Everything you need to know about the new version.
With BlueSpice 2.27.3 a new patch release is available. Over 80 bugfixes bring numerous improvements under the cover.
Since this is a patch release, 2.27.3 contains only a few functional improvements:
The display of all subpages is sorted in a better way.
The link wizard InsertLink informs users whether the desired page to be linked exists.
Namespaces can now also have hyphens in their names.
The InsertMagic wizard (which you can use to insert tags, switches and variables) now offers the possibility to give users a list of the most important tags to prevent longer searches (“Quick access”).
In future, our pro users will be able to assign many pages to a book at once using the “Mass add” function in the Bookmaker. You select the pages of a category or the subpages of a page and only have to sort the added pages. It is also possible to search for pages and export the search results and import them into the book.
The Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is the leading Linux solution for small and medium-sized businesses. Now you can run a BlueSpice wiki with the UCS.
The two companies Univention and Hallo Welt! have been in touch for several years already. Now it worked: The Linux specialists from Bremen and the MediaWiki people from Regensburg have launched a promising cooperation project and are combining their products. Beneficiaries are the users of the Univention Corporate Server (UCS), who have now with BlueSpice MediaWiki another application that can be easily implemented in the previous server environment. Continue Reading
Now even more user-friendly with impressive new features
We have great news: we are proud to announce the new BlueSpice release 2.27.2. After scarcely three months, we are already publishing the second release of the year.
Looking forward to the release of BlueSpice Version 3 in 2018, we are already working hard on many small adjustments, making BlueSpice even more user-friendly, so you can operate it more intuitively. This means that the new version already contains valuable features and improvements, so it is more convenient to use and working on it is more efficient.
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 on the optimisation of usability and applications in quality management, alongside bug-fixes.
We are currently fitting out the new Version 3 of BlueSpice with a new search engine. So this is a good opportunity to explain what actually happens in a search engine and why we have decided to make this change. Continue Reading
I can hardly believe it: the current version of BlueSpice, BlueSpice 2, will be four years old this year. It feels like just a few months ago that we announced Version 2. Anyway, it is now time to start thinking about a new version and to continue writing the road map.
At Hallo Welt! we have spent the last months collecting ideas, and checking and weighting requirements.
At our yearly strategy meeting, Markus Glaser presented his technical plan. So now it is official that we will publish a new BlueSpice Version 3 in the first quarter of 2018. The road map for our new MediaWiki distribution contains essential innovations and improvements we have wanted for a long time. BlueSpice 3 will achieve a new level of stability and flexibility. Continue Reading
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.
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 it. Please report bugs, patches and other feedback. Any kind of feedback (the more constructive, the better) is welcome at our SourceForge forum or per email to email@example.com. We look forward to your opinions and appreciate your help!
Try some of our interesting new features like:
Page Assignments: Assign poeple and groups of people to pages, e.g. as responsible editors. Supersedes ResponsibleEditors.
Disable users: Instead of user deletion, you can now disable the users while keeping their full record.
Support your admin: certain user groups can now assign users to groups without having to be sysops. It is also possible to allow users access to a selection of administrative tools without having to be sysops.
Namespace-specific notifications: notifications are now much more configurable. Get notified about changes in the wiki on a namespace basis.
Track usage statistics: know how often a certain feature is used in your wiki.
Improvements of the user experience: confirmation dialogues are more unobtrusive now.
FlexiSkin: manage uploaded images.
HitCounter: Restores the hit count functionality missing in MediaWiki core since MediaWiki 1.25.
Testsystem mode: visually indicate when a wiki is a testing system.
To all the curious people, who like trying new things: the BlueSpice Demo has been completely updated.
With regard to the needs of our customers we updated the BlueSpice Demo and improved its shape. We really got going and improved the Demo version significantly. It was subject to a substantial revision.
Due to lots of new contents and a developed structure, we put the focus on the most important applications of the software: Knowledge and Quality Management. With the new navigation these topics are found immediately and new users can see the usefulness and the practical effects of the BlueSpice software from the beginning on.
If you don’t want to miss illustrative flow charts or process maps within your Wiki, try the new Demo version. It shows perfectly what the BlueSpice pro software for MediaWiki is able to do.
New features and a lot of additional semantic information provide the user a variety of options for different queries. There is for example a query, which gives you a list of documents for Quality Management. These documents can be used to accelerate processes, improve workflow and guarantee a high quality of work.
New BlueSpice function Flowchart Maker
The new BlueSpice Demo offers plenty of functions. Expand your articles by using graphics and videos, insert complex mathematical formula and add interactive elements like checklists or drop-down menus. From now on, you can also create and edit complex flow charts.
With the new Flowchart Maker, you have various possibilities of displaying processes or something similar. You might want to try this application with our example of the relocation of an IT employee.
Try it and see for yourself!
The new version of the BlueSpice Demo can be found here.
Although it is only a “minor and maintenance” release, we include some pretty helpful features, both in BlueSpice free and BlueSpice pro.
Here are some notable new features of BlueSpice free 2.23.3:
Compatibility: BlueSpice can now be used with MediaWiki 1.27.
BlueSpice API: There is now a standardized API for many BlueSpice actions.
ContextMenu: The extension is now enabled by default.
Dashboards: There is a wiki page portlet, which allows you to use any wiki page as a dashboard item. Create your own portlets!
ExtendedSearch: Introduces facet operators, which indicate whether multiple selections in a facet should be combined using AND or OR logic. It is now also possible to open articles in the autocomplete list in new windows or tabs.
Flexiskin: It is now possible to disable the background image.
GroupManager: Raised group name character limit from 16 to 255.
InsertMagic: Tag descriptions are now much more descriptive.
PermissionManager: Add hint flyout for every right.
Upload: XML and SVG files can now be uploaded by default.
UserMerge: Added extension to Distribution. Allows you to merge various users into one.
UserSidebar: There is now a “global actions” navigation tab for every user.
VisualEditor: Set default style for table to contenttable. This makes much nicer tables…
We also added some great new MediaWiki extensions to BlueSpice pro, e.g.
TagCloud: Use TagClouds to display e.g. categories