TikiFest198 was held in Montreal, Canada on June 9th-10th 2007

It was a very successful event, both offline & online. Over the next ten days, let's release Tiki 1.9.8!!

You can read up on the chat logs: http://dev.tiki.org/20070609SkypeChatlog http://dev.tiki.org/20070610SkypeChatlog

Open to all (anyone interest in open source software, wikis, barcamps, free wifi and having fun!)

Saturday night 19h+ dinner & party open to extended open source & open standards community, Linux groups, wifi groups, etc (30-60 people) at la Bande Passante. Sunday 15h30+ FACIL BBQ

For Tiki enthusiasts & developers This is happening both at la Bande Passante and online, on IRC (10-20 Tikiers)

Saturday 10h-11h Intro
Saturday 11h-12h30 Online conference with Alain Desilets about useability on Skype (audio) and Cardmeeting. -> 20070609SkypeChatlog
Saturday 12h30-14hlunch
Saturday 14h-19hTiki coding
Saturday 19h+Food & party!
Sunday 10h-11h30Tiki coding
Sunday 11h30-12h30lunch
Sunday 12h30-15hTiki coding
Sunday 15h30 + BBQ
Skype: To join the conference, Skype: chat marclaporte.com

http://cardmeeting.com/ Community name: TikiWiki (You'll need Java installed in your computer.)

Where it says: "I want to see a list of all of my community's CardMeetings", log in with: Community ID: C1405 Password: hawai!

State of the art after the first Cardmeeting:

http://cardmeeting.com/Login using the login details provided above
http://cardmeeting.com/Login using the login details provided above

All times GMT-5

Project: Pre Tiki 1.9.8 TikiFest


  • Improve Tiki before releasing 1.9.8
  • Have fun
  • Saturday night party (for anyone interested in Free software & wikis, not just Tiki!)


Remember the first time you installed Tiki? Remember how overwhelmed or even confused you were with all the features, options, etc? While Tiki is generally stable and has a ton of features, it is daunting for the new users (admins). Tiki 1.9.7 is much better than 1.9.0 in this respect. However, their is still plenty of low-hanging fruit to be picked.


June 9th & 10th 2007, and Tiki 1.9.8 to be released the following week-end

sylvie: Just to remind you - doing too many change to tiki1.9 will be hard to merge ;-). Now we get about 20 conflicts at each merge that have already being solved but this stupid CVS do not remember... So If the modifications are done in 1.9, what about the merge? marclaporte: Yes Sylvie, we will be careful. Most changes I have in mind (ex.: adding tips in admin panel) should not cause merge issue. For the exceptions, we could do on HEAD at the same time. We could go over the list before we start to decide how to handle each. Thanks!



For travelers, it is possible to rent a room at la Bande Passante for CA$15 per night.


It is open to everyone who is interested in Tiki. You do not need to know how to code. You can help by testing the software, with the documentation, getting cold drinks from the fridge, or telling jokes...

Physical presence

  1. Marc Laporte,Montréal,
  2. Nelson Ko, Ottawa
  3. Md Aminul Islam, Ottawa
  4. Guy Vigneault Longueuil
  5. Yann Louvel : Montréal
  6. Add your name here! Please indicate your city and

Online presence

  1. xavi (Xavier de Pedro), Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
  2. ricks99, Sanford, NC, USA
  3. Gary Cunningham-Lee, Tokyo, JP
  4. Alain Désilets, Ottawa, Canada (for a 90 minute presentation about user interfaces)
  5. Robert Biddle, University of Carleton
  6. Add your name here! Please indicate your city

Saturday night party only

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Making Tiki easier to use for new admins.

Here is a default install of Tiki 1.9.7: http://demo.opensourcecms.com/tiki/tiki-index.php Username- admin Password- demo

To do list

moved to ReleaseProcess198

Pre-event todo

  • List on calendars and invite all groups from Montreal & Quebec city (Marc)
  • List on calendars and invite all groups from Ottawa (Nelson)
  • List on calendars and invite all groups from Toronto (Mike P)
  • Using Tiki Maps, identify all Tikiwiki.org users within 500 km of Montreal (Franck) and invite them (Marc)