Note: Support for BlueSpice 2.x ended on April 30, 2020.
Since 2010 there have been 21 releases of BlueSpice. BlueSpice replaced the product HalloWiki at that time. BlueSpice was initially a collection of extensions that could be extended by individual software packages. In 2015, all existing extensions and individual modules were combined in one distribution. Delivering BlueSpice together with MediaWiki was the next logical step.
The versioning of BlueSpice follows the Semantic Versioning Specification at semver.org.
|Major Release||Version||Publishing Date||Pages||Changes|
|BlueSpice 3||3.2||2021-03-16||Description,||Minor release
Review workflow template manager simplifies work with workflow presets, review workflow step type "groupvote" allows multiple users to cast a vote on a single workflow step, statistics infratructure to collect snapshot data over time, anonymous books, book chapter paging elements, online status markers on user information flyouts, various performance improvements.
EditNotify and BlueSpiceEditNotifyConnector have been removed. The functionality is now included in BlueSpiceEchoConnector.
LDAPSyncAll has been added (in deactivated state)
|3.1.13||2020-12-11||Release Notes||Patch release|
|3.1.12||2020-11-13||Release Notes||Patch release|
|3.1.11||2020-10-08||Release Notes||Patch release|
|3.1.10||2020-09-10||Release Notes||Patch release|
|3.1.9||2020-08-14||Release Notes||Patch release|
|3.1.8||2020-07-09||Release Notes||Patch release|
|3.1.7||2020-06-10||Release Notes||Patch release|
|3.1.6||2020-05-14||Release Notes||Patch release|
|3.1.5||2020-04-15||Release Notes||Patch release|
|3.1.4||2020-03-10||Release Notes||Patch release|
|3.1.3||2019-02-12||Release Notes||Patch release|
|3.1.2||2019-01-13||Release Notes||Patch release|
|3.1.1||2019-11-14||Release Notes||Patch release|
Notable changes: Revised title bar and navigation (subpages, discussion pages, categories, revision status), UX enhancements, full screen mode, improved search scoring, enhanced table formatting and font colors, improved document embedding, support for NGINX web server, performance enhancements, improved screen reader support, delivery of Semantic MediaWiki 3.0, release of BlueSpice repositories, public docker image for BlueSpice free
|3.0.1||2019-01-17||Description,||Patch release, Privacy center|
Notable changes: Social: an activity, communication and interaction layer, Extended Search: based on ElasticSearch, 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, reworked authentication stack: LDAP and SAML authentication
Updated Visual Editor, Insert templates function, filtering of all special pages, revised permission manager with new mouse-over function, daily or weekly combined notifications, inserting signatures, integration and visualization of dynamic maps.
|2.27.1||2017-04-06||ExtendedFileList, CategoryManager, Logged Reviews, Review with semantic properties|
|2.27.0||2016-11-09||PageAssignments, Showtime, Namespace-specific notifications, Disable users, ReadConfirmation, Adding pages directly to books, Reduced Admin rights, Usage statistics,|
Many functional improvements of the WikiFarm Package
Full compatibility with MW 1.27
|2.23.3||2016-05-31||Minor and maintenance release|
|2.23.2||2015-11-30||Improved integration of Semantic MediaWiki and BlueSpice, compatibility with MediaWiki's VisualEditor|
|Minor and maintenance release|
|2.23.0||2014-12-09||Description,||Integrated package installer for MediaWiki and BlueSpice, support of MobileFrontend, rewritten skin, support of memcached caching, translations in more than 40 languages, reworked localisation, context menues|
|2.22.2||2014-05-08||Patch and maintenance release|
|2.22.1||2014-02-13||Release Notes||Bugfixing release|
|2.22.0||2013-11-27||Release Notes||Completely reworked skin, reworked PermissionManager and UserManager, new internationalisation framework, FlexiSkin, Dashboards, Notifications extension, StateBar (with "similar pages")|
|BlueSpice 1||1.21.0||2013-06-12||Minor update|
Performance improvements, support for PostgreSQL and Oracle databases
|1.0.1||2011-09-07||Release Notes||Patch release|
- Richard Heigl: A new model for BlueSpice, BlueSpice Blog, February 3, 2015