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Jerusalem Release - Road Map and Release Focus

Release Focus of Jerusalem Release

  • Better app platform:

  • Better usability:
    • Drag and drop an image into the WYSIWYG editor, and also in attach screen
    • Improved PreferencesPlugin for point & click access control & preferences settings
    • Improved CalendarPlugin with modern look, point & click events, more views, export iCal data
    • Improved EditTablePlugin and SpreadSheetPlugin to get sexy looking and usable spreadsheets like Google Docs & Excel

  • Better performance:
    • Goal: Speed-up queries and page load to 1 sec

  • Bring social features into TWiki:
    • Wall
    • Micro-blogging / activity streams: User generated and apps generated
    • Profile pictures in reports (recent changes, search, ...)

  • Miscellaneous:
    • Add support for IPv6
    • Easier installation (fix extension installer bugs)
    • Drop old browsers and specify supported browsers & versions
    • Support for mobile devices

Brainstorming / Wishlist for Discussion

Release Focus of Previous JerusalemRelease

  • Usability, usability, usability:
    • Web based admin functionality for users, groups, webs, topics
  • Bring social features into TWiki:
    • Wall
    • Micro-blogging / activity streams: User generated and apps generated
    • Profile pictures in reports (recent changes, search, ...)
  • TWiki application marketplace:
    • Packaging standard for TWiki apps
    • App repository on twiki.org

Overall TWiki Road Map


  • Usability:
    • Seamless, quick, extensible WYSIWYG
    • Manage TML code via "sectional edit" widgets
    • Point and click permissions
    • Flow of manipulating content: File upload, more screen,... Drag and drop file attachments
    • Copy existing page to make new page
    • Clean up diff's presentation of page history
  • Performance & scalability:
    • Fast structured queries
    • Fast text search including attachment content
    • SQL Storage back-end that scales to gazillions of pages with compatibility and audit trail
    • Address high traffic bottlenecks by e.g. implementing caching
    • Topic Object Model
    • Archive Data
  • Application platform:
    • Easy ways to build & exchange applications & component
    • TWiki API for Java programmers
  • Internationalization:
    • Full UTF-8 Support (including WikiWords),both LR and RL.
  • Enterprise Social Networking (ESN) Features:
    • Ad-hoc creation of communities, invite to community, join/leave a community
    • ESN specific search
    • Definition of standard ESN fields and their relation to LDAP
  • Mashups:
    • Easy ways to mash up different data sources & applications (XML/SOAP/JSON/OpenSocial toolkit)
    • Tight Integration with other related applications, such as Sharepoint, Google Search Appliance, SalesForce, Bugzilla, Nagios
  • Skins:
    • Stable template baseline for skins
    • Easily customizable skin
  • Administration:
    • Improved User, group and other management
    • Add site metrics, User page views, user page adds over time
    • Content converters to import content from other wiki platforms
  • Documentation:
    • Reorganize and polish content of the TWiki distribution to be more accessible, not only for TWiki Administrators or developers
    • Refactor TWiki.org site navigation and presentation to be more accessible by evaluators and press/bloggers

-- Contributors: Peter Thoeny - 2013-10-25


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