Happy New Year

Mar 08 2005

Happy new Year to all the XWiki users out there. We have some good news to start the year with more and more interest in XWiki. We now have close to 1300 wikis created on the platform and the existing wikis are making more and more page views.

I would like especially to point you to the Halo2 wiki which was just created a week ago and is already a great success !

We have lot of tasks on our plate to improve XWiki. We plan to:

  • improve the XWiki.com performance and reliability in the coming month, as well as better inform when we are making changes on the platform that can impact the XWiki avaiability (until now we have made to many changes in XWiki without any notice, we might have cause you to see for example HTTP 500 errors).
  • improve the user experience when starting a wiki, with a better guidance for the first steps, as well as a much improved default wiki
  • new defaults wikis for personal/community usage and for professional usage. A different skin will be proposed for these different usages of XWiki.
  • new XWiki applications and macros allowing to more easily integrate new features in the Wiki (Blog, Photo Album, Flickr album, Link to a Map, etc..)
  • on a less fun notice, we will integrate the subscription system in XWiki and enforce the pricing rules. This will allow us to get revenu form XWiki.com in order to improve the hosting of the platform.

Thanks for using XWiki. We plan to exceed your expectations in the coming year.