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TWiki Release 01-Feb-2003 Advocacy

Introduction

It is important to spread the words of TWiki in a coordinated way. This topic has several versions of text which can be used to advocate TWikiRelease01Feb2003 on web sites and journals. (Experts feel free to change the wording, I am not a native English speaker.)

Since we have InternationalisationEnhancements it would be nice if we get some of below text translated to other languages. Add the translated text to this topic, e.g. with a bullet like "Short Version - German".


Short Version (a similar version is included in readme.txt)

TWiki is a flexible and powerful web-based collaboration platform that allows you to run a dynamic intranet site, a project development space, a document management system, a knowledge base, an issue tracking system, and many other groupware applications. TWiki looks and feels like a normal intranet or Web site. Users can freely change or create content from any Web browser, without requiring special browser plugins.

Major companies like Sun Microsystems, Motorola, Inktomi and SAP depend on the TWiki platform to increase the productivity of their engineering teams.

Features include automatic link generation, full text search, authorization based on groups, Web form handling, email notification of changes, file attachments to Web pages, revision control of pages and attachments, and more. The server-side TWiki Plugins API provides developers with a simple way to build new groupware applications. A large number of plugins and add-ons enhance the platform with action item tracking, calendaring, charting, database access, two-way RSS news feeds, LDAP connectivity, spreadsheets, XSL transformations, XP tracking, HTML publishing, and more.

The GPLed TWiki software and over 60 Plugins can be downloaded from the TWiki.org web site at http://TWiki.org/.

Short version - Italiano

TWiki è una piattaforma potente e flessibile per sviluppare siti web in modo collaborativo; permette di gestire siti intranet dinamici, aree di supporto per lo sviluppo di progetti, sistemi di gestione della documentazione, basi di conoscenza, sistemi di monitoraggio/supporto alla gestione dei problemi, e molte altre applicazioni "group-ware". TWiki è simile per aspetto e funzionamento ad un normale sito web intranet. Gli utenti possono creare e/o modificare liberamente i contenuti tramite qualsiasi web-browser, senza che siano necessari particolari moduli plugin.

Grandi società come Sun Microsystems, Motorola, Inktomi e SAP utilizzano la piattaforma TWiki per per incrementare la produttività dei loro gruppi di progetto e sviluppo.

Le funzioni incorporate comprendono la generazione automatica dei link ipertestuali, la ricerca full-text, il controllo delle autorizzazioni a lettura/modifica basate su gruppi, la gestione dei form, la notifica delle modifiche via e-mail, la gestione di file allegati alle pagine, il controllo della revisione per le pagine e per i file allegati, ed altro.

Il Plugin API server-side di TWiki fornisce agli sviluppatori un modo semplice per costruire nuove applicazioni "groupware". Sono disponibili molti moduli addizionali "Plugins" e "Add-ons" che permettono di arricchire la piattaforma con strumenti di monitoraggio delle attività, calendari, grafici, accesso ai database, scambio bidirezionale di news RSS, connessioni LDAP, fogli di calcolo, trasformazione XSL, monitoraggio di XP, pubblicazione di HTML, ed altro.

Il software TWiki, distribuito sotto licenza GPL, e più di 60 moduli Plugins possono essere scaricati dal sito TWiki.org all'indirizzo http://TWiki.org/.

-- AndreaFanelli - 20 May 2003

Short version - Français

Twiki est une plateforme de collaboration flexible et puissante qui permet de mettre en oeuvre un intranet dynamique, un espace de développement de projets, une gestion documentaire, une base de connaissance, un système de suivi et beaucoup d'autres applications de groupware.

De grandes Sociétés comme Sun Microsystems, Motorola, Inktomi et SAP utilisent la plateforme TWiki pour améliorer la productivité de leurs équipes techniques.

Ses fonctionnalités comprennent la génération automatique de liens, la recherche plein texte, la gestion des autorisations basée sur les groupes, l'utilisation d'attributs de page, de notifications de changements par email, d'attachements de fichiers aux pages web, de contrôle de révision des pages et des attachements, et beaucoup d'autres possibilités. Côté serveur, le Plugin de l'API TWiki offre aux développeurs un moyen simple pour construire de nouvelles applications de groupware. Un nombre important de plugins et d'add-ons enrichit la plateforme : suivi des actions, calendriers, graphiques, accès aux bases de données, canaux RSS dans les deux sens, connectivé LDAP, tableur, transformations XSL, suivi de projet XP, publication html, et plus encore.

Le logiciel TWiki, distribué avec une licence GPL, et plus de 60 Plugins, peuvent être téléchargés depuis le site web http://TWiki.org/.

-- BenoitFauvel - 04 Sep 2003

Short version - German

TWiki ist eine flexible und machvolle Plattform für Gruppenarbeit. Sie ermöglicht die Gestaltung dynamische Intranet-Auftritte und bietet Möglichkeiten für Projektentwicklung, den Aufbau eines Dokumenten-Verwaltungssystems, einer Wissensdatenbank, eines Systems zur Anfragen-Bearbeitung und viele weitere Anwendungen im Bereich der Gruppenarbeit.

TWiki erscheint als normale Intranet- oder Web-Seite. Anwender können mit jedem Web-Browser beliebig bestehende Inhalte ändern oder neue Inhalte einpflegen, ohne dass besondere Zusätze für den Browser benötigt werden.

Grosse Firmen wie Sun Microsystems, Motorola, Inktomi und SAP verwenden die TWiki-Plattform, um die Produktivität ihrer Ingenieurteams zu verbessern.

Die Möglichkeiten beinhalten die automatische Erzeugung von Verweisen, eine Volltextsuche, ein gruppen-basierendes Berechtigungskonzept, Formular-Gestaltung, Änderungsmitteilungen per eMail, Dateianhänge zu den Webseiten, Versionskontrolle der Seiten und Anhänge und anderes.

Die serverseitige TWiki Schnittstelle zur Programmierung von Erweiterungen bietet Entwicklern einen einfachen Weg, neue Anwendungen für die Gruppenarbeit zu erstellen.

Eine grosse Anzahl von Erweiterungen bereichert die Plattform: Aufgabenvergabe und -überwachung, Grafik- und Kalenderfunktionen, Datenbankzugriffe, Zweiwege-RSS, LDAP-Verbindungen, Tabellenkalkulationsfunktionen, XSL-Transformationen, Überwachung von XP-Projekten, HTML-Publikationen und mehr.

Die TWiki-Software steht unter der GNU General Public Licence. Sie und über 60 Erweiterungen können von der TWiki.org-Webseite unter http://TWiki.org/ geladen werden.

-- MartinLange - 15 Mar 2004

Short version - Español

TWiki es una plataforma de colaboración flexible y poderosa a través de la web que posibilita la gestión de sitios de intranet dinámicos, espacios para el desarrollo de proyectos, sistemas de gestión de documentos, bases de datos conocimiento, sistemas de seguimiento de problemas y muchas otras aplicaciones de grupos o "groupware". TWiki es similar en aspecto y funcionamiento a un sitio web o de intranet. Los usuarios pueden crear y modificar libremente el contenido desde cualquier navegador de páginas web, sin necesidad de módulos o "plugins" adicionales.

Compañías importantes como Sun Microsystems, Motorola, Inktomi y SAP utilizan la plataforma de TWiki para aumentar la productividad de sus grupos de desarrollo e ingeniería.

Entre sus múltiples funciones se incluyen la generación automática de enlaces de hypertexto, busqueda en todo el texto, autorización basada en grupos, manejo de planillas web, notificación de cambios a través de correo electrónico, archivos anexos a paginas web, control de revisión de páginas y de archivos anexos y mucho mas.

La interfaz de desarrollo (API) para "Plugins" del TWiki le proveé al desarrollador una manera sencilla para la creación de nuevas aplicaciones "groupware". Un gran número de "Plugins" y otras adiciones permiten aumentar la plataforma con instrumentos para el seguimiento de actividad, calendarios, graficos, acceso a bases de datos, intercambio bidireccional de noticias mediante RSS, conexiones LDAP, hojas de cálculo, transformaciones XSL, monitoréo de XP, publicacion de HTML y mucho mas.

El software de TWiki, distribuido bajo la licencia pública de GNU (GPL), y más de 60 "Plugins", pueden ser descargados de la dirección web http://TWiki.org/ .

-- EdgarBrown - 03 Apr 2004

Short version - language Y


Freshmeat.net Announcement

Note: This is a slightly edited version from the TWiki project listing at Freshmeat.net.

About:

TWiki is a flexible, powerful, and simple Web based collaboration platform. Major corporations like Inktomi, Motorola, SAP and Sun Microsystems use it for dynamic intranets and knowledge bases, and for sharing and managing documents and collaborative projects. It resembles a normal Web site, but every page can be changed from a browser. It features automatic link generation, full text search, group authorization, Web forms, reporting, change notification, file attachments, revision control of pages and attachments, a modular templating system with skins, hierarchical navigation based on the topic parenting feature, and more. The server side Plugins API can be used to enhance the program and to build groupware applications. The TWiki software and a growing repository of over 60 Plugins can be downloaded from the TWiki.org web site.

Links and Categories:

New Release:

Note: News at http://freshmeat.net/releases/111930/

Changes: This release features an enhanced plugin API, internationalization, enhanced searching, and improved Web-based administration. A number of new plugins and add-ons are also available.


Press Release

Note: Submitted to LinuxPR, http://www.linuxpr.com/releases/5559.html

Headline:

TWiki, a Flexible and Powerful Web-Based Collaboration Platform - New Version

Lead:

Major corporations like Inktomi, Motorola, SAP, Sun Microsystems and Tripwire use TWiki to run dynamic knowledge management and intranet sites. TWiki enhances collaboration and manages content using only a standard web browser.

Press Release:

San Jose, Wednesday, 05-Feb-2003: TWiki.org announces a new version of its popular collaboration platform. TWiki looks and feels like a normal intranet or web site. In addition, an Edit link on every page allows users to freely create and change content. TWiki is installed on a web server and can be operated from any web browser, without requiring special browser Plugins.

TWiki extends the free-form and creative world of Wiki systems where content can be shared as easily as e-mail; it adds structure to content, which can be browsed, searched, grouped, categorized, filtered and access restricted.

Features include automatic link generation, full text search, authorization based on groups, web form handling, reporting, e-mail change notification, file attachments to web pages, revision control of pages and attachments, a modular templating system with skins, and more.

The new TWiki version 01-Feb-2003 includes, among other new features, an enhanced Plugin API, internationalization support, enhanced search, and improved web-based administration.

TWiki with its server-side Plugins API is a platform where developers can build groupware applications in an efficient way. More then 60 Plugins and add-ons are currently available for download at the TWiki.org web site, including an Action Tracker Plugin, Calendar Plugin, Chart Plugin, Database Plugin, Headlines Plugin to display RSS news feeds, LDAP Plugin, Poll Plugin, Slideshow Plugin for web-based presentations, Spreadsheet Plugin, XML XSL Plugin, XP Tracker Plugin, Mail to TWiki Add-On, Publish Add-On to generate static HTML pages, Web Services Add-On, and more.

Major companies use TWiki to increase the productivity of their teams.

"TWiki makes it easy for us to collaborate without having to wonder who has the latest version of a document or go through cumbersome version control procedures," said Gene Kim, chief technology officer at Tripwire, Inc. the world leader in integrity assurance solutions. "Its hyperlinking capability allows us to easily edit documents, or expand upon one another's ideas. We use TWiki for brainstorming, meeting notes, work logs, internal documentation, project planning and tracking. TWiki is an essential tool for getting work done -- not having it would be like not having email or Google."

"TWiki is designed to eliminate the 'one webmaster syndrome' where Intranet content is outdated and insufficient" said Peter Thoeny, the author of TWiki. "Empowering employees to make changes to the Intranet, combined with a peer review of content makes sure that content is up to date and accurate."

TWiki is available for download from the TWiki.org website.

For more information, contact:
Peter Thoeny, peter@thoeny.com
http://TWiki.org/

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About Tripwire:

Tripwire Inc. is the Integrity Assurance Company, providing enterprise integrity management solutions which deliver greater IT efficiency and availability. Tripwire is highly recommended as a Best Practice by many security advisory groups, and is featured in the NSA's "60 Minute Security Guide." Tripwire customers include Global 3000 companies, e-business corporations, and key public sector organizations such as Comcast, AT&T, Ernst & Young and the U.S. House of Representatives. Tripwire is headquartered in Portland, Ore., with offices in Japan, France, Germany, and users in 92 countries around the world. For more information about Tripwire, please visit the company Web site at www.tripwire.com.

About TWiki.org:

TWiki.org's mission is to provide a leading-edge, web-based collaboration platform targeting the corporate Intranet world. TWiki fosters information flow within an organization; lets distributed teams work together seamlessly and productively; and eliminates the one-webmaster syndrome of outdated intranet content. TWiki has been downloaded over 24,000 times and is in use at major corporations and also at many public web sites.


-- PeterThoeny - 05 Feb 2003

Feedback

Given that we state that it is a "4 - Major feature enhancements", I think it would be useful on the TWikiRelease01Feb2003 page to separate the major features. Which are these? The internationalisation enhancements, I guess.

-- MartinCleaver - 21 May 2003

I think that RcsLite also qualifies as a major enhancement, as do the plugin API enhancements (MorePluginHooks), although those are a developer-only feature. Apart from the InternationalisationEnhancements, however, most of the features are either quite small or user-invisible, and the I18N stuff doesn't actually look very major, although it's quite significant to those who need it. There are significant improvements in testenv (see CookbookActivePerlTestenv), though that probably doesn't qualify as major either.

-- RichardDonkin - 21 May 2003

As TWikiRelease01Feb2003 says RcsLite is "not recommended yet for production use" I don't think we can honestly count that as a production feature. (How far off is this feature out of Beta - do you know of any systems that use it regularly everyday? I daren't and don't need to!)

From most people's point of view 'Major Feature Enhancements' are user visible. Given your definition (I agree, BTW) this precludes the plugin hooks.

So, I wonder whether it is right to call the update major at all. What is there visible? ScriptToCreateNewWeb, granted. Nice, but this is unquestionably minor.

Am I missing anything?

-- MartinCleaver - 21 May 2003

Just because RcsLite is "not recommended yet for production use" doesn't stop it from being a major feature. For one it makes evaluation possible. Also a user can test and decide quality is good enough for them - feedback appreciated. I've seen quite a few people that found this feature essential for use with their ISP.

-- JohnTalintyre - 23 Sep 2003

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