Wikidata:Status updates/2014 06 21
This is the Wikidata summary of the week before 2014-06-21.
Other Noteworthy Stuff
- Several Wikipedias now have a template (d:Q17195970) for articles which have a related property in Wikidata.
- User:Thepwnco is working on a documentation overhaul and updating Help pages for a FOSS project - leave feedback on suggested changes here
- First concept designs of Wikidata's possible new interface
- GenderCounter uses Wikidata to provide an accurate service with distinguishing male and female names
- ca.wikipedia found a nice way to use Wikidata. They're comparing their living people to Wikidata to see if any of them have a date of death there. They're then put into a category for review: ca:Categoria:Persones vives a revisar
Did you know?
- Newest properties: BBC Your Paintings, successor, predecessor, ITTF ID, points/goal scored by, TLS, Anime News Network ID, Monte Carlo Particle Number, Number of points/goals conceded, points for, matches/games drawn/tied, matches lost/games lost, matches won/games won
- Newest task forces: LGBT task force
- Created a script that provides the schema creation SQL for Wikibase Query
- Releases Wikibase Internal Serialization 1.1
- Continued working on full redirect support for items. It touches a surprising big chunk of the code base.
- Continued working on the QueryEngine code base and it’s data type support.
- Fixed and updated the most recent implementation of the property and item selector widget, e.g. a MonoBook specific bug.
- Pushed along reviews and deployment of the entity suggester code that will make suggestions for new properties to be added to items. Our hope is to have it through performance review for the next deployment.
- Pushed along reviews of the “in other projects” sidebar: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikibase/Beta_Features/Other_projects_sidebar
See current sprint items for what we’re working on next.
You can see all open bugs related to Wikidata here
- Fix a format or content violation for the World Register of Marine Species identifier (P850) property
- Hack on one of these.
- Help fix these items which has been flagged using Wikidata - The Game.
- Help develop the next summary here!
- Contribute to a Showcase item
Note from John
Hey everyone, it's rare these small sections come along but there is a bit of interesting news to get across which one line under 'noteworthy stuff' won't be the best for. For the next 6 summaries, they will be translatable at Wikidata. This is an interesting idea which was first proposed on the delivery page and on Wikidata-l by Base. This is purely a trial and if you all want the summaries to remain translatable, please participate! You can view the first translated summary (hopefully) here! Also sorry for this one being late :)