Tiki 7.0 drops support for IE6
The Tiki development team has announced the arrival of version 7.0 of its open source wiki CMS groupware. The latest stable release includes more than 200 fixes and code improvements, as well as "several eagerly awaited new features".
According to the developers, Tiki 7.0 "marks the beginning of movement towards HTML5", while also marking the end of support for Internet Explorer 6 (IE6). A new unified search infrastructure based on Zend Lucene is now included, as is a brand new Theme Generator for customising installations. Other changes include integration with OpenStreetMap and Zotero, drag-and-drop of modules, a revamped Slideshow and the addition of dozens of new plug-ins such as Blip.tv, Vimeo and TokenAccess. Tiki 7.0 now requires version 5.2 of PHP or later. For mobile support, jQuery Mobile replaces HAWHAW.
The developers note that with the release of Tiki 7, version 6 will become the project's Long Term Support (LTS) release (supported until 2013) and that development of Tiki 3.x has officially ended. Site administrators are advised that they may wish to wait until Tiki 7.1 arrives as version 7.0 is aimed at early adopters.
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a web-based application created by a large team of contributors using PHP, MySQL, Zend Framework, jQuery and Smarty. Tiki can be used to build and maintain a web site, wiki, groupware, CMS, forum, blog, bug tracker or any other project that might run in a browser window.
Further information about this major release can be found in the official release announcement, in the release notes, and on the Tiki 7 documentation page. Tiki 7 is available to download from the project's web site. Hosted on SourceForge, Tiki Wiki is licensed under the LGPL 2.1.