It's great news and I'll definitely be looking into RAP implementation for integration with other tools we use!
I have a couple of questions regarding the iCal and SMWRegistry though:
it was time to release a new version of Semantic MediaWiki: SMW 1.1 is now
available on SourceForge . Upgrade from SMW 1.0(.1) is very simple and
needs no special scripts, but you will need MediaWiki >=1.11 now (SMW1.1 was
tested up to MW1.13 alpha).
Besides the mandatory bugfixes, the main new features of this release are:
* New iCalendar export for inline queries (format=icalendar). The result
should contain printouts with labels "start", "end", or "location" for that
to work, see e.g. http://semanticweb.org/wiki/ESWC2008.
* Support for formatted results on Special:Ask. "Further results" links from
inline queries now preserve the format.
* Query results can now be sorted by more than one property (just separate
property names with "," in sort parameter).
* Initial support (beta) for synching external RDF stores with SMW (currently
only bindings for RAP exist). This also provides support for wiki-based
SPARQL query services, see
Denny will demo that at WWW'08 in Bejing this week -- meet him there for
* More robust link generation code; even long query texts and links that
contain very special characters are built properly.
* Extended translations. Completely new Arab translation.
There is also a new registry service for semantic wikis  that is intended
to replace the hand-crafted list of "sites using SMW" (interface at our
website is still somewhat simple, but the registry works well, better listing
options will follow later). Feel free to announce your wiki (of course, no
private data is collected; works only for public wikis anyway).
This release again includes much input from contributors and users. Thank you!
We are also grateful for support by FZI Karlsruhe, SAP Research, the EU
Integrated Project "Active", and the Betawiki project.
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