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Blog posts for February 2016

My first FOSDEM experience

Last weekend (January 30- January 31) I attended FOSDEM with my XWiki colleagues. As you well know it took place in Brussels (Belgium), no attendance fee or registration was needed. 

It was interesting to meet many Open Source communities which may be different but have the same goal: collaborate and share information.

There were lots of conferences you could choose, starting from less technical ones to highly technical sessions. So you could definitely find a presentation that arouses your curiosity. ...

Fosdem 2016: from behind the stand table

This year was a special year at Fosdem because, although I've been going to Fosdem for about 7 years or so, it was the first year that XWiki managed to be in the stands row, sharing tables in K building with other wiki and CMS projects: DokuWiki and Tiki.org.

So this year I've seen the Fosdem crowd from a different angle than usual, from behind the stands table, showing the XWiki software to people, explaining what it does and how it can help them. ...

CKEditor is now available in XWiki

XWiki Enterprise and XWiki Collaboration Suite now feature the CK Editor.

What is CKEditor?

CKEditor is a ready-for-use HTML text editor designed to simplify web content creation that we integrated for you in our products. It brings a lot of features designed both for end-users and developers.

This allows us to focus on our main goal: make the best open source wiki in the world. And you'll now benefit from the best open source WYSIWYG editor as well. Isn't this good news?

What are the CKEditor features?

CKEditor features lots of amazing functionalities like:

  • Safe undo function. With CKEditor, you don't need to worry about mistakes because every single action can be safely reverted, guaranteeing that you'll never break things or lose your texts.
  • Easy tables. There is no better way to explain and demonstrate data than using tables. With CKEditor users can create accessibility-compliant tables, as well as design them to better present their content.
  • Quality XHTML output. CKEditor uses advanced W3C DTD controls to ensure that HTML is properly generated. Users will not enter broken code so your pages will easily validate.
  • Strong accessibility. Accessibility standards like W3C WCAG and US Section 508 were given attention from the very beginning. The visually impaired can use screen readers, high contrast and keyboard navigation.

If you want to find out more about the CKEditor features, go visit this section.

Note that CKEditor is also a highly customizable tool.
We are sure you'll find something that will suit you with:

  • lots of plugins
  • the different skin options. You can even make it look like a Microsoft Word Editor! No excuses if your coworkers don't contribute to your wiki.

CKEditor Open Source licenses

You know that XWiki is 100% Open Source.
Guess what?! CKEditor is too.
It is distributed under the GPL, LGPL and MPL Open Source licenses.

What if you are using an old XWiki?

You can go visit this page.
You can install it via the Extension Manager if your version is XWiki 6.2.5 or higher.

What does it mean for our WYSIWYG editor?

CKEditor is for now an alternative WYSIWYG editor ours remaining the default one. It can be installed with the Extension Manager.
Starting XE 8.1 is will be bundled into XWiki Enterprise and XWiki Collaboration Suite but will become the default editor in 8.2 according to our schedule.

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