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MediaWiki – Software moving towards the future (Part 3 of 3): Communication, Wikidata, Translation

Visualization of the Franco-Prussion War

Communication and notification – the end of the classical discussion pages Another MediaWiki construction site is delivering good news: The MediaWiki Communication System. This concerns the discussion pages. These will soon disappear, in the form we know them now. More precisely: The discussions pages will fundamentally change and merge with the notification system. The reconstruction […]

MediaWiki – Software moving towards the future (Part 2 of 3): Visual Editor and simultaneous editing of texts

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Visual Editor – Wikicode is supplanted Anyone who has written or improved Wikipedia articles in the last few years, already knows about the Visual Editor, which has now reached a certain maturity. (See the post by Nathalie Köpff on this subject). Creating such an editor is a big project. Unlike other web applications, an editor […]

MediaWiki – Software moving towards the future (Part 1 of 3): Skinning, Mobile, Dialogues

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There is a lot happening for MediaWiki at the moment. Further development of the software has been getting recognisably bolder for more than a year. It is getting exciting! In 2015 we will see many changes which up to now have been being worked on in the background. In just a few years, the system […]

BlueSpice, MediaWiki and the outlook for libre knowledge

BlueSpice for MediaWiki is a commercial project. The plan to develop an enterprise distribution for MediaWiki was driven by the aim of making a profit and creating jobs. Nevertheless, it is time to say a few words about other aspects of the BlueSpice project. For BlueSpice is also a project that should push along the […]

BlueSpice 2: The new version coming up later this year!

We started with BlueSpice three years ago in October 2010. Since then, we have gradually expanded and improved the software. In the fall of 2013, we are taking the plunge and publishing a completely revised version. The new version of BlueSpice builds on the experience we have amassed working with public company wikis and user […]

Roadmap: Ideas for the New Version!

A little over two years ago we published the first BlueSpice version. Since that time the software was enhanced enormously. BlueSpice is used in more than 100 countries and the downloads still rise. No reason for us to pause. This year we will take the software to a higher level. BlueSpice will better cooperate with […]

PDF Export for MediaWiki

There are lots of possibilities for exporting MediaWiki articles as PDF documents. Some further developments I want to outline here: Wiki as the central source of knowledge There are many good reasons for supplying a Wiki with a PDF export facility: Extracts, logs, check lists or short descriptions may be needed on paper or may […]

MediaWiki vs. Confluence? Not a question of features

To show how MediaWiki really is a solution for business, I have collected together the most common objections to MediaWiki and I comment on them below.

Download the BlueSpice Mobile App

Central topics in webdevelopment are cloud and mobile services. The BlueSpice team develops for both new attractions. Today we reached a new milestone by publishig the first free mobile app für BlueSpice. Now you can view, edit and manage your BlueSpice MediaWiki enterprise distribution from your mobile device (Android or webOS). Just download the app […]

Bugfix Release 1.1.1

Some inconvient bugs have been fixed by the BlueSpice developers in the last days. And so we decided to publish a new release of BlueSpice free: Download. InsertCategory shows correct hierarchy InsertFile / InsertLink double button problem solved VisualEditor Word import without <span> and <div> tags ExtendedSearch offers better results UniversalExport / UEModulePDF some bugs […]