Download Form Feedback

Last modified by Vincent Massol on 2019/10/29

Here are some excerpts of what users have said while filling the download form.

  • sent 27/10/19 02:07:24:

     I can only access the wiki less than half the time that I need to. I keep backups of all materials bc I never know when and if I can use the wiki. It is one of the most frustrating tools that our office uses.

    Answer from Vincent Massol (XWiki Core Dev):

     Thanks for the feedback but there could be multiple causes making your xwiki instance be down regularly. Most of them involve setup issues. You should consider getting some help, for example from one of the sponsoring companies such as XWiki SAS. Or use the community support.

  • Sent 22/10/19 12:06:51:

     Check "TiddlyWiki" for more good suggestions. Fix the installation "&amp" Problem (6h fixing time).

     Thanks! <3

  • Sent 08/10/19 18:28:49:

     A mobile App would be wonderful

  • Sent 07/10/19 16:55:59:

     Being able to better format text around images, specifically being able to wrap text

  • Sent 16/09/19 08:42:19:

     Better search, maybe some regex search...

  • Sent 05/09/19 13:49:36:

     xwiki is great. Being able to configure through a UI is a massive massive massive win. You should take this to the hilt. Make (almost) everying configurable through the UI. You'll have to do some major UI/UX work.

     The draw.io integration did it for me.

  • Sent 29/08/19 11:02:39:

     I think it would be great if you add more ways to design pages

  • Sent 31/07/19 21:51:22:

     Please oh please improve the documentation.
     There's no explanation of the basics (what code is processed on the server-side, what code is processed on the client-side, what do the different fields mean, an example of each of the field types, their usage (why does the type exist)).
     Also, please state more explicitly in the development guides that the user needs to be advanced in order to do any sort of programming - that took me quite a long time to figure out.
     Allowing for comments on the documentation and/or allowing people to make suggestion would really improve community contributions.
     Currently, everything is very cluttered and overwhelming at times. Better organization of the pages would be nice (example - all users being created under a single space)
     Adding support for custom database tables would also be very nice to have!
     Last but not least - consider microservices architecture and more client-side processing. That would improve page loading and scalability of the system. For example, I'll be making a voting app which frontend would be an AppWithinMinutes but the backend would be a separate Java microservice. It's not very easy with the current architecture, unfortunately.

     XWiki is really great and mature. I've done a comparison with Wikimedia and other wikis and it really has most things one would ask from a wiki.
     I really like the extensibility features too.

  • Sent 17/07/19 14:18:01

     We use XWiki as docker container (based on lts-postgres-tomcat) and I upgraded today the first time, from 10.11.3 to 10.11.8. The upgrade was easy this time, still postgres 9. I threw away the postgres image, too, and downloaded the latest release. The only thing what is annoying is, that the WebHome startpage has been erased - while the attachements are still present. Not overwritten and saved in the page history, but simply erased without trace...

     In the pages history, there is only the "official release" from org.xwiki.platform:xwiki-platform-distribution-flavor-common/10.11.8 (listed two times...). The page may have also been translated (we use XWiki in German language).

     That isn't funny, because I wrote an individual introduction for our team and also some hints for corporate data and document storage...

     XWiki is a very good platform I personally like very much and store a lot of information in there. Unfortunately my other team members don't see the benefits from an "own internet" not yet. I'd love to contribute to your app, I'll stay tuned in GitHub...

  • Sent 15/07/19 14:21:55:

     1.The navigation is terrible. Each time u make a click, it takes seconds to load the submenu. So is the search function.
     2.Can not edit the color of the text.
     3.Can not upload picture files. I know there do exist the function, but it just doesn’t work.

  • Sent 08/07/19 12:08:20:

     - more text editing options
     - more colours

  • Sent 05/07/19 22:01:30:

     A magnificent platform, which is the only one I have found through many attempts and years, which meets and exceeds an extremely high set of knowledge-document management system requirements  -- a wiki and note system that is intuitive to use out-of-the-box, which allows the inter-linking of any text to other text in any applications (helped by an interactive search), and which delivers application development to extend it to customized applications and documents.  Well done, and congratulations to the team!

  • Sent 27/06/19 21:52:02:

     A lot more could be done to explain the basic installation to beginners. To that effect I still wonder how to auto start the wiki on my localhost.
     I created this blog https://emiledutoit.com/blog/f/build-your-own-xwiki-on-centos-7 to help others.
     So how can I automate this:
     To start XWiki, you need to navigate to the directory you chose in the previous step and run the startup script.
     $ cd /usr/local/"XWiki Enterprise 8.4.4"
     $ sudo bash start_xwiki.sh

     I might have found a bug. I wanted to try the Styles, Computer Code feature (you know to highlight some text in red), well it does it but when saved it disappears again.

  • Sent 06/06/19 21:20:44:

     The installation was a nightmare. I was about to give up and use something else. https://superuser.com/questions/1445510/how-do-i-run-xwiki-in-centos7-with-1gb-ram
     There should be a Yum package. `yum install xwiki`
     Also should be docs for setting it up with Apache. The docs seem to favor Nginx.
     It seems to be a memory hog.

     It wasn't obvious how to add another admin user. I expected to create the user then click 'Admin?' checkbox. Wasn't there so I expected to edit the user THEN click 'Admin?' checkbox. Found Rights > Users > Admin column.

    Answer from Vincent Massol (XWiki Core Dev):

     Thanks. If you need help, have questions or wish to discuss ideas, you should use the XWiki Forum. This is where the XWiki community is.

  • Sent 26/05/19 19:19:21:

     Other than the fact that sometimes, new releases seem to break things (like 11.2, which broke localization of pages), the one thing that would make our lives even easier would be built-in support for localizable XWiki objects, since we now have to jump through some extra hoops and add a language property to each object.

     We used MediaWiki before, but after trying XWiki, it suited our needs much better, mostly due to its support for structured data and the fact that pages are not all top-level by default, both of which are things we need.

  • Sent 23/05/19 03:09:32:

     Better integration/support for migrating from confluence.

  • Sent 10/05/19 18:46:23:

     It would be nice to have a GUI interface for easier customization of the WYSIWYG editor.
     XWiki is a really nice tool for us, thank you!

  • Sent 08/05/19 18:49:42:

     The extension manager system is cumbersome to use.

  • Sent 17/02/19 02:55:40:

     I'm really amazed with XWiki! If I could ask for something more, it would be:
     1) Better documentation for Extensions, including screenshots or, better still, installation and usage tutorials -- I have spent a lot of time installing, trying out, and uninstalling extensions; --
     2) Improvements to the Presentation Application, in particular, finer control of text and image position/format;
     3) Support for Scala and R (Renjin) scripts; 4) Any way to connect XWiki to web apps with live code, such as Jupyter notebooks?

     Congrats on developing and maintaining XWiki, it's quite an achievement!

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