Mark - that sounds like a good idea. We're actually going to have another release of Semantic Bundle in the near future, that should fix some remaining issues; so I think it would be a good candidate for trying to create this kind of package.

John - the criteria for inclusion in the Semantic Bundle are set by its maintainers: me, Jeroen and Sergey. I should note that SB is not an official SMW product.


On Mon, Feb 25, 2013 at 3:11 PM, <jmcclure@hypergrove.com> wrote:

Hi - where can I find more information about how the MW installer and the extensions it installs? And I'm also wondering what the criteria are for an extension to be part of the "SMW bundle"?

thanks - john

On 25.02.2013 12:01, Mark A. Hershberger wrote:

On Mon 25 Feb 2013 02:12:41 PM EST, Yaron Koren wrote:
It sounds like a good idea to me. What version of MediaWiki would you want to start with - 1.20 (the current version), I assume?
At the latest, we could do 1.21.  Earliest I would go is 1.19.  But 
1.20 is a good place to start.

Since the MW installer can also install extensions (as it does for 
those it is shipped with) one thing we would need to do is make sure 
any shipping extensions can be installed with the installer.  If the 
installer needs to be fixed, to do this then we'll have to limit this 
to 1.21 onwards (but it may be worthwhile to fix any bugs in 1.20 or 
And where do you think it makes sense to host and document these packages?
I think it would make sense to host them with the regular MediaWiki tarballs, but assuming that isn't do-able (I would need to ask and I think Ariel already wanted to change were the tarballs were hosted), why not add them to the SF dowload page? Maybe we could put them on toolserver.org? As far as documenting, I think https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Semantic_Bundle and http://www.semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/Semantic_Bundle make a lot of sense. Linking to the bundle page and download link from the front page of SMW.org also makes sense. Of course, I'm open to any other ideas you have for documentation and hosting. -- http://hexmode.com/
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