Best Christmas ever! Thanks for doing this - I think overall it'll have a positive effect on the documentation and on the community, even if there are occasional problems.

My only request is that, if possible, you install Semantic Forms and Semantic Drilldown on the site; which will allow for moving at least some of the content from the SMW Community Wiki ( to There's an argument to be made for moving all of the content there, but certainly the "Tips" category is an obvious candidate for moving over, now that everyone can contribute.


On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 9:03 AM, Markus Krötzsch <> wrote:
On Dienstag, 29. Dezember 2009, Markus Krötzsch wrote:
> Hi,
> as a somewhat belated Xmas present, the SMW homepage is now open for public
> editing and account creation [1]. Feel free to add new pages or update
> existing ones. Only the core documentation pages are restricted to the user
> group of "contributors" -- please send me an email if you want to be added
>  to this group. Users who contributed before should already find themselves
>  in the new user group.

P.S. We plan to limit the content of the restricted Help: namespace to core
documentation pages, most of which are organised like a classical handbook.
Most other documentation pages (example applications, hints, tutorials, ...
all of which would be nice to have ;-) do not need to be in the Help
namespace, so you may find that you do not really need any extra permissions
to add documentation to the site.

-- Markus

> Opening the site follows a long-standing request from the community, and is
> not intended to replace any existing wikis that are concerned with SMW.
> However, moving content from existing communities could of course be
>  discussed if considered useful.
> I would also like to take the opportunity to thank all our users and
> contributors for a great 2009 with many exciting developments around SMW,
> including the very successful user meetings that we had (planning for next
> year's meetings are under way). Next year, we are going to start with the
> release of SMW 1.5 (planned for end of January). Amazingly, 2010 will also
>  be the year of the fifth anniversary of the project.
> Best wishes for 2010,
> Markus
> [1]

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