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Jerusalem Release - Road Map and Release Focus

Release Focus of Jerusalem Release

  • Usability, usability, usability:
    • Web based admin functionality for users, groups, webs, topics
  • Bring social features into TWiki:
    • Wall
    • Micro-blogging / activity streams: User generated and apps generated
    • Profile pictures in reports (recent changes, search, ...)
  • TWiki application marketplace:
    • Packaging standard for TWiki apps
    • App repository on twiki.org

Brainstorming / Wishlist for Discussion

  • Easy copy of image from clipboard into WYSIWYG editor
  • DB as a cache to speed up queries
  • Wizard to create TWiki forms based apps
  • Layout editor for forms based page in view mode and edit mode
  • Sharepoint like list feature: Easy way to edit list in spreadsheet mode
  • Paste a spreadsheet (TWiki table? TWiki forms pages?)
  • Multiple instances of apps
  • Instant messaging integration
  • Reusable templates: Pick templates from thumbnail (templates can be topics as well as webs)
  • TWiki as container for OpenSocial widgets
  • Create app page (report etc) and package as OpenSocial widget for consumption elsewhere
  • Mobile integration
  • Analytics: Pages, usage, recommendations
  • Pagination in SEARCH

Release Focus of Previous IstanbulRelease

  1. Usability enhancements:
    • Editing
    • Navigation
    • Web based admin functionality for users, groups, webs, topics
  2. Good out of box experience, making it easier for non-sysadmins to install/update twiki
  3. Performance & scalability: Database backend, caching, template language

Overall TWiki Road Map


  • Usability:
    • Seamless, quick, extensible WYSIWYG
    • Manage TML code via "sectional edit" widgets
    • Point and click permissions
    • Flow of manipulating content: File upload, more screen,... Drag and drop file attachments
    • Copy existing page to make new page
    • Clean up diff's presentation of page history
  • Performance & scalability:
    • Fast structured queries
    • Fast text search including attachment content
    • SQL Storage back-end that scales to gazillions of pages with compatibility and audit trail
    • Address high traffic bottlenecks by e.g. implementing caching
    • Topic Object Model
    • Archive Data
  • Application platform:
    • Easy ways to build & exchange applications & component
    • TWiki API for Java programmers
  • Internationalization:
    • Full UTF-8 Support (including WikiWords),both LR and RL.
  • Enterprise Social Networking (ESN) Features:
    • Ad-hoc creation of communities, invite to community, join/leave a community
    • ESN specific search
    • Definition of standard ESN fields and their relation to LDAP
  • Mashups:
    • Easy ways to mash up different data sources & applications (XML/SOAP/JSON/OpenSocial toolkit)
    • Tight Integration with other related applications, such as Sharepoint, Google Search Appliance, SalesForce, Bugzilla, Nagios
  • Skins:
    • Stable template baseline for skins
    • Easily customizable skin
  • Administration:
    • Improved User, group and other management
    • Add site metrics, User page views, user page adds over time
    • Content converters to import content from other wiki platforms
  • Documentation:
    • Reorganize and polish content of the TWiki distribution to be more accessible, not only for TWiki Administrators or developers
    • Refactor TWiki.org site navigation and presentation to be more accessible by evaluators and press/bloggers

-- Contributors: PeterThoeny - 2011-08-11


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