The development of SlideWiki 2.0 is progressing as per schedule. It is coordinated by the Scrum Master and the developer team lead. As the development work is distributed among SlideWiki partner organizations spread across Europe, the monthly sprint cycles and weekly development meetings have made it possible to progress in a coordinated way.
The project has several milestones defined in the project plan. For development, each milestone is divided into multiple modules, which are internally referred to as user stories. Each user story is divided into development tasks assigned to members of the development team.
The next public beta of SlideWiki 2.0 is scheduled in the third week of April 2017, and the first stable release is scheduled in June 2017. In the first stable release, the following user stories are planned to go live:
- Unrestricted sign-up
- Group editing rights
- Multilingual UI
- Content translation
- Themes and layouts for decks
- Content migration from SlideWiki 1.0 to SlideWiki 2.0
- Tags and content annotations
- Questions and exams
- Simplified SlideWiki interface for mobile phones
- ODP and diagram imports
- Social tools such as rating a deck
Within the stable release the old platform on slidewiki.org get replaced and the content with all users get migrated to the new database. With this approach users are able to use the new platform and use their already created decks. Additionally all links to decks, slides and users will still work after the release.
The development team is working in full swing to make the first stable release of SlideWiki 2.0 happen on time and provide best experience to its users.
While users of slidewiki.org are able to continue with their work after the release, trial partners will still use stable.slidewiki.org because this version of SlideWiki is customized and trial evaluation could be done more exact.
(Author: Vinay Modi, University of Bonn; Modified: Kurt Junghanns, InfAI)