Semantic MediaWiki 1.7.1

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Semantic MediaWiki 1.7.1
Release date: 5 March 2012
Previous version: SMW 1.7.0
Next version: SMW 1.8.0
Compatible with: MW 1.16.0 - 1.19.x
Current version
SMW 2.3.1

Version 1.7.1 of Semantic MediaWiki is the next minor release after SMW 1.7 that brings a few features and a pile of bugfixes. It does not come with any compatibility changes compared to SMW 1.7.

Upgrading existing installations

Upgrading SMW 1.6.x and SMW 1.7

Installations of SMW 1.6.x and 1.7 and can be upgraded by replacing the files, and by running the database update (Special:SMWAdmin or SMW_setup.php script) as usual. Moreover, it is strongly suggested to enable the refresh process to update all data on Special:SMWAdmin when upgrading from 1.6.x. Older versions of SMW can be upgraded in the same way, but there can be more feature changes that require changes of wiki pages. See the current documentation for details on using the current version.

Upgrading SMW 1.5.x

SMW 1.6.0 introduces a new software dependency (which also applies to all later versions): the Validator extension that helps Semantic MediaWiki to validate user-provided parameters. It must be installed for SMW to work. Make sure that you include Validator prior to the inclusion of SMW in your LocalSettings.php. Do note that Validator comes bundled with SMW releases as of version 1.6.0. If you are obtaining the code via svn, you will need to get a checkout of Validator yourself.

Do not forget to also install the extension Validator first and include it in LocalSettings.php prior to SMW with the following line of code. After that you may proceed to upgrade SMW.

require_once( "$IP/extensions/Validator/Validator.php" );

Extensions for SMW versions up to 1.5.* should not be assumed to work with SMW 1.6.0 out of the box. All SMW extensions should be upgraded to versions that are compatible with SMW 1.6. Moreover, some functions changed and pages might need updates (see below). Additional remarks on upgrading older SMW versions are given below.

If not done already, it is suggested to change the inclusion of SMW in LocalSettings.php to the following as described in the installation instructions above:


Including SMW_Settings.php as in earlier versions will not longer work.


Support for OpenLink Virtuoso RDF database added

Other new features


SMW 1.7.1 closes a number of bugs that have been identified in earlier versions. The more noteworthy ones include:

  • Fixed display of nearby values on Special:SearchByProperty (bug 34178).
  • Fixed display of URL values (bug 34312 and bug 34004).
  • 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).

And when counting the bugfix releases made since 1.7. as well:

  • Fixed creation of concept cache and display of matching objects on concept pages (bug 32592 and bug 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).

Extended translations

As usual, translations have been extended thanks to the project.

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