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Release Notes

Copyright 2018 by Hallo Welt! GmbH

BlueSpice 3.0.0

BlueSpice 3.0.0 is a major release.
This is a stable release.

Notable changes

New features

  • Social: an activity, communication and interaction layer
  • Extended Search: based on ElasticSearch and completely new interface
  • Responsive skin "Calumma": supports mobile view and touch interaction
  • Graphical list: new interface element for better usability
  • MediaWiki VisualEditor: native support for wikitext
  • Role-based permissions: simplifies rights configuration
  • ArticlePreviewImages: see the content of an article in various lists
  • Authentication stack: LDAP and SAML authentication

Other significant changes

  • Architecture: All extensions have their own repository
  • Architecture: Compatibility with MediaWiki 1.31 LTS
  • Architecture: Dialogs and grids now use ExtJS 6
  • Architecture: License is now GPL-3.0-only
  • Architecture: Reworked configuration system
  • Architecture: Reworked notification system
  • Architecture: Complete use of new MediaWiki auth manager
  • ArticleInfo: Uses new flyout for quick interaction
  • Bookmaker: Books with preview images and covers
  • Calumma: Breadcrumbs show the page context
  • Calumma: Facilitate sidebar customisation with "Edit sidebar" links
  • Calumma: Global actions and right sidebar make relevant functionality quickly accessible
  • Calumma: Intelligent navigation bars only open when needed
  • Calumma: New page dialog to create a new namespaced page or subpage
  • Calumma: Quality assessment navigation shows page status at a glance
  • Calumma: Subpage dialog to find and navigate to subpages
  • Calumma: Visual recent changes show preview images of recently changed pages
  • CategoryCheck: Integration in VisualEditor
  • Checklist: Inspector for VisualEditor
  • Checklist: Improved logging of checklist changes
  • ConfigManager: Search for configuration options and visual overhaul
  • CountThings: Inspector for VisualEditor
  • Expiry: Use new flyout for quick interaction
  • ExtendedSearch: Improved facets
  • ExtendedSearch: Individual boosts of search results
  • ExtendedSearch: Search for semantic properties
  • ExtendedStatistics: Improved workflow
  • ExtJS Base: ExtJS for all MediaWiki extensions
  • FilterableTables: Turn almost any table into a filterable one
  • FlaggedRevsConnector: Use new flyout for quick interaction
  • InsertCategory: Use flyout widget
  • InsertMagic: VisualEditor integration
  • MediaWiki extension: CodeEditor for easy editing of script and code fragments
  • MediaWiki extension: Lingo for glossary function
  • MediaWiki extension: Popups for quick page preview
  • MediaWiki extension: TwoColConflict for edit conflict resolution
  • MediaWiki extension: SemanticScributo for scripting Semantic MediaWiki
  • Multiupload: Provide a dropzone element for quick uploads
  • Multiupload: Upload several files at once
  • NamespaceCSS: New manager for namespace specific CSS files
  • NamespaceManager: Add more options and visual overhaul
  • PageAssignments: Use new flyout for quick interaction
  • PermissionManager: Role-based system
  • PermissionManager: Searchable overview of included rights
  • PermissionManager: Improved logging of permission changes
  • QrCode: QR code to open the page on a mobile device
  • Reminder: Use new flyout for quick interaction
  • Smartlist: Inspector for VisualEditor
  • SMWConnector: Inject security trimming into ask queries
  • Social: Attachments for articles
  • Social: Discussions at the end of an article
  • Social: Resolved state for discussions to track open issues
  • Social: Blog feature for central information
  • Social: User profile with customizable fields
  • Social: Central list of activities
  • TagSearch: Inspector for VisualEditor
  • UserInfo: Quick info about a user in a hovercard
  • VisualEditor: Inspectors for BlueSpice tags
  • VisualEditor: Create filterable and exportable tables
  • VisualEditor: Improved image search
  • VisualEditorConnector: Provide framework for tool plugins and interaction with tags
  • VisualEditorConnector: Provide widget for use in extension form elements
  • WebDAV: Major rewrite and stabilisation
  • WikiExplorer: Improve filters for category and dates

Removed extensions

  • Blog: Replaced by Timeline blog
  • RatedComments: Replaced by Timeline discussions
  • Shoutbox: Replaced by Timeline discussions
  • TopBarMenuCustomizer: Contact Hallo Welt! if needed
  • ExtensionInfo: All information goes to Special:Version now
  • FormattingHelp: No longer needed in VisualEditor
  • PasteImage: Directly supported by VisualEditor
  • FlexiSkin: Skin is configurable on the server side
  • BlueSpicePreferences: Replaced by ConfigManager


  • MediaWiki 1.31 LTS
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows Server 2012 or Linux (common distributions)
  • Web server: Apache 2+, IIS 8+
  • PHP 7.0+
  • MySQL 5.6+ or MariaDB 10+
  • Apache Tomcat 8+ (for UEModulePDF, VisualDiff and LaTexRenderer)
  • ElasticSearch 6+
  • Java 8+
  • NodeJS 6+
  • Chrome, Firefox, Internet Eplorer 11, Edge

The Team


  • Markus Glaser
  • Radovan Kubani
  • Sebastian Ulbricht
  • Marc Reymann
  • Mathias Scheer
  • Thomas Lorenz
  • Tobias Weichart
  • Robert Vogel
  • Erwin Forster
  • Karl Waldmannstetter
  • Daniel Lynge
  • Tobias Davids
  • Patric Wirth
  • Stephan Muggli
  • Stefan Widmann
  • Jan Göttlich
  • Benedikt Hofmann
  • Daniel Vogel
  • Leonid Verhovskij
  • Gerhard Diller
  • Mannfred Dennerlein
  • Dejan Savuljesku
  • Josef Konrad
  • Philipp Pirzer
  • Peter Böhm

Design & Testing

  • Anja Ebersbach
  • Richard Heigl
  • Nathalie Köpff
  • Michael Rödl
  • Michael Scherm
  • Dardan Diugan
  • Christina Glaser
  • Christian Graf
  • Angelika Müller
  • Karl Skodnik
  • Astrid Scheffler
  • Sabine Gürtler
  • Thomas Schnakenberg
  • Sabrina Dürr
  • Tobias Kornprobst
  • Luisa Roth
  • Ljubica Sireta
  • David Schweiger
  • Florian Bäckmann


  • Aaron Schulz
  • Acamicamacaraca
  • Alangi Derick
  • addshore
  • Albert221
  • Amir Sarabadani
  • amritsreekumar
  • Antoine Musso
  • Aryeh Gregor
  • Aude
  • Basil Hershberger
  • Brad Jorsch
  • Chad Horohoe
  • Christian Aistleitner
  • David Sn
  • Demon
  • Florian
  • Florianschmidtwelzow
  • Fomafix
  • Frederic Mohr
  • Gergö Tisza
  • Guycn2
  • hexmode
  • idakuch
  • James D. Forrester
  • Jayprakash12345
  • Jforrester
  • jhsoby
  • Justin Du
  • Kunal Mehta
  • Legoktm
  • libraryupgrader
  • MarcoAurelio
  • Mark A. Hershberger
  • Max Semenik
  • MaxSem
  • MtDu
  • OmkarJ
  • Ori Livneh
  • Paladox
  • Phantom42
  • Prateek Saxena
  • Purodha
  • QChris
  • Raimond Spekking
  • Raymond
  • RazeSoldier
  • Reedy
  • rlot
  • Rohitt Vashishtha
  • Siebrand Mazeland
  • Subin Siby
  • TGC
  • Tulsi Bhagat
  • Umherirrender
  • Yuki Shira
  • Yuriy Shnitkovskiy
  • withoutaname
  • Zoranzoki21


BlueSpice is translated at Many, many thanks for your contributions! Special thanks go out to Raimond Spekking and Siebrand Mazeland for all the i18n reviews.

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We would like to thank all the people around MediaWiki. You've created a wonderful piece of software. Thanks a lot!