[Mediawiki-l] New extension: Semantic Watchlist

Jeroen De Dauw jeroendedauw at gmail.com
Sat Jul 30 20:35:44 UTC 2011

Hey all,

We're very happy to announce the first release of a new (Semantic) MediaWiki
extension titled Semantic Watchlist.

Semantic Watchlist extends Semantic
MediaWiki<http://semantic-mediawiki.org/>by adding the capability to
watch/follow sets of properties for groups of
pages (that can be specified with categories and namespaces). You can view
changes to these properties via Special:SemanticWatchlist, which works
similar to the regular MediaWiki watchlist. You can also request to be
notified via email when a change is made.

There are already two extensions that notify users about changes to SMW
property values: Semantic Notifications [2] and Semantic NotifyMe [3]. We
decided to create a new extension because we wanted the ability for users to
get notifications in ways other than email: via a watchlist on the page, or
potentially via other ways in the future as well, like Twitter updates.

A writeup of the functionality of this extension, including some screenshots
and download links can be found on Jeroens blog [0]. Documentation for the
extension can be found on MediaWiki.org [1].



Jeroen De Dauw & Yaron Koren

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