Category: Development (25 posts)


Apr 20 2015

Roadmap-free Sprint #1

Results of a 2-weeks sprint by XWiki SAS developers working on XWiki features. ...

Aug 09 2013

Improvements Review (XWiki 2.4 - 5.1)

I've prepared for XWiki SAS's Seminar a presentation reviewing the improvements and new features we added inside XWiki Enterprise between version 2.4 and version 5.1. 

For features that existed before 2.4 there is a comparison view of how it looks now and how it looked back then. I've also listed the people that were involved in making the features come true.  ...

Apr 08 2013

Brainstorming Flavors

We are happy to say that we are investigating the notion of XWiki Flavors. XWiki Flavors are a set of predefined extensions having a specific use case in mind. 

XWiki Flavors can be considered specializations of XWiki instances suited for different purposes like public websites, intranets, content sharing, project management, community status, business intelligence, etc. 

What we would like is when you install your first wiki or when you create a new sub-wiki you should be able to select a specialization for that wiki. 

Let's say you have a farm for your organization and you would need some sub-wikis, one for your each team. Each of your teams are a bit different. For example, the support team may need to create a Documentation wiki in order to communicate with your clients. The development team may need a very applications oriented wiki that could contain applications for all their processes. 

XWiki has the advantage of being very extensible and we want to take advantage of that by separating the common use cases of XWiki in different Flavors. 

Because XWiki's development is centered around its community is important that the community decides what are the most common use cases XWiki is used for.
We've created several mailing threads for: 

Join the discussion on the mailing lists and help us decide the exact features needed for selected use case or brainstorm about other common use cases in this thread.

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 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... ...

Created by Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) on 2013/06/20

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