Wikidata/Status updates/2013 01 18
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This is the Wikidata summary of the week before 2013-01-18.
- We are live on the Hungarian Wikipedia \o/
- We have an intern for a week, Marius aka User:Hoo man. He’ll be working on the wizard for linking a new Wikipedia article to an existing item or creating a new item for it if none exists yet. (the first two stories here)
- Refactored sites code to improve design
- Changed item datatype to use entityid as datavalue rather than string
- Added lots of new Selenium tests
- Changed AbuseFilter so Wikibase can hook into it
- Implemented new change dispatcher script
- Working on combining successive changes to avoid watchlist clutter
- Claims error handling (i.e. they now show error messages when needed)
- Implemented initial version of Solr-based search for Wikidata in extension WikibaseSolr
- Started investigating use of Lua/Scribunto for the Wikibase client
- Updated the Wikidata Vagrant development machine
- Improved the setup via puppet on Labs
See current sprint items for what we’re working on next.
You can see all open bugs related to Wikidata here.
- Latest updates on time and coordinate datatypes
- Schedule for the reconfirmation of the first round of admins
- RFC on en:wp about the transition to language links from Wikidata
- Signpost, among others, covers the deployment on the Hungarian Wikipedia
Other Noteworthy Stuff 
- Congrats to our sister Wikivoyage on their official launch
- There’s now a manual for using the Pywikipediabot on Wikidata
- Deployed new code on wikidata.org
- Community Portal got a rework
- Tried to drop www from Wikidata URLs but that was more difficult than expected. Sorry for the issues it caused. We're working on resolving the remaining ones.
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