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Jeroen De Dauw-2
Hey all,

I am proud to announce the first release candidate of Semantic MediaWiki 1.7
.

This release candidate is meant to give you a chance to test 1.7 and try
out the new features. You should not run it on production wikis.

I'd like to thank all the people that contributed to this release, without
you this release would not have been possible :)

== What's new ==

* Added native "internal objects" that can be set using #setobject.
* Added support for selecting a default graph when using RDF stores,
  configuration called $smwgSparqlDefaultGraph
* Use of native MediaWiki sortable tables for the table formats.
* Added value distribution functionality that can be used by result
formats.
* Added validation and manipulation of the format paremeter using Validator.
* Added 'class' parameter to the 'table' format, which allows setting the
CSS
  class.
* Added automatically-generated CSS classes for rows and cells in 'table'
format.
* Added alpha version of native SMW Ask API with modules 'ask' and
'askargs'.
* Added setting to choose which optional special properties are enabled
($smwgPageSpecialProperties).
* Added creation date special property (disabled by default) (bug 32165).
* Added support for altitudes in geographic coordinates (bug 32698).
* Added definitions for missing params (sort, order, searchlabel) to the
base query printer.
* Added automatic invocation of the SMW_setup maintenance script when
running
  update.php (for MW >= 1.19).
* Added support for the Page Schemas extension.

== Compatibility changes ==

* Dropped compatibility with MediaWiki 1.15.x (and earlier).
* Dropped compatibility with old-style (SMW < 1.6) query printers.
  This means that older versions of extensions that add result formats,
  such as Semantic Result Formats, will no longer work with SMW 1.7.
  More recent versions will of course work properly.
* Full compatibility with MediaWiki 1.18 and foreward-compatibility with
1.19.

== Bug fixes ==

This release comes with a load of bug fixes, of which some are listed below:

* Fixed separator and filename parameters for the DSV format.
* Fixed display of properties of type URL (bug 30912).
* Fixed hide query functionality on Special:Ask (bug 30768).
* Fixed display of internal SMW helper constants in certain queries (bug
30969).
* Fixed some issues with the category result format (including bug 30761).
* Fixed email validation issue (bug 32295).
* Fixed incorrect handling of sort and order parameters on Special:Ask (bug
32706).
* Fixed display of images to old behavior after a recent regression.
* Fixed several more issues not listed here.
* Fixed fatal error in the concept cache maintenance script (bug 32592).
* Fixed factbox links to Special:SearchByProperty containing numerical
numbers for
  wikis in languages with the comma as decimal separator instead of a dot.
* Fixed the "hide incoming properties" link on Special:Browse.

== Download ==

You can get this release candidate from

* SourceForge:
<http://sourceforge.net/projects/semediawiki/files/semediawiki/Semantic%20MediaWiki%201.7%20beta%201/SemanticMediaWiki1.7beta1.zip/download>
https://sourceforge.net/projects/semediawiki/files/semediawiki/Semantic%20MediaWiki%201.7%20RC1/SemanticMediaWiki1.7rc1.zip/download
* SVN:
http://svn.wikimedia.org/svnroot/mediawiki/tags/extensions/SemanticMediaWiki/REL_1_7rc1/<http://svn.wikimedia.org/svnroot/mediawiki/tags/extensions/SemanticMediaWiki/REL_1_7beta1/>

== Installation / Upgrading ==

You can install or upgrade as usual. You will need to run the table update
script via Special:SMWAdmin or maintenance/SMW_setup.php.

Further instructions and documentation will be placed on the SMW wiki later
on.

== Testing and reporting issues ==

If you find any issues with this release candidate, please report them on
bugzilla ( https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/ ) under
extensions/SemanticMediaWiki, or here on the list (bugzilla is preferred),
so they can be addressed before the actual release.

== Actual release ==

If no critical issues are found, or serious issues that where introduced
since the last release, Semantic MediaWiki 1.7 will be released in
approximately two to three weeks.


Cheers

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Olaf Lenz-2
Hi!

On 12/18/2011 09:09 PM, Jeroen De Dauw wrote:
> * Added native "internal objects" that can be set using #setobject.

I just tested it, and the internal objects cannot be set by
"#setobject", but by "#subobject" instead. This error was already in the
mailing for the first beta version, so it might be a good idea to fix it
for the release.

> * SourceForge:
> <http://sourceforge.net/projects/semediawiki/files/semediawiki/Semantic%20MediaWiki%201.7%20beta%201/SemanticMediaWiki1.7beta1.zip/download>

Also,
>
this link looks as though it points to the beta version, not the RC!

Olaf


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Jeroen De Dauw-2
Hey,

> this link looks as though it points to the beta version, not the RC!

Apparently I got bitten by GMails HTML markup. Here are the correct links
for those who received the beta ones:

*
https://sourceforge.net/projects/semediawiki/files/semediawiki/Semantic%20MediaWiki%201.7%20RC1/SemanticMediaWiki1.7rc1.zip/download
*
http://svn.wikimedia.org/svnroot/mediawiki/tags/extensions/SemanticMediaWiki/REL_1_7rc1/

Cheers

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badon
I got more detailed errors with 1.7 RC 1 than I was getting with 1.6.1 in this bug report:

https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=33203

With 1.6.2 SMW seemed to be entering an endless loop condition that consumed all available memory. Hopefully sharing these details can produce some ideas about how I can test further to find the problem. I've looked at the database text itself, and although I'm clueless about what to look for, I don't see anything obvious while skimming through the database that shows what could be causing SMW to enter an endless loop. I have many backups of my database just prior to the problem occurring, so I might try looking at the differences to see if anything pops out.

Any other ideas?
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