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BlueSpice for MediaWiki as CMS – use case of EXTREME technologies

XTREME Technologies is using BlueSpice for technical documentation. The Wiki has been established to support processes and collaboration between technical editors, service engineers and developers. Knowledge in the case of XTREMEtech is an asset that needs to be revised and spread among workers. Anja Weinert and Martin E. Brüggemann describe the lessons learnt on their journey towards a wiki-based content management system (CMS).

If you want to learn more about this XTREME Technologies use case, please contact Hallo Welt! GmbH.
(Phone +49 941 – 660 800)

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 (file names with special characters) solved

BlueSpice 1.1 stable released

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.

BlueSpice mobile – Use MediaWiki on your mobile device

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!

 

More than 3000 downloads of “BlueSpice for MediaWiki” – we ask you for a testimonial!

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.

Robert, Stephan and Tobi at work.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 3000 times 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.

Pimp your MediaWiki: upload and insert file with BlueSpice

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.

BlueSpice Extension selbst schreiben: CSyntaxHighlight

Als Open Source Produkt profitiert das Firmenwiki “BlueSpice for MediaWiki” von engagierten Entwicklern. Damit Sie selbst eine BlueSpice Extension schreiben können, beschreibt Ihnen unser unser Softwareentwickler Robert Vogel in den nächsten Wochen wie BlueSpice aufgebaut ist und was es bei der Extensionentwicklung zu beachten gilt.
Themen sind unter anderem:
1. Anatomie einer “BlueSpice for MediaWiki” Extension
2. Einbinden von Assets
3. Konfigurierbarkeit

Die Artikel werden auf dem Hallo Welt! – Blog veröffentlicht. Die Ankündigung mit einer genaueren Beschreibung der Teile finden Sie hier.

Helpdesk von BlueSpice ist fertig!

Wer es noch nicht gefunden hat: das Helpdesk befindet sich auf https://hilfe.blue-spice.org

Dort finden Sie viele Hilfebeschreibungen wie zum Beispiel:

  • Grundlegendes: Artikel anlegen, Formatierungen, Tabellen, PDF-Export …
  • In BlueSpice effektiv arbeiten: Kategorien vergeben, Artikel beobachten, RSS-Feed abonnieren, Workflow anwenden u.v.m.
  • Administrationshandbuch: Seitenvorlagen, Gruppenmanager, Namespacemanager, Live-Betrieb u.a

Aber auch die Installationsanleitungen und eine Featureliste finden Sie dort. Wir haben das Helpdesk außerdem um FAQ’s erweitert, um Ihnen das Auffinden von Antworten auf gängige Fragen zu erleichtern.

Auch was die Weiterentwicklung von BlueSpice angeht, so können Sie aktuelle Entwicklungen nachverfolgen und uns  darin unterstützen.  Auf dem Helpdesk finden Sie Links zu Bugtracker und Feature Request auf sourceforge.net. Tragen Sie bitte Ihre Fehlermeldungen und Wünsche dort ein.

Hannover Messe 2011


Von Montag 04.04. bis Freitag 08.04. sind wir auf der Hannover Messe am Stand von Bayern innovativ aufzufinden (Halle 2, Stand A 54). Wir stellen dort BlueCraft (Online Betriebshandbuch), aber auch BlueSpice for MediaWiki vor.

Die Hannover Messe bietet 11 Leitthemen u.a. Energieeffizienz, industrielle Zulieferlösungen, Forschung, Entwicklung und Technologietransfer. Ein breites Spektrum an Themen wird abgedeckt und eröffnet die Möglichkeit sich über aktuelle Entwicklungen zu informieren. Ein Besuch lohnt sich also nicht nur (aber natürlich vor allem) wegen BlueSpice.
Wir freuen uns über jede Menge Besucher, denen wir BlueSpice live vorstellen und zeigen können. Für Standbesucher halten wir auch eine kleine Überraschung bereit.

357 Downloads!

 

Statistik der BlueSpice Downloadzahlen von 01.02.2011 bis 17.03.2011 (basic und fully featured)

BlueSpice wurde schon über 350 mal heruntergeladen, wesentlich hat dazu die Veröffentlichung der fully featured beigetragen, die erst seit 2 Wochen online ist. Auch die ersten Feedback sind eingetrudelt. Wir arbeiten fleißig an den Anregungen und freuen uns über weiter steigende Downloadzahlen – weiter so!