In the dead of night, Frank and myself just again last minute
for our 4th booth in a row (plus alternatively a developerroom) at
the next FrOSCon, I send fyi our project desciption and some
A German translation is available, which I can send on any demand.
The TikiFestFrOSCon2016 happens end of August since 11 years now;
the Tiki community takes part for the 4th time in a row.
Usually Frank, myself, Nelson from Toronto, Jean-Marc from
AMette from Berlin come to Bonn at the End of August to figure out
Tiki stuff prior to the FrOSCon and leter there represent the Tiki
Community. Maybe you want to come aswell?
and meet us in August 2016 in St. Augustin, Bonn, Germany
The FrOSCon is one of the bigger events of this type
in Germany, it is quite
interesting and fully relaxed over there.
Come and meet us in Bonn at 20 and 21 August.
Please find the descption below the when/what/where infos.
Comments about the crrectness and potential usefullness for
are welcome aswell in-list as off-list.
20 to 21 August 2016 (including TikiFest: 19 to
Please mind, that right after the FrOSCon the TikiFestHu2016
happens in from ~ 23 August in Budapest.
For people who want to attend both TikiFests we could possibly
a van or any other shared group travel.
Traditional Tiki Sysadmin and Community meeting in conjunction
with a booth (stand) or a developer room all around a legendary
beer party in the inner courtyard of the university at Saturday
University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
St. Augustin / Bonn, Rhine-Ruhr-Area, Germany (20 to 21)
(University of Applied Sciences)
53757 Sankt Augustin
Bonn, Rhine-Ruhr-Area, Germany (before and/or after)
In der Raste 1
Project Description at FrOSCon
Tiki is a webbased, multilingual content management system with
an integrated set of comprehensive groupware features. Tiki is
based on a systemwide available WikiSyntax. The system includes
also a WikiSyntax compatible CKE based richtext editor.
Tiki is free software and can be downloaded and used at no
charge. The project is actively developed and maintained by a
large international community since 13 years.
Tiki contains hundreds of integrated features. On the contrary
to other content management systems the Tiki project follows an
"all-in-one" design approach, with the result that it is not
necessary to search for external modules, addons, plugins,
respectively extensions, for which the further development is
often not ensured and which can cause problems in connection
with upgrades of the main application.
At Tiki we develop the complete source code over the years and
we attach great importance to the fact that standard compliant
websites can be upgraded even after several years, even when the
technical base did heavly evolve in the meantime. Thus it is
indeed possible to upgrade a ("non-forked") Tiki version 2 in
only few steps to a current version Tiki 15, getting modern
responsive design versions of most of the original legacy
With Tiki it is possible to create besides usual websites all
sorts of collaborative projects. To mention a few examples:
Knowledgebases, Intranet, Extranets, Conference Registration,
Support Forum with Bugtracker, and many more.
In case Tiki would not (yet) offer a feature for a project
(completely), new developers, whether well-versed hobbyists, as
well as self-employed freelancers or developers from a company
background are welcomed and encouraged to commit their
enhancements to the main upstream rather than projecting
seperate development paths. The community has some experience to
cooperate with companies and consultants, in order that in
context of longterm maintenance of the further developed
software synergy effects and win-win-situations are created.
As an example, of course it is possible for an experienced user
to implement external jQuery plugins and to develop themes at
his own. A themes shop is under development.
The graphical elements in Tiki are build with the Bootstrap3
framework. We use the template engine Smarty.
The complete default templates as well as the themes (optionally
with customised templates and custom JS ... self-contained) are
built with Smarty and HTML5 and contain additionally to feature
specific selectors as well as the Bootstrap selectors. Thus the
creation of new themes was massively simplified in the last two
Tiki's code is based on PHP5 and MySQL5 and uses quite a lot
appropriate for shared hosting as for standalone fully fletched
root servers. The installation of Tiki is possible from a
compressed dowwnload (ex. .zip-file) or directly from svn or git
(the latter currently without commit).
Notes to the versions:
The last version with classic design system Tiki12 LTS needs at
The current versions Tiki14 (soon terminating) and Tiki15
(future LTS) need PHP5.5
With Tiki15 we switched from Zend1 (zf1) to Zend2 (zf2)
In the development version Tiki trunk (pre-16) we already
integrated ths PHP-PDF-library mPDF as API. Due to licence
restrictions it is necessary to subsequently install mPDF
manually, which can be accomplished in three easy steps in only
one or two minutes. Thereby it is for the first time possible to
print the pages directly from the website as PDF document
out-of-the-box without external services and even on shared
An implementation of CalDav/CardDav to extend the calendar
feature is currently in development, which will complete the