Wikidata deployment


Deployment Check List

  • make sure all relevant repositories have been branched
  • make sure the branch to be deployed has been tested with the correct branch of core
  • update the relevant submodule pointers on the wmf deployment branch
  • find all mentioned of "DEPLOY" in commit messages of any changes that are new on the branch being deployed, and build a pre/post-deployment checklists from these.

See also:

1.29.0-wmf.5Edit

ScheduleEdit

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 2 Thursday, December 8, 2016 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 1 Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikibooks
Phase 0 Tuesday, December 6, 2016 Deploy to testwikidata
Branchday Monday, December 6, 2016

ChangesEdit

  • SpecialListProperties, Special:EntityUsage and Special:PagesWithBadges to use OOUI
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Past deploymentsEdit

Extended content

1.28.0-wmf.23Edit

ScheduleEdit

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 2 Thursday, October 27, 2016 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 1 Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikibooks
Phase 0 Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Deploy to testwikidata
Branchday Monday, October 24, 2016

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1.28.0-wmf.21Edit

ScheduleEdit

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 2 Thursday, October 6, 2016 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 1 Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikibooks
Phase 0 Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Deploy to testwikidata
Branchday Monday, October 3, 2016

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1.28.0-wmf.3Edit

ScheduleEdit

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 2 Thursday, May 26, 2016 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 1 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikibooks
Phase 0 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Deploy to testwikidata
Branchday Monday, May 23, 2016

ChangesEdit

  • Show label instead of URI for globes in coordinate diffs phab:T110193
  • Track usage of index feature in wbsetclaim API phab:T134882
  • Generate autoComments for undo and restore operations phab:T41134
  • Do not show restore link in history when the revision is deleted phab:T55496

Bug fixesEdit

  • Avoid master queries on GET in showPermissionError() phab:T92357
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Deployment notesEdit

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1.27.0-wmf.23Edit

ScheduleEdit

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 2 Thursday, May 5, 2016 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 1 Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikibooks
Phase 0 Tuesday, May 3, 2016 Deploy to testwikidata
Branchday Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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1.27.0-wmf.21Edit

ScheduleEdit

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 2 Thursday, April 14, 2016 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 1 Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikibooks
Phase 0 Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Deploy to testwikidata
Branchday Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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Past deploymentsEdit

1.27.0-wmf.16Edit

ScheduleEdit

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 2   Done Thursday, March 10, 2016 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 1   Done Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikibooks
Phase 0   Done Tuesday, March 8, 2016 Deploy to testwikidata
Branchday   Done Tuesday, March 8, 2016

ChangesEdit

  • Use Wikibase DataModel 5.0
  • Various backend changes needed to support new entity types (e.g. for commons)
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1.27.0-wmf.14Edit

ScheduleEdit

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 2 Thursday, February 18, 2016 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 1 Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikibooks
Phase 0 Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Deploy to testwikidata
Branchday   Done Tuesday, February 16, 2016

ChangesEdit

  • a lot of performance improvements in the JavaScript code.
  • Make sparql endpoint discoverable in ApiSiteInfo. phab:T125353
  • external-id and math data types added to OWL ontology.
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Bug fixesEdit

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Deployment notesEdit

commit b4c2c6616c1d30a4f8e4cc42f68d9693969198b3
Author: Bene <benestar.wikimedia@gmail.com>
Date:   Fri Feb 5 14:42:43 2016 +0100
   Use $wgContentHandlers to register custom handlers
   
   DEPLOY: This depends on Icf980313a6e7fcc83f5183c450b0a824353596b8
   
   Bug: T76021
   Change-Id: I1362cd9c26d13cc257d1b0cd1212312c8ba1b23c

1.27.0-wmf.12Edit

ScheduleEdit

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 2   Done Thursday, February 4, 2016 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 1   Done Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikibooks
Phase 0   Done Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Deploy to testwikidata
Branchday   Done Tuesday, February 2, 2016

ChangesEdit

  • New formula data type (test.wikidata only)
  • Expand "In more languages" box by default.
  • Added ability to expand "In more languages" box on Wikidata to show (and edit) all languages that have a label, description and/or alias.
  • Wikimedia Commons link in the "other projects sidebar" beta feature will now link to the corresponding Commons category (defined on items using P373).
  • List of wikibase-propertytypes available in the api (?action=query&meta=siteinfo&siprop=general).
  • Filtering Wikibase recent changes and watchlist entries in the client using rc_source instead of rc_type column of the recentchanges table.
  • Added Wikibase performance.mark() to the JavaScript code to measure and graph performance indicators.
  • Enable creation of redirects over deleted entities phab:T71166

Bug fixesEdit

  • Fix broken coordinates in rdf when precision is null. (instead apply auto-precision) phab:T123392
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Deployment notesEdit

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1.27.0-wmf.10Edit

Deployment notesEdit

commit eda32f10ec078386429d0508e814cf4986093320
Author: Marius Hoch <hoo@online.de>
Date:   Tue Jan 5 23:12:01 2016 -0800
   Use "origin-not-empty" as error code if "fromid" is not empty
   
   "target-not-empty" is a pretty obvious mistake
   here as this is about the item that is going to
   hold a redirect, not about the target of that
   redirect.
   
   DEPLOY: Consider writing a short note about this
   to the wikidata mailing list.
   
   Bug: T112238
   Change-Id: I9e75b1d20f2081d45189889c2e906eda577a62a5
 Notes (review):
   Verified+2: jenkins-bot
   Code-Review+2: JanZerebecki <jan.wikimedia@zerebecki.de>
   Submitted-by: jenkins-bot
   Submitted-at: Thu, 07 Jan 2016 01:01:22 +0000
   Reviewed-on: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/262697
   Project: mediawiki/extensions/Wikibase
   Branch: refs/heads/master
commit 79e49636d797dd031dcda50c4f8638338aa73dca
Author: daniel <daniel.kinzler@wikimedia.de>
Date:   Fri Dec 11 16:18:35 2015 +0100
   Define external-id datatype
   
   DEPLOY: Make sure we don't start using the new datatype in the repo
   until all client wikis also have the new code (or at least I3074ac0f).
   
   Bug: T95682
   Change-Id: I00c38a51cd22966778f47fa0f1c296c7eac33f0f
 Notes (review):
   Verified+2: jenkins-bot
   Code-Review+2: Thiemo Mättig (WMDE) <thiemo.maettig@wikimedia.de>
   Submitted-by: jenkins-bot
   Submitted-at: Wed, 16 Dec 2015 17:37:50 +0000
   Reviewed-on: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/258460
   Project: mediawiki/extensions/Wikibase
   Branch: refs/heads/master


1.27.0-wmf.8Edit

Deployment notesEdit

commit d5ae9abb67935f10e680cb437046193182b5d9c2
   Add icons to text in toolbars
   
   DEPLOY: This bumps the parser version as it changes the html of entity pages.
   
   Bug: T87757
   Change-Id: Ifd00e0ec966a359e60e16bb813ec17e470d36077
commit 79c339274f737bb72d499ecb1f1aa77e10b82de2
   Adding deploy note for maxSerializedEntitySize
   
   DEPLOY: Make sure $wgWBSharedSettings['maxSerializedEntitySize'] is set so as
   to not make entities inaccessible.
   
   Follow-Up to fce450f33caf5702f6777a8260d2d73def34511e .
   
   Bug: T119753
   Change-Id: I21eaa1e08a0cc7dad4b720361b188a4d56d420b4

1.27.0-wmf.7Edit

Deployment notesEdit

None.

1.27.0-wmf.5Edit

ScheduleEdit

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 2 Thursday, November 4, 2015 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 1 Wednesday, November 3, 2015 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikibooks
Phase 0 Tuesday, November 2, 2015 Deploy to testwikidata
Branchday   Done Monday, November 1, 2015

ChangesEdit

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Deployment notesEdit

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1.27.0-wmf.3Edit

ScheduleEdit

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 2   Done Thursday, October 22, 2015 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 1   Done Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikibooks
Phase 0   Done Tuesday, October 13, 2015 Deploy to testwikidata
Branchday   Done Monday, October 12, 2015

ChangesEdit

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Bug fixesEdit

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Deployment notesEdit

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Past deploymentsEdit

1.27.0-wmf.1Edit

ScheduleEdit

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 2   Done Thursday, October 1, 2015 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 1   Done Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikibooks
Phase 0   Done Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Deploy to testwikidata
Branchday   Done Monday, September 28, 2015

ChangesEdit

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Bug fixesEdit

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Deployment notesEdit

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Past deploymentsEdit

wmf/1.26wmf22Edit

ScheduleEdit

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 2 Thursday, September 10, 2015 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 1   Done Wednesday, September 9, 2015 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikibooks
Phase 0   Done Tuesday, September 8, 2015 Deploy to testwikidata
Branchday   Done Monday, September 7, 2015

ChangesEdit

  • Quantities with units! :)
  • Special pages converted to use OOUI
    • Special:NewItem
    • Special:NewProperty
    • Special:MergeItems
    • Special:RedirectEntity
  • New special page in clients: SpecialPagesWithBadges
  • Improvements to the mobile UI
  • Breaking api changes (for xml format) wikidata:User:Addshore/API_Break_September_2015
  • Check URIs in data values against vocabulary base URI phab:T111171
  • Add formatterURL to the wb_property_info table phab:T95285
  • Introduce entityAccessLimit setting (for number of full entities that can be loaded on a client page, such as with lua); default is 400.

Bug fixesEdit

  • No longer can create a redirect from one entity to another redirect, using Special:RedirectEntity phab:T111342

Deployment notesEdit

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wmf/1.26wmf20Edit

ScheduleEdit

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 2   Done Thursday, August 27, 2015 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 1   Done Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikibooks
Phase 0   Done Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Deploy to testwikidata
Branchday   Done Tuesday, August 25, 2015

ChangesEdit

  • Default badges added for Wikisource for display next to the "other languages" interwiki links in the sidebar phab:T97014

Bug fixesEdit

  • Performance improvements for usage tracking.

Deployment notesEdit

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wmf/1.26wmf19Edit

ScheduleEdit

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 2   Done Thursday, August 20, 2015 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 1   Done Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikibooks
Phase 0   Done Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Deploy to testwikidata
Branchday   Done Monday, August 18, 2015

ChangesEdit

  • Introduced WikibaseDataModelServices component (consists of stuff moved mainly from DataModel and Wikibase Lib)
  • Removed spinner from entity view during page load. phab:T108365
  • Making edit warning red and not autohide. phab:T91955
  • Entity selector display alias in brackets behind label, instead of beneath label and description. phab:T104553

Bug fixesEdit

  • Changed background color of input fields when they are focused to blue. phab:T92447
  • Fixed issue with property background remaining blue after removing statement. phab:T93810

Deployment notesEdit

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wmf/1.26wmf16Edit

ScheduleEdit

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 2 Thursday, July 30, 2015 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 1 Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikibooks
Phase 0 Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Deploy to testwikidata
Branchday Monday, July 27, 2015

ChangesEdit

  • Api result output always includes 'qualifiers' and 'qualifiers-order'.
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Bug fixesEdit

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Deployment notesEdit

  • bump cache epoch or parser cache key (due to changes in site links dom)

wmf/1.26wmf12Edit

ScheduleEdit

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 2 Thursday, July 2, 2015 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 1 Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikibooks
Phase 0 Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Deploy to testwikidata
Branchday Monday, June 29, 2015

ChangesEdit

  • Special:UnconnectedPages doesn't support prefix searching and interwiki-only pages anymore
  • Machine readable versions (in various formats) of Wikibase entities will be advertised in their page heads as alternate link. Be aware that static html pages served from varnish will not update immediately. (phab:T96298)
  • Switch from DataModel 2.x to 3.x (gerrit:217885), causes small breaking API change.
  • Small breaking DOM change: Wikibase no longer adds its own <h­1> but uses MediaWiki's default .firstHeading element. (phab:T93534)
  • Small breaking DOM change: Add heading before sitelinks section (gerrit:203874)
  • Property aliases are now unique and conflicts lead to properties not being editable anymore (gerrit:217238)
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Bug fixesEdit

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Deployment notesEdit

wmf/1.26wmf9Edit

ScheduleEdit

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 2   Done Thursday, June 11, 2015 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 1   Done Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikibooks
Phase 0   Done Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Deploy to testwikidata
Branchday Monday, June 8, 2015

ChangesEdit

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wmf/1.26wmf6Edit

ScheduleEdit

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 2   Done Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 1   Done Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikibooks
Phase 0   Done Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Deploy to testwikidata
Branchday   Done Wednesday, May 13, 2015

ChangesEdit

  • Adjust time formatter heuristics for calendar display. phab:75272
  • Include incoming redirects in RDF output of Special:EntityData phab:T69033 and RDF dumps phab:T93767
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wmf/1.26wmf4Edit

ScheduleEdit

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 2   Done Wednesday, May 6, 2015 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 1   Done Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikibooks
Phase 0   Done Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Deploy to testwikidata
Branchday   Done Tuesday, April 28, 2015

ChangesEdit

  • Improvements in handling of time values. phab:T87574 phab:T96137
  • New special page to list properties by data type. phab:T55618
  • Drop redundant sitelinks / attempt to resolve site link conflicts when merging items. phab:T85347
  • Add redirect info to wbgetentities api result. phab:T88902
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Bug fixesEdit

  • Fix parsing of quantities with scientific notation. phab:T67436
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Deployment notesEdit

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wmf/1.26wmf2Edit

ScheduleEdit

Phase Date Wikis
Phase 2   Done Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Deploy to Wikipedias
Phase 1   Done Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Deploy to Wikidata, Wikivoyage, Commons, Wikisource, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikibooks
Phase 0   Done Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Deploy to testwikidata
Branchday   Done Tuesday, April 14, 2015

ChangesEdit

  • Add a from=… parameter to for arbitrary access in clients. (for wikis that already have arbitrary access enabled) phab:T70029
  • Wikibase now ignores capitalization for label and description conflicts. phab:T73785
  • Consider number of labels (in addition to number of site links) in entity suggester sorting of suggestions. phab:T94404

Bug fixesEdit

Deployment notesEdit

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Older branchesEdit

See alsoEdit