Maps and Semantic Maps 0.7.4 released

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January 20, 2011

Maps 0.7.4 and Semantic Maps 0.7.4 are now available for download.

What's new?

The only real new features are some new capabilities for the KML export in Semantic Maps. Several bugfixes have also been made in both extensions. Perhaps the most notable change is in the new version of Validator included with the distributions, which supports auto-documentation of all parser hooks added by Maps. (Blog post about this)

What's next?

Work on the next big version, 0.8, has started. The main focus of this version will be throwing out a lot of backwards compatibility code, which will enable taking full advantage of the new resource loader introduced in MediaWiki 1.17. This version of MW has not been released yet, but should be soon. Finishing the todo's for 0.8 will probably take a few weeks to a few months. If you are running MW 1.17 or above and are eager to mess around with the new version, you can get the code from it's SVN branch here and here. It's definitely not stable ATM, so be warned.

MediaWiki 1.17?!

Don't panic; I'll continue to support the 0.7.x branch for people stuck with an older version of MediaWiki. --Jeroen De Dauw 06:49, January 20, 2011 (EST)