Blog Archive

Blog posts for January 2014

Happy New Year!

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The new Chat Application - try it out!

The new Chat Application uses XMPP as a chat protocol to achieve real-time communication straight from the browser. The chat uses the Candy Javascript UI to integrate with a Vysper XMPP server which is embedded in XWiki.

Once you install the application you'll notice the Chat UI is added at the bottom left of every XWiki window and a group is created for the wiki and for the current page. Chats persist until the restart of the application server.

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The chat application is loaded on top of XWiki.

This chat application also supports WebRTC video conferencing, which means a user can be called using WebRTC (only available with Google Chrome for now). The video conferencing capabilities were also presented during the WebRTC Conference in Paris.

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Video conference

Try it out

The XMPP Chat Application provides a simple way to chat straight from the wiki. You can install it by following these installation instructions.

You can also check out the XWiki.org extensions wiki for more cool applications.

Fosdem 2014: XWiki arrives in force!

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XWiki SAS is pleased to announce that a part of the team will be participating in a one-day wikis DevRoom on Saturday February 1st, 2014 at FOSDEM 2014, in Brussels (Belgium). This DevRoom is organized in cooperation with Tiki and MediaWiki.

We will be giving several talks:

Entrance and participation in the event are entirely free, so if you are around Brussels, stop by and come meet us!

The XPoll Application

Taking decisions is not simple, especially when you have a lot of options. The decision making process is difficult when asking employees to choose between the different options. Luckily, you can use the XPoll Application to facilitate decision making.

About the application

The XPoll Application is similar to Doodle, the famous app which can be used for example so you and your friends can express your opinions and vote on your next holiday destination. Using the XPoll Application you can have more than a single choice. So, if you prefer two or three items in the poll (depending on the number of options), you can select them.

The XPoll Application comes with a simple to use interface, which is great, since you can quickly create a poll. You will find the application listed in the Spaces macro on the wiki homepage.
The livetable on the XPoll Application homepage allows you to filter the polls by Name, Status and Winner. If you're the manager, on the right of your livetable you will find the Actions column, so if you want to Edit or to Delete a poll, you can do so from the livetable.

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How to make a poll

After you open the XPoll Application, on the right side you will see a panel called Actions. Click "Add a new entry". Write a name, click the green “plus” button and proceed to filling in the fields: Name, Description, Status and Proposals. After you have filled in the fields, click the "Save & View" button to finish creating your poll.

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Try it out

The XPoll Application helps you to very quickly make a poll. You can easily install it on your wiki by following these installation instructions.

New to XWiki?

Try out XWiki and the XPoll Application by creating a free cloud wiki and manually installing the application.

You can also check out the XWiki.org extensions wiki for more cool applications.

The Trip Planner Application

Improving team performance is one of the most important objectives of each company, with management always searching for new ways to accomplish that. One approach is organizing team buildings. Since team buildings are not happening in the office, but in an external place, there will be a lot of trip tasks that will need to be managed. To ease this work we created the Trip Planner application that provides an efficient and easy way for managing all the tasks and making sure your team is very well informed regarding the trip details.

About the app

Trip Planner is an app made with App Within Minutes that will help you organize trips for your team.

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Trip Planner home page

In the app livetable you are allowed to filter the entries by:

  • trip name;
  • organizer;
  • start date;
  • end date;
  • from;
  • to;
  • participants.

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The app livetable

When you add a new trip along with the fields mentioned above, the following fields can also be filled in:

  • planning (here you will select whether the trip is just an idea, hasn’t started yet, is active or is finished);
  • what to pack (it’s important that your team members to know what to pack for the trip, E.g.: in a winter trip in a mountain resort you need to inform your team to pack: a winter jacket, mountain boots, sweaters, a mountain backpack, wool socks and gloves etc.);
  • transportation (if you're traveling together to the destination, you’ll need to tell your team about means of conveyance and have a facile itinerary to get there);
  • accommodation (you need to find the best accommodation options for your team and until you settle on a final one, you can write down a few options. If there are too many options and you can't pick one, you can use the XPoll Application to make the decision.);
  • attractions (because you might not want to stay all day in the hotel talking with your team members, you can let them know about local attractions and what all of you can do when you have some free time);
  • costs (E.g.: if the trip is paid by the company, the costs are 0).

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Try it out

The Trip Planner application will help you save time when organizing a team trip. You can easily install it on your wiki by following these installation instructions.

New to XWiki?

Try out XWiki and the Trip Planner application by creating a free cloud wiki and manually installing the application.

You can also check out the XWiki.org extensions wiki for more cool applications.