On 26.04.2013 21:13, Sebastian Hellmann wrote:
Am 26.04.2013 18:01, schrieb Daniel Kinzler:
You guys are the only reason the interface still
exists :) DBpedia is the only
(regular) external user (LuceneSearch is the only internal user). Note that
there's nobody really maintaining this interface, so finding an alternative
would be great. Or deciding we (or more precisely, the Wikimedia FOundation -
there's not much the Wikidata team can do there) really want to support OAI in
the future, and then overhaul the implementation. -- daniel
Actually, we asked quite often about where to change to and what would be the
best way for us to create a live mirror. We just never received an answer...
Yea, that's the issue: the OAI interface is still up, but it's pretty much
unsupported. But there is no alternative as far as I know. It seems like
everyone wants PubHub for this, but as far as I know, nobody is working on it.
I think it's fine for you to keep using OAI for now. Just be aware that once the
WMF moves search to solar, you will be the *only* user of the OAI interface...
so keep in touch with the Foundation about it.