Tiki 12.0 LTS is here

The Tiki Community is proud to announce the release of Tiki 12.0 LTS, the latest version of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. This release, with thousands of code commits, includes many new features, some architectural enhancements, and many bug fixes.

Tiki 12 is a Long Term Support (LTS) version, which is supported for 5 years (vs 3.5 years for 9.x LTS). Among major new features and enhancements include:

Tiki 10.0 is here!

The Tiki Community is proud to announce the release of Tiki 10.0, the latest version of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. This release, with more than 600 code contributions by nearly a dozen Tiki Community members, includes many new features, some architectural enhancements, and many bug fixes.

Tiki LogoMajor new features and enhancements include:

Happy Birthday Tiki.... our present is a shiny new beta!

Nine years ago this month marks the initial release of the Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware project. Known then as TikiWiki, the initial release (version 0.9) included a mere fraction of the features available today. Since 2002, the Tiki Community has become one of the largest open-source teams in the world and is in the top 2% of all projects on Ohloh.

Timeline of Tiki release, 0.9 to present

Tiki 7.2 Now Available

The Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware community is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Tiki 7.2. This latest release includes 117 code updates contributed by Tiki community members.

Review the release notes and documentation for full details on this release. Tiki administrators are encouraged to upgrade their 7.x sites to this latest release.

You can download Tiki 7.2 (as well as all other Tiki releases) from http://tiki.org/download.

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Tiki 7 Released, the latest from Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware

The next major release of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is now available -- Tiki 7. In addition to more than 200 miscellaneous fixes and code improvements, Tiki 7 boasts several eagerly awaited new features:

  • Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware Drag-and-drop of modules
  • Dozens of new plugins including Blip.tv, Vimeo, TokenAccess
  • Introduction of the Theme Generator
  • A new unified search infrastructure, based on Zend Lucene
  • Integration with OpenStreetMap and Zotero
  • Revamped Slideshow
  • Mobile, using jQuery.mobile

With this release, Tiki has made some important technological changes, too. Tiki 7 marks the beginning of movement towards HTML5 and the end of support for Internet Explorer 6. Integration with jQuery Mobile is also featured in this release, replacing HAWHAW (first introduced in 2004) for mobile support.

The code for Tiki Trackers have been completely revamped in this release. This will allow developers to more easily improve the feature and better integrate it within all aspects of Tiki.

The release of Tiki 7 also means that Tiki 6 become the LTS (Long Term Support) version and that development on Tiki 3.x officially ends. Although Tiki 7 is available immediately for early adopters, many site administrators may elect to wait until 7.1. See https://dev.tiki.org/Version+lifecycle to determine which Tiki version is right for you.

For details on Tiki 7, review the Release Notes and documentation. To download Tiki 7 (and all other versions), visit https://tiki.org/download .

The 2011 Tiki Summer Tour

This summer promises to be jam-packed with Tiki Community events. With TikiFests planned for Brazil, France, United States, Israel, Germany and Pakistan, there's likely an event near you! Be sure to review the Tiki Community Calendar for full details.

Many of these code sprints ares organized to coincide with other open source conferences at which Tiki Community members will be attending. Be sure to join us at:

  • RMLL (Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre) in Strasbourg, France
  • OSCON 2011 in Portland, Oregon, USA
  • Wikimania in Haifa, Israel
  • WikiFest in Berlin, Germany

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Interactive Multiligual: Crowdsourcing translations with Tiki

Many times, software internationalization (often abbreviated as i18n) and translation can quickly become a nightmare... if you don't have the right tools. Tiki's interactive translation feature allows contributors to create, edit, and maintain the more than 40 translations of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware.

In true "dog-fooding" tradition, the Tiki Community began crowd-sourcing this feature in 2010 by establishing a dedicated Tiki instance for translators. Not only can contributors translate via their browser, but Tiki's interactive translation feature allows textual translations within context. The centralized translation server, running the latest Tiki code, ensures that all translators are using the same version. The translation strings are regularly committed to the Tiki SVN repository.

Due to its ease of use, the Tiki Community recently completed two translation sprints, pushing the German and French languages towards 100% completion. With more than 45 active translator accounts, other languages are not far behind.

TikiFest Boston Report

The Tiki Community recently completed TikiFest Boston, the seventh code sprint in Boston. More than 20 community met to plan, discuss, and demonstrate Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. Many of the new features included in Tiki 7 were demonstrated, including:

  • Unified Search (based on Lucene)
  • Tiki-powered web sites on mobile devices, using jQuery Mobile
  • theme generator

Extensive work began on the revamp of Tiki Trackers -- a Tiki feature that allows users to create interactive forms and searchable datasets. Tiki 7 will include reorganized and streamlined code, allowing for easier enhancements in the future. Several TikiFesters also participated in a documentation sprint, in an effort to make the Tiki Docs more user-friendly and "catch up" to the current development.

The TikiFesters also joined the Boston jQuery Meet-up group. The event, "Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware and jQuery: the story of a successful integration," featured talks by Nelson Ko and Jonny Bradley. Ko and Bradley provided an overview of Tiki to the group and explained (and demoed) the jQuery integration that will be available in Tiki 7.

Tiki releases version 6.2

The Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware project has released Tiki 6.2. This release includes fixes and updates only. Tiki encourages all sites to upgrade to this latest release. Tiki Community members have made over 240 code contributions for this release. Review the release notes and https://dev.tiki.org/tiki6 for complete information about this release.

Active development continues on the 6.x branch, which will become the LTS (long term support) version, following the release of Tiki 7 (planned for April, 2011). Please see https://dev.tiki.org/Version+lifecycle for more information.

You can download Tiki 6.2 (and all Tiki releases) from https://tiki.org/download.