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Glossary

Whilst enjoying the company in the community Chat, you may see some unfamiliar terms:

branch21,branch22,trunk/master/main
Different branches of Tiki versions.
branch, commit, merge request, pull request or checkout
Terms used by developers in reference to the repository of files
cms
content management system.
dev or dev.t.o or dev.tw.o
http://dev.tiki.org - Developer site
doc or doc.t.o or doc.tw.o
http://doc.tiki.org - Documentation site
DogFood or Dogfooding
it's a metaphor to use Tiki's features to manage our own development, processes and to solve problems
gitter
This is our chat solution and main support channel, which you can also access via a Matrix account
info.to or info.tw.o
http://info.tiki.org - General information site, which is a Perspective of tiki.org
irc
Internet Relay Chat. This was our chat solution and main support channel before Gitter.
Long Term Support or LTS
Some Tiki versions receive updates for an extended period. See Lifecycle.
module
right- and left-column boxes in Tiki (also can be displayed in a wiki page by use of a plugin). Not the same meaning as in other CMSs.
plugin or wikiplugin
extensions of the wiki syntax. Not the same meaning as in other CMSs. In Tiki, it is to plug something into a page.
polom
See polom
RFE or wish
Request for enhancement that you should submit to dev.t.o
sf
https://sourceforge.net/projects/tikiwiki/ is what we used for source control before Git. Still used for downloads and Mailing Lists
svn
Subversion is our previous way to manage source control (before Git)
themes or themes.t.o or themes.tw.o
http://themes.tiki.org - Themes site
t.o or tw.o
http://tiki.org (You are here :-) - the Tiki Community site)
trunk (or master/main)
the latest in-development version of Tiki (in Git)
WYSIWTSN
What You See Is What (You Want) To See Now. Common pronunciation: "WizzyWatson" smile Unlike WYSIWYCA, WYSIWTSN is driven by user motivation. It's meant to allow for larger Tiki installations broken down into workspaces using Perspectives.
WYSIWYCA
What You See is What You Can Access (do not show options that you are not supposed to see). In other words, list and menu items aren't displayed for pages or features, etc, that the visitor doesn't have permission to see.
WYSIWYG
What You See Is What You Get - it means while you edit the page you see it directly (as closely as possible) as it will appear after save (shows text layout and styling, etc. in the edit window). In latest Tiki versions we have integrated CKeditor to achieve that.

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