Halo extension to Semantic MediaWiki SMW / News: Recent posts

Halo Extension 1.5.0 is released!

This release fixes a number of bugs and establishes full compatibility with Semantic MediaWiki version 1.5.0 and MediaWiki version 1.15.2.

Posted by Dominika 2010-04-28

Give us feedback

We have outline the planned features for SMW+/Halo in 2010. Inspect the new features and tell us what you think of them! Your feedback will be considered for further tailoring them to your needs. http://smwforum.ontoprise.com/limesurvey/index.php?sid=25161

Posted by Dominika 2010-03-22

SMWHalo 1.4.5 released!

SMWHalo 1.4.5 is ready for download. It contains a lot of new features like the powerful WYSIWYG-editor, an email-import and much more. Find the documentation at http://smwforum.ontoprise.com/smwforum/index.php/Help:Halo_Extension_1.4.5

Posted by Dominika 2009-10-01

SMWHalo 1.4.4 released!

SMWHalo 1.4.4 is released!

Check it out at the SMW-Forum:


Posted by Kai Kühn 2009-06-15

User forum and bugzilla were moved

Project homepage is hosted at http://smwforum.ontoprise.com/
User forum has moved to http://smwforum.ontoprise.com/smwboard/
Bugzilla can be found at http://smwforum.ontoprise.com/smwbugs/

Posted by papiertiger 2009-06-04

SMWHalo 1.4.3 released!

SMWHalo 1.4.3 is released!

Check it out at the SMW-Forum:


Posted by Kai Kühn 2009-04-14

SMWHalo 1.4.2 released!

SMWHalo 1.4.2 is compatible with SMW 1.4.2.

- It contains a new search extension which is based on the Lucene server for Mediawiki.
- A new semantic treeview component which is ajax-based and capable of dealing with mass-data.

Additionally, we released the version 1.0 of the triplestore connector. It is compatible with this Halo release.

Posted by Kai Kühn 2009-03-12

Get free installation & ontology engineering support now!

ontoprise, developer and provider of the Halo Extension to Semantic MediaWiki, is currently running the "Community Support Program". Every MediaWiki and SemanticMediaWiki community can apply for this program.

Within the Community Support Program, ontoprise offers you free installation support
for the Halo Extension. Additionally, we offer to analyze the
contents of your wiki and derive tailored recommendations for the
development of your underlying ontology. ... read more

Posted by mnitsche 2009-01-14

SMW+ 1.4 released!

SMW+ 1.4 is ready for download!

It's compatible with SMW 1.4. For latest news check out the SMWForum:


Posted by Kai Kühn 2008-12-08

SMW+ 1.3.1 released!

SMW+ 1.3.1 is ready for download!

It contains a lot of bugfixes. Especially the annoying bug involving the old storage layer is fixed.

For documentation to install, take a look at:



http://wiki.ontoprise.de/ontoprisewiki/index.php/Customising_SMW%2B... read more

Posted by Kai Kühn 2008-10-10

SMW+ 1.3 released!

SMW+ 1.3 is ready for download!

It is compatible with MW 1.12/1.13 and SMW 1.2.2/1.3.

New features are:
- Enhanced performance
- Additional Mime Types
- Semantic Notifications
- Improved skin-support
- Term import
- and much more...

Optionally, we ship the following third party extensions:

- Import of PDF and DOC files
- Semantic Treeview
- Access Control Lists
- Semantic Calendar
- Semantic Forms ... read more

Posted by Joerg Heizmann 2008-09-12

SMW+ 1.2 released!

SMW+ 1.2 is ready for download!

It is compatible with MW 1.12/1.13 and SMW 1.2.1 or greater.

New features are:
- Enhanced performance
- Database replication now works with SMW+
- Safari support
- External query interface (Webservice for ASK queries)
- Local Gardening

Optionally, we ship the following third party extensions:

- Import of PDF and DOC files
- Semantic Treeview
- Access Control Lists
- Semantic Calendar
- Semantic Forms... read more

Posted by Kai Kühn 2008-08-08

SMW+ 1.1 released!

SMW+ 1.1 has been released! New features available:

- Semantic Calendar allows displaying date annotations graphically.
- The semantic forms simplify data entry and content creation.
- The tree view allows browsing the content easily.

Please read more about the features of SMW+ 1.1 on:


Posted by Kai Kühn 2008-05-16

New Release SMW+ 1.0

The Halo-Extension to Semantic MediaWiki is now called "SMW+". We just released version 1.0 of SMW+, which is _not_ identical with version 1.0 of the Halo Extension.

The following features are available with version 1.0 of SMW+:

* LDAP installation support
* Access Control Lists (ACL)

* Table-prefixes
* Whitespaces in path name (Windows)
* Several minor bugfixes

* Compatible with SMW 1.0.1
* Compatible with MW 1.12 stable

Posted by mnitsche 2008-04-23

Results of survey available

The results of the survey which was conducted in Feb/Mar 2008 by our team concerning usage scenarios for SMW and the Halo extension are now available on http://wiki.ontoprise.de/ontoprisewiki/index.php/Results_of_SMW_Survey.

We would like to thank all participants for their precious time and their interest!

The next release of the halo extension will be available on SourceForge on April 7th, 2008. Another release is planned for mid of September.... read more

Posted by mnitsche 2008-03-20

User Mailing List Available

As of today, we offer a user mailing list for the Halo Extension. The purpose of this mailing list is to give users a possibility to exchange their experiences with the Halo extension as well as other relevant information.

The list will be monitored by developers of the extension in order to provide answers to questions that could not be answered by other users.

For actual bug reports or support requests, please use the trackers provided on sourceforge.... read more

Posted by mnitsche 2008-03-06

Wanted: Translators

The developers of the Halo extension are looking for developers or users that would provide translations of the language files for the Halo extensions. Currently, English (en) and German (de) are available.
We would highly appreciate if you would like to provide a translation in your native language. To do so, please contact mnitsche@sourceforge.net.

Posted by mnitsche 2008-02-27

Survey on SMW and the Halo Extension

Ontoprise GmbH, the company developing the Halo Extension to SMW, is conducting a short survey about SMW and Halo usage. We would appreciate if you would take part in this little survey. It will take you only about 5 minutes to finish it.

We are aiming for improvements of the Halo Extension such that it will support your needs and the needs of your community better. Your precious feedback will be the guiding line for the Halo Extension's roadmap in the future!... read more

Posted by mnitsche 2008-02-25

SMWHalo 1.0 Released!

SMWHalo 1.0 based on SMW 1.0 and MW 1.12 is finally released. You can install it from 3 zip archives (Windows or Linux) or from a self-extractable file (only Windows) which is very easy to do. Just a few clicks and you've got a running halowiki!

There is some documentation for the current release on ontoworld.org:


Posted by Kai Kühn 2008-02-01

SMW patched!

There is a patch for SMW on the download page: patch_smw-1.0beta. It fixes the problems with Property pages. Just extract it in your MediaWiki directory. The patch is now also included in smw-1.0beta release. Thus, new installations do not need this patch.

Posted by halo team 2007-10-31