we are happy to announce the release of SMW 1.5.0. This new version has seen a
significant number of internal changes that will (hopefully) not affect users
or extension developers, but that improve the maintainability and
extendibility of SMW a lot. Yet, there are also some "visible" new features:
* inverse properties
* new query parameters
* added and improved datatypes (but coordinates were moved to Semantic Maps)
* extended interface for Special:Ask
See http://semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/Semantic_MediaWiki_1.5.0 for details,
and see http://semantic-mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Installation_1.5.0 for
Most extensions should directly be compatible with the new version but please
check with your extension maintainer if in doubt. Semantic Result Formats is
expected to issue a compatible file release any day now (the last *file
release* of SRF may not work with SMW 1.5.0; the SVN version should work).
Semantic Forms should be fully compatible as they are, but a new release is
expected for SF in a short time as well.
It is noteworthy that the number of lines of source code in SMW 1.5.0 is
slightly smaller than in SMW 1.4.3 (14051 vs. 14247). The fact that the
download is still larger testifies how much work was put into source code
documentation and translation (many thanks to translatewiki.net and its
The online documentation has already been updated to SMW 1.5.0 in many places,
and some further updates are expected to happen soon. Of course, you are
welcome to help. The time to the next minor release in the 1.5 series will be
shorter than the time in between major version increments, so timely bug
reports and additional translation helps for the static files (datatype
labels, namespaces, etc.) are welcome.
Markus Krötzsch <markus@...>
* Personal page: http://korrekt.org
* Semantic MediaWiki: http://semantic-mediawiki.org
* Semantic Web textbook: http://semantic-web-book.org
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