A tradition in the Tiki community, a TikiFest is a meeting between Tiki contributors (that usually only meet online). This is an opportunity to socialize, code and demonstrate and discuss wiki technology and culture, etc.


Tikifest Strasbourg 2011 is planned to be held within the premises of the Council of Europe



  • July 2011, Wednesday 6th - Friday 8th

    • Before RMLL2011 in Strasbourg.
      Shortly after the Tikifest Strasbourg 2011, there is the Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre/Libre Software Meeting RMLL 2011 at Strasbourg, France (9.-14. July 2011) which is Free (Libre) as well as free (of charge). Evenings feature a Libre Arts Festival.
      Everybody who stays for the week-end (9-10) can attend the LSM General Public Days with expos in the nice city center.
      Everybody who stays for the following week (11-14) can attend the conferences (featuring Marc), expos, Install-party, and of course WikiFest.
    • See also TikiFest2011-SummerTour


Everybody who wishes to attend needs to provide their real name, in order to be allowed entrance in the premises by Security.

Real name matching IDArrivalDepartureLodging arrangements and comments
Pascal Kustner (pkdille) local local -
Jean-Marc Libs (Jyhem) local local Will attend and help organise TikiFest and LSM and WikiFest (sleeping is for the weak biggrin )
Jean-François Bilger (changi) local local -
Torsten Fabricius 6th End of RMLL Thanks a lot for TikiDinner and champagne, was a nice birthday evening with you lads :-)
Olaf-Michael Stefanov (omstefanov) 4 July 8 July (booked at Victoria Garden** 4-8 July. I looked at Jean-Marc Libs' list and about 5 hotels are already booked for 6 & 7 July. can change booking until 24hrs before I arrive) will leave eve of 8th as my birthday on 9th
Stefan Sieferer ? ? not sure if and when (job)?
Jörn Ott (cdrwhite) ? ? ?
Jonny Bradley (jonnyb) lunchtiime on the 6th after RMLL Booked ferry (arrive Dunkirk evening of the 5th) - would like to stay in the TikiHouse and hope to stay (probably at the TikiCamp) for RMLL
Angela Hoffmeyer maybe at 9th/10th - ?
Frank Gesang ? ? planned to get there @Stefan Sieferer: Mitfahrgelegenheit? call me at IRC (SiL3NC3)
Emil Ivov Petrov local local lead dev of Jitsi Tiki Suite component which will be presented at RMLL: http://2011.rmll.info/Tiki-Suite
Stéphane Casset (Sept_7) local local -
Carsten Aevermann??not sure
You? ? ? ?

Topics of interest

  • Meet with Emil Ivov of Jitsi about Tiki Suite
  • Web conferencing integrated with Tiki (BigBlueButton)
  • improvements in multilingualizing your Tiki-based wiki site
  • using tiki to translate (human, MT and hybrid)
  • integrating best practices and best features from other open wikis (e.g. FosWiki's Plugin, by Michael Daum using jQuery fluidfont feature)
  • DocRevamp and translation - esp. german language depending on attendants
  • Synchronisation of Tiki Calendar with external applications via CalDAV and iCal
  • The QualityTeam - Discussions for the future
    As the Quality Team was born in Strasbourg it seems like a good opportunity to work out how to continue and improve it.
    Some possible topics may be:
    • Membership - increasing it might help with the backlog
    • Streamlining - do we actually need a proposals branch?
      Doesn't SVN keep track of everything for us anyway?
    • Better tools - e.g. http://code.tiki.org with a "current situation" dashboard of some kind
    • Release cycle - do we need to do a 7.2? If so do we have to create proposals/7.x _and_ then have proposals/8.x (on top of proposals/6.x)?
    • Should be a session where people can attend virtually
    • Any other business?



  • General presentation of participants, review of topics of interest and review of the 3 day's program
  • Set up BigBlueButton, and test and understand how it is integrated with Tiki
  • Set up webcams
  • Demo and evaluation of etherpad (very nice)
  • Tiki Suite: figure out its purpose
  • Tiki Suite: jitsi presentation by Emil, discussion of possible integration possibilities
  • Low hanging fruit: set up Tiki as a Jitsi online provisioning server
  • Ideas:
    • a plugin for getting people together in a conf call
    • Manage contact lists through Tiki ? Get Tiki to understand an asterix server's contact lists


  • Discussed next release
  • Olaf demonstrated complexity of upgrading and resolving UTF8 issues
    • resulted in improvement to install.php by Jean-Francois (changi67) later the same day.
  • discussed future improvements in multilingualizing Tiki
  • looked at some i18n.tiki.org issues:
    • refuses to "translate" text which should remain same (as in English), e.g. code. E.g.: "OpenLDAP: cn=username,BaseDN"
    • Jonny et al point out "Why are such strings even in the pool of strings to translate?"
    • possible solution is a button to "ignore" string.
    • where text contains spacing, translation sometimes does not align. E.g. — omstefanov had, but mislaid example(s), will add later
  • using tiki to translate (human, MT and hybrid)
  • Discuss issues found in Tiki: i18n

+ i18n vs. wikitranslate.net not yet discussed

  • SVN Tips - lesson from Jyhem and CoE colleagues to Olaf & Torsten
    done, thxs
    • disappearing content problem -> problem seem to be fixed in proposals
    • not working plugins -> especially maketoc -> WYSIWIY parses to HTML, so there are no Tiki-Syntax headlines to be recognised by Tiki, while working with the WYSIWYG editor. Solution probably not before 9.x - maybe Mauritz is on that and could solve before -> contact Mauritz
  • SVN guideline/policy -> question of where to commit and when; for ex. waiting period until backport from trunk to proposals.
    -> especially quality issues
    => got a bunch of plans related with quality team
  • apart from t.o we need more productive sites running proposals (or branches for next version)


  • Tiki Suite presentation - Jyhem shows the slide presentation; last finetuning?
  • Calendar Synchronisation:
    • quick/short term solution: ical export automatisation and cron based saving at a point, where google take the data, events,...
    • longterm solution: CalDav integration in Tiki
    • make TikiCal available to GoogleCal and vice versa
  • Themes:
    • follow up the discussion on the devel-list according to 960gs/OOCSS/etc.
    • have an eye towards themes documantation and discuss
  • i18n and content translation
    • some issues with i18n left to discuss
    • different from Tiki-Syntax-Editor the Tiki-Tranlslation-Tool is not working with the WYSIWYG-Editor (but hanging of a pageas translation works)
  • "Running a website from SVN" -> How Ido that?
  • integrating best practices and best features from other open wikis (e.g. FosWiki's Plugin, by Michael Daum using jQuery fluidfont feature)


 quick update / info from the devel-list

Thank you big time for giving us accomodation and support us with your flat as TikiHouse, Rémy.

From tonight (8th) Jonny and Torsten will open the TikiCamp at Camping Montagne Verte in the west of Strasbourg, very close to the city centre.

TikiCamp 1.0

As advertised, Jonny and Torsten set up TikiCamp 1.0 on Friday the 8th, and then on Sunday instigated version 1.1 when we upgraded to over the road under a nice big tree to get some shade. Currently v1.1 has issues with some bees (rather than bugs) but we hope we can avoid having to release v1.2 by trying hard not to annoy them.

These photos kindly taken and supplied by Jyhem:


Let's take advantage of the work done by the people from Libre Software Meeting (LSM).
Their page concerning accomodation. Online booking is now available for rooms, t-shirts, The Free Software Banquet
There is a nice camping site with free ))WiFi(( quite near the city center.
Camping de la Montage Verte see also LSM page concerning Camping de la Montage Verte.

Jean-Marc's findings
I asked around. Some colleagues have lists of hotels but they mostly seem rather expensive, and I doubt it will be easy to found a room there for the 6th of july. I join the file just for for reference.

There is also the European Youth Centre Strasbourg (EYCS) (no age requirements) which is near Council of Europe and Tram. I'm told it usually has rooms even during parliamentary sessions.
Prices seem high for single rooms (45€) but they have rooms for 2-3 people (30.50€) : http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/youth/eyc/Holding_activity_2011_en.asp#TopOfPage
It's necessary to take the tram to reach pubs but I know there is a big nice lobby suitable for rest and discussions.

In terms of what could resemble a TikiHouse, there is a hotel that has suites which can accept up to 4 people here: http://www.victoriagarden.com/-Strasbourg-1-2-.html
The Family Suites can host 4 people but again, the 6th of july seems already unavailable for booking online (maybe direct contact could work if they don't put 100% of them available online).

That's the summary of my findings... I'm not sure these findings look better than Torsten's Camping-besides-the-youth-Hostel plan :-)


There seems to be a way of renting bikes for 5€/day


How to come to Strasbourg

by train
The train station is right next to city centre, and everywhere can be reached from there using the tram. Trams drive until 24:30 at night.

by car
Some info: in Strasbourg, having a car is a hindrance, not an advantage. It is difficult to drive around and park. If you come by car, you are likely to leave it parked until you leave again.

by ship

by plane
The nearest airport is the Strasbourg-Entzheim so-called "International" airport. It is dwarfed by nearby bigger airports : Frankfurt, Basel, Baden-Baden. Lufthansa operates a Frankfurt-Strasbourg shuttle.

Rencontres Mondiales du Logiciel Libre (2011.rmll.info) happen right afterwards.
Some practical information for RMLL is also useful for TikiFest (english translation still partial)

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