On Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 9:51 PM, <jmcclure@hypergrove.com> wrote:

This extension is obsolete!

It has been replaced by core functionality in the MediaWiki software (which was added in version 1.16.0).

[1] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Oversight

The extension is still installed on Wikipedia, as there are revisions that used that and are still in the database.  It's a bit irrelevant for Wikidata though and don't think it affects the test system much at all, whether or not we have that extension.

Developers have created a maintenance script to migrate all the old stuff to the new system, so that Oversight can eventually be uninstalled.





On 17.08.2012 06:50, Lydia Pintscher wrote:

Hey folks :)

Here is your fresh serving of Wikidata news for the week before
2012-08-17. The wiki version is here if you prefer that:

= Development =
* Installed a lot of extensions on the demo system
http://wikidata-test-client.wikimedia.de/wiki/Special:Version Let us
know if any important ones are missing.
* Going to old versions and undoing changes works as expected
* The history and recent changes show useable comments now
* The Universal Language Selector is installed on the demo and
replaces the Stick to that Language extension
* Updated Wikibase client code for fetching and displaying links from
a shared (with the repo) database table, and optionally overriding
them with interwiki links from local wikitext.
* Improved internationalization messages
* Added selenium tests for undo, rollback, restore, diffs, old
revisions, history and a few more
* Setup MAC to be part of our selenium grid testing environment
* Fixed many little bugs in the UI, including cross browser issues
* Improved modularity of client side caching and generalized it to
work with any type of entity rather than just items.
* Wrote up interfaces for snaks, statements and related stuff for the
second phase of Wikidata

See http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikidata/Development/Current_sprint
for what we’re working on next.

You can follow our commits here:
and view the ones awaiting review here:

= Discussions/Press =
* Internationalization, localization and co in preparation for
deployment discussions on a rtl-language Wikipedia
* Some mentions of Wikidata in relation to a re-design proposal that
became pretty popular:

= Events =
see http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikidata/Events

* upcoming: Campus Party
* upcoming: FrOSCon
* We submitted a SxSW proposal. It’d be awesome if you’d vote for us.

= Other Noteworthy Stuff =
* Logo is settled and all good now after some modifications:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikidata-logo-en.svg and
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikidata-logo.svg We’ll be
making stickers and stuff next.

= Open Tasks for You =
* If you want to code check
* Help spread the word about Wikidata in your Wikipedia if it’s not
being talked about there yet.
* Help translate the most important pages on meta and the software on

Anything to add? Please share! :)


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