Tag: Wikimedia

Wikidata Architecture Overview (diagrams)

Over the years diagrams have appeared in a variety of forms covering various areas of the architecture of Wikidata. Now, as the current tech lead for Wikidata it is my turn. Wikidata has slowly become a more and more complex system, including multiple extensions, services and storage backends. Those of us that work with it…

By addshore December 19, 2018 2

The Wikimedia Server Admin Logs

The Wikimedia Server Admin Log or SAL for short is a timestamped log of actions performed on the Wikimedia cluster by users such as roots and deployers. The log is stored on the WikiTech Wikimedia project and can be found at the following URL: https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Server_Admin_Log An example entry in the log could be: 09:04 addshore: addshore@terbium:~$…

By addshore June 27, 2018 0

Wikibase docker images

This is a belated post about the Wikibase docker images that I recently created for the Wikidata 5th birthday. You can find the various images on docker hub and matching Dockerfiles on github. These images combined allow you to quickly create docker containers for Wikibase backed by MySQL and with a SPARQL query service running…

By addshore December 3, 2017 9

Wikimedia Commons Android App Pre-Hackathon

The Wikimedia Commons Android App allows users to upload photos to Commons directly from their phone. The website for the app details some of the features and the code can be found on GitHub. A hackathon was organized in Prague to work on the app in the run up to the yearly Wikimedia Hackathon which…

By addshore May 19, 2017 2

The RevisionSlider

The RevisionSlider is an extension for MediaWiki that has just been deployed on all Wikipedias and other Wikimedia websites as a beta feature. The extension was developed by Wikimedia Germany as part of their focus on technical wishes of the German speaking Wikimedia community. This post will look at the RevisionSliders design, development and use…

By addshore September 18, 2016 0