Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware now available in BitNami

Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a Wiki, CMS & Groupware written in PHP and maintained by an active and international community of volunteer contributors.

Thanks to the community votes, this application was a winner of the BitNami bi-weekly packaging contest. You can now download free, ready to run native installers for Windows, OS X and Linux, virtual machines and Amazon EC2 images.

Greg Martin, from Tiki community, helped us during the build process and he was kind to answer some questions about the project:

1. What is the goal of the Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware application?

A full-featured, free and open source, multilingual, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware written in PHP. 

2. What are some of the features?

Major features include articles, forums, newsletters, blogs, file and image galleries, wiki, bug and issue trackers (form generator), calendar, RSS feeds, category system, tags, advanced permission system for users and groups, and more.

3. Which projects or organizations are using it currently?

Tiki has been downloaded over 1 million times. All kinds of organizations, large and small use Tiki. Many are Intranets and not visible to the public but our "featured Tiki" permits to see all kinds of examples of publicly accessible sites.
4. What do you expect will be the main benefits of having BitNami packages available for Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware?

While not particularly complicated for those with experience, web applications offer a fairly high barrier to entry for the normal person.  Having the application stack packaged for simple install lower the barriers to getting Tiki running and allows one to focus strictly on customizing Tiki for their specific needs.

We are glad Tiki is now part of BitNami. Would you like your favorite app to be part of BitNami? Be sure to suggest and vote for it in our contest!