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Apr 09 2012

Training about XWiki Development Process

On 7 Apr 2012 we had the pleasure to hold a training about XWiki's Development Process to about 30 students, most of them from "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi, Romania. ...

Apr 06 2012

Feature Survey Result for XWiki 4.x

In February 2012 we launched a Survey to gather information from the XWiki Community about you would like to see implemented in the XWiki 4.x development cycle. Note that we had a similar exercise in 2009 and we had posted the results.

This survey had 2 purposes:

  • Find out the main Development Themes for XWiki 4.x.
  • Have a pioritized feature list that we could pick for when we decide each specific roadmap for the 4.x releases (4.0, 4.1, etc).

The most voted themes were:

  • Theme 1: Ease of use
  • Theme 2: Quality


Jointly with us, the XWiki SAS company also did the same exercise asking the same questions to its customers. They have published the full results which aggregate both Community votes and Customers votes. You can also check out the Raw CSV Data.

We'd like to thank everyone who took the time to answer and thus who've helped drive the direction of XWiki! emoticon_smile

Jan 19 2012

Feature Survey Status 2009 - 2012

In September 2009 the XWiki.org project ran a survey asking users what features they'd like to see developed in the XWiki project.

2.5 years after, here's the result of what's been implemented and what's still outstanding. Since we're going to start defining the themes for the XWiki Enterprise 4.x cycle (which lasts 1 year), it's a good time to reflect on the results achieved so far compared to the community feedback from 2009. 

The idea is to start a new survey real soon to gather feedback again about what you'd like to see in the XWiki Enterprise 4.x cycle.

So without further ado here are the results... ...

Mar 29 2011

XWiki Enterprise/Manager 3.0 Release Statistics

XWiki Enterprise & XWiki Enterprise 3.0 are being released and I wanted to share some stats with the Community.

XWiki Developers have fixed 510 issues during the XE/XEM 3.0 timeframe (i.e. between beginning of January 2011 and end of March 2011, that's 3 months - that's 6 issues per day including week ends, not bad!).

In order to provide a good visibility of the work done, who's worked on what, and more, we've created a JIRA Dashboard for XE/XEM 3.0.

From now on we'll try to provide such a dashboard for each major XE/XEM release. Let us know if it's useful to you and if you like it. Improvement suggestions are most welcome too. ...

XWiki is participating in Google Summer of Code 2011

This summer, Google organizes the seventh edition of the Google Summer of Code program:

 Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. We have worked with the open source community to identify and fund exciting projects for the upcoming summer.

A participant in GSoC since the first edition in 2005, XWiki was left out of the program last year to make way for newer and smaller open source projects, but is back as a mentoring organization this year, and we're ready to give a few lucky students a chance to learn how real world, open source development works in the middle of our wonderful community.

With five years of experience as a GSoC organization, our developers are seasoned mentors, ready to guide students through the entire process. Some students are already mixing in with the developers on our IRC channel, or introducing themselves and their project proposals on the mailing lists. We're very happy to meet and discuss ideas with these interesting students, and we can't wait to see what these collaborations can lead to, since every year we've had great results, such as the WebDAV and RESTful remote access APIs, the Office importer, and the whole XEclipse project, just to name a few.

This year we're proposing a lot of interesting projects, from hard core java to clientside javascript projects, and from mobile devices to the cloud. Of course, the poster child of our GSoC experiences, XEclipse, is ready to receive further improvements, and application development on top of XWiki is also present in this year's proposals.

The student application period just started and lasts until April 8th, 19:00 UTC. Students interested in applying for a project with XWiki should:

Let's work together to make this a great Summer of Code!

Jan 04 2011

XWiki In 2010

Vincent has published stats about XWiki Development in 2010.

It shows 2010 has been a good year with more releases than ever, even though the committer's activity has been slightly reduced in 2010 compared to 2009.

Mar 01 2010

XWiki Logo Challenge

Hi XWikiers!

It's time to inject new blood in XWiki.org. While discussing about improving its look & feel we thought it would be a good time to create a new logo for XWiki.org as it's an important part of a website design. We borrowed the current logo from XWiki.com some time ago and, in order to keep the distinction between the company and the Open-Source project clear, we think XWiki.org websites and projects need their own logo.

As you may know, we love proposals, that's why we'd like to make the logo design an open challenge, anyone interested can join and a vote amongst the community will determine the winner. Even if the main purpose of the challenge is to have fun, the person whose design gets selected will receive XWiki goodies, including his logo printed on a t-shirt obviously emoticon_smile The designer of the selected logo will enter the Hall Of Fame, and last but not least reward : the design will be spread wide (XWiki Enterprise is more than 10000 downloads/month and XWiki.org web site more than 50000 visits a month).

The challenge takes place on dev.xwiki.org

Mar 19 2009

Google Summer of Code 2009

The XWiki project has been accepted as a Google Summer of Code 2009 organization. This is the fifth time in a row we're accepted (we've been participating since the beginning) and we're proud of it.

We've started gathering project ideas on the XWiki GSOC page. If you have project ideas or are interested to participate feel free to send us an email on the XWiki Mailing list. ...

Jul 04 2008

XWiki At OCTO IT University Conference

The XWiki project was honored to be present at the OCTO IT University Conference, next to famous speakers such as Michel Serres (French Philosopher), Bjarnes Stroustrup (Inventor of C++), Elihayu Goldratt (Father of the Theory Of Constraints) and Neil Armstrong (First man on the Moon). ...

Apr 22 2008

Google Summer Of Code 2008 projects

We're delighted that Google has given us 10 slots for GSOC 2008 and we're delighted to have received so many students proposals (all of very good quality - the selection process was hard this year). ...


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