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).
After publishing BlueSpice 1.1 beta we are now offering BlueSpice free 1.1 stable. You can download the new edition at sourceforge (zip, 58.9 MB).
Thank you for your support and have fun with the new BlueSpice free!
Some release notes:
Improved performance: Work much faster with BlueSpice
New databases supported: PostgreSQL and Oracle
Improved cache control (localisation cache, initial memcache support)
UniversalExport: New templating system for PDFs: choose between different designs for your PDF Export
Categories can be assigned in view mode: you don’t have to use edit mode
RSS-Feeds: Outlook support improved
ArticleInfo: information about subpages
ShoutBox: changes on the user interface
Now you have more space to comment on an article. And your profil icon will be shown next to your comment.
VisualEditor: new TinyMCE version
New extensions: CountThings, HideTitle, NamespaceCSS, CSyntaxHighlight
ExtendedSearch: Updated to Solr3.5 to allow left wildcards: search for right parts of a word, like *image
InsertImage: Improved uploader. Images can be linked: you can link images with the insert and upload tool.
Right now we check our new app for MediaWiki distribution BlueSpice. The first sneak preview is available now.
View, edit and manage your BlueSpice MediaWiki enterprise distribution from your mobile device. BlueSpice mobile will support Android, iOS, Blackberry, WindowsPhone, WebOS and Symbian operating systems.
BlueSpice Mobile will start in March. Another release, optimized for other MediaWiki distributions, will be provided shortly. Check into the BlueSpice website at the beginning of March to download your BlueSpice mobile!
The year 2011 is coming to an end, the year in which we released our Open Source Enterprise wiki “BlueSpice”. We are proud and pleased about the numerous feedbacks and reviews. Since the summer we have already published a new release of the software and we are continuing to improve and advance BlueSpice.
Beyond our technical work, we established a new BlueSpice Website and we are now offering several solution packages for businesses and public domain customers. We have also started to establish an extensive partner programfor the numerous IT consultancies, integrators and other companies that have started to benefit from BlueSpice’s compelling value proposition.
BlueSpice has been downloaded more than 3000times so far.We are very proud and thankful to all users that have joined the BlueSpice community and support the project.
Help us to spread the word about “BlueSpice”. How are you using “BlueSpice”? What is has your experience using BlueSpice been? Send us your testimonial! With our online form on www.blue-spice.org it takes you only 2 minutes and is very helpful to us.
We have published the official BlueSpice websitelast Friday 🙂 All important information about the project, about packages and the community is now available at a single place. We hope, you like this webpage too. What are you missing? Send us your feedback. And maybe you can help us announcing the new website in the social web? Please let the people know that BlueSpice exists. In advance thank you for your help and your valuable commitment. We wish you a great and productive week!
How to upload and insert images in BlueSpice for MediaWiki? Have a look at our Tutorial. Here you can see how it works:
1. Insert image by using WYSIWYG editor
1.1 Press edit, change to WYSIWYG editor and use the insert image tool.
1.2 To insert an image, pick an image from the library panel on the left-hand side. You can use the filter function to look for a special image. Select the file you want to insert into the wiki article.
1.3 One the right-hand side you will find details. Underneath adjustment you can set the position of an image in the text (none, left, center, right). Also you can change image size and add alternative text (legend) on the top of the insert image window. Click ok.
1.4 Then you will see the image in WYSIWYG. Click save page.
2. Insert image as thumbnail
2.1 Follow steps 1.1 to 1.3 onward.
2.2 Choose preview picture in decoration opportunities (none, preview picture, frame, border). Click ok.
2.3 Click save page.
3. Have a look at Wikicode view, upload and insert image
2.1 Press edit. If there is an image in the article, you will see the image code in the Wikicode view. For example [[Image:example.jpg|200px|left|thumb|BlueSpice]]
2.2 Use the insert image tool. You will find it in the WYSIWYG view as well as in the Wikicode view.
2.3 On the right-hand side you will find the uploader. Browse and select your favorite file. If necessary you can change the files’s target name or further information on the file. Click on upload file.
2.4 To insert the image, pick the image from the library panel on the left-hand side. Select the image you want to insert into the wiki article. Add adjustment, decoration, image size and alternative text. Click ok. Then save page.
How to upload and insert files in BlueSpice for MediaWiki? Have a look at our Tutorial. Here you can see how it works:
1. Upload and insert file by using WYSIWYG editor
1.1 Press edit, change to WYSIWYG editor and use the insert file tool.
1.2 Click on upload, browse and select your favorite file. If necessary you can change the files’s target name. Click on upload file.
1.3 To insert the file, pick the file from the library panel on the left-hand side. Select the file you want to insert into the wiki article. Click ok.
1.4 You will see the file link in WYSIWYG. To change the description, use the Wikicode view. There you see a file link that looks like this: [[Media:filename.pdf]]. To add a different name, use [[Media:filename.pdf|example]]. Click save page. Then the file description is shown as “example”. When you click on the link you get to the document.
2. Upload and insert file via upload file tool
2.1 Use the widget bar to go to the toolbox. Click on upload file.
2.2 On the top of the page you will find the first steps description. Underneath you will find the upload interface link and some information on the file formats that you’re allowed to upload.
2.3 Browse and select your favorite file. If necessary you can change the files’s target name or further information on the file. Click on upload file.
2.4 Go to the page where you want to insert the file. Click on edit.
2.5 Even if you are in the Wikicode view you can use the Upload and Insert File tool. Click on insert file. Look for your uploaded file on the left-hand side. To find it faster you can use the filter function on the top. Found it? Click on the file and then click ok.
2.6 To change the description, follow steps 1.4 onward.