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A quick update on the progress of setting up our tests on Travis CI.
When a build fails, Travis will now pop up in our #wikimedia-wikidata IRC
channel, shout murder and link to the relevant web pages. I'm now also
getting an email for all such events. If you want to also get one, this is
very easy to do: just modify the .travis.yml file in the git repo of the
We now have Travis also run the tests for the Ask library. Since this
library is dependent on DataValues, the later first needs to be obtained
before the tests can be run. This is done using Composer. The place where
DataValues gets installed is a bit nonsensical, and I'm not sure how to
improve upon this without messing up installation of DataValues as
MediaWiki extension using composer. (See the TODO in Ask.php - help with
this would be much appreciated.) You can see the first passing build using
Jeroen De Dauw
Don't panic. Don't be evil. ~=[,,_,,]:3
I just merged a breaking change to DataValues, I20db0907c.
I also merged the respective fixes to Wikibase and Values, please make sure you
keep all of these in sync.
If you gete this wrong, this is the error you will see:
PHP Fatal error: Cannot make static method DataValues\DataValue::getType() non
Am 04.06.2013 15:58, schrieb Markus Krötzsch:
> Quick question: I am about to analyse the Wikidata exports (the XML dumps). How
> exactly do deleted pages show up in there?
They don't. And can't, for legal reasons.
> When trying to Special:Export a deleted page, you get nothing (even if including
> old versions). Does this mean that deleted pages are not part of the dump export
> either (not even their old versions)? This would mean that edits that happened
> on deleted pages are lost in the analysis (also in Denny's current code).
Yes, they are.
> would also make it hard to update a local database based on daily exports: the
> export will not tell you which pages were deleted.
You can find out which pages were deleted by looking at the log dump. Not sure
whether the OAI interface also exposes deletions, but I think it does.
PS: please remember to use wikidata-tech for technical discussion.
wikidata-intern should only be for organisational issues for the team.
When exporting entities as RDF, I need a way to represent a property's type
(like time, geo, item, etc - not to be confused with the data value type). I
could just use a string, but logically, the types should be identified by an URI.
But how to construct that URI? The types are not part of the content (they are
not entities), nor are they part of the wikibase ontology (they are not
hardcoded, but registered at runtime). I can just pretend they are part of the
ontology, but it will not be possible to resolve the resulting URIs to something
Do we need www.wikidata.org/type/foo URIs that redirect to some
Special:WikibaseType page? Or is there a simpler solution?