Installation, composer, and the download via git #3346
Only for the purpose of documentation!
Download from Git
Fetching a specific branch (aka version)
Make sure the folder you just downloaded is called SemanticMediaWiki and located in extensions/
Instead of using Git you can alternatively download an archive with the latest version of SemanticMediaWiki or choose to download a specific version of SemanticMediaWiki.
Using the composer-merge-plugin
Include the following into composer.local.json at the root of your mediawiki installation:
and run from the root of your mediawiki installation:
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@kghbln I'd like us to stop producing tarball downloads as it binds volunteer time and is tedious to make for any minor release. So, instead maybe above can provide a installation method for those that have issues with a pure Composer approach and is similar to what the wikibase extension promotes .
Well, starting with SMW 3.0.0 I will no longer do it anyways, also due to the fact that it no longer works with extension registration. Moreover I think that it does no longer make sense to run SMW on a machine without command line access. I think that we will have to be frank about this and at the same time not requiring a graduation in "nuclear science" to get things running on the sever unlike e.g. MW itself.