Wikidata deployment/status

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Last update on: 2015-01-01

2012-07-28[edit]

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]

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]

We plan to deploy wikidata.org in October. Full deployment plan is included on the Wikidata deployment page

2012-10-monthly[edit]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Wikidata has been deployed to Hungarian, Italian, Hebrew, and English Wikipedias!

2013-03-monthly[edit]

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]

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]

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.

2013-12-monthly[edit]

Deployed ranks and sorting to Wikidata on December 10. Other new features included a table of contents for item pages, and data type is included in JSON output via the api.

2014-01-monthly[edit]

We enabled Wikibase on Wikisource, so that Wikisource can get language links from Wikidata. Data "phase 2" for Wikisource is planned for late February.

2014-02-28[edit]

Quantities were deployed to Wikidata on February 4, and data use on Wikisource on February 28. Performance improvements were also deployed to Wikidata.

2014-08-26[edit]

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.

2014-12-18[edit]

Enable statements on properties, first version of language fallbacks on item / property pages, performance improvements, and PageTerms API module in client.