> How would they want to achieve that? Does SMW currently have some kind
of "miser mode" similar to MW's miser mode?
SMW does currently not have the ability to have only the storage infrastructure. Markus is planning on making it modular in a way that this will be possible though. The main reason for this is to shrink the codebase to something that can be reviewed by some WMF people, which is a requirement to getting it onto any WMF wiki.
Jeroen De Dauw
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