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BlueSpice 3.0 is a compehensive major release.

Point Releases
Release Date
3.0.0 17th October 2018
3.0.1 17th January 2019

Notable new features[edit | edit source]

The most important changes coming with BlueSpice3 at a glance.

Feature Description Screenshot
Search ElasticSearch now works under the hood as a new high-performance standard engine. With the new engine, BlueSpice users get many improvements
  • Autocomplete for search input now also displays similar articles
  • The new, revised SearchCenter offers a simpler display of search results without sacrificing features
  • Filtering search results has become more powerful and easier at the same time
  • Semantic metadata (from Semantic MediaWiki) can be filtered (facetted) in search results
  • Interesting search hits can be marked to improve future search queries.

More: BlueSpice switches over to Elasticsearch - Metadata the new challenges for wiki search engines

style="vertical-align: top; width: 91px;"
BlueSpice 3 Search Center.jpg
VisualEditor The Wikipedia editor is now also delivered with BlueSpice.

This means more comfort. Technologically, new possibilities open up and a long-term perspective for this tool.

  • Stable and sophisticated visual editor
  • New dialogs (e.g. for inserting links...)
  • Integrated handling of templates, footnotes, etc.
  • Integrated functions of BlueSpice (PasteImage, InsertMagic, ...)

More: Create texts together: About MediaWiki VisualEditor and simultaneous editing

mini

Social BlueSpice pro users now have completely new communication rooms! Articles and other contributions can now be discussed.

You can follow the discussions, keywords and filter them. And it's all searchable, too. In detail, Social contains:

  • Timeline: View all discussion posts at a glance. You can assign, recommend and follow these articles. Of course, all posts in the timeline can be filtered as desired.
  • Discussions: Hierarchical discussions about an article are now possible. The previous discussion page still exists - for material collections, for example.
  • Tasks: You can also mark discussions as closed ("Resolved").
  • Blog: Blog posts can be published quickly and more comfortably.
BlueSpice 3 Social.jpg
Responsive skin and user interface A new mobile skin (Calumma) makes BlueSpice usable from desktop to smartphone. In addition, we have redesigned the user interface:
  • Right navigation bar: It offers space for everything that has to do with quality assurance
  • Grafical Lists: The sidebars can be opened again and offer a lot of space and overview for functions, graphical elements and preview images.

BlueSpice 3 - Responsive Skin.jpg

Rights management The assignment of rights is considerably simplified. The wiki admins receive a standard selection of assignable roles that you can assign to users.
  • The tedious selection of over 100 individual rights for each roll is no longer necessary.
  • Simple, pre-configured roles: Reader, Editor, Admin, User, Bot.
  • Other roles and rights: It's still possible. Our technicians will be happy to set up the rights according to your wishes.
BlueSpice 3 Permission manager.jpg
Configuration Manager

Setting up the wiki with the new configuration manager is easier and clearer:

  • Filter functions by function category (e.g. skinning, quality assurance...), extension name or edition (e.g. BlueSpice pro Farm).
  • Search for settings.
BlueSpice 3 - Config manager.jpg
Frameworks and Refactoring BlueSpice 3 has been technical completely renewed
  • BlueSpice is now based on the current MediaWiki version 1.31 (long-term support version).
  • From now on the dialogs will be developed with Ext JS 6, which gives developers much better possibilities in dialog design.
  • In addition, the quality of the software was improved and further standardised in order to simplify further development and technical control of the system.

Some extensions were completely refactored for more stability and better integration:

  • WebDAV: Stabilisation
  • Notifications: More options, integration with Social

More: Code refactoring, Technical debt

Code Screenshot.jpg
New functionality Some more new extensions: BlueSpice 3 includes some additional enhancements
  • Semantic Scribunto
  • CodeEditor
  • TwoColConflict
  • Multiupload
  • FilterableTables
  • LDAP and SAML authentication
Replacements Replaced / no longer delivered extensions:
  • Replaced by Social:
    • Blog
    • Shoutbox
    • Rated Commons
  • Replaced by VisualEditor
    • Insertfile
    • InsertLink
    • BlueSpiceVisualeditor
    • ExtendedEditBar
    • FormattingHelp
  • Replaced by responsive Skin
    • Mobilefrontend
    • StateBar
  • ExtensionInfo
  • TopBarMenuCustomizer

Get BlueSpice 3.0[edit | edit source]

BlueSpice 3.0 is a compehensive major release. 
        
        {| class="wikitable"
        
        |+Point Releases
        
        !Release
        
        !Date
        
        |-
        
        |3.0.0
        
        |17th October 2018
        
        |-
        
        |3.0.1
        
        |17th January 2019
        
        |}
        

        ==Notable new features==
        
        The most important changes coming with BlueSpice3 at a glance.
        

        {| class="wikitable"
        
        !Feature
        
        !Description
        
        !Screenshot
        
        |-
        
        |'''Search'''
        
        |ElasticSearch now works under the hood as a new high-performance standard engine. With the new engine, BlueSpice users get many improvements
        

        *Autocomplete for search input now also displays similar articles
        
        *The new, revised SearchCenter offers a simpler display of search results without sacrificing features
        
        *Filtering search results has become more powerful and easier at the same time
        
        *Semantic metadata (from Semantic MediaWiki) can be filtered (facetted) in search results
        
        *Interesting search hits can be marked to improve future search queries.
        

        More: [https://blog.bluespice.com/2017/03/09/bluespice-switches-over-to-elasticsearch/ BlueSpice switches over to Elasticsearch] - [https://blog.bluespice.com/2017/03/16/metadata-the-new-challenges-for-wiki-search-engines/ Metadata the new challenges for wiki search engines]
        
        | style="vertical-align: top; width: 91px;" 
            
            |[[File:BlueSpice 3 Search Center.jpg|center|480x480px]]
        

        |-
        
        |'''VisualEditor'''
        
        |The Wikipedia editor is now also delivered with BlueSpice.
        

        This means more comfort. Technologically, new possibilities open up and a long-term perspective for this tool.
        

        *Stable and sophisticated visual editor
        
        *New dialogs (e.g. for inserting links...)
        
        *Integrated handling of templates, footnotes, etc.
        
        *Integrated functions of BlueSpice (PasteImage, InsertMagic, ...)
        

        More: [https://blog.bluespice.com/2017/03/23/create-texts-together-about-mediawiki-visualeditor-and-simultaneous-editing/ Create texts together: About MediaWiki VisualEditor and simultaneous editing]
        
        | style="vertical-align: top; width: 91px;" |
            [[File:BlueSpice_3_VisualEditor.jpg|mini]]
        

        |-
        
        |'''Social'''
        
        |BlueSpice pro users now have completely new communication rooms! Articles and other contributions can now be discussed.
        

        You can follow the discussions, keywords and filter them. And it's all searchable, too. In detail, Social contains:
        

        *Timeline: View all discussion posts at a glance. You can assign, recommend and follow these articles. Of course, all posts in the timeline can be filtered as desired.
        
        *Discussions: Hierarchical discussions about an article are now possible. The previous discussion page still exists - for material collections, for example.
        
        *Tasks: You can also mark discussions as closed ("Resolved").
        
        *Blog: Blog posts can be published quickly and more comfortably.
        
        | style="vertical-align: top; width: 91px;" |
            [[File:BlueSpice 3 Social.jpg|center|480px]]
        

        |-
        
        |'''Responsive skin''' and '''user interface'''
        
        |A new mobile skin (Calumma) makes BlueSpice usable from desktop to smartphone. In addition, we have redesigned the user interface:
        

        *Right navigation bar: It offers space for everything that has to do with quality assurance
        
        *Grafical Lists: The sidebars can be opened again and offer a lot of space and overview for functions, graphical elements and preview images.
        
        | style="width: 91px; text-align: center; vertical-align: top;" |
            [[File:BlueSpice_3_-_Responsive_Skin.jpg|395x395px]]
        

        |-
        
        |'''Rights management'''
        
        |The assignment of rights is considerably simplified. The wiki admins receive a standard selection of assignable roles that you can assign to users.
        

        *The tedious selection of over 100 individual rights for each roll is no longer necessary.
        
        *Simple, pre-configured roles: Reader, Editor, Admin, User, Bot.
        
        *Other roles and rights: It's still possible. Our technicians will be happy to set up the rights according to your wishes.
        
        | style="vertical-align: top; width: 91px;" |
            
[[File:BlueSpice 3 Permission manager.jpg|center|480x359px]]
        

        |-
        
        |'''Configuration Manager'''
        
        |
        
        Setting up the wiki with the new configuration manager is easier and clearer:
        

        *Filter functions by function category (e.g. skinning, quality assurance...), extension name or edition (e.g. BlueSpice pro Farm).
        
        *Search for settings.
        
        | style="vertical-align: top; width: 91px;" |
            
[[File:BlueSpice_3_-_Config manager.jpg|center|480px]]
        
        |-
        
        |'''Frameworks''' and '''Refactoring'''
        
        |BlueSpice 3 has been technical completely renewed
        

        *BlueSpice is now based on the current MediaWiki version 1.31 (long-term support version).
        
        *From now on the dialogs will be developed with Ext JS 6, which gives developers much better possibilities in dialog design.
        
        *In addition, the quality of the software was improved and further standardised in order to simplify further development and technical control of the system.
        

        Some extensions were '''completely refactored''' for more stability and better integration:
        

        *WebDAV: Stabilisation
        
        *Notifications: More options, integration with Social
        

        More: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_refactoring Code refactoring], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_debt Technical debt]
        
        | style="vertical-align: top; width: 91px;" |
            
[[File:Code_Screenshot.jpg|center|480px]]
        
        |-
        
        |New functionality
        
        |'''Some more new extensions''': BlueSpice 3 includes some additional enhancements
        

        *Semantic Scribunto
        
        *CodeEditor
        
        *TwoColConflict
        
        *Multiupload
        
        *FilterableTables
        
        *LDAP and SAML authentication
        
        | |style="vertical-align: top; width: 91px;" |
            

            |-
        
        |Replacements
        
        |Replaced / no longer delivered extensions:
        

        *Replaced by Social:
        
        **Blog
        
        **Shoutbox
        
        **Rated Commons
        
        *Replaced by VisualEditor
        
        **Insertfile
        
        **InsertLink
        
        **BlueSpiceVisualeditor
        
        **ExtendedEditBar
        
        **FormattingHelp
        
        *Replaced by responsive Skin
        
        **Mobilefrontend
        
        **StateBar
        
        *ExtensionInfo
        
        *TopBarMenuCustomizer
        
        | 
            
            |style="vertical-align: top; width: 91px;" |
            
            |}
        

        ==Get BlueSpice 3.0==
        

        *[[Setup:Release Notes|Release notes]]
        
        *[[Setup:System_requirements|System requirements]]
        
        *[[Setup:Installation Manual|Installation manual]]
        
        *[https://bluespice.com/download-bluespice/ Download]
        

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More: [https://blog.bluespice.com/2017/03/09/bluespice-switches-over-to-elasticsearch/ BlueSpice switches over to Elasticsearch] - [https://blog.bluespice.com/2017/03/16/metadata-the-new-challenges-for-wiki-search-engines/ Metadata the new challenges for wiki search engines]
 
More: [https://blog.bluespice.com/2017/03/09/bluespice-switches-over-to-elasticsearch/ BlueSpice switches over to Elasticsearch] - [https://blog.bluespice.com/2017/03/16/metadata-the-new-challenges-for-wiki-search-engines/ Metadata the new challenges for wiki search engines]
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More: [https://blog.bluespice.com/2017/03/23/create-texts-together-about-mediawiki-visualeditor-and-simultaneous-editing/ Create texts together: About MediaWiki VisualEditor and simultaneous editing]
 
More: [https://blog.bluespice.com/2017/03/23/create-texts-together-about-mediawiki-visualeditor-and-simultaneous-editing/ Create texts together: About MediaWiki VisualEditor and simultaneous editing]
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*Tasks: You can also mark discussions as closed ("Resolved").
 
*Tasks: You can also mark discussions as closed ("Resolved").
 
*Blog: Blog posts can be published quickly and more comfortably.
 
*Blog: Blog posts can be published quickly and more comfortably.
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|[[File:BlueSpice 3 Social.jpg|center|480px]]
[[File:BlueSpice 3 Social.jpg|center|480px]]
 
  
 
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*Right navigation bar: It offers space for everything that has to do with quality assurance
 
*Right navigation bar: It offers space for everything that has to do with quality assurance
 
*Grafical Lists: The sidebars can be opened again and offer a lot of space and overview for functions, graphical elements and preview images.
 
*Grafical Lists: The sidebars can be opened again and offer a lot of space and overview for functions, graphical elements and preview images.
| style="width: 91px; text-align: center; vertical-align: top;" |
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*Simple, pre-configured roles: Reader, Editor, Admin, User, Bot.
 
*Simple, pre-configured roles: Reader, Editor, Admin, User, Bot.
 
*Other roles and rights: It's still possible. Our technicians will be happy to set up the rights according to your wishes.
 
*Other roles and rights: It's still possible. Our technicians will be happy to set up the rights according to your wishes.
| style="vertical-align: top; width: 91px;" |
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[[File:BlueSpice 3 Permission manager.jpg|center|480x359px]]
 
  
 
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*Filter functions by function category (e.g. skinning, quality assurance...), extension name or edition (e.g. BlueSpice pro Farm).
 
*Filter functions by function category (e.g. skinning, quality assurance...), extension name or edition (e.g. BlueSpice pro Farm).
 
*Search for settings.
 
*Search for settings.
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|'''Frameworks''' and '''Refactoring'''
 
|'''Frameworks''' and '''Refactoring'''
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More: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_refactoring Code refactoring], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_debt Technical debt]
 
More: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_refactoring Code refactoring], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technical_debt Technical debt]
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*FilterableTables
 
*FilterableTables
 
*LDAP and SAML authentication
 
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