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__|    " What is new in Tikiwiki Community ? "    |____________________|
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--: What is that about ?                          |--------------------|
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  It's all about information in the Tikiwiki community. We are a fast
  growing group of people (88 today) trying to organize the growth of
  Tikiwiki CMS/Groupware/wiki/everything Software collaboratively 
  in the tradition of Open Source Free Software.

  Some years ago I was an email newsletter auto-publisher, and I think 
  that we need such a tool now. We have too much information to deal 
  with and too few reference points to sort them out.

  The goal of the TikiNews publication is to gather valuable reference 
  points from our ongoing activity as an unorganized consensual group.
  So we need volunteers to manage that task, or help with it, because 
  it's a lot of work in reviewing (check the list below).
  
  We can't predict anything about the publication pattern; maybe a 
  monthly tikinews will be good enough, maybe more frequently. 
  We don't need any fixed dates anyway.
  
  cheers,
  mose


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  Here is the list of places where we can find reference candidates.

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: http://tikiwiki.org '================================================|

  It's the first obvious place. Now it's big with 810 wiki pages, 
  1030 opened accounts (check <a href="http://tikiwiki.org/stats">http://tikiwiki.org/stats</a> ).

> Wiki  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -|
  Full freedom and many pages, it's an ant work to sort and try to 
  unify. Maybe if this newletter can point out some direction, more
  people could help on this. 
  ... add some links ...

> Articles  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -|
  Used as a sort of official publishing option, essentially to announce 
  releases, and other topics related to the community. Maybe we lack
  some community document or official case study to display ? That's
  a writer's job ..

> FAQ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -|
  That looks like the ideal tool to synthetize of our knowledge. Okay, 
  it requires some work to prettify and make more useable. But content 
  will not be lost. There is already a really good work going on there, 
  and reporting in TikiNews what's new can be a good way to advertise it.
  <a href="http://tikiwiki.org/tiki-list_faqs.php">http://tikiwiki.org/tiki-list_faqs.php</a>

> Forums  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -|
  Recently patvdv decided to manage that area, for the benefit of the
  community and has done a really good job ! With that activity 
  (162 posts in a few weeks) the forums are now much more responsive. 
  Maybe a special review can be published in the TikiNews.

> Blogs, imagegal, filegal, directories, trackers - - - - - - - - - - -|
  They are wildly useable by each developer and that freedom makes it
  very rich and very different from time to time, place to place. 
  I ignore it if any one human can have time to lurk all around there 
  to be able to report a general feeling or something that sounds close. 
  Maybe each tool can have a reporter; if you feel the inclined, 
  contact me.

> stats and graphs  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -|
  Global activity on the website are sortof environemental inputs, that
  participate to a feeling you can have when working on a project.
  <a href="http://tikiwiki.org/stats">http://tikiwiki.org/stats</a>
  <a href="http://tikiwiki.org/ServerStats">http://tikiwiki.org/ServerStats</a>
  <a href="http://tikiwiki.org/webalizer/">http://tikiwiki.org/webalizer/</a>


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: Mailing-lists '======================================================|

> tikiwiki-devel  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -|
  Archives say we can expect 600-1000 messages per month,
  with 177 subscribers, and a wide scope of topics, which would
  deserve some sort of synthesis, like what is done on some other 
  mailing-list, if anyone can handle that :
  <a href="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_id=12569">http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_id=12569</a>

> tikiwiki-users  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -|
  154 subscribed to that list, with lower traffic, less than 100 hits 
  per day. Maybe that list should be merged ? what would you say ?
  <a href="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum=tikiwiki-users">http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum=tikiwiki-users</a>

> tikiwiki-cvs  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -|
  Well, it's actually the most verbose list we have, in regard of past
  2 months. Only 46 brave souls use that flow (and recently IRC lurkers 
  by the magic of CIA bot). But maybe a synthesis would be useful for a 
  bigger number of contributors. 
  <a href="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_id=15900">http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_id=15900</a>
  CIA bot :
  <a href="http://navi.picogui.org/svn/picogui/trunk/tools/irc/cia.html">http://navi.picogui.org/svn/picogui/trunk/tools/irc/cia.html</a>
  CIA stats :
  <a href="http://navi.picogui.org/cgi-bin/cia_stats.cgi">http://navi.picogui.org/cgi-bin/cia_stats.cgi</a>


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: IRC live collaboration '=============================================|

  For 3 months now channel #tikiwiki has been open on irc.freenode.net 
  and it never been empty. The online logs are rich but are not
  searcheable yet (will be soon). Irc is the only fast way to get 
  immediate support for your tikiwiki installation or anything. 
  If you can convince someone to help you, of course.
  
  Some reading (perhaps assisted by proper tools) should help 
  Dennis to write FAQ items or things like that. Many tips are 
  provided there.
  
  It's really not difficult to join in :
  <a href="http://tikiwiki.org/ConnectingToIrc">http://tikiwiki.org/ConnectingToIrc</a>
  
  IRC daily logs (computed at 4am paris time)
  <a href="http://tikiwiki.org/tiki-irc_logs.php">http://tikiwiki.org/tiki-irc_logs.php</a>

  Experimental TikiBot (soon in CVS)
  <a href="http://tikiwiki.org/TikiBot">http://tikiwiki.org/TikiBot</a>

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: Partner activities  '================================================|
  
  As tikiwiki is made in parts with third party development, some news 
  about their evolution will be helpful. Maybe that reporting 
  already exists for some, but it's time to check them all !
  <a href="http://tikiwiki.org/TikiPartner">http://tikiwiki.org/TikiPartner</a>

  Some miscellaneous news ...

> JGraphPad 3.0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -|
  Version 3.0 is now included in cvs and in branch too. It will be 
  shipped in 1.7.2 version.

> Smarty 2.6rc1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -|
  The last version is integrated as a new module in 1.8 cvs. The page
  <a href="http://tikiwiki.org/Cvs18">http://tikiwiki.org/Cvs18</a> has been updated with appropriate 
  information.

> Adodb 3.72  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -|
  Introduced in 1.8 cvs version, the db abstraction work is going on, 
  requiring more help : <a href="http://tikiwiki.org/DbAbstractionDev">http://tikiwiki.org/DbAbstractionDev</a>


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: Worldwide online activity '==========================================|
  
  We can have stats from freshmeat, and others, reported to keep an eye
  on them with a quick glance ... (marc ! help ! ;-)


  
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  .......
  ........
  ...

  ( hey, that's a first shot, you didn't expect it would be finished.
  It follows the rule : release soooon, release often )


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