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Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware 12.0 Beta is released!

 

Tiki 12.x is our next Long Term Support (LTS) version and it will be supported for 5 years (until 2018). The Tiki community and especially the test and development team have done (and are still doing ;) some awesome work to deliver a very stable version of Tiki.

Alert: What's Coming for Open Source CMS in February 2011

dotCMS

The folks at dotCMS (news, site) plan to release version 1.9.2 in February, marking the second major release in the 1.9 series. New features include:

  • Inline editing
  • A host dashboard, displaying site trends and usage statistics for site owners and marketers
  • An activity stream reporter, showing users' usage and activity
  • Cache tags for web developers to statically cache arbitrary blocks of templates, containers, pages or content code for increased performance
  • A new auto-updater for system upgrades
  • An Italian language translation

In addition to these new features, one of the more extensive additions revolves around image editing. Content creators get the ability to edit images within dotCMS, with options such as resizing, cropping, rotating, adjusting hue, saturation, brightness and colors, and saving out different image types. Content editors get a clipboard where they can create edited versions of images (called renditions), select which one they want to use and then paste it into content.

Some existing features also got improvements in addition to the various bug fixes and performance improvements:

  • All images and icons from the backend are now rendered as sprites, using just 2 images, to improve performance
  • Recurring events are now stored individually in the system so a particular instance can be edited separately
  • The ability to import content with the content identifier as the primary key

DotNetNuke

In January, DotNetNuke Corp. (news, site) introduced support for two new Microsoft (news, site) products: WebMatrix and Razor. WebMatrix integration offers a development environment suitable for those with little technical experience building DotNetNuke sites, and Razor integration makes it easier for technical users to to build DotNetNuke extensions.

DotNetNuke was also selected as part of Microsoft's Technology Adoption Program (TAP) for Windows Azure, and provided training materials for the Microsoft Web Camps program. Finally, the company named Bob Cortale as the Senior Vice President of Sales. Cortale will be responsible for building, developing and managing their global sales force and product support organization.

Drupal

In January, the Drupal (news, site) project finished this little release called Drupal 7. If you want some insight on where Drupal's headed next, check out project founder and leader Dries Buytaert's blog.

Drupal company Acquia (news, site) added file system reliability and performance enhancements to their Acquia Hosting product, and support for custom Varnish page caching configurations for those using dedicated load balancers. They also made a number of additions to Drupal Gardens (news, site), including:

  • Basic right to left support for their themes, for those using languages such as Hebrew and Arabic
  • The ability to bulk delete gallery items
  • Enhancements to Drupal 7's editor usability
  • Performance enhancements to the ThemeBuilder

Acquia also released Drupal Commons 1.3 beta. New items for this released include:

  • User badges as community participation rewards, with various ranks and icons
  • Usability improvements, decluttering some pages and increasing customizability of others
  • New default graphics
  • Breaking the commons apart further to allow more granular feature customization
  • Improved multilingual support for global organizations

With this release, the Drupal Commons project transitioned to GitHub, allowing other developers to have access to the repository for both grabbing the code and submitting enhancements. GA release of Drupal Commons is expected within February.

Ephesoft

In January, Ephesoft (news, site) announced that Zia Consulting became the first system integrator to deploy Ephesoft's Intelligent Document Capture System to the Amazon cloud. The company also opened its EU headquarters in Maidenhead, UK, to work with its European partners.

The month also brought new features such as out of the box reporting for Windows-based platforms through Ephesoft's thin client, which is built on Google (news, site) Web Tools. Reports give insight into operator productivity and the system throughout, and partners can extend the reporting module using other reporting tools.

In February, Ephesoft continues working on a Linux version of their Intelligent Document Capture System, which will include another open source project, Tesseract v3.0 for its OCR engine. They anticipate that it will be available within the next two months.

Hippo CMS

In January, the folks at Hippo CMS (news, site) released Hippo CMS 7.5. This version brings new features such as:

  • A Template Composer that lets the end user change the page template layout within the site
  • Support for multiple translations of documents and folders
  • Support for Jackrabbit 2.1
  • An HST REST engine
  • An HST JAAS Login Module and Form-based Login Servlet support
  • Cross-domain and channel-aware linking, even across hosts
  • Multi-domain, multi-site, and multi-channel HST configuration
  • Support for Freemarker templates
  • Locale support per (sub)site

Thanks to partner Finalist, Hippo CMS now integrates with Liferay (news, site), donating the integration code to the Hippo open source community. Hippo has also announced a partnership with Smile, a major French integrator of open source solutions.

Joomla!

In January, the Joomla! (news, site) project released Joomla 1.6. New features include:

  • Advanced Access Control Lists
  • Nested categories
  • Template styles
  • Administrator UI improvements
  • New multi-language support
  • SEO improvements
  • Built-in 301 redirect system
  • Improved framework

There's a migration guide for those who have concerns about upgrading. This release was considered part of the Microsoft CodeMash, and the project held JoomlaDay Chile 2011 with nearly 500 attendees.

In February, the focus turns toward updating Joomla extensions and templates, and the Joomla core team is preparing for the next release, codenamed Bowerbird. In the meantime, the Joomla 1.6 release parties continue until February 7. There's a Joomla! Night coming on February 4 in Stockholm, Sweden, featuring the theme "Joomla: At the edge of innovation." The next day is a Nooku code jam, where Nooku is Joomla's development framework. Finally, there's a Joomla!Day coming in the Netherlands on April 2 - 3.

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 Now Listed in Windows Web App Gallery

Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is now included in the Windows Web App Gallery and can be installed with the Microsoft Web Platform Installer. Inclusion in the gallery means that millions of Windows users now have easier access to Tiki. Tiki was downloaded over 300 times from the gallery in the first 2 days.





This achievement is the result of work by several Tiki Community members including Philippe Cloutier, Marc Laporte, and Pascal St-Jean, as well as assistance from Microsoft. Work initially began on this project during TikiFest Confoo2010 with Wade Hilmo from Microsoft.

To install Tiki from the Windows Web App Gallery, visit Microsoft Web Platform installer: http://doc.tiki.org/Microsoft+Web+Platform+installer


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 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.

Tiki Community Releases First Video Interview


The Tiki Community is proud to announce the release of its first promotional video: How to get help.

In this video, recorded in March 2010, Gary Cunningham-Lee explains how new Tiki Community members can get help with their Tiki sites. Gary is a long-time Tiki contributor and a member of the Tiki Software Community Association.

Watch the complete video at: http://bit.ly/ddczzU .

A series of video clips, released under a Creative Commons license, will be made available for interested parties. Daniel Gauthier, a member of the Tiki Community and the filmmaker of these clips says, "I've created these video clips for a very specific purpose: To help developers, technology decision makers and companies like ISPs who normally know about Open Source Development projects understand the richness of the Tiki Community."

Three to five video clips will be released in the near future, each lasting three to four minutes. These "info-clips" are interviews with members of the Tiki community. In each clip, the audience learns about more about Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware, the Tiki Community and its "Wiki Way" model of software development.

Mr. Gauthier adds, "What a great way to learn about Open Source Development. Tiki Wiki is a dynamic eco-system. It grows so fast and so strong that one day, I believe it will be adopted by many more Fortune 500 companies."

The videos also showcase the Tiki integration with Kaltura (http://www.kaltura.org/), an open source, community supported online video and rich-media solution. See http://dev.tikiwiki.org/Video for details on the Tiki+Kaltura integration.


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.

Tiki to Sponsor RoCoCo 2010

Tiki to Sponsor RoCoCo 2010


Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is proud to announce its sponsorship of Recent Changes Camp 2010: Montréal to be held June 25-26-27 in Montréal, Canada. The event is a chance for everyone in the wiki community to meet and have a fun, productive conversation about our passion for wikis of all stripes.

Several prominent members of the Tiki Community, including Marc Laporte, Nelson Ko, and Daniel Gauthier, will be in attendance. For more information about RoCoCo 2010, see http://rococo2010.org.


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.

Tiki continues to expand: Video and online collaboration

While beta testing of the upcoming Tiki 5.0 release is well underway, the Tiki community continues to grow with two exciting new features: Video and Online Collaboration. The community is actively "dogfooding" these features — all community members are invited to join and learn more

Video Collaboration

Kaltura (http://www.kaltura.org/) is an  source, community supported online video and rich-media solution. Support for Kaltura was begun in Tiki 4 with the ability to configure your Kaltura registration information within Tiki, and a Tiki wiki plugin to embed Kaltura media in a wiki page.

In the future, Tiki developers are adding the ability to remix videos, specify specific user access and permissions, and tight integration with Tiki file galleries.

See http://dev.tikiwiki.org/Video for details on this integration.

Online Collaboration

BigBlueButton (http://bigbluebutton.org/) is an open source, real-time collaboration tool that includes audio, video, screensharing, and chat components. Initial development includes single sign on from Tiki and an extension of Tiki permissions to create, join, and invite users to meetings.

Long-term plans include tight integration with many Tiki features such as scheduling events with the Tiki calendar, saving chats and video recordings to Tiki file galleries, and using Tiki payment system for paid events.

See http://dev.tikiwiki.org/BigBlueButton for details on this integration.

About Tiki

TikiWiki 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. For more information, visit http://tikiwiki.org.