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TikiFest London Wrapup


TikiFest London ended last week, making several important contributions to Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. This code sprint, the sixth in the UK, saw:
* Implementation discussions of a Tiki Project Management feature
* Planning the Tiki Tracker Revamp
* Exploration of the removal of deprecated features (such as PHPLayersMenu, Babelfish, Image Galleries, and Xajax)
For complete details of TikiFest London, see http://tiki.org/TikiFestLondon6.

Several other TikiFests are planned in the upcoming months, including the Summer 2011 Tiki Tour. See the Tiki Community calendar at http://info.tiki.org/Calendar and the main TikiFest page at http://tiki.org/tikifest for details.

Elsewhere in Europe, Tiki Community members are proud to announce the formation of the German Language Tiki Users Group. One of the first goals of this group will be to use Tiki's interactive translation feature to continue to improve the German version of Tiki. For details on the Tiki internationalization project, see http://i18n.tiki.org. For more information on (or to join) the German Language User Group, see http://tiki.org/GLUG.


About Tiki
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a full-featured, web-based, multilingual (35+ languages), tightly integrated, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware, Free Source Software (GNU/LGPL), using PHP, MySQL, Zend Framework, jQuery and Smarty. Actively developed by a very large international community, Tiki can be used to create all kinds of Web applications, sites, portals, knowledge bases, intranets, and extranets. Tiki is managed by the Tiki Software Community Association. For more information, visit http://tiki.org.

DotNetNuke 5.6: Enhanced Workflows, Search, Google Analytics

Open source web content management vendor DotNetNuke (news, site) keeps to pace with the release of v5.6 of its Professional and Enterprise editions that include better search functionality, enhanced Google analytics support and new workflow enhancements. 

While these enhancements are restricted to the two editions mentioned above, it has also introduced a number of new enhancements for the community editions — databse optimization, new configuration management and improved search.

DotNetNuke v5.6, Professional, Enterprise Editions

This is the first upgrade since August when the company shelved the Elite edition and replaced it with the Enterprise Edition.

Elite Edition made its first appearance in September 2009 with two editions: Regular and Premier, both comprised the code from the Professional Edition with added support. The new Enterprise Edition included the Professional Edition plus Elite Support, and a new key feature — content staging.

Now, only a matter of months later both the Professional and Enterprise have been upgraded with a list of new enhancements that contain three principal upgrades. They include:

  • Site Search: Now enabled by a new engine that speeds up the process of locating files and pages across a site. Along with support for Boolean searches, phrase searches and even relevance searches, the engine includes rich query syntax. Its new true web spider can index any site —DotNetNuke or not.
  • Enhanced Analytics Support: Enhanced support for Google analytics includes upgrades to its integration abilities and now enables tracking of sub-domains as a single entity as well as five segmentation rules per page. The enhanced analytics is available in both the Enterprise and Professional Editions.
  • Content Approval Workflow Enhancements: Upgrades to the content approval workflow enables content managers to configure approvals at site, page and module levels, while users who will be impacted by the content changes will be able to view the changes before anything is published.

It also comes with content locking to prevent workflow conflicts as well as business rules that enable workflows with an unlimited number of states or reviews.

Community Edition

But the upgrades are not limited to these two editions. The Community Edition also got some attention and has three major upgrades. They include:

  • Search: Upgraded search includes enhanced indexing, enabling standard core search features to index page names, tag attributes and other metadata
  • Performance enhancements: Optimized database architecture and handling of web analytics tracking codes.
  • Configuration Manager: Offers better access and control over website configuration files without users having to access the files directly.

DotNetNuke is also offering a perpetual license option for existing Professional and Enterprise Editions subscription customers. Current DotNetNuke Corp. subscription customers may purchase a perpetual license to use the DotNetNuke Professional or Enterprise Edition version they are running on their production servers.

Whatever it’s doing, it must be doing it right. The company says that over the past year its annual revenue growth has jumped by 300% and added 1000 new subscribers to its business. Nice for the times we’re living in!

TikiFest Berlin Wrap-up



<div style="float:right;width:150px"><img src="http://info.tiki.org/display73" alt="TikiFest Berlin" /></div>The Tiki Community completed its most recent TikiFest (code sprint) in Berlin last week. TikiFest Berlin (co-located with [http://wikifestbln.org|WikiFestBLN] Nov 12-14 in Berlin, Germany) provided an opportunity for Tiki developers, end-users, and supporters to meet and plan the the future of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware.

Many topics were discussed and much work was done for the upcoming Tiki 6.1 release including:
* Improving Tiki.org server infrastructure
* Gentoo build for Tiki distribution
* WYSIWIG strategy
* Non-interactive TRIM (Tiki Remote Instance Manager)
* Multi-level content and Tiki structures, based on perspectives and dynamic groups
* Registration procedures for parent-child and teacher-student scenarios
Additionally, several interesting talks were held, including
a presentation on collaborative ecosystems by Dr. L. Marighetti and a basic datachennels presentation for beginners. For complete details of TikiFest Berlin, see http://tiki.org/TikiFestBerlin2010 .

<div style="float:left;width:150px"><img src="http://info.tiki.org/display85 alt="TikiFest London" /></div>As things were wrapping up in Berlin, final planning was taking place in the UK for TikiFest London, planned for Nov 22-24. This is the sixth TikiFest in London. In addition to a Tiki Boot Camp for new users, there are plans to work on topics of interest to "power users" such as Project Management, Tiki Workspaces, and Profiles.

For complete details of TikiFest London, see http://tiki.org/TikiFestLondon6 .


About Tiki
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a full-featured, web-based, multilingual (35+ languages), tightly integrated, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware, Free Source Software (GNU/LGPL), using PHP, MySQL, Zend Framework, jQuery and Smarty. Actively developed by a very large international community, Tiki can be used to create all kinds of Web applications, sites, portals, knowledge bases, intranets, and extranets. Tiki is managed by the Tiki Software Community Association. For more information, visit http://tiki.org.

XOOPS 2.5 Web CMS Offers AJAX Support, Help System

The XOOPS community (newssite) announces the new release of its award winning Web CMS platform. Supported by a large international developer community, XOOPS continues to prove that it can compete with the fast growing new comers like Drupal (newssite) and Joomla (newssite).

Defining XOOPS

XOOPS (eXtensible Object Oriented Portal System) is a popular open source PHP-based web content management system. Since its release in 2002, it has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the the Packt Open Source Awards. The product was recently nominated again as a Top 5 Finalist in the 2010 Awards.

XOOPS is both object oriented and component-based. Most features can be activated or deactivated using an administrative interface, allowing users to create fairly sophisticated sites with minimal programming knowledge.

Key features of the product include:

  • Database driven — Content is stored in a relational database.
  • Personalization
  • Security and User Management
  • Internationalization — Including support for multi-byte languages like Japanese

A Major Upgrade for XOOPS

The version 2.5.0 production release, which was preceded by two release candidates, is a major upgrade to XOOPS.

Enhancements include:

  • User interface refined to support AJAX
  • Help System for Admin and modules
  • MySQL Dump in Maintenance
  • New Redirect messaging
  • Column sorting in tables
  • Smarty plugin for icon pack
  • Smarty plugin for breadcrumb navigation
  • jQuery plugins for display popup or manage drag & drop
  • File Manager (Plugin)
  • Maintenance with Cache Clean-up and Tables Maintenance
  • Visual module ordering with drag & drop
  • Visual block placement with drag & drop
  • Refactor all PHP code for use XOOPS API
  • Use template in the same way that front user, admin side for module can call a main template define in xoops_version.php
  • Allow override of template in admin theme like frontend if we set template in ADMIN_THEME
  • Manage editor for blocks, comments and for all module if module developper want to use it activate or deactivate system section
  • Choose number of line for admin section
  • Display or hide tips

A complete list of changes is available on the XOOPS website.

How Can I Get It?

The latest version of the software is available for free download from Sourceforge. Users have the option of downloading the minimum package, which only includes core and protector files, or the more full, regular release.

The XOOPSteam provides complete installation instructions in a detailed installation guide, also on Sourceforge.

Tiki 6.0 Beta 3 Available for Download


The Tiki Community has released the third beta for the upcoming Tiki 6.0 release. Tiki 6.0 beta 3 includes more than 80 code changes, bug fixes, and improvements.

You can download the beta directly from SourceForge: [http://sourceforge.net/projects/tikiwiki/files/Tiki%206.x%20-Rigel-/]. Tiki administrators are reminded that this is a beta version and is not intended to be used in a production environment.

See http://doc.tiki.org/Tiki6 for information on major enhancements and changes in this release. Tiki 6 is scheduled for release at the end of October.


About Tiki
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a full-featured, web-based, multilingual (35+ languages), tightly integrated, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware, Free Source Software (GNU/LGPL), using PHP, MySQL, Zend Framework, jQuery and Smarty. Actively developed by a very large international community, Tiki can be used to create all kinds of Web applications, sites, portals, knowledge bases, intranets, and extranets. Tiki is managed by the Tiki Software Community Association. For more information, visit http://tiki.org.

Tiki 6.0 Beta Now Available

The Tiki Community is proud to announce the availability of Tiki 6.0 beta. You can download the beta directly from SourceForge (http://sourceforge.net/projects/tikiwiki/files/Tiki%206.x%20-Rigel-/).

This latest release of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware contains more than 1,500 code changes by nearly 50 Tiki Developers. Dozens of other Tiki Community members contributed to this release in other areas such as testing and documentation. See http://doc.tiki.org/Tiki6 for information on major enhancements and and changes in this release.

Tiki administrators are reminded that this is a beta version and is not intended to be used in a production environment. Tiki 6 is scheduled for release at the end of October.


About Tiki
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a full-featured, web-based, multilingual (35+ languages), tightly integrated, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware, Free Source Software (GNU/LGPL), using PHP, MySQL, Zend Framework, jQuery and Smarty. Actively developed by a very large international community, Tiki can be used to create all kinds of Web applications, sites, portals, knowledge bases, intranets, and extranets. Tiki is managed by the Tiki Software Community Association. For more information, visit http://tiki.org.

Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware: Celebrating eight years of continuous development


This month marks the 8-year anniversary of the release of (what is now called) Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. Since the initial release in October 2002, Tiki has grown from a wiki solution into a full-featured, web-based, content management solution.

To date, more than 200 people have contributed to the Tiki code-base, with hundreds more to other parts of the project (documentation, support, etc) making Tiki one of the largest open source projects in the world(http://www.ohloh.net/p/tikiwiki/factoids/). With new code commits averaging every two hours, Tiki is in a continuous development cycle and its "wiki way" development process means that the community is very dynamic and agile.

Tiki logos, through the years.


Gatherings of Tiki Community members take place across the globe. These "TikiFests" are a chance for community members to plan, discuss, and code Tiki features (and socialize!). More than 50 events have occurred, with many more planned in the upcoming months.

Recent partnerships with Kaltura and BigBlueButton for collaborative videos and web conferencing, respectively, ensure that Tiki continues to move forward. The upcoming Tiki 6 release introduces a host of new features and enhancements.

Happy Birthday Tiki!



About Tiki
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a full-featured, web-based, multilingual (35+ languages), tightly integrated, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware, Free Source Software (GNU/LGPL), using PHP, MySQL, Zend Framework, jQuery and Smarty. Actively developed by a very large international community, Tiki can be used to create all kinds of Web applications, sites, portals, knowledge bases, intranets, and extranets. Tiki is managed by the Tiki Software Community Association. For more information, visit http://tiki.org.

Announcing the Release of Tiki 5.2 and 3.7LTS



Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is proud to announce the release of Tiki 5.2 and Tiki 3.7 LTS (Long Term Support). Both releases include minor fixes and updates. All Tiki Admins are encouraged to upgrade. You can download these new versions from http://tiki.org/download .

The Tiki Community should be aware that Tiki 6 (planned for October 2010) will replace Tiki 3 as the LTS version. This means that upon the release of Tiki 7.0 (planned for April 2011), Tiki 3 LTS will reach the end of active development. Please see http://dev.tiki.org/Version+lifecycle for more information. For details of what to expect in Tiki 6, please see http://doc.tiki.org/Tiki6.


About Tiki
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a full-featured, web-based, multilingual (35+ languages), tightly integrated, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware, Free Source Software (GNU/LGPL), using PHP, MySQL, Zend Framework, jQuery and Smarty. Actively developed by a very large international community, Tiki can be used to create all kinds of Web applications, sites, portals, knowledge bases, intranets, and extranets. Tiki is managed by the Tiki Software Community Association. For more information, visit http://tiki.org.

Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware 5.0 is Released

Tiki Wiki CMS GroupwareThe latest generation of Tiki is now available. This version, release 5.0, includes 3129 code contributions by more than 40 members of the Tiki community and features lots of new and improved functionality, including:

  • Shopping cart, group subscriptions and payments
  • Workspaces & perspectives: for efficient partitioning of large projects, with permission based dynamic content & preference filtering
  • BigBlueButton web-conferencing integration (audio/video/chat/screensharing)
  • WebDAV access to file galleries
  • Performance improvements
  • Advanced rating and scoring system,
  • Improved translation/multilingual support - i18n
  • Spreadsheets, using jQuery
  • New themes (skins)
  • and much more more

For complete information about this new release, see http://doc.tikiwiki.org/Tiki5 and http://info.tikiwiki.org/article95-Tiki-Wiki-CMS-Groupware-5-0-is-Released

Open Source Search Developers and Industry Experts to gather in Prague for Inaugural Apache Lucene EMEA Conference

European Conference Announced For 18th-21st May; Showcasing Customers, Developers, Technology and Search Innovation

San Mateo, CA (April 22nd 2010):  Lucid Imagination, the commercial company for Apache Lucene and Solr open source search technologies, today announced details of the first conference in Europe dedicated to Lucene and Solr.  The event will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, May 18th-21st. Full details can be found at http://lucene-eurocon.org/. The conference, presented by Lucid Imagination, is running as a not-for-profit venture, with net proceeds donated to The Apache Software Foundation.

Apache Lucene EuroCon builds on the accelerating marketplace adoption of Lucene/Solr open source search technology, challenging legacy technologies from costly, proprietary platforms. Technologists and executives alike recognize that they need search applications tailored to fit their business needs and their marketplace. Attendees will learn how Apache Lucene/Solr open source community innovation is overtaking conventional technologies, unleashing new and innovative search-enabled applications that deliver competitive advantage, scalability, and cost economies.

“Europe has emerged as a key hub of activity within the Lucene/ Solr developer community,” says Eric Gries, CEO, Lucid Imagination. “Companies are facing explosive growth in the volume and diversity of data, fueling demand for enterprise-ready search capabilities without the costly lock-in of proprietary commercial search. This conference will be essential for search application developers who want to build on their expertise for Lucene/Solr search-enabled applications.”

Search Technology experts from across Europe and the world will be demonstrating how Lucene/Solr delivers more powerful, flexible, scalable and innovative search applications. Companies as diverse as AT&T, Zappos, Linked In, Zappos, Nordjyske Media, The Guardian, along with nearly 4000 other organizations worldwide all use Lucene/Solr. Notable speakers at the conference includes Matt McAlister, Head of the Developer Network, The Guardian, who will speak to use of Lucene/Solr-driven content provisioning to enable new business models and accelerate revenue. Zack Urlocker, former EVP of Products at MySQL, will provide insight as to how combined innovations from open source, search, big data and cloud technology are fomenting creative disruption in IT.

The conference has been designed with the developer community in mind.  The agenda of speakers, workshops and training sessions addresses provides a great opportunity for the Apache Lucene/Solr and Open Source developer community to come together and learn what’s new, get practical advice in intensive sessions on Lucene/Solr search application development from experienced real-world developers, and network with other community members. Co-sponsors include Findwise Technologies, SourceSense and KippData. Additional featured speakers from Lucid Imagination include Grant Ingersoll, Chair of the Lucene Project Management Committee and Yonik Seeley, creator of Solr; Erik Hatcher, author of Lucene in Action; along with Andrzej Bialecki , Apache Nutch project lead. Experts from Day Software, VRT-medialab; Nokia; IBM and over a dozen other companies will also deliver sessions.

For more information on Lucid Imagination or the conference, please visit http://www.lucidimagination.com/. Fee for General 2 Day Conference Pass is €545, with an early bird discount to €395 if registered by 27 April. Two training courses are offered at two days each, Solr Application Development Workshop and Lucene Bootcamp, for €995. A conference Pass & Training Bundle is available for €1295, a savings of €245.