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alert This release is superseded by Foswiki 2.1.6.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. This is the Foswiki patch release 1.0.10 released on 08 Sep 2010. Foswiki 1.0.10 was built 08 Sep 2010 as a patch release with more than 410 bug fixes relative to 1.0.0. It is assumed to be the last 1.0.X release.

If you already run Foswiki 1.0.9 and you do not have any severe issues with it, you are recommended to stay with 1.0.9 and wait for Foswiki 1.1.0 which we plan to release in October. We are going beta within a few days. Foswiki 1.1.0 is an exciting new release that you can all look forward to with some significant enhancements for both end users and application developers.

The reason for releasing 1.0.10 now is mainly that people installing Foswiki for the first time on Perl 5.12 are having severe issues with the installation. Foswiki 1.0.10 does not have any important enhancements compared to 1.0.9. Read the 1.0.10 release notes and review if an upgrade is desired

Download Foswiki 1.0.10 from sourceforge

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-1.0.10.tgz GPG MD5 tar gz version of Foswiki
download GPG MD5 zip version of Foswiki

Upgrade packages

If you already have an earlier version of Foswiki 1.0.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.

ALERT! Upgrade packages must not be used to upgrade older releases.

File GPG MD5 Description
download Foswiki-upgrade-1.0.10.tgz GPG MD5 upgrade tar gz version of Foswiki
download GPG MD5 upgrade zip version of Foswiki

<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>

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Other downloads/installers

Platform Version File Description Support
Windows 1.0.10 download Foswiki-1.0.10-0-strawberry.exe Foswiki v1.0.10.0 Windows installer (auto-setup) including Strawberry Perl, Apache 2.2  
Windows 1.0.9 download Foswiki on a USB Stick strawberry perl, no installation required (64MB v0.5)  
Mac OS X 10.5 Mac OS X 10.6 1.0.9 download Foswiki-1.0.9-1.dmg (GPG) Foswiki v1.0.9 Mac OS X 10.5/10.6 installer package FoswikiOnMacOSXLeopard
Linux (debian) 1.0.9 (plugins follow the Extensions web uploads) Unofficial Debian packages repository for Foswiki and extensions Foswiki v.1.0.9 and 233 Extensions with dependencies.
Works for Debian and Ubuntu.
Repository instructions
Linux (shared host with ssh login) 1.0.10-3 NEW download Foswiki-1.0.10-SharedHosting-3.tgz (MD5) tailored to shared hosting with shell access, this is Foswiki v.1.0.10 (including all patches for KnownIssuesOfFoswiki01x00, currently LocalSite.cfg is continuously appended) and FastCGI support using mod_fcgid FoswikiOnLinuxSharedHostCommandShell

Other release packages

Platform Version File Description Support
VM 1.0.9 download Virtual Machine Image An easy-to-setup software appliance for VMware or VirtualBox. Not recommended for professional installations. VirtualMachineImages
- latest SVN or any release Subversion-based install Installs based on subversion: check out the latest version from the development trunk, or a specific release version SubversionBasedInstall

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:

What's new - highlights:

  • Foswiki 1.0 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.
  • 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).
  • The Advanced Search screen now supports a query-based search that can search meta data and field data associated with a topic.
  • 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 has been hardened against malicious attacks:

  • In Foswiki 1.0 the powerful, but highly vulnerable, URLPARAM macro is secured by default against cross site scripting (XSS) attacks. URLPARAM now encodes a short list of unsafe characters '"<>% which eliminates most XSS vectors.. This means that not only the distributed topics, but also your own 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.
  • You can no longer save any data with http GET method. All saving of data must now happen using the POST method which means that you cannot save data using <a... tags, <img... etc. Data must be posted using a real HTML form with method "post".
  • Foswiki 1.0.6 introduces a major security enhancement, protecting against Cross-Site Request Forgery. The extra safe "double submit" algorithm, as recommended by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) project has been used. This is the same algorithm used by several major banks and other security-conscious institutions, and requires that users have Javascript enabled. With 1.0.7 an enhancement has been made so attachments are also protected by this method.
  • Foswiki 1.0.7 extends the strikeone protection to also include attachment of files
  • Foswiki 1.0.9 extends the strikeone protection to also include user registration. Default minimum password length is now 7 characters (does not apply when upgrading)
  • Additional security fixes have been made, based on a comprehensive security audit performed by the Foswiki team.

Upgrading from an earlier version of Foswiki 1.0.X

To upgrade from an earlier 1.0.X version:

  • Download the Foswiki upgrade package.
  • Unpack it in a temporary directory.
  • Remove any files you know you do not want overwritten. The Foswiki upgrade package does not include any files with preference settings or other configuration information.
  • Take a backup of your running Foswiki 1.0.X (just in case).
  • Copy all the files from the upgrade directory on top of your existing Foswiki 1.0.X installation.
  • Run a chown -R apache:apache (replace apache with the username your web server runs as) to make sure all files are owned by the web server user (or by whatever user is appropriate for your installation).
  • The upgrade package does not include Main.SitePreferences to avoid overwriting your settings. If you upgrade from a version earlier than 1.0.4 you should however remove FOSWIKI_LAYOUT_URL, FOSWIKI_STYLE_URL, FOSWIKI_COLORS_URL from FINALPREFERENCES in Main.SitePreferences
  • In your LocalSite.cfg, change the setting {AccessibleENV} from TWIKI_ACTION to FOSWIKI_ACTION
  • Windows Installations! If you run Foswiki on a Windows server (or on a Unix system where your Perl executable is in a non-standard location) you should note that the upgrade package also renews all files in the bin directory. You will need to reapply the change in the first line (the shebang line) that points to the location of the perl binary.
  • You should now run Foswiki 1.0.10.
  • Note: You'll need to restart the web server if you're using mod_perl or FastCGI)
  • Note: If you have created a WebTopBar, you should consider applying the change done in Foswiki 1.0.9 in WebTopBarExample.

Upgrading from TWiki

Foswiki is compatible with content of TWiki releases up to and including 4.3.1, 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 those that work are being ported over to the Foswiki name space. As part of this process many of them are being enhanced through the removal of bugs and security vulnerabilities, resulting in better, more functional, quality assured extensions for Foswiki. The most popular extensions are already ported, and more are added every day.

If you are upgrading, please first read the version 1.0 release notes and follow the instructions in the UpgradeGuide. These two documents can also be found as HTML documents in the root of the distribution.


GPG Signature

GPG signatures are provided to allow verifying the integrity of the downloaded files.

The Foswiki release packages are built by release manager KennethLavrsen who has signed the files using GPG signature. You can find the public key at

To verify GPG signature:
  • Download the relevant GPG public key to your keyring
  • gpg --verify <.asc> <.tgz|.zip>
In addition plain MD5 signatures are provided.


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

Upgrade Instructions

In-place upgrade from any release prior to Foswiki 1.0.0 is not recommended. Older Foswiki installations should install Foswiki as a new release, configure, and then migrate data to the new installation.
  • See System.UpgradeGuide for details on upgrading from older versions of Foswiki
  • See System.SystemRequirements for the latest System Requirements.
  • Be sure to take a backup!
  • The upgrade packages excludes files "commonly" modified, for example, WebHome, WebPreferences, AdminGroup, etc. If your installation has modified other topics, or template files, those updates will be lost!
  • If you use tar, then you can extract the upgrade package on top of your installation by using: (Be sure to run this as your web server user to avoid changing file ownership.)
cd /var/www/foswiki
tar --strip-components=1 -zxf /path/to/Foswiki-upgrade-2.0.x.tgz


  • 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

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