We hereby announce that the Wikibase Spring Release has been published.
Here are links to important documentation related to the release:
Installation instructions (manual installation)
Installation instructions (Docker)
Updating your Wikibase (Docker)
As previously mentioned, this new release is compatible with MediaWiki 1.35 and contains new Wikibase features:
Federated Properties: a feature that allows a newly created Wikibase instance to use the existing Properties of Wikidata or another Wikibase. Please note that this feature has some limitations: once you’ve enabled federation mode, you can no longer create local properties. We recommend not enabling it in Wikibase instances that already contain properties.
WikibaseManifest: the new release is compatible with this extension made by Wikimedia Deutschland which exposes automatically discovered configuration information about your local Wikibase for use by external tools.
Wikibase Pingback: a feature that allows Wikibase operators to opt in to sharing anonymized data about their Wikibase instance with Wikimedia. This completely optional feature helps us to understand the usage of Wikibase by collecting which versions of MediaWiki are in use, on what platforms, and which Wikibase features and extensions are enabled. The Pingback Privacy Statement contains the full disclosure about what information is being collected.
We would also like to highlight that the new and improved Docker images now contain even more useful components, such as extensions that were requested for inclusion by the community.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.