Blog posts for April 2013

XWiki 5.0 Milestone 2 Released

The XWiki development team is proud to announce the availability of XWiki 5.0 Milestone 2. This release introduces some important changes like the new security module by default, XWiki is now always in virtual mode, JQuery is embedded by default, xwiki/1.0 syntax is now disabled and lots of other improvements.

See the release notes for more information.

Bug Fixing Day 15

Yesterday we had our Bug Fixing Day #15. For the 5.x development cycle we've decided to intensify our bug fixing and invert the bugs created vs bugs fixed ratio so that we're always in the green, by having weekly BFDs.

Only 4 persons have participated this time but they've compensated by being extra active! emoticon_smile Kudos to them and shame on others! emoticon_smile

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We've closed 35 bugs in the bug count! This gets us very close to being able to have more bugs closed than bugs created over the past 2 years! As of now, we just need to fix 15 more which we hope to squash in the next BFD.

Congrats everyone, and let's finish what we started during the next BFD!

Brainstorming Flavors

We are happy to say that we are investigating the notion of XWiki Flavors. XWiki Flavors are a set of predefined extensions having a specific use case in mind. 

XWiki Flavors can be considered specializations of XWiki instances suited for different purposes like public websites, intranets, content sharing, project management, community status, business intelligence, etc. 

What we would like is when you install your first wiki or when you create a new sub-wiki you should be able to select a specialization for that wiki. 

Let's say you have a farm for your organization and you would need some sub-wikis, one for your each team. Each of your teams are a bit different. For example, the support team may need to create a Documentation wiki in order to communicate with your clients. The development team may need a very applications oriented wiki that could contain applications for all their processes. 

XWiki has the advantage of being very extensible and we want to take advantage of that by separating the common use cases of XWiki in different Flavors. 

Because XWiki's development is centered around its community is important that the community decides what are the most common use cases XWiki is used for.
We've created several mailing threads for: 

Join the discussion on the mailing lists and help us decide the exact features needed for selected use case or brainstorm about other common use cases in this thread.

XWiki is participating in Google Summer of Code 2013

XWiki has been accepted as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2013.

Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers student developers stipends to write code for various open source software projects. We work with many open source, free software, and technology-related groups to identify and fund projects over a three month period. Since its inception in 2005, the program has brought together nearly 6,000 successful student participants and over 3000 mentors from over 100 countries worldwide, all for the love of code. 

This is our 8th year participating in the program and we are pretty excited about it. We value the participation in the program since it allows us to meet and discuss ideas with smart students from around the world. The past years brought great results, such as the WebDAV and RESTful remote access APIs, the Office importer, and the whole XEclipse project, just to name a few.

This year we're proposing a lot of interesting projects, from Live Notifications to XCLAMS Federated Servers, beside our regular mentors also having the support of mentors from the XCLAMS community.

The student application period will last from April 22 until May 3, 19:00 UTC. Students interested in applying for a project with XWiki should:

Let's work together with the community to make this a great Summer of Code!

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Bug Fixing Day 16

Yesterday we had our Bug Fixing Day #16. For the 5.x development cycle we've decided to intensify our bug fixing and invert the bugs created vs bugs fixed ratio so that we're always in the green, by having weekly BFDs.

Unfortunately only 3 persons have participated this time emoticon_unhappy A big thank you to them as they've been able to close 8 bugs amongst which 6 real ones were fixed! emoticon_smile Let's make sure that you're all available for the next BFD next Thursday.

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We've closed 8 bugs in the bug count! We're now at 1738 bugs closed vs 1755 bugs opened (i.e. -17 bugs) in the past rolling 2 years count.

Let's try to catch up during BFD # 17.

Bug Fixing Day 17

On April 18th We had our Bug Fixing Day #17. For the 5.x development cycle we've decided to intensify our bug fixing and invert the bugs created vs bugs fixed ratio so that we're always in the green, by having weekly BFDs.

We had 6 participants and we managed to close 12 bug issues

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It was a good Bug Fixing Day but there is still work to do to beat bugs created over the past 2 years.

Congrats everyone, and let's finish what we started during the next BFD!

XWiki 5.0 Release Candidate 1 Released

The XWiki development team is proud to announce the availability of XWiki 5.0 RC 1. This release introduces stabilization and bug fixes and 2 important improvements:

  • Distribution Wizard improvements to support multiwiki use cases
  • Ability to see which extensions have updates in the Admin UI

See the release notes for more information.

Bug Fixing Day 18

Yesterday we had our Bug Fixing Day #18. For the 5.x development cycle we've decided to intensify our bug fixing and invert the bugs created vs bugs fixed ratio so that we're always in the green, by having weekly BFDs.

We had 5 participants and we managed to close 18 bugs

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We have now more bugs closed than bugs created over the past 2 years!

Congrats everyone, and let's finish what we started during the next BFD!

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