Hey all,

We are proud to announce the immediate release of Semantic MediaWiki 1.7.1, the next minor version after 1.7, which brings a few cool new features and a ton of bugfixes.

Many thanks go to all the people that contributed to this release, without you this release would not have been possible :)

== What's new ==

* Added basic support for OpenLink Virtuoso RDF database. In addition to
  $smwgDefaultStore = 'SMWSparqlStore', users should set
  $smwgSparqlDatabase = 'SMWSparqlDatabaseVirtuoso' and use Virtuoso's SPARQL
  endpoint at ./sparql/ for query and update alike. for further remarks and known
  limitations, see the file ./includes/sparql/SMW_SparqlDatabaseVirtuoso.php .
* Added ability to sort dates as dates in tables generated by SMW (bug 25768).
* Added "Last editor is" and "Is a new page" special properties (bug 34359).

== Bug fixes ==


* When there are only invalid query conditions, query answering is stopped (bug 33177).
* Fixed display of nearby values on Special:SearchByProperty (bug 34178).
* Fixed display of URL values (bug 34312, 34044).
* Fixed warning when browsing certain property pages (bug 34306).
* Fixed failure of SMW_setup --delete when using postgresql (bug 31153).
* Fixed division by 0 error when setting the "Corresponds to" property to 0 (bug 32594).
* Fixed accept header send with SPARQL query requests (bug 32280).
* Fixed unresolved prefixed name in SPARQL queries (bug 33687).
* Fixed issues with modification date property occurring when using SMWSparqlStore (bug 30989).
* Fixed erroneous SPARQL for property value comparison queries (bug 30993).
* Fixed broken +index=x for records (bug 30284).
* Fixed querying of subobjects using 4store as a datastore.
* Fixed issue with namespace internationalization (bug 34383).

Plus these fixed after 1.7:

* Fixed creation of concept cache and display of matching objects on concept pages (bug 32592, 32718).
* Fixed fatal error occurring for some invalid property definitions (bug 33652).
* Fixed error in RSS when using creator or date parameters (bug 33721).
* Fixed incorrect offset of export formats (bug 33726).
* Fixed bug in "further results" links causing the main column to be displayed twice on Special:Ask (bug 33473).
* Fixed incorrect case-sensitivity of the format parameter (bug 31138).
* Fixed internationalization of magic words.
* Fixed offset and limit value in further results links (bug 33575).

== Compatibility changes ==

None. The next scheduled release of SMW, which is SMW 1.8, will drop support for MediaWiki 1.16.x.

== Download ==

You can get this release from

* SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/projects/semediawiki/files/semediawiki/Semantic%20MediaWiki%201.7.1/
* SVN: http://svn.wikimedia.org/svnroot/mediawiki/tags/extensions/SemanticMediaWiki/REL_1_7_1/

== Installation / Upgrading ==

You can install or upgrade as usual. You will need to run the table update script via Special:SMWAdmin or maintenance/SMW_setup.php.

More detailed installation instructions can be found on the SMW wiki: http://semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Installation_1.7.1

A slightly more extensive overview of this release can be found here: http://semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/Semantic_MediaWiki_1.7.1


Jeroen De Dauw
Don't panic. Don't be evil.