Hi, This email is to inform that we do not expect to make a 3.0 release in Q1/2018 for reasons I will explain hereafter.
Over the years we have seen users asking for a scalability solution in connection with Semantic MediaWiki especially from enterprise and wiki-farms users. Last month I made an effort to investigate how Elasticsearch (aka ES) could be integrate with SMW by moving the query answering from SQL to ES and hereby allowing us to facilitate on its scalability architecture  and combine structured and text query execution. The  PR introduces an interface to interact, update, and query ES by forming a bridge between SMW and ES without the need to make any infrastructure or DB related changes to achieve a coherent integration. After consulting with Karsten, he quickly provided an ES instance for the sandbox  and for several weeks we have been running  as drop-in replacement for the query answering to evaluate and showcase its integration. As a user, you are ask to validate the interface by creating queries that work with the current SQLStore but do not with the ElasticStore . We know  that for all existing test cases we gathered over the years, they pass and we are interested in those that don't. A side from adding  there are other bigger and smaller features  planned to be part of 3.0 but the documentation is yet missing and this should be resolved before announcing a new release. Furthermore, any major release (as indicated by changing from 2 to 3) opens an opportunity to introduce breaking changes and remove deprecated functions  but this as well remains an unresolved task. When can a release be expected? Well, it more or less depends on community involvement especially on the part of updating the documentation because as I outlined in ,  requires additional effort and I will spend my volunteer time mostly on this task so it can be completed within Q2/2018.  https://github.com/SemanticMediaWiki/SemanticMediaWiki/issues/1014  https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/guide/current/_scale_horizontally.html  https://github.com/SemanticMediaWiki/SemanticMediaWiki/pull/3054  https://sandbox.semantic-mediawiki.org  https://travis-ci.org/SemanticMediaWiki/SemanticMediaWiki/jobs/348737223  https://github.com/SemanticMediaWiki/SemanticMediaWiki/blob/master/docs/RELEASE-NOTES.md Cheers ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Check out the vibrant tech community on one of the world's most engaging tech sites, Slashdot.org! http://sdm.link/slashdot _______________________________________________ Semediawiki-devel mailing list Semediawikifirstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/semediawiki-devel