We are going to continue putting out releases for the Clearspace 1.x series, but from this point forward they will only contain bug fixes and minor improvements. All new feature development has been moved to Clearspace 2.0, which will be available at the end of Q1 2008.
At a recent Portland Web Innovators meeting, I led a discussion about different ways to structure a community. This video contains a 20 minute discussion during this meeting where we talked about community structures ranging from emergent to highly structured to adaptive. I also blogged about this topic recently on Jive Talks
Clearspace 1.10 is primarily a bug fix release. You can browse through the change log attached below if you want to know exactly what we changed. It would be great to have a few people from the Jivespace community kick the tires for a while. You can post any bugs, issues, or other feedback in the Clearspace Beta Program space.
As always, the standard caveats apply. Please keep in mind that we offer these betas to give developers an opportunity to test pre-released Jive Software. Do NOT run production environments using beta products. These beta products are entirely unsupported. However, we would love to hear your feedback about the beta product to help us improve the final version of Clearspace.
At Jive, we use our internal instance of Clearspace for everything, we call it Brewspace (hey, we're in Portland with a brew pub on every corner!) We keep all of our planning documents, weekly status updates, and more in Brewspace. We use the TaskList macro to track completion of tasks.
The TaskList macro gives authors the ability to generate and track a simple list of tasks. Each line inside the macro body is parsed as a separate task. Each task will display with a graphic button for marking the task complete. When this happens, the userid is also recorded and displayed.
The TaskListMacro applies authorization policies based on the surrounding context. In simpler terms, if you are an author for the piece of content, you can also edit the tasks.
In this video, Bill Lynch and Greg Unrein talk about how product planning works at Jive Software, but more importantly they will give you an early look at some of our ideas to evolve Clearspace in 2008. If you have been wondering what we have been up to for the past couple of months as we release mostly bug fixes, here is your chance to learn more!
Watch this video to learn more about how Rick Palmer from Jive Software created a widget for Clearspace to display more information about users. You can also get more information about the User Stats Widget Plugin, download it, or view the source code on Jivespace.<br><br>
Have you ever wished you could easily download or browse all of the available Clearspace plugin source code? Now you can!
If you are interested in writing a Clearspace plugin, you can download our example plugin to use as a framework. The example plugin contains four sample plugins: action, macro, webservices, and widget. For those of you who are experienced writing Clearspace plugins, you might want to look at the code for all of the plugins to see some more complicated real world examples.
Having problems keeping up with all of the activity in your Clearspace community? You can always use the many RSS feeds to keep up with content, but if you are looking for another option, you should take a look at Clearfox.
The Clearfox plugin installs a sidebar in your Firefox browser that keeps you up to date with the latest and greatest content in your Clearspace community. It is a Clearspace plugin and a Firefox extension all wrapped into one nice package.
If you want more details about how Aaron Johnson built Clearfox, he has posted all of the gory details as a two-part series on his blog: Creating a Firefox Sidebar for Clearspace: Part I and Part II