The inaugural JiveWorld conference in October will include a technical track that will be chock-full of valuable content. I'm putting together the agenda for the track and am looking forward to starting to share details in the weeks ahead. But in order to make this conference great, we need your help. Are you the Jive technical guru at your organization? If so, we want you to participate in the tech track of the conference by becoming a speaker.
The conference will be a fantastic place to share tips and tricks as well as to learn how to get the most from the Jive platform. Interested in being a speaker but not sure about a topic? How about performance optimization tips or stories? Or, share details of the Jive customizations you've done. I'm looking forward to reading through your topic ideas and see you in October!
There's been some confusion (and not enough communication from us) about platform support for Clearspace 2.5, so I wanted to post details about how it all works. In order to focus QA efforts we're phasing in support for additional application servers and databases throughout the 2.5.x release cycle. The most critical thing to know is that you shouldn't attempt to upgrade to 2.5.x until your environment is supported. Or even better, consider migrating to our recommended platform configuration (see below).
The table below represents our current roadmap for platform support (the release column indicates where a particular platform is first supported). As with any roadmap, it's subject to changes based on shifting demands or unexpected issues:
|Release||Application Servers||Databases||OS||Java Release|
|2.5.0||Tomcat 6||MySQL, Postgres||Linux||Sun JDK 1.6|
|2.5.1 (Sept 8)||Oracle 10 & 11|
|2.5.2 (Sept 29)||JBoss 4, WebSphere 6.1||IBM JDK 1.6|
|2.5.3 (Oct 20)||Weblogic 9.2||MS SQL Server 2005|
|2.5.4 (Nov 17)||IBM DB2||Windows Server 2003||IBM JDK 1.5|
|2.5.5 (Dec 15)||Solaris 10||Sun JDK 1.5|
The breakdown of recommended and supported platforms for the 2.5.x release cycle:
|Recommended||Linux (2.6 Kernel)||Sun Java 6 (Latest JDK 1.6)||Apache Tomcat 6.0.10 (or later in 6.0.x series)||Postgres 8.x|
Finally, some information about language support roadmap in the 2.5.x series:
|2.5.1 (Sept 8)||English, Spanish|
|2.5.2 (Sept 29)||French, Simplified Chinese, German|
|2.5.3 (Oct 20)||Italian, Japanese|
Thanks to everyone that's participated in the 2.5 beta -- we're finally ready to officially announce Clearspace 2.5! Check out the main Jive website for details. Sam's blog entry also has a great overview of what's new in the release. You'll also notice that we updated Jivespace to 2.5, so you can trythe release here. We're doing final testing and will have the release bits available in the near future.
There's a lot in this release that's aimed at the developer crowd including many improvements to the plugin framework and a new theme resource kit for making easier changes to the UI. Check out the many new sections for developers in the Clearspace documentation. Also significant in the 2.5 release are big improvements to performance. Over the past several months, we've built out a performance test environment that's let us measure the many improvements we've been making to the code -- from a 15% improvement in some areas to over 700% in others. Overall, Clearspace 2.5 is at least a 200% faster than 2.0.
The Clearspace dev team is thrilled with the new release and we hope you'll be too. We're looking forward to your feedback!
We just released beta 4 of Clearspace 2.5.0. Changes since the last beta:
(CS-1690) Add more field checking to the profanity filter; tags Improvements
(CS-8007) bulletted lists and outdenting
(CS-5369]) Remove developer upgrade tasks
(CS-8191) Guests can read blog posts even when they are not allowed
(CS-8109) Tasks lists are broken due to anonymous user changes
(CS-8060) Due Date not displayed when importing/exporting project tasks with combined js resources enabled
(CS-8040) Removed "hide profile fields from guests" setting
(CS-8026) Recent content shows "by" the author rather than person who recently updated
(CS-7361) Removing attachment on edit of document when document requires approval causes system error.
(CS-6697) Documents get published in moderated spaces if the user saves a draft first and then publishes it
Many thanks for all the feedback so far and please continue to help us test the release!
We've just launched the public beta program for the next release of Clearspace. We'd love your help in making sure the code is as polished and bug-free as possible before the general release. This release is the third beta (after two private betas) of the 2.5 series. There are two ways to get involved: first, you can
download the release and install it on your own servers. You can also visit the beta sandbox site and create an account to test out a live instance and provide feedback. We're looking forward to hearing what you think!