Semantic MediaWiki Version History

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A semantic component to MediaWiki was first publicly proposed on August 5, 2005 in the paper "Wikipedia and the Semantic Web: The Missing Links" by Markus Krötzsch, Denny Vrandečić and Max Völkel, presented at Wikimania 2005.1 The first version of the Semantic MediaWiki extension was released the next month.

Here is the complete version history:

Version released improvements and changes (excluding bugfixes)
Semantic MediaWiki 4.1.3 2024-02-17 compatibility updates and bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 4.1.2 2023-07-29 compatibility updates and bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 4.1.1 2023-03-09 compatibility updates and bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 4.1.0 2023-01-21 compatibility updates, bug fixes and several enhancements
Semantic mediawiki 4.1.0 2023-01-21 compatibility updates, bug fixes and several enhancements
Semantic MediaWiki 4.0.2 2022-07-21 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 4.0.1 2022-03-24 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 4.0.0 2022-01-18 compatibility updates, bug fixes and several enhancements
Semantic MediaWiki 3.2.3 2021-03-30 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 3.2.2 2020-12-05 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 3.2.1 2020-11-21 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 3.2.0 2020-09-07 entity issue panel, configuration preloading
Semantic MediaWiki 3.1.6 2020-04-19 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 3.1.5 2020-02-29 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 3.1.4 2020-02-08 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 3.1.3 2020-01-24 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 3.1.2 2020-01-12 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 3.1.1 2019-11-17 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 3.1.0 2019-09-23 attachement links; SMWElasticStore replication monitoring; constraint schemas; sequence maps; embedded query update refactored
Semantic MediaWiki 3.0.2 2019-04-11 minor improvements
Semantic MediaWiki 3.0.1 2019-01-25 improved upgrading and installation process, new maintenance script "populateHashField.php"
Semantic MediaWiki 3.0.0 2018-10-11 User interface changes; List formats and template format rework; Search and query enhancements; Performance improvements
Semantic MediaWiki 2.5.8 2018-09-07 minor improvements
Semantic MediaWiki 2.5.7 2018-08-09 minor improvements, compatibility with MediaWiki 1.30.x and later
Semantic MediaWiki 2.5.6 2018-02-14 minor improvements, compatibility with MediaWiki 1.30.x
Semantic MediaWiki 2.5.5 2017-10-25 links in values obfuscator changed, updates on template refreshes forced, checks for semantic namespaces improved
Semantic MediaWiki 2.5.4 2017-08-07 SECURITY, fixed an issue with special page "SemanticMediaWiki"
Semantic MediaWiki 2.5.3 2017-07-08 improved support for multiple relational database environments, improved action "purge"
Semantic MediaWiki 2.5.2 2017-05-17 redirect names on property pages
Semantic MediaWiki 2.5.1 2017-04-22 deprecation notices
Semantic MediaWiki 2.5.0 2017-03-14 edit protection; full-text search; links in values; provenance data recording; preferred property label support; property links feature; query result cache; reference and external identifier support; special page "Semantic MediaWiki" overhauled
Semantic MediaWiki 2.4.6 2017-02-15 enhancement for MySQL users
Semantic MediaWiki 2.4.5 2017-01-16 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 2.4.4 2016-12-14 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 2.4.3 2016-11-28 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 2.4.2 2016-11-12 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 2.4.1 2016-07-12 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 2.4.0 2016-07-09 support for multiple content languages, pattern based data value constraints, enhancements to data value formatting and display, enhancements to the maintenance scripts, enhancements to selecting pages via queries (range, precision)
Semantic MediaWiki 2.3.1 2016-01-04 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 2.3.0 2015-10-29 several improvements to the SPARQLStore, improvements to the "rebuildData.php" script, extended search patterns for datatypes "telephone" and "e-mail", comparator support added for datatype "date", experimental query dependency detection and their automatic updating, experimental performance improvements
Semantic MediaWiki 2.2.3 2015-10-11 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 2.2.2 2015-07-07 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 2.2.1 2015-06-02 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 2.2.0 2015-05-09 improvements and new features for result formats "category", "table" and "broadtable", new feature for the "set" parser function, improvements to vocabulary import and RDF export, introduction for JSON based integration tests, changed "SMWRegsitry" to use
Semantic MediaWiki 2.1.3 2015-03-30 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 2.1.2 2015-03-28 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 2.1.1 2015-03-05 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 2.1.0 2015-01-19 Search engine "SMWSearch" added, contextual help texts on edit pages, full support for PostgreSQL
Semantic MediaWiki 2.0.0 2014-08-04 support for RDF databases improved (Virutuoso, 4store), support for Jena Fuseki RDF database added, RDF subobject support added, improved parser function "subobject"
Semantic MediaWiki 1.9.2 2014-04-18 new object ID lookup, passing of the query string to result format "template", new parameter for "rebuildData.php" script
Semantic MediaWiki 1.9.1 2014-02-09 new special properties "MIME type" and "Media type"
Semantic MediaWiki 1.9.0 2014-01-03 special page "Concepts" added, better performance mechanisms (new parameters, new script), new "browsebysubject" API module, new "smw-admin" user right, improved parser functions "set" and "subobject"
Semantic MediaWiki 1.8.0 2012-12-02 new SQLStore (version 3), result format "atom" added, queryable information about queries are stored, user interface of Special:Ask improved, API modules for doing ask-like queries now stable, enhancements to parser function #subobject.
Semantic MediaWiki 1.7.1 2012-03-05 support for OpenLink Virtuoso RDF database added
Semantic MediaWiki 1.7.0 2012-01-01 new parser function #subobject, two new API modules for doing ask-like queries (alpha), new special page Special:QueryCreator (alpha)
Semantic MediaWiki 1.6.1 2011-08-20 duplicate printouts now allowed for #ask queries
Semantic MediaWiki 1.6.0 2011-07-30 full support of synchronization of SMW with external RDF stores, new data type Quantity, major reorganization concerning datatypes, new #smwdoc parser hook, improved error reporting for inline queries
Semantic MediaWiki 1.5.6 2011-02-24 Automatic refresh of pages introduced
Semantic MediaWiki 1.5.5 2011-01-12 Turtle syntax support and OWL/RDF query format introduced
Semantic MediaWiki 1.5.4 2010-12-01 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 1.5.3 2010-11-04 new comparators >>, <<, ≥ and ≤ introduced
Semantic MediaWiki 1.5.2 2010-08-30 autocompletion for printouts on Special:Ask, jQuery and jQuery UI now included
Semantic MediaWiki 1.5.1 2010-05-31 new query comparator "NOT LIKE" introduced, OWL/RDF export extended
Semantic MediaWiki 1.5.0 2010-03-07 inverse properties introduced, new printout parameters ("limit", "order", "align" and "index") added, new datatypes "Telephone number" and "Record" introduced
Semantic MediaWiki 1.4.3 2009-08-15 special property "Has improper value for" introduced; result format "category" introduced; function #set_recurring_event introduced
Semantic MediaWiki 1.4.2 2009-02-15 performance and memory optimisation, result format JSON introduced, result formats 'vcard' and 'icalendar' dropped, refresh data of pages by name possible via script
Semantic MediaWiki 1.4.1 2008-12-16 datatype "Date" improved
Semantic MediaWiki 1.4.0 2008-11-21 data refresh possible through Special:SMWAdmin, special property "modification date" added, special properties can be defined externally and queried, result formats "timeline" and "eventline" removed
Semantic MediaWiki 1.3.0 2008-09-07 query caching for concepts introduced
Semantic MediaWiki 1.2.2 2008-08-29 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 1.2.1 2008-08-08 Sub-property display added, result format CSV for export added
Semantic MediaWiki 1.2.0 2008-07-10 new SQLStore (version 2), "concept" available, result format "vcard" added, parser function #show added
Semantic MediaWiki 1.1.2 2008-06-14 userpraram parameter
Semantic MediaWiki 1.1.1 2008-04-24 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 1.1.0 2008-04-21 result format "icalendar" added, special page SearchByProperty added, internationalization done through, easy wiki registration
Semantic MediaWiki 1.0.1 2008-02-08 bug fixes
Semantic MediaWiki 1.0.0 2007-12-31 Relations and attributes converted into properties, new datatyp "page", parser function "ask" introduced, supproperties supported, result format "rss" added, multi-value properties possible
Semantic MediaWiki 0.7 2007-04-28 special page "Browse" added, special page "SearchTriple" removed, result formats "embedded", "template" and "count" added; datatype "enum" added, scipt "refreshData" added
Semantic MediaWiki 0.6 2006-11-18 special page "Ask" added, result format "timeline" added, scipt "dumpRDF" added
Semantic MediaWiki 0.5 2006-08-14 measurement unit support for datatypes introduced, datatypes "URL", "AnnotationURI" and "temperature" added, vocabulary import introduced
Semantic MediaWiki 0.4 2006-05-12 tag function "<ask>" introduced, special pages "Relation", "Attributes" and "Types" added, datatypes "Page" added, special property "equivalent URI" introduced
Semantic MediaWiki 0.3 2006-04-07 special page "SMWAdmin" added, custom CSS and JavaScript possible, result format "RDF" added
Semantic MediaWiki 0.2 2005-12-04 namespaces "relation", "attribute" and "type" introduced, special page "SearchTriple" added, internationalization support added
Semantic MediaWiki 0.1 2005-09-30 Initial version - typed links, "factbox", special page "SearchSemantic"

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