Here's your quick overview of what has been happening around Wikidata over the last week.
- Other Noteworthy Stuff
- The open source geocoder w:en:Nominatim used by the OpenStreetMap project is participating in the Google Summer of Code with an internship working on integrating Wikidata as a ranking metric for its search results. Check the development blog.
- Did you know?
- Newest properties:
- General datatypes: musical bar, epigraph (literature), copyright exemption, significant place
- External identifiers: München Wiki article ID, Poincaré Papers person ID, Acharts.co album ID, NOTAM (FAA), CHESNO politician ID, Rollerstory.net skater ID, Nauka Ukrainy scientist ID, OhRanger.com ID, Wynk artist ID
- New property proposals to review:
- General datatypes: legend for number, does not have effect, word stem type, Voting system, Class, Peer-review-process properties for journals, Wikisource-Kategorie, line(s), Election called by, image or photo-making technique
- External identifiers: FGrHist ID, Acharts.co song ID, shmup.com ID, TA2 ID, Hacker News User ID, Swedish lighthouses, EPW author ID, Gaana.com album ID, Cinestaan film ID, Cinestaan person ID, Service d'Information sur les Etudes et les Professions job ID, IBP 4-letter bird species alpha code, PLIA ID, Planespotters.net ID, Awards & Winners artist ID, TuneIn artist ID, AccuRadio artist ID, Jango artist ID, LiveXLive artist ID, mora artist ID, CD Universe artist ID, Ex Libris author ID, Fishpond.co.nz author ID, YesAsia author ID, Supraphonline artist ID, Image-Line artist ID, RMF FM artist ID, eska.pl topic ID, Register nehnuteľných NKP, deejay.de artist ID, Bandsintown artist ID, musica.com artist ID, GreatSong artist ID, AZLyrics.com artist ID, RauteMusik artist ID, Getty Images topic ID, Tunefind artist ID, SoundHound artist ID, SongMeanings artist ID, Census of India ID, OpenWeatherMap city ID
- Query examples:
- Fix a caching problem on termbox (phab:T228978)
- Investigate options for termbox load testing (phab:T229790)
- Use thumbnail preferences for thumbnail of Commons media file (phab:T224189)
- Add tags parameter to Wikibase APIs that edit entities (phab:T229917)
- Move "Data item" link outside of sidebar toolbox (phab:T66315)
- Create Maintenance Script to Remove Terms in a Language from Current Revision (phab:T222606)
- Fix Grafana Datamodel References dashboard (phab:T214894)
- Add editing widget/input on Bridge (phab:T226998)
You can see all open tickets related to Wikidata here. If you want to help, you can also have a look at the tasks needing a volunteer.
Latest tech news from the Wikimedia technical community. Please tell other users about these changes. Not all changes will affect you. Translations are available.
- Editors using the mobile website on Wikipedia can opt-in to new advanced features via your settings page. This will give access to more interface links, special pages, and tools. Feedback on the discussion page is appreciated. 
- Due to the absence of volunteer maintenance of Cologne Blue skin, the link to activate it will be hidden. The skin will still work, but editors using it are encouraged to switch to another skin. 
Changes later this week
- Due to Wikimania, there is no deployment this week. 
- You can join the technical advice meeting on IRC. During the meeting, volunteer developers can ask for advice. The meeting will be on 13 August at 15:00 (UTC). See how to join.
- The "Wikidata item" link will be moved from "Tools" to "In other projects" section on all Wikimedia projects, starting on August 21. Full announcement, Phabricator task.
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