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TikiFest Barcelona

TikiFest Barcelona

<img src="http://tiki.org/display350" alt="TikiFest Barcelona">

Join us for a week-long TikiFest in beautiful Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) from August 20-27. Members of the Tiki Community will meet to collaborate on several Tiki features, including:
* Extending the Tiki calendar to allow resource management (reservations and bookings)
* Improving the user interface for Tiki Workspaces
* Additional integration of CCLite (Community Currencies)
* Looking at ways to improve the overall Tiki Community by introducing collaborative code reviews, bug triage, and more.

Perspective participants are encouraged to add their own ideas, too. If you're planning to come to TikiFest, you might as well stay for WikiSym, which runs August 27-29.

For complete information, see http://tiki.org/TikiFestBarcelona3

Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware Updates Tiki 6.7 LTS

Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware Updates Tiki 6.7 LTS

<img src="http://branding.tiki.org/display121" width="100px" alt="Tiki 6.7LTS" />

The Tiki Community is proud to announce the release of <strong>Tiki 6.7 LTS</strong> (Long Term support Version). This release includes bug fixes and updates only -- there are no new features in this release.

Tiki Administrators using the LTS version are encouraged to upgrade to this latest release. The Tiki 6.x branch will remain the Long Term Support version until the release of Tiki 10, planned for October 2012.

And stay tuned for the first public beta of Tiki 9.0, the next generation of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware, that is expected to be available shortly. This new version contains a host of improvements in multiple areas and several new features. Refer to http://dev.tiki.org/Tiki9 for details.

For information on these releases and future Tiki plans, see the Tiki Roadmap (http://dev.tiki.org/Roadmap). You can obtain Tiki 6.7 LTS and Tiki 9.0 beta (as well as all other Tiki releases) from http://tiki.org/download .


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. It was formerly named TikiWiki. Tiki is managed by the Tiki Software Community Association. For more information, visit http://tiki.org.

Twitter: @tikiwiki
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6607687318
More: http://tiki.org/networks

Upcoming TikiFests

Upcoming TikiFests

The Tiki Community is planning two TikiFests (code sprints) in the upcoming months. All members of the Tiki Community, as well as anyone interested in wikis and content management systems (CMS) are invited to join us!

The first event, on October 4 and 5 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, features technical sessions on wikis in general, held at Révolution Linux (http://www.revolutionlinux.com). Several sessions will be led by key Tiki Community leaders and Tiki Association members. For more information, see http://tiki.org/TikiFestSherbrooke8.

Planning is also underway for a design-focused TikiFest. The week-long event, tentatively planned for mid-January in Montréal, Canada, deal primarily with design, themes, and user experience. Anyone interested in usability or interface design is encouraged to join the Tiki Community for this event. See http://tiki.org/TikiFestDesign9 for details.

For complete information on all TikiFests and community events, see the Tiki calendar: http://info.tiki.org/calendar.

About Tiki
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware (formerly, TikiWiki) 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.

Twitter: @tikiwiki
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6607687318
More: http://tiki.org/networks

 

TikiFest Tampa: Introducing the Florida Tiki Users Group (and beyond!)


If you're in the Tampa, Florida area September 24-26, be sure to join us for TikiFest Tampa. This event is organized by the newly created Florida Tiki Users Group.

Planned events include a Tiki Boot Camp for new Tiki admins and discussions of more advanced topics such as Tiki Profiles and Workspaces. In addition to these technical topics, a social dinner event is also planned.

If you're a member of the Tiki Community or simply interested in wikis and content management systems, you're invited to participate. For more information, visit: http://tiki.org/TikiFestTampa.


Beyond Tampa: The Brazil Tiki Users Group

And in South America, the Brazilian community is forming a Tiki Users Group. The Brazilian community has long-been a substantial contributor to the Tiki Community, is planning a TikiFest, and has a dedicated support mailing list in Brazilian Portuguese. For more information, see http://tiki.org/BrazilTikiUserGroup.



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.

TikiFest New York: Countdown to Tiki 6

TikiFest New YorkMembers of the Tiki Community, including developers, end-users, advocates, will be meeting in the Big Apple from October 2-6, 2010. This TikiFest will be the last major gathering before the release of Tiki 6.

The TikiFest, a long-standing tradition of the Tiki Community, is a chance for community members (who do not normally meet) to get together, socialize, and further the development of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. More than 40 of these "code sprints" have been held throughout the world.

In addition to preparing for the upcoming Tiki 6 release, TikiFest New York will also planning for Tiki 7, celebrating Tiki's 8th birthday, and an open demonstration hosted by Casa Frela Gallery (details below).

Several Tiki Community members also plan to participate in Ignite Web 2.0 Expo NY (http://www.web2expo.com/webexny2010/public/schedule/detail/15524) and Open Video (http://www.openvideoconference.org/), both of which take place in New York during the TikiFest.


Tiki Demonstration
Lawrence Rodriguez, owner of Casa Frela Gallery, and the entire Tiki Community, invite you to a demonstration of the latest version of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware on Tuesday, October 5th from 7:30PM to 9:00PM.

This demonstration, which is free to anyone interested in developing websites, is part of the “TikiFest” which runs from October 2 - 6. After the demonstration, stay to enjoy drinks and socializing with the Tiki developers.

Casa Frela Gallery is located at 47 West 119th Street (between Lenox Avenue and Fifth Avenue) in Manhattan, New York.

For further information about this event, please visit http://www.casafrela.com or http://tiki.org/TikiFestNewYork6, or call the gallery at 212-722-8577.  


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://tikiwiki.org.

BigBlueButton and Multilingual Improvements Emerge from TikiFest Ottawa


BigBlueButton and Multilingual Improvements Emerge from TikiFest Ottawa

At the most recent TikiFest in Ottawa, Canada, several Tiki Community members met to socialize and contribute their talents to the future of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. For four days (August 15 - 18), the attendees (including several remote participants) discussed, planned, and coded many features and enhancements planned for Tiki 6.

The TikiFest ended with a wine-and-cheese social at the Code Factory in Ottawa, hosted by Citadel Rock, Blindside Networks, Pondstone Communications, and AvanTech.net, all of whom are active participants in the Tiki and BigBlueButton communities.

The cornerstone of the TikiFest was to improve the integration between Tiki and BigBlueButton that was first introduced in Tiki 5. Additionally, a full day of the event was reserved for various internationalization (i18n) topics, including:
* Establishing a collaborative multilingual glossary
* Creating a translation server
* Making it easier for the Tiki Community to contribute translations

See http://tiki.org/TikiFestBigBlueButton to review all items from this event (including pictures and video from the event).

Several TikiFests are planned for the upcoming months in Montréal, New York City, and Berlin. See the Tiki Community calendar at http://tiki.org for details.

For information on Tiki 6, the next generation of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware (planned for October 2010), see http://dev.tiki.org/tiki6.

Tiki 5.1 Now Available



Tiki 5.1 Now Available
The Tiki Community Software Association is proud to announce the 5.1 release of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. This latest release includes many fixes, tweaks, and updates, including several new and improved features:
* Improved compatibility for Microsoft Windows and IIS
* Fixed the Since Last Visit module
* Better support for UTF-8
Review the Tiki 5.1 Release Notes (http://tikiwiki.org/ReleaseNotes5.1) and change log for complete information.

More than a dozen members of the Tiki Community have contributed over 140 updates to this release. All Tiki admins are encouraged to upgrade their sites to this latest release. See http://info.tikiwiki.org/Download for information on how to download this release.


Tiki 6 on the Horizon
Meanwhile, Tiki developers are hard at work on Tiki 6: the next generation of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. The Tiki Community made great strides forward during the recent TikiFest in Barcelona. Early adopters can obtain the pre-release Tiki 6 from http://info.tikiwiki.org/Download for testing or to explore the new features in Tiki 6.

For details on Tiki 6, planned for release in October 2010, see http://doc.tikiwiki.org/Tiki6. Tiki 6 will succeed Tiki 3 as the Long Term Support (LTS) version.


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://tikiwiki.org.




TikiFest Barcelona Wraps Up With Great Progress

Tiki Wiki CMS GroupwareThe most recent TikiFest recently ended in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) on July 18. At this TikiFest, the second in Barcelona, more than 20 Tiki developers, consultants, and end-users met (including others via video conference) to work to improve and upgrade Tiki features, as well as to discuss the future of Tiki development.

Led by long-time Tiki Community members (including some board members of the Tiki Software Community Association) Marc (marclaporte), Louis-Philippe (lph), Jean-Marc (jyhem), Jonny (jonnyb) and Xavi (xavi), great progress was made for the next major Tiki release. Tiki 6, planned for October 2010), will include many of the items discussed and coded during this TikiFest, such as:

  • Payment system using "CCLite" (a free software web application to support Community Currency management within and among barter networks)
  • Fixing encoding issues (when upgrading Tiki under certain specific scenarios)
  • Cron-like features (such as automatically changing tracker item status and sending email users if their tracker items do change within a specific amount of time. This is especially useful for Barter networks and Bug Trackers.
  • Identifying ways (through the Newsletters and Group Watches featurse) to allow Tiki site administrators to easily distribute content to users, while allowing the users an option to unsubscribe
  • New profile "Easy Blog" to easily install common blogging features (such as blog archives, image headers, etc.) for Tiki sites (http://profiles.tikiwiki.org/Easy+Blog )


For details on what was discussed, see http://tikiwiki.org/TikiFestBarcelona2. For more information on the Tiki Community release schedule, see http://dev.tikiwiki.org/RoadMap.

In addition to code development, the TikiFesters took the opportunity to socialize amongst themselves and sample all that Barcelona has to offer, such as:

    * Mediterranean beaches
    * Local and international cuisine
    * Local beverages (to help stimulate discussions!)
    * Discovering hidden spots in Barcelona city and exploring tbhe local history
    * Enjoying the gorgeous city sites

For complete details on Barcelona TikiFest, see http://tikiwiki.org/TikiFestBarcelona2.


Upcoming TikiFests
A tradition in the Tiki community, a TikiFest is a meeting between Tiki community members (that usually only meet online). This is an opportunity to socialize, code and discuss about wiki technology and culture, etc.

Upcoming TikiFests include:

    * August 15, 2010 in Ottawa, Canada (and online)
    * August 27, 2010 in Montreal, Canada
    * October 3, 2010 in New York City, USA
    * November 14, 2010 in Berlin, Germany
    * August 2, 2011 in Haifa, Israel


For more information, see the Tiki Community calendar at http://info.tikiwiki.org/tiki-calendar.php.

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.