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.

WikiFarm: Software for centrally administering several wikis.

Administering several individual wikis is technically intricate because all too often, a confusing “wiki chaos” develops, which is difficult to take care of. In this area there is already a concept which has proved itself: the wiki farm. Several wikis can be created, archived or deleted quickly and easily by using a wiki farm.  When […]

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 switches over to Elasticsearch

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.

Coming soon with BlueSpice 3 – a look at the road map

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 […]