What’s new?

What’s new?

We release a new version of Fluid Topics every 3 to 4 months. Each new version has a main focus (redesign of something existing or new features), along with smaller enhancements to please your requirements, and some work on hidden parts of the technology to ensure it’s always up to date.

Version 3.0 will be a major achievement as it will reveal the first results of a profound technological redesign:

The UI is revamped into a single-page app, offering even more speed and ease of use.
The UI becomes available in more languages (including Japanese and Chinese), and language management gains more flexibility.
Unified search reaches a new level of efficiency.
A wizard mode offers a new and more guided way of starting a search.

And this is just a fraction of what is coming. It will be released for preview March 25th. Don’t miss the presentation in April.

v3.4 – January 2018

What's new - Version 3.4

Version 3.4 is out! A major release that was mostly aimed at increasing content processing and solution management. 

My Library

Fluid Topics introduces a single location where users will find and manage their assets: bookmarks, personal books, alerts.  

All bookmarks are now directly accessible from My Library without the need to first open a book. Favorite topics are now only a click away!

Custom clustering

Regardless of their sources, of who has published them, multiple versions of the same documentation can now be clustered and displayed as a single search result to end-users. This brings better search relevance as it avoids showing duplicates.

This feature was existing, but it has been generalized and made more flexible: it is now fully managed via documents metadata and require NO further configuration in Fluid Topics.

DITA-OT 3.0

Fluid Topics now ships with the latest DITA Open Toolkit versions. DITA 1.3 content is supported out-of-the-box!

Users and groups management

Fluid Topics v3.4 offers new user management abilities. Thanks to a comprehensive interface, admins are now able to control groups and roles of users, manually add or remove credentials on top of those provided by your directory, and also to learn about every user usage of the portal (number of PBKs, bookmarks, alerts).

New roles have been introduced to offer more fine-grained access to features and to management profiles (enhanced segregation of roles for admins).

New public web services

Fluid Topics integration opens new horizons thanks to new public web services.

Version 3.4 introduces new search abilities, facets support, autocomplete. As always, our main goal is to make these web services fast, efficient, and easy to use for developers so that you can leverage Fluid Topics as a central delivery layer for all your apps and processes.

Oxygen connector

A new plugin is available for Oxygen users. In a single click, this plugin allows to publish content from Oxygen to Fluid Topics.

More information can be found at: http://www.fluidtopics.com/upload-your-content-from-oxygen-to-fluid-topics-in-one-click/

Docbook support

A new Docbook connector is available and allows to publish Docbook content into Fluid Topics as structured publications. Users can therefore make the most of FT features like feedback, bookmarks and enrich their Personal Books using this content.

Antidot core technology

This new version has been upgraded to rely on the latest Antidot Technology Platform (v7.9), which brings major improvement in search performance and will allow the introduction of our breakthrough probabilistic search technology. Stay tuned...

For more information, check the release note

Please give this new version a spin and let us know what you think. Try it now!
If you want to know the roadmap and participate to the choices of the next features, feel free to contact us. We develop Fluid Topics for you.
v3.3 – October 2017

What's new - Version 3.3

With version 3.3, Fluid Topics is enabled to store and deliver new types of content and also has new ways to load that content.

Articles leverage Knowledge Base and Forum sources

Fluid Topics now lets you add a new type of editorial content to the Knowledge Hub . It behaves differently and bolsters the user experience. It’s called the Article.

An Article typically comes from:

  • A Knowledge Base (a topic, with or without comments)
  • A Forum or other collaboration platform (a thread with the initial post and its replies)
  • A technical support/ticketing platform (a ticket and its resolution)
  • A corporate web site: any plain HTML page

Articles are composed of only a handful of topics or sections. Because they are smaller – as opposed to large instruction manuals for example – and because they only make sense when considered in their entirety, they require a slightly different behavior than other content types. Publications processed as Articles appear as standalone search results and open in the Reader from the beginning. This new behavior has been designed to improve search relevance and give all the context to the user when reading the content. The topics within an Article do not show up as search results on their own.

PublishVSBoth

Open APIs for Programmable Publishing

New Programmable Publishing capabilities in Fluid Topics enable complete customization of your content ingestion, regardless of the data format.

A new Python API allows you to build your own documentation objects from any existing data source, and publish them into Fluid Topics Knowledge Hub.

Beyond the palette of off-the-shelf connectors provided with Fluid Topics, this API makes it easy to create ad-hoc connectors for ingesting any content from legacy or proprietary sources – leveraging the topics and maps paradigm – that will be searched and read in Fluid Topics.

New Ingestion Format: FTML

The FTML (Fluid Topics Modeling Language) connector provides a pivot format for aggregating and tagging any HTML content and making it ready to ingest for Fluid Topics, with appropriate metadata. No development skills are needed: just send ZIP bundles of HTML files into Fluid Topics.

The FTML connector is based on the new Python API and it supports Articles.

Off-the-shelf Connectors

In addition to the FTML connector, Fluid Topics now features two additional ready to use, off the shelf connectors:

  • Salesforce Service, to load and index knowledge objects (Solutions, Cases)
  • Confluence, to load and index wiki pages

These connectors are (of course) fully customizable.

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For more information, check the release note

Please give this new version a spin and let us know what you think. Try it now!
If you want to know the roadmap and participate to the choices of the next features, feel free to contact us. We develop Fluid Topics for you.
Please give this new version a spin
and let us know what you think.

Try it now!

If you want to know the roadmap and participate to the choices of the next features, feel free to contact us.
We develop Fluid Topics for you.