Tags:
advocacy2Add my vote for this tag dakar2Add my vote for this tag deployment1Add my vote for this tag create new tag
, view all tags

TWiki Release 4.0 Advocacy

TWiki 4.0 Announce Press Release

Headline

TWiki.org Announces Version 4.0 of its Powerful Enterprise Collaboration Platform

Lead

TWiki Release 4.0 provides additional features to run dynamic intranet sites, share knowledge, and let employees work effectively with light-weight wiki applications. TWiki is a mission critical system at major corporations such as Google, Motorola, Sun Microsystems and Yahoo!

Press Release

San Jose, California, 01 Feb 2006 - TWiki.org today announced version 4.0 of its popular enterprise collaboration platform TWiki. Code-named Dakar, the structured wiki features highly-requested features including a WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) editor, an enhanced security model, and a REST (representational state transfer) interface, among others. TWiki release 4.0 is immediately available through http://twiki.org/.

"The TWiki Dakar team has been working relentlessly to make this release available for the many thousand organizations using our free collaboration software," said TWiki founder Peter Thoeny who manages the open-sourced project for the last seven years. He adds, "I'm very excited about the new features it offers. I believe that our new WYSIWYG editor will encourage more people to use TWiki. We've also added features that will strengthen TWiki's position as a platform to build and run wiki applications. Hopefully this will encourage more non-programmers to build functionality customized to their needs."

Jon Bultmeyer, Director Engineering, Identity Provisioning at Novell, Inc. agrees, "Novell looks forward to this next release of TWiki. Novell uses TWiki as a central knowledge repository that facilitates knowledge sharing among our globally dispersed engineering teams. TWiki has increased our productivity by making it easier to both post and consume the information needed to coordinate activities, transfer best practices, and work on innovative projects."

Additional features in TWiki 4.0 release include a simple install and configuration, integrated session support, fine grained change notification, parameterized includes, named include sections, search enhancements, and an internationalization framework with Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Portugese and Spanish translations.

About TWiki Enterprise Collaboration Platform:

TWiki is the leading open-sourced enterprise wiki and pioneered wiki applications, small programs that foster collaboration. TWiki extends the free-form world of wikis by adding structure - content can be browsed, searched, grouped, categorized, filtered and access restricted. TWiki looks and feels like a normal intranet or web site, and can be easily modified through standard web browsers.

TWiki, with its server-side Plugin API, is a platform where developers and non-programmers can build groupware applications in an efficient way. Currently, more than 200 Plugins and add-ons can be added to TWiki, such as the BlogPlugin that turns TWiki into a weblog tool. TWiki and its extensions are available for download from the TWiki.org website.

About TWiki.org:

TWiki.org's mission is to provide a leading edge, web-based collaboration platform targeting the corporate Intranet world. TWiki.org, through 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. Founded in 1997 by Peter Thoeny and managed by a team of open-source software engineers around the world, TWiki is installed and used by thousands of companies including Google, Motorola, SAP, and Yahoo!. For more information on open-sourced TWiki, please head to http://twiki.org/.

About Novell:

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) delivers Software for the Open Enterprise. With more than 50,000 customers in 43 countries, Novell helps customers manage, simplify, secure and integrate their technology environments by leveraging best-of-breed, open standards-based software. With over 20 years of experience, more than 5,000 employees, 5,000 partners and support centers around the world, Novell helps customers gain control over their IT operating environment while reducing cost. More information about Novell can be found at http://www.novell.com/.

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

Advocacy Targets

-- PeterThoeny - 18 Jan 2006

Other languages

Danish press release

TWiki.org annoncerer version 4.0 af deres stærke e-samarbejdsplatform til brug i virksomheden

TWiki Release 4.0 er udrustet med nye værktøjer til at lave dynamiske intranetportaler, dele viden og lade medarbejdere arbejde effektivt med nye wiki letvægts-applikationer. TWiki er allerede et missionskritisk værktøj hos store virksomheder som Google, Motorola, Sun Microsystems og Yahoo!.

TWiki.org har i dag frigivet version 4.0 af deres populære e-samarbejdsplatform TWiki. Med arbejdsnavnet "Dakar", er den strukturerede wiki nu udstyret med nye og ofte efterspurgte features, deriblandt en WYSIWYG-editor (what-you-see-is-what-you-get), en forbedret sikkerhedsmodel og et REST (representational state transfer) interface. TWiki Release 4.0 kan downloades fra http://twiki.org/.

"Teamet omkring TWiki Dakar har arbejdet utrætteligt på at gøre denne version tilgængelig for de mange tusinde organisationer der benytter vores gratis samarbejds-software", siger Peter Thoeny som har ledet arbejdet med open-source projektet de sidste 7 år. Han tilføjer: "Jeg er meget spændt på de nye features den tilbyder. Jeg er sikker på at vores nye WYSIWYG-editor vil give flere folk mod på at bruge TWiki. Vi har tilføjet mange features som alle styrker TWikis position som platform til udvikling og brug af wiki-applikationer. Forhåbentligt vil dette medvirke til at hjælpe flere ikke-programmører til at udarbejde funktionalitet der passer til deres behov."

Jon Bultmeyer, Director Engineering, Identity Provisioning hos Novell, Inc. er enig: "Novell ser frem til denne næste version af TWiki. Novell bruger TWiki som en central vidensdatabase som muliggør vidensdeling imellem vores teams globalt. TWiki har forhøjet vores produktivitet ved at gøre det nemmere både at at tilbyde og finde den information som er nødvendig for at koordinere vores aktiviteter, dele best practices og samarbejde på innovatitve projekter."

Yderligere ny funktionalitet i TWiki version 4.0 er blandt andet en simplere installation og opsætning, integreret sessions-support, finkornet notifikation om ændringer, parameteriserede side-inkluderinger, navngivne inkluderings-sektioner, forbedret søgning og et framework for internationalisering (I18N) der som udgangspunkt er født med kinesiske, danske, hollandske, franske, tyske, potugisiske og spanske oversættelser (brugergrænseflader).

Om TWiki e-samarbejdsplatformen til virksomheden:

TWiki er den førende frie (open source) virksomheds-wiki og var først med tanken om wiki-applikationer, små programmer der inspirerer til samarbejde. TWiki udvider den kendte fritekst wiki-verden ved at tilføje struktur - tilføjet indhold kan vises, søges, grupperes, kategoriseres, filtreres og adgangsbeskyttes. TWiki i sig selv ligner og føles som en almindelig intranet- eller webside, og kan nemt opdateres via almindelige standard browsere (fx Mozilla Firefox eller Microsoft Internet Explorer).

TWiki, med dets server-side API til understøttelse af plugins, er en platform hvor udviklere og ikke-programmører kan bygge groupware-applikationer på en effektiv måde. I øjeblikket kan mere end 200 plugins og udvidelser bruges sammen med TWiki, som et eksempel kan nævnes "BlogPlugin" der gør TWiki til et weblog værktøj. TWiki med tilhørende udvidelser kan downloades fra websitet TWiki.org.

Om TWiki.org:

TWiki.org's mission er at tilbyde en førende, web-baseret e-samarbejdsplatform, målrettet mod intranettene i virksomhederne. TWiki.org, ved hjælp af TWiki, indbyder til informations-skabelse og -flow i virksomheden; lader geografisk adskilte teams arbejde sammen gnidningsløst og effektivt og eliminerer én-webmaster-syndromet som kendetegnes ved et forældet intranet-indhold. TWiki blev grundlagt i 1997 af Peter Thoeny og ledes i dag af et team af open-source-udviklere fra hele verden, TWiki er installeret hos og bruges af tusindvis af virksomheder, deriblandt Google, Motorola, SAP, and Yahoo!. For yderligere information om TWiki og open source, besøg http://twiki.org/.

Om Novell:

Novell, Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) tilbyder software til den åbne virksomhed (the Open Enterprise). Med mere end 50.000 kunder i 43 lande, hjælper Novell kunder med at administrere, forenkle, beskytte og integrere deres teknologi-miljøer, ved at udnytte best-of-breed software baseret på åbne standarder. Med over 20 års erfaring, mere end 5.000 medarbejdere, 5.000 partnere og support-centre i verden, hjælper Novell deres kunder med at få kontrol over deres IT-miljø, mens de sparer penge. Mere information om Novell kan findes på http://www.novell.com/.

Advocacy targets in Denmark

E-mail sent to twiki-announce mailing list

To: TWiki-Announce twiki-announce@listsPLEASENOSPAM.sourceforge.net
From: twiki-announce-admin@listsPLEASENOSPAM.sourceforge.net
Reply-To: twiki-announce@listsPLEASENOSPAM.sourceforge.net
Subject: [TWiki-Announce] Announcement: TWiki 4.0.0 Production Release
Sender: twiki-announce-admin@listsPLEASENOSPAM.sourceforge.net
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2006 01:34:23 -0800

Dear TWiki administrator:

The long awaited TWiki 4.0.0 Production Release aka DakarRelease is available for download. This is a major release replacing TWiki version 04-Sep-2004.

Download the new release from: http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/TWikiRelease04x00x00

______________________________________________________________
CHANGES AND UPGRADE:

Major new features since TWiki 04-Sep-2004 release:

  • WYSIWYG editor (beta)
  • Revamped PatternSkin with a modern look and lots of customization options
  • Much simpler install and configuration
  • Integrated session support
  • Webserver-independent login/logout
  • Security sandbox blocks all possible routes for remote command execution on the server
  • New editing model with conflict resolution allows freer collaboration, without fear of overwriting other people's changes
  • Multilingual UI: Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
  • E-mail confirmations for registration to prevent spamming
  • Hierarchical sub-web (beta)
  • And many, many more enhancements

Many, many people worked on TWiki-4.0.0. A lot of changes have been done in the engine room to make the code maintainable and extensible. Most of the redesign and code refactoring work in the Dakar release was done by Crawford Currie.

The change history with contributors is at http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/TWikiHistory

To upgrade from the 04-Sep-2004 version follow the instructions in http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki04/TWikiUpgradeGuide

______________________________________________________________
WHAT IS TWIKI:

TWiki is the leading open-sourced enterprise wiki and pioneered wiki applications, small programs that foster collaboration. TWiki extends the free-form world of wikis by adding structure - content can be browsed, searched, grouped, categorized, filtered and access restricted. TWiki looks and feels like a normal intranet or web site, and can be easily modified through standard web browsers.

TWiki, with its server-side Plugin API, is a platform where developers and non-programmers can build groupware applications in an efficient way. Currently, more than 200 Plugins and add-ons can be added to TWiki, such as the BlogPlugin that turns TWiki into a weblog tool. TWiki and its extensions are available for download from the TWiki.org website, http://TWiki.org/.

TWiki.org's mission is to provide a leading edge, web-based collaboration platform targeting the corporate Intranet world. TWiki.org, through 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. Founded in 1997 by Peter Thoeny and managed by a team of open-source software engineers around the world, the TWiki platform is installed and used by thousands of companies including Google, Motorola, SAP, and Yahoo! to increase the productivity of their teams.

TWiki is developed by an active community and released as Free Software under the GNU/GPL (General Public License). TWiki (TM) is a trademark of Peter Thoeny.

______________________________________________________________
TWIKI DEVELOPMENT

We have a very active developer community. The place to collaborate and brainstorm on TWiki development is at http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/WebHome . ReadmeFirst tells you about our development process. If interested you can subscribe to the Codev web.

The development of TWiki extensions gained momentum over the last 12 month, there are now more than 200 Plugins, Add-ons and Contribs available. Check them out; to name a few, ActionTrackerPlugin, BlackListPlugin, BlogPlugin, CalendarPlugin, ChartPlugin, DBIQueryPlugin, FormQueryPlugin, HeadlinesPlugin, HistoryPlugin, ProjectPlannerPlugin, TWikiDrawPlugin, SlideShowPlugin, SpreadSheetPlugin, WysiwygPlugin, XpTrackerPlugin and more can be downloaded from http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/WebHome

______________________________________________________________
TWIKI SUPPORT

The Support web at TWiki.org is available for people who have a technical questions or questions about TWiki deployment. This support forum is for TWiki users by TWiki users. The TWiki community keeps an eye on postings, but doesn't necessarily answer questions. In practice, contributors and users are actively discussing and helping out! Get TWiki support at: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Support/WebHome

If you prefer IRC you can use the #twiki channel to get in touch with TWiki developers.

You can also get commercial support to install, upgrade, configure and deploy TWiki systems: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/ConsultantsForHire http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/CodersForHire

______________________________________________________________
TWIKI DEPLOYMENT AND ADVOCACY

TWiki is steadily growing in popularity. TWiki is mainly used behind corporate firewalls and is a mission critical system in major corporations such as Google, Motorola, Sun Microsystems and Yahoo! In case you installed TWiki on your server you could list it at http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Main/TWikiInstallation

Word of mouth is a good way of spreading TWiki - your help is greatly appreciated! More exposure means more contributions, and a better system! To promote TWiki in magazines and web sites use the material in http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/TWikiAdvocacy04x00x00

Dan Woods and Peter Thoeny are working on a book titled "Wikis in the Workplace: A Practical Guide to Collaborating, Creating Knowledge, and Sharing Information". The book will be good PR for TWiki, and will be published in Q2. Read more at http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/WikisInTheWorkplaceBook

______________________________________________________________
* REQUEST FOR PAPER! *

If you have a successful deployment of TWiki, we would really appreciate if you could support the TWiki project by writing a TWiki success story. This helps in promoting the platform, leading to more input, and a continuously improving product! More on this at: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Main/TWikiSuccessStories

Last but not least, thanks for contributing many ideas, code, docs, quality and more. We have a thriving TWiki.org community!

Best regards and happy TWiki'ing,

Peter, on behalf of the TWiki development community

Discussion

Twiki4u! The niftiest software on the web!

-- BrianGupta - 20 Jan 2006

Brian, you made my day smile

-- PeterThoeny - 20 Jan 2006

One easy thing to do: have a look at WikiMatrix and make sure the TWiki entry is as good as possible, mentioning areas where we have plugins that fill gaps, while still remaining accurate.

-- RichardDonkin - 22 Jan 2006

Edit | Attach | Watch | Print version | History: r13 < r12 < r11 < r10 < r9 | Backlinks | Raw View | Raw edit | More topic actions
Topic revision: r13 - 2006-02-13 - SteffenPoulsen
 
  • Learn about TWiki  
  • Download TWiki
This site is powered by the TWiki collaboration platform Powered by Perl Hosted by OICcam.com Ideas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback. Ask community in the support forum.
Copyright © 1999-2015 by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.