MediaWiki Stakeholders' Group/Blog/2015-06-18
A Lump of MediaWiki Links
Author: Chris Koerner
|Tags: Collection, News,|
Here's a few bookmarks I've had laying around that don't quite warrant their own blog post, but are still really interesting. Enjoy the smorgasbord of information.
Wikidata arbitrary access is coming
Lydia Pintscher, Product Manager for Wikidata, has announced that arbitrary access is coming to Wikidata! What does this mean?
From Lydia's announcement, "When using data from Wikidata on Wikipedia and other sister projects there is currently a limitation in place which hinders some use cases. Data can only be accessed from the corresponding item. So for example the article about Berlin can only get data from the item about Berlin but not from the item about Germany. This had technical reasons. On Monday we will remove this limitation on the first wikis."
Here's an example of the syntax : Berlin. That will allow you to get the capital from the item about Germany.
Semantic MediaWiki 3.0
It's still a little ways off, but there are a few interesting issues being tracked for SMW users that I thought were interesting.
You should join the discussion where appropriate.
I've been using MediaWiki for nearly 4 years now and I'm just learning of the Sysadmin hub on MediaWiki.org. What a great resource for folks administering a wiki.