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The first stable version the Semantic MediaWiki extension for MediaWiki , SMW 1.0, is now available. New features as compared to SMW 0.7 at a glance:
The third (and probably final) release candidate for the upcoming stable version 1.0 of the Semantic MediaWiki extension for MediaWiki  is now available. This update adds the long requested feature of having full interoperability of inline queries, templates, and other extensions, via a new #ask parser function. It also re-enables the datatype Boolean, and the service links, e.g. to online maps relating to geographic coordinates.... read more
The second release candidate for the upcoming stable version 1.0 of the Semantic MediaWiki extension for MediaWiki  is now available. This update fixes a number of bugs, improves the input processing for the datatypes URI and Geographic coordinates, adds new translations for French and Chinese, and speeds up the RDF export.
SMW 1.0-RC1 runs on all current MediaWiki versions , but requires at least 1.10. More information is obtained via our online documentation  and mailinglists . ... read more
The first release candidate for the upcoming stable version 1.0 of the Semantic MediaWiki extension for MediaWiki  is now available. Core changes include:
Simplified semantic annotations: just one kind of annotation ("Property").
Significant speedup (both server and network load substantially reduced).
Prettier and easier to understand interfaces.
Alias strings for all SMW elements.
More expressivity for semantic querying.
New and/or improved datatypes.
Improved maintenance special pages.
New experimental n-ary properties, allowing property values to consist of a list of entries.
* Ontology import re-enabled (simple annotation import)
SMW 1.0-RC1 runs on all current MediaWiki versions , but requires at least 1.10. Some further improvements and an extended online documenation  are expected for the final release, but 1.0-RC1 is clearly the recommended version for new installations. Subscribe to our mailinglists  for latest news and discussions on the upcoming release.
The Semantic MediaWiki extension for MediaWiki  has just been released in version 0.7. Core changes include:
SMW 0.7 runs on the current MediaWiki 1.9 and upcoming 1.10. Online documenation  still has to be updated to describe all new functions in detail. Development and usage is discussed on our mailinglists .
Semantic MediaWiki extension for MediaWiki  have been released in version 0.6 recently. Core changes include:
As planned for some time now, SMW is about to move from the current CVS repository at SourceForge to MediaWiki's SVN repository . Active developers already have had their logins and public keys registered, and everybody else has anonymous read-access. Detailed instructions can be found online .
Other than integrating SMW into the central MediaWiki repository, the move to SVN also enables anonymous users to access all files in real-time now, i.e. everyone can see every change in the repository as soon as it is made.... read more
With version 0.5, Semantic MediaWiki extension for MediaWiki  reaches beta status. But improved stability and cleaner code does not mean that there are no new features. Core changes include:
Semantic MediaWiki aims at the inclusion of "semantic web" features into MediaWiki, the software powering Wikipedia . Users are enabled to enrich wiki-articles with bits of machine-readable information in a simple and integrated fashion. This data is used for enabling powerful search functions in the wiki, and allows developers to write software that harvests the wiki's knowledge for external use. Details are available on the project homepage and testsite .... read more