Archive for 'MediaWiki'

A culture of knowledge sharing – Impressions from the Wikimedia Hackathon 2017

Vienna! A city of music, culture and avant-garde. And, notably, the host of this year’s Wikimedia Hackathon, an annual tech event where roundabout 200 developers, maintainers and users of MediaWiki gathered to experiment, discuss, plan and, of course, enjoy the company of like-minded people. Naturally, BlueSpice, being the largest professional flavor of MediaWiki, was also represented in various ways, getting glimpses at the most recent turns in development, making connections among colleagues, and exchanging experiences and ideas.

BlueSpice MediaWiki vs. Confluence – the wiki alternatives (2)

Continuing our comparison of BlueSpice MediaWiki and Confluence – with a short summary.

BlueSpice MediaWiki vs. Confluence – the wiki alternatives (1)

In this two-part article, we give a detailed comparison of the wiki top dog MediaWiki and Confluence.

BlueSpice 2.27.1 released

A patch release that’s worth seeing. It is that time again: we are very pleased to announce the new BlueSpice release 2.27.1, and it is difficult to believe that this is only a patch release. When we consider the new features, Version 2.27.1 is right at the forefront. The first release of this year focuses […]

Wikis at the touch of a button: BlueSpice automating software development.

The installation of wikis and quality control of the wiki software is still generally done by hand. Obviously, this increases the costs for the customers. And the software producers do not find this repetitive work much fun either.

Create texts together: about MediaWiki VisualEditor and simultaneous editing

With BlueSpice 3, we replace the previous VisualEditor with the MediaWiki VisualEditor, which some people will already know from Wikipedia. This leads to questions, for example: Why are we changing now? What potential does the editor have? And what is the situation with real-time editing?

Metadata: the new challenges for wiki search engines

In new search engines, metadata can be searched for much more selectively. What does this mean for the technological development of wikis?

BlueSpice 2.27.0 released

Our focus: quality assurance, usability and farming. We proudly announce today’s stable release of the new BlueSpice for MediaWiki 2.27.0. It is our second release this year and brings new features and numerous optimizations. Above all, it is fully compatible with the long-time support version MediaWiki 1.27. All detailed information can be found in our […]

Agile prototyping: “MediaWiki is like a white sheet of paper for data”

The Wikipedia software MediaWiki is a well known solution for collaborative knowledge platforms. It is less popular, but not less ideal, for the development of prototypes and new platforms. At this year’s Semantic-MediaWiki-Konferenz (SMWCon) in Frankfurt, our Hallo Welt! Technical Manager Markus Glaser talked about this connection between MediaWiki and prototyping. Here are the slides […]

BlueSpice Release 2.27.0 – beta version released

Say hello to the new BlueSpice free for MediaWiki 2.27.0 beta version! Have you already tested it? Well then go! Since last week, there is the BlueSpice 2.27.0-beta, a minor and maintenance version of BlueSpice free, which can be downloaded to tested at SourceForge. Now we need your help! Download the beta version and test […]