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Adaptability

Tiki is the FOSS Web Application with the most built-in features and while it suprises some, Tiki is very adaptable to change.

  • Major releases every 6 to 8 months, to take advantage of new technologies. Tiki is one of the FOSS Web Application with the fastest release cycle
  • All-in-one code base, so major changes can be done, while having full access to the whole code base, and not having to worry about breaking hundreds or thousands of third-party extensions.
    • If you need to refactor, it can be a lot of work, but at least, you can do it.
      • For example, jQuery was added as the default JavaScript Framework in Tiki4, after being experimental in Tiki3.
  • Every Tiki site goes through the same upgrade process so upgrades are much easier than with apps that have extensions.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adaptability

Revamps

More at Tiki model.



History of notable adaptations. This is to illustrate how Tiki adapted in last 10 years and to show that we can be confident for the next ten :-)

Situation What was done
1.x code base was getting very messy Development of mods. This was useful to remove cruft from code, and to deal with code of incompatible licenses, but ultimately added a lot of complexity, and slowed down the release process. This was a learning experience.
Release cycle became slow and unpredictable (before it was unpredictable but fast Introduction of 6 month release cycle with LTS in Tiki2
Hard to evolve trackers Trackers Revamp in Tiki7
Hard to get good & fast results for cross feature data Unified Search
Hard to make very custom sites / UIs without making generic and re-contributing or hacking code Framework features added / improved in Tiki 7 to 12
Performance issues with large sites with a lot of trackers elasticsearch in Tiki12
Tiki is themable but there are no theme repositories Bootstrap 3 in Tiki13
Bootstrap 3 was great! Time for v4! Bootstrap 4 in Tiki19
We wanted a bit more time between releases It was decided to move to an 8 month release cycle (instead of 6), still with an LTS every 3 version.

Contributors to this page: Marc Laporte .
Page last modified on Saturday 16 March, 2019 13:56:29 GMT-0000 by Marc Laporte.

Keywords

The following is a list of keywords that should serve as hubs for navigation within the Tiki development and should correspond to documentation keywords.

Each feature in Tiki has a wiki page which regroups all the bugs, requests for enhancements, etc. It is somewhat a form of wiki-based project management. You can also express your interest in a feature by adding it to your profile. You can also try out the Dynamic filter.

Accessibility (WAI & 508)
Accounting
Administration
Ajax
Articles & Submissions
Backlinks
Banner
Batch
BigBlueButton audio/video/chat/screensharing
Blog
Bookmark
Browser Compatibility
Calendar
Category
Chat
Comment
Communication Center
Consistency
Contacts Address book
Contact us
Content template
Contribution
Cookie
Copyright
Credits
Custom Home (and Group Home Page)
Database MySQL - MyISAM
Database MySQL - InnoDB
Date and Time
Debugger Console
Diagram
Directory (of hyperlinks)
Documentation link from Tiki to doc.tiki.org (Help System)
Docs
DogFood
Draw -superseded by Diagram
Dynamic Content
Preferences
Dynamic Variable
External Authentication
FAQ
Featured links
Feeds (RSS)
File Gallery
Forum
Friendship Network (Community)
Gantt
Group
Groupmail
Help
History
Hotword
HTML Page
i18n (Multilingual, l10n, Babelfish)
Image Gallery
Import-Export
Install
Integrator
Interoperability
Inter-User Messages
InterTiki
jQuery
Kaltura video management
Karma
Live Support
Logs (system & action)
Lost edit protection
Mail-in
Map
Menu
Meta Tag
Missing features
Visual Mapping
Mobile
Mods
Modules
MultiTiki
MyTiki
Newsletter
Notepad
OS independence (Non-Linux, Windows/IIS, Mac, BSD)
Organic Groups (Self-managed Teams)
Packages
Payment
PDF
Performance Speed / Load / Compression / Cache
Permission
Poll
Profiles
Quiz
Rating
Realname
Report
Revision Approval
Scheduler
Score
Search engine optimization (SEO)
Search
Security
Semantic links
Share
Shopping Cart
Shoutbox
Site Identity
Slideshow
Smarty Template
Social Networking
Spam protection (Anti-bot CATPCHA)
Spellcheck
Spreadsheet
Staging and Approval
Stats
Survey
Syntax Highlighter (Codemirror)
Tablesorter
Tags
Task
Tell a Friend
Terms and Conditions
Theme
TikiTests
Timesheet
Token Access
Toolbar (Quicktags)
Tours
Trackers
TRIM
User Administration
User Files
User Menu
Watch
Webmail and Groupmail
WebServices
Wiki History, page rename, etc
Wiki plugins extends basic syntax
Wiki syntax text area, parser, etc
Wiki structure (book and table of content)
Workspace and perspectives
WYSIWTSN
WYSIWYCA
WYSIWYG
XMLRPC
XMPP




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