org in October. Full deployment plan is included on the Wikidata deployment page
2012-10-monthly[edit | edit source]
The deployment of MediaWiki 1.21wmf2 was an important prerequisite to the deployment of Wikidata to the Wikimedia cluster. Chad Horohoe, Sam Reed, Daniel Zahn, and Mark Bergsma have been putting together the pieces to deploy a wiki to wikidata.org, which happened on October 30.
2012-11-monthly[edit | edit source]
Chris Steipp and Chad Horohoe have reviewed the Wikibase set of extensions, as well as DataValues. Deployment of these extensions is planned for December.
2012-12-monthly[edit | edit source]
The Wikibase client extension was deployed to test2 in December. We plan further deployment work in January, deploying to the Hungarian language Wikipedia on January 14, 2013.
2013-01-monthly[edit | edit source]
Sam Reed helped the Wikidata deployment, deploying the Wikibase Client extension to Wikipedia in Hungarian, Hebrew, and Italian. Chris Steipp reviewed the Wikidata team's work to extend AbuseFilter for use with structured data. Aaron Schulz worked with Daniel Kinzler on job queue improvements.
2013-02-monthly[edit | edit source]
Wikidata has been deployed to Hungarian, Italian, Hebrew, and English Wikipedias!
2013-03-monthly[edit | edit source]
Phase II deployment will complete on March 27 to several wikis, including Italian, Hebrew and Hungarian Wikipedias. This phase includes a new Lua interface to Wikidata so as to make infobox population from Wikidata possible. The Wikidata section of the monthly report has more details.
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2013-04-monthly[edit | edit source]
After a minor delay due to some job queue and infrastructure migration work, Wikidata Phase II was deployed to all Wikipedia sites. This allows editors to reference and display content from Wikidata inside infoboxes.
2013-05-monthly[edit | edit source]
Wikidata continued to roll out updates to the client (what lives on the various project wikis) and repository (what powers wikidata.org) software; see the wikidata newsletter for more information: May 3rd and May 24th. Additionally, there was Operations-related work to create helpful URL redirects for entity matching along with fixes to the logging of autopatrolled edits (which was causing massive database usage and issues when doing archival dumps). These URL redirects and autopatrol fixes should go out in June.