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TikiFest FrOSCon 2016
FrOSCon stands for 'Free and Open Source Software Conference'
19 to 23 August 2016 around FRoSCon (which happens 20 to 21 August)
Please mind, that right after the FrOSCon the TikiFestHu2016 happens in Budapest.
For people who want to attend both TikiFests we could possibly organise a van or any other shared group travel.
Previous FrOSCon TikiFests:
Traditional 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 night.
CfP until May 23rd, 2016: https://www.froscon.de/en/cfp/
University of Applied Sciences Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
St. Augustin / Bonn, Rhine-Ruhr-Area, Germany (20 to 21)
Bonn, Rhine-Ruhr-Area, Germany (before and/or after)
Address and Map
(University of Applied Sciences)
53757 Sankt Augustin
coolest hostel in the whole area from 22,00€ per bed/night (bed train compartment) breakfast-buffet included! (tested and recommended by a number of Tikians ;-) )
In der Raste 1
+49 (0) 228 9349 4955
stay at basecamp-bonn.de
status: confirmed, interested, remote
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What to bring
Equiment for the TikiFest
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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 themes.
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 years.
Notes to the versions:
The last version with classic design system Tiki12 LTS needs at least PHP5.3
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 hosting.
An implementation of CalDav/CardDav to extend the calendar feature is currently in development, which will complete the groupware features.
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