Blog Archive

Blog posts for October 2014

Introducing XWiki 6.2: New Flamingo Skin by Default

Meet the new XWiki Enterprise! Starting with XWiki 6.2, Flamingo is the default skin. This release adds various responsive UI improvements. The "Applications Bar" has been set by default on the left panel. A new Flamingo Theme Application has been created to manage color themes. XWiki 6.2 also brings an Icon Theme Application, with Font Awesome as default. 

New modern look and feel

The Flamingo skin is based on the Bootstrap Framework. Originally created by a designer and a developer at Twitter, it has become one of the most popular front-end frameworks and open source projects in the world. The Bootstrap Framework brings a modern look-and-feel to the Flamingo skin and makes the UI responsive.

Improved navigation: the applications bar

With the new left panel you get a better overview of the applications installed on your wiki. Users can quickly switch between extensions, with all apps being just a click away.

Easy to customize

Want to change your wiki theme? The Theme Application introduced in the latest release delivers a new, better experience.

Awesome new icons

XWiki 6.2 comes with an Icon Theme Application and a new default icon theme, Font Awesome.

Mobile friendly

With its changed look-and-feel and responsive UI, the Flamingo skin can also be used on mobile devices. As you reduce your browser window, you'll notice XWiki scales accordingly. 

With XWiki 6.2 you also get an improved login form, a new structure for apps created with AWM and many other improvements, so make sure you check it out!

[UPDATE] The XWiki 6.2.4 stabilization version has been released. Find out more by reading the release notes.

Growth in the Cloud: an infographic

Global Data Center Traffic is expected to triple between 2012 and 2017 (7,7 ZB!) according to this Cisco infographic (PDF) on cloud computing. We can also see the different traffic types (traditional, cloud), as well as the amount in which they contribute to the overall Data Center Traffic. What do you think? Are you surprised by the numbers?

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