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5 There are 2 types of support you can get:
6 * Community Support: If you're technically-savvy and can formulate your questions in term of general needs and don't need guaranteed response time, this is a good option. The support is done the community in everyone's free time. You should also consider helping others since this works on a give-give basis.
7 * Professional Support: If you want someone to fully take care of your problem and provide a solution tailored to your context, with a a guaranteed time frame, then this is the option you should pick.
9 = Community Support =
11 Here are the steps you should follow:
13 * Check the documentation for the [[project>>Main.Forge]] you wish to use. If you don't find the information you're looking for there try [[Searching>>Main.Search]] on this wiki and check the [[FAQ>>FAQ.WebHome]].
14 * Search the [[mailing list archives>>dev:Community.MailingLists]].
15 * If you still haven't found the answer, post a question on the [[Mailing Lists or Forums>>dev:Community.MailingLists]]. Please bear in mind that people on the list are people who are contributing to XWiki in their own time. Also you'll find people are more likely and prompt to answer your questions if you yourself participate and answer other's questions over time. This is a participation ecosystem.
16 * You can also consider sending a message on the [[IRC Channel>>dev:Community.IRC]]. However we recommend using the mailing lists in most cases since the IRC channel is used mostly by developers to coordinate XWiki development and mailing lists allow everyone to answer in its own time and without pressure.
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19 Note that the XWiki Developers officially supports 3 versions:
20 * The latest stable version from the last [[XWiki Cycle>>dev:Community.VersioningAndReleasePractices]] (e.g. 5.4.5). This is the most stable version and is what we recommend to use in production. We also call it the LTS version.
21 * The latest stable version from the current XWiki Cycle (e.g. 6.0). This is the version recommended if you wish to try out the new features from the current Cycle. It's possible to use those in production but you have to understand that it contains relatively recent new features that haven't been through a long stabilization process so their stability may vary. As the Cycle progresses the stability increases too.
22 * The latest development version from the current XWiki Cycle (e.g. 6.1-milestone-1). This is the version to use if you want to test the really latest feature and provide feedback to the XWiki development team and help us stabilize the version.
24 The rationale for supporting only 3 versions is:
25 * We don't want to over-burden the developers to have to support more than 3 development branches, it's already a lot. Each branch slows down the overall XWiki development.
26 * This is open source software and free and we consider free users can contribute back by helping us test the newest versions by upgrading. If they want support for their older version in production they have the possibility to ask companies for [[professional support>>#HProfessionalSupport]].
28 As a consequence:
29 * You won't find documentation for old versions on this web site
30 * You won't find maintained source code for old versions (tagged source can be found but not maintained branches)
31 * People on the community lists may ask you to upgrade to a newer version when you discover an issue that is fixed in a newer version than the one you're using
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34 Once you have found the answer, please consider adding an entry in the [[FAQ>>FAQ.WebHome]] or updating an existing document on this wiki. This way others will later benefit from that knowledge like you're benefiting from other people's knowledge while browsing this site.
36 If you're interested in helping yourself please check [[all the ways you can contribute>>dev:Community.Contributing]] and [[Governance rules>>dev:Community.Governance]].
38 = Professional Support =
40 Here's below a list of [[companies sponsoring the development of XWiki>>Main.Supporters.SponsoringCompanies.WebHome]] and who have active committers on the project.
42 == XWiki SAS ==
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50 [[XWiki SAS>>]] is the company founded by Ludovic Dubost, the creator of XWiki, to offer services around the XWiki open source project. XWiki SAS sponsors the development of the XWiki open source project and has published two important documents showing its dedication and commitment to the open source project:
52 * The XWiki SAS [[Manifesto>>]]
53 * [[About>>]] XWiki SAS
55 [[XWiki SAS>>]] offers the following products:
56 * [[XWiki Collaboration Suite>>]]
58 [[XWiki SAS>>]] also offers the following [[services>>]]:
59 * [[Support>>]]
60 * [[Hosting>>]]
61 * [[Development>>]]
62 * [[Consulting>>]]
63 * [[Training>>]]
65 == SOFTEC sa ==
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71 [[SOFTEC>>]] is a Luxembourg-based company developing collaborative visual tools based on the XWiki open-source platform.
73 You have business requirements for structured and up-to-date information; you need it fast and visual to strike the minds of your customers; SOFTEC is the one to call.
75 SOFTEC developers conceive, host and maintain business and private SaaS (Software as a Service) collaborative solutions based on the XWiki open-source platform, enabling different databases and information systems to communicate together and provide relevant and synthetic information in a visual way.
76 SOFTEC solutions are easy & quick to implement, easy & simple to use, easy & quick to adopt.
78 We invite you to discover all our services through these [[recent references>>]]. And do not miss [[CartoPass>>]], our new free service based on XWiki which allows you to discovering shows, concerts and entertainment near you in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and UK.
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82 == EsPresto AG ==
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85 EsPresto is a Berlin-based company and Germany's first XWiki SAS Partner. As a full service IT provider we support our clients with customized web based business solutions for best success. We also offer a wide range of XWiki services to create a corporate wiki for your needs:
87 * Professional consulting
88 * Workshops and analysis of customer needs
89 * Installation and custom-made extensions
90 * Individual design adjustments
91 * Hosting
92 * Performance optimization
93 * Training and support
95 EsPresto offers turnkey and on-demand XWiki solutions, e.g. pre-installed and low-cost wikis for quality management or as a basic wiki for enterprises, both as client or stand-alone solution. Our SaaS-solution enables immediate use without set-up - you can test it today for 30 days, free of charge and without obligations.
97 We have a long-term experience in handling of several complex XWiki projects and offer extensive support. You get straightforward service from a one-stop service provider. Our innovative development team is ready to find the best solution for your needs.
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101 Update: 25 Jan 2015: Kreablo no longer has any active committer in 2014, commented out.
102 == Kreablo AB ==
104 [[Kreablo AB>>]] offers the following services:
106 * Consulting
107 * Development
108 * Training
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112 Vincent: Commented out ATM till we decide what to do as this is not following our governance rules:
114 == Odo SIA ==
116 [[Odo SIA>>]] provide following services:
117 * Development and implementation
118 * Training and consultations
119 * XWiki based custom web solutions
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