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Tiki 7.2 Now Available

Author: Rick - Published

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 for full details on this release. Tiki administrators are encouraged to upgrade their Tiki 7 sites to this latest release.

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

Upcoming TikiFests

Author: Rick - Published
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. 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.

Nominate Tiki for 2011 Open Source Awards

Author: Rick - Published - ( Reads)
Once again, it is time for you to help nominate Tiki for the 2011 Open Source Awards. The awards, sponsored by Packt are now in their sixth year and help to recognize and reward Open Source projects.

Nominations are open through September 9, 2011... Tiki needs your support! Use this form to nominate Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware in the Open Source CMS category. The nomination process takes only a few seconds and is a great way to demonstrate your support for Tiki.

You can read more about the 2011 Open Source Awards on the Packt Publishing blog: http://www.packtpub.com/blog/2011-open-source-awards-announcement

Tiki 6.4 LTS and Tiki 7.1 Now Available, End-of-Life for Tiki 3.x

Author: Rick - Published
The Tiki Software Community Association is proud to announce the immediate availability of Tiki 6.4 LTS and 7.1. Version 6 is the Long Term Support (LTS) version of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. Tiki 6.4 includes more than 200 fixes and enhancements contributed by the Tiki Community. These release includes several fixes, including a security issue posing a medium risk discovered by High-Tech Bridge SA Security Research Lab which can be exploited to perform cross-site scripting attacks. The Tiki community thanks High-Tech Bridge for reporting this issue and recommends all Tiki administrators to upgrade their sites to these latest versions.

Tiki administrators currently using Tiki 6.x are encouraged to upgrade to Tiki 6.4. Review the Tiki 6.4 Release Notes (http://tiki.org/ReleaseNotes6.4) and change log for complete information.

Tiki administrators currently using Tiki 7.0 are encouraged to upgrade to Tiki 7.1. Review the Tiki 7.1 Release Notes (http://tiki.org/ReleaseNotes7.1) and change log for complete information.

To download Tiki 6.4 and 7.1 (and all other releases), visit http://tiki.org/Download.

These releases also mark the end-of-life for the Tiki 3.x branch.

Tiki will be at OSCON 2011

Author: Rick - Published
Several members of the Tiki Community will be participating in the Community Leadership Summit (July 23-24) and the O'Reilly OSCON convention (July 25-29), both in Portland, Oregon.

The Community Leadership Summit brings together the leading minds in community management, relations and online collaboration to discuss, debate and continue to refine the art of building an effective and capable community, in an open unconference-style event.

The Open Source Convention allows open source innovators, builders, and pioneers to share their expertise and experience, explore new ideas, and inspire each other. Be sure to visit the Tiki booth (#902) in the Expo Hall. This is your chance to talk with key members of the Tiki Community, learn more about Tiki, and get a highly coveted Tiki T-shirt.

Several Tiki Community members plan to attend all days of the convention and participate in several sessions and workshops.

For more information, visit http://tiki.org/OSCON+2011.

Vive Tiki! TikiFest Strasbourg

Author: Rick - Published
TikiFest Strasbourg
All members of the Tiki Community are invited to join TikiFest Strasbourg, July 6-9, in Strasbourg, France. This marks the beginning of the 2011 Tiki Summer Tour. During the TikiFest, participants expect to work on several items including extending Tiki's multilingual capabilities, improving the Tiki calendar, and Tiki Suite.

An online component, for Tiki Community members not able to attend in person, will be available via a BigBlueButton web conference. Details will be posted on the http://tiki.org/TikiFestStrasbourg2011 page.

Many participants will stay in Strasbourg to attend RMLL 2011 (Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre/Libre Software) and expo, which runs July 9-14. At RMLL, be sure to catch the presentation on Tiki Suite - a collection of open source software to improve collaboration and productivity small and medium-sized organizations. See http://2011.rmll.info/Tiki-Suite for details.

A new way to contribute to Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware

Author: Rick - Published

Unlike other open source applications, the Tiki project is supported entirely by its community. The Tiki Software Community Association, an incorporated non-profit entity that was formed in 2009 as the legal steward for Tiki, is now accepting financial contributions from those who wish to support Tiki monetarily. Donations will be used to support the Tiki community hardware infrastructure, domain fees, TikiFests, and other community expenses.

A financial contribution is not required to join the Tiki Community, become a developer, or use Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware. There are many other ways to support Tiki such as becoming active on the support forums, contributing to code development, or writing documentation.

For full details on the new Tiki donation program, see http://tiki.org/Donation.

Support Tiki (and your favorite Free/Open Source projects) on Ohloh.net

Author: Rick - Published
Ohloh is free, public directory of open source projects. More than a simple listing, however, Ohloh is community that provides extensive analytic and historical data about free and open source (FOSS) projects. You can think of it as "Crowd-sourcing intelligence about thousands of FOSS projects."

Ohloh has an extensive tagging system that you can use to search for specific projects. For example, Smarty (the template engine used in Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware) is highly popular and used by many applications. Simply visit http://www.ohloh.net/tags/smarty to find other projects that use Smarty. You can even use the Related Tags feature to find projects that share similar technologies or topics. If you find incorrect or missing information, you can easily update the information (just like Wikipedia) by logging in.

Get Tiki 7, the latest from Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware

Author: Rick - Published
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:
  • 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
  • Tiki Draw, integrating SVG-edit
  • 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 2011 Tiki Summer Tour

Author: Rick - Published
TikiFest banner
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:

See http://tiki.org/Summer+2011+Tiki+Tour for details on all of the 2011 Tiki Summer Tour events.