I’d like to propose a What’s New feature in XWiki so that our users can get news around the XWiki ecosystem directly in their instances (very muck like the same feature in gitlab, What's new | GitLab ).
I’ve created a design page where I have listed the requirements and some ideas for the implementation.
Let me know (the vote is only about this, the other design items can be discussed as a proposal but I’m not asking a vote about them):
If you’re ok to add this feature to XS and have it bundled by default
If you’re ok with modifying the Governance rules slightly to add that the top sponsoring company (TSC) is allowed to provide its news source by default in XS, provided that the news in it are globally interesting to the XWiki community and presented in a nice community-oriented way.
XWiki SAS would be interested to add a news source for their paid apps by default. We already have XWiki SAS’s paid extension repository added by default.
Related entries in the Governance page:
- Allow Sponsoring companies creating XWiki to publish blog entries to present new offers/services/extensions. Since we don’t want this to turn into spam, the rule is no more than 1 such blog entry/mail per month to start with and those entries must to be presented in a nice community-oriented way.
- Allow the Top Sponsoring company to create a monthly newsletter sent to the users list, gathering news about the xwiki ecosystem in general (product news, events, new offers/services/paying extensions, tips, etc). There could also be surveys. The Top Sponsoring company is encouraged to gather such news from other sponsoring companies to include them in the newsletter. The idea is to let the community be more aware of all news that exists be them free or for pay, and in addition also advertise conferences at which xwiki is represented, etc.
- Allow displaying the xwiki.org blog in the XWiki runtime.
- Sponsoring Companies can have their own extension repository defined in the default XWiki configuration (in xwiki.properties). To qualify, a Sponsoring Company must have at least 3 active committers to be able to have their stores listed by default in the XWiki config. The same is true for nexus.xwiki.org.
Here’s my +1 for both questions.