See below for download options for this release.

Foswiki archived release

alert This release is superseded by Foswiki 2.1.6. Visit the download page.

See Release Dates for the complete list of available releases. Important Notes: this is the third beta release of Foswiki 1.0.0. It is not recommended for production use.

Installation

Please read the installation instructions

Foswiki 1.0.0 Beta 3

Foswiki 1.0.0 is being beta tested with the following objectives:

  • Give translators a platform to test their work on.
  • Give developers a chance to see a real installation built and installed.
  • Give extension developers a platform to develop the Foswiki versions of extensions.
  • Give our users a chance to practice the upgrade from TWiki to Foswiki before the real release.
  • Give the project the opportunity to test and improve the InstallationGuide
The release of Foswiki 1.0.0 is planned for 09 Jan 2009.

The quality of 1.0.0 is dependent on you downloading and installing this beta and reporting problems to the development team.

Download Foswiki 1.0.0-beta3 from topic

GPG Signatures and MD5 checksums are provided for verifying the integrity of the files for the primary download packages.

File GPG MD5 Description
download Foswiki-1.0.0-beta3.tgz GPG MD5 tar gz version of Foswiki
download Foswiki-1.0.0-beta3.zip GPG MD5 zip version of Foswiki

%STARTSECTION{"download-none"}%
<blockquote class="foswikiAlert"> *This release has not been built yet!*  This is a draft of the release announcement.  If you want an early start to testing, see Development.GitBasedInstall.</blockquote>
%ENDSECTION{"download-none"}%

%STARTSECTION{"download-topic"}%
%INCLUDE{"Download.FoswikiReleaseViewTemplate" section="download"
  release="%FORMFIELD{"Release" topic="%BASETOPIC%"}%"
  url="%PUBURLPATH%/%BASEWEB%/%BASETOPIC%"
  upgraded=""
  upgrade=""
}%
%ENDSECTION{"download-topic"}%

%STARTSECTION{"download-topic-upgrade"}%
%INCLUDE{"Download.FoswikiReleaseViewTemplate" section="download"
  release="%FORMFIELD{"Release" topic="%BASETOPIC%"}%"
  url="%PUBURLPATH%/%BASEWEB%/%BASETOPIC%"
  upgraded="upgrade-"
  upgrade="upgrade"
}%
%ENDSECTION{"download-topic-upgrade"}%

%STARTSECTION{"download-sourceforge"}%
%INCLUDE{"Download.FoswikiReleaseViewTemplate" section="download"
  release="%FORMFIELD{"Release" topic="%BASETOPIC%"}%"
  url="http://sourceforge.net/projects/foswiki/files/foswiki/%FORMFIELD{"Release" topic="%BASETOPIC%"}%"
  upgraded=""
  upgrade=""
}%
%ENDSECTION{"download-sourceforge"}%

%STARTSECTION{"download-sourceforge-upgrade"}%
%INCLUDE{"Download.FoswikiReleaseViewTemplate" section="download"
  release="%FORMFIELD{"Release" topic="%BASETOPIC%"}%"
  url="http://sourceforge.net/projects/foswiki/files/foswiki/%FORMFIELD{"Release" topic="%BASETOPIC%"}%"
  upgraded="upgrade-"
  upgrade="upgrade"
}%
%ENDSECTION{"download-sourceforge-upgrade"}%

%STARTSECTION{"download-github"}%
%INCLUDE{"Download.FoswikiReleaseViewTemplate" section="download"
  release="%FORMFIELD{"Release" topic="%BASETOPIC%"}%"
  url="https://github.com/foswiki/distro/releases/download/%FORMFIELD{"ReleaseTag" topic="%BASETOPIC%"}%"
  upgraded=""
  upgrade=""
}%
%ENDSECTION{"download-github"}%

%STARTSECTION{"download-github-upgrade"}%
%INCLUDE{"Download.FoswikiReleaseViewTemplate" section="download"
  release="%FORMFIELD{"Release" topic="%BASETOPIC%"}%"
  url="https://github.com/foswiki/distro/releases/download/%FORMFIELD{"ReleaseTag" topic="%BASETOPIC%"}%"
  upgraded="upgrade-"
  upgrade="upgrade"
}%
%ENDSECTION{"download-github-upgrade"}%

%STARTSECTION{"download"}%
%TABLE{sort="off"}%
| *File* | *GPG* | *MD5* | *Description* |
| [[%url%/Foswiki-%upgraded%%release%.tgz][%ICON{download}% Foswiki-%upgraded%%release%.tgz]] | [[%url%/Foswiki-%upgraded%%release%.tgz.asc][GPG]] | [[%url%/Foswiki-%upgraded%%release%.md5][MD5]] | %upgrade% tar gz version of Foswiki |
| [[%url%/Foswiki-%upgraded%%release%.zip][%ICON{download}% Foswiki-%upgraded%%release%.zip]] | [[%url%/Foswiki-%upgraded%%release%.zip.asc][GPG]] | [[%url%/Foswiki-%upgraded%%release%.md5][MD5]] | %upgrade% zip version of Foswiki |%IF{"'%upgraded%'='' and '%FORMFIELD{"VMImage" topic="%BASETOPIC%"}%'='1'" then="
| [[%url%/Foswiki-%release%-vmware.%FORMFIELD{"VMFormat" topic="%BASETOPIC%"}%][%ICON{download}% Foswiki-%release%-vmware.%FORMFIELD{"VMFormat" topic="%BASETOPIC%"}%]] | [[%url%/Foswiki-%release%-vmware.%FORMFIELD{"VMFormat" topic="%BASETOPIC%"}%.asc][GPG]] | [[%url%/Foswiki-%release%-vmware.md5][MD5]] | [[Support.VirtualMachineImages][VM Image (instructions)]] |"}%%ENDSECTION{"download"}%

%STARTSECTION{"upgrade-header"}%
---+++!! Upgrade packages

%IF{"'%BASETOPIC%'/UpgradeFrom=''" 
   else="These packages can be used to upgrade __Foswiki Release %FORMFIELD{"UpgradeFrom" topic="%BASETOPIC%"}% or newer__. See [[#Upgrade_Instructions]] for further information"
   then="If you already have an earlier version of Foswiki %FORMFIELD{"ReleaseMajor" topic="%BASETOPIC%"}%.%FORMFIELD{"ReleaseMinor" topic="%BASETOPIC%"}%.X installed, you can extract an upgrade package on top of the installation. The =major.minor= part of the release should not be changed by an upgrade package."}%

%X% Upgrade packages must not be used to upgrade older releases.

%ENDSECTION{"upgrade-header"}%

Other downloads/installers

Without TWikiCompatibilityPlugin
Foswiki-1.0.0-notwiki-beta3.tgz tar gz version of Foswiki
Foswiki-1.0.0-notwiki-beta3.zip zip version of Foswiki

ALERT! Beta 3 includes fixes for issues uncovered during intensive testing of the beta 2 release, with a focus on the Windows platform.

Other release packages

File Description
Virtual Machine image / software appliance for novices An easy-to-setup software appliance for VMware or VirtualBox
Foswiki-1.0.0-beta3.1-strawberry.exe Foswiki Beta 3 Windows installer (auto-setup) including Strawberry Perl, Apache 2.2

Getting help & providing feedback

Don't forget to use the upgrade or installation guides. If you need help, there are several options:

We want to hear from you! Especially if you have noticed a bug, have some ideas we could use, or just want to contribute:

Foswiki - Introduction

Foswiki is an enterprise collaboration and information sharing tool targeted for professional use in many types of companies: from small businesses to large organizations.

Foswiki is a wiki: fundamentally, a website with editable web pages. It looks like a normal web site but it encourages contributions, edits, updates, questions, and answers from its users. It's a powerful way of enabling a community to communicate asynchronously using intranet and public internet websites. Foswiki is simple to learn and use. It aims to provide a transparent way for you to publish and exchange your ideas with others over the web and eliminates the one-webmaster syndrome of outdated intranet content.

It is a structured wiki with tools that enables users without programming skills to build powerful yet simple applications to process information and support workflows. Developers can extend the functionality of Foswiki with plugins.

Foswiki is the old TWiki project under a new name. Restrictions on the use of the TWiki brand has resulted in many of its developers continuing the project under the new Foswiki name. Foswiki is backwards compatible with all content from older TWiki installations. Foswiki 1.0.0 betas ship with a version that has a TWikiCompatibilityPlugin pre-installed, thus enabling most extensions made for TWiki to work under Foswiki. There is also a version (-notwiki) for testing in a pure Foswiki namespace. For the official 1.0.0 release, we are working on removing the few negative effects of having this compatibility plugin installed but deactivated, thus allowing a single download version to be released.

New features - highlights:

  • Foswiki 1.0.0 is built on a new platform called Foswiki Stand Alone which adds support for FastCGI and enables more optimized functionality in mod_perl and other similar runtime environments. Foswiki Stand Alone will also enable future features such as running Foswiki without a separate web server. You can ensure your applications and plugins will work properly on the new platform (and thus with any future capabilities dependent on the new architecture) by testing them out now with Foswiki 1.0.0.
  • The PatternSkin has been given a facelift: The PatternSkin topic offers a choice of multiple themes, the sidebar can be placed either on the left or right, a frame can be added around the main content area, and a TWiki theme is available to make it easier for those upgrading from TWiki (dimensions such as the top bar size match the dimensions in the TWiki PatternSkin).
  • Advanced Search screen now supports a query-based search.
  • New section type "expandvariables" adds better control over macro expansion in topic templates. You can now create template topics with sections within which all macros are expanded.
  • New "Copy topic" feature in the "More topic actions" tools.
  • IF conditions has been expanded with new "isempty" test condition.
  • viewfile script can be used as a webserver ErrorDocument enabling both more secure attachments and user focused error dialogs.

Security Updates

Foswiki is much more secure than TWiki 4.2.4:

  • The Foswiki 1.0.0 has chosen to secure by default the powerful but also vulnerable URLPARAM macro against cross site scripting (XSS) attacks. URLPARAM now by default encodes a short list of unsafe characters '"<>% which eliminates most XSS possibilities within normal use of URLPARAM. This means that not only the distributed topics but also your existing topics are better protected against XSS.
  • Functions QUERYPARAMS, ORIGURL (skin macro) are secured against XSS attacks. QUERYPARAMS, like URLPARAM, is now encoded with the new, safe encoding.
  • Print preview link is no longer vulnerable to XSS attacks.
  • Additional security fixes have been made, based on security audits performed by the Foswiki team.

Bugfix Highlights

  • Roughly 120 bugs have been fixed since TWiki 4.2.3.
  • 6 Enhancements have been added.
  • More than 1600 checkins have been made on the code repository since the start of the Foswiki project.

Upgrading From TWiki 4.2

Foswiki is compatible with content of TWiki releases up to and including 4.2, as part of its design.

As part of the creation of the Foswiki project, the Foswiki community is evaluating all of the hundreds of extensions that are available for TWiki. All that are working are ported over to the Foswiki name space. Many of them are being enhanced through the removal of bugs and security vulnerabilities, resulting in better, more functional plugins for Foswiki. The most popular plugins are already ported and more are added every day.

If you are upgrading you it is important you read first the ReleaseNotes01x00 and follow the instructions in the UpgradeGuide. These two documents can also be found as html documents in the root of the installation.

Resources

License

  • This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
  • This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
  • See the GNU General Public License for more details, published at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html

Installation

Please refer to the INSTALL.html which can be found the downloaded tgz/zip. It can be also found on Foswiki.org in the System.InstallationGuide

Upgrade Instructions

Upgrade packages are not available for this release. Install as a new release and migrate the configuration and data.

License

  • This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
  • This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
  • See the GNU General Public License for more details, published at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html

Release Details

Topic revision: r16 - 11 Feb 2012, PaulHarvey - This page was cached on 15 Jun 2019 - 20:19.

The copyright of the content on this website is held by the contributing authors, except where stated elsewhere. See Copyright Statement. Creative Commons License    Legal Imprint    Privacy Policy