Semantic MediaWiki 1.5.2

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Semantic MediaWiki 1.5.2
Release date: 2010/08/30
Previous version: SMW 1.5.1
Next version: SMW 1.5.3
Compatible with: MW 1.14.x - 1.17.x
Current version
SMW 2.0

Version 1.5.2 of Semantic MediaWiki is the next minor release after SMW 1.5.1 that adds some new features and includes a number of internal fixes and software architecture improvements that improve SMW's extendibility.

Upgrading existing installations

Installations of SMW 1.5.0 and SMW 1.5.1 can be upgraded by just replacing the files (but note that you need to run MediaWiki 1.15 or greater now; this is strongly recommended anyway). This release is backward compatible with 1.5.1, so all extensions working with 1.5.1 should also work fine with 1.5.2. If problems do occur, it is possible to go back to 1.5.0 by simply using the old files, and waiting with the upgrade until the relevant extensions provide updates.

It is suggested to change the inclusion of SMW in LocalSettings.php to the following as described in the installation instructions above:

include_once("$IP/extensions/SemanticMediaWiki/SemanticMediaWiki.php");

Including SMW_Settings.php as in 1.5.0 and before will continue to work, but may be disabled in some future version.

For upgrading older versions, please see the installation instructions.

Changes

Autocompletion for printouts on Special:Ask

The 'additional data to display' textfield on Special:Ask now has autocompletion on property names. This means that when you type a question mark, you'll get a list off all properties defined on your wiki, which will be filtered down as you type the first letters of the properties name.

Inclusion of jQuery and jQuery UI

Semantic MediaWiki now includes copies of the jQuery and jQuery UI libraries. These are currently only used for autocompletion in the "printouts" input in Special:Ask.

Code improvements and structure changes

Code style and structure has been improved to follow the general MediaWiki conventions and additional code documentation has been added at various places.

Extended translations

As usual, translations have been extended thanks to the Translatewiki.net project.

Bugfixes

SMW 1.5.2 closes a number of bugs and minor issues that have been identified in earlier versions.


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