This list was for people who were interested in the project after Wikimania 2005. If you want to support Semantic MediaWiki now, get a login at ontoworld.org and send your comments to our mailing lists. A list of current developers is included in the version information.
News and events
- 31 December 2007: Release of Semantic MediaWiki 1.0, featuring significant speedups, more expressive querying, new translations, unified semantics under the term "Property", simpler datatypes, and several other features.
- 15 October 2007: Release of the Semantic MediaWiki Halo Extension to enhance the ease of use of Semantic MediaWiki with features like Autocompletion, Ontology Browser and a Query Interface.
- April 2007: Release of Semantic MediaWiki 0.7. Inline query templates, Enumeration type, Special:Browse page for knowledge exploring, informative listings on all pages in the namespaces Attribute, Relation, and Type. Get the code from SourceForge.
- February, March 2007: interim pre-releases of Semantic MediaWiki from SVN with features such as inline query templates, Boolean and Enumeration types, running on http://ontoworld.org.
- 12 January 2007: Semantic MediaWiki 0.6 is running on a business directory called Centiare.
- 18 November 2006: Release of Semantic MediaWiki 0.6. Improvements to inline queries including a new Special:Ask page; timeline support; improvements to RDF export; configurable "service links" for any attribute. Get the code from SourceForge.
- 14 August 2006: Release of Semantic MediaWiki 0.5. Vocabulary reuse, e.g. FOAF; customized unit conversion and display; new datatypes for URLs, URIs, emails; improved Special pages for Attributes and Relations; cleaner PHP 5 code.
- 13 June 2006: Semantic MediaWiki receives the Best Poster Award for a demo given at the European Semantic Web Conference 2006 in Budva, Montenegro.
- 12 May 2006: Release of Semantic MediaWiki 0.4. Now, we have the inline queries inside - check them out! And much more: improved output, experimental date/time support, support for mass, exponential numbers, a type special, a more efficient storage, and more.
- 7 April 2006: Release of Semantic MediaWiki 0.3. Internationalization, OWL/RDF export, maintenance pages, support for MediaWiki 1.6, support for geographical data, and much more. Try it out yourself with the code from SourceForge.
- 15 March 2006: A preview of Semantic MediaWiki 0.3 running at ontoworld.org.
- 30 January 2006: SemWiki 2006 - First workshop on semantic wikis .
- 4 December 2005: Release of Semantic MediaWiki 0.2. This release is now officially dubbed "alpha", because the basic architecture for most intended features is up and running at ontoworld.org.
- 17 October 2005: A new demo site (featuring the latest, still undocumented, version) has been established: ontoworld.org.
- 7 October 2005: Two mailing lists were established to facilitate discussion: semediawiki-user (news, user requests, testing experiences) and semediawiki-devel (technical discussion, coordination among developers). There is no easier way to keep yourself informed and make your comments be heard.
- 7 September 2005: Source code project registered on SourceForge, in order to speed up development and to share first results as soon as possible. semediawiki
- 2 September 2005: Semantic MediaWiki proposed to the W3C HTML mailing list as candidate for previous-to-prime-time showcasing of the Semantic Web.
- 31 August 2005: Details on the actual implementation steps added to the implementation plan. Using an RDF triplestore should improve performance and allow for semantic extensions in a fully modular way. We currently tend towards Redland.
- 15 August 2005: The implementation plan was strongly improved. It now contains details on most features and functions that we envision for the first implementation stage. It is the result of an afternoon of intense discussion where we fought for every single requirement. We are quite happy with the outcome …
- 7 August 2005: Semantic MediaWiki portal is launched! Content based on various ideas and requirements discussed at Wikimania.
- 4–8 August 2005: Wikimania! Many inspiring discussions with Wikipedians and developers. Semantic annotation in Wikis turns out to be a hot topic.