Minneopa State Park
Photo by Jon Mierow
The latest major release from MindTouch, Minneopa, is now available! This release, tagged with version number 9.08 and commercially available as MindTouch 2009 SP1 can be retrieved from our downloads page.
This release contains lots of goodies -as a part of MindTouch’s Collaborative Knowledge Base launch, the Minneopa release contained the content moderation capabilities. This feature allows multiple users to collaborate on a draft copy of a live page, which is then vetted by a moderator before it is published back into the live version of the site. Find out more about the KB solution which contains this piece.
The editor received some love from us during this release, with the addition of some more FCKeditor plug-ins which help support more advanced content features. We’ve added definition list support inside the editor through an additional plug-in, as well as more table editing support (sortable tables, one click table creation, and better table settings). Find out more about our editor updates.
In order to build the content moderation components, we added a new feature called revision hiding. This feature allows revisions to be “hidden” by an administrator, so they are not public. This helps suppress discovery of revisions which clearly have vandalized content. Administrators can go in and “unhide” revisions later as well. This feature is available anytime you view the history of a page.
The most significant architectural piece in this release is the addition of import/export. Import/export allows you to create packages of MindTouch content in hierarchies and import them across instances or within each instance. This API is available in both Core and commercial versions – accessing this feature is available through a command line tool (Core + commercial), while a UI implementation is available in the Desktop Suite.
Integration with Kaltura video allows for the ability to collaborate around videos right in MindTouch! Sign-up for a Kaltura account through the control panel to enable this behavior – the Kaltura experience is launched by hitting the “video” icon in the editor.