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Foswiki.org is now running Foswiki 2.1.3 Beta 1. Please open a task for any issues.

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alert This release is superseded by Foswiki 2.1.2. Visit the download page.

See Release Dates for the complete list of available releases.

Highlights of this release

  • Major new Foswiki release
  • 257 bugfixes, and 129 enhancements relative to 1.1.9
  • Incorporates 47 "Feature proposals"
  • After in-depth security review, improvements made in 15 areas.

See ReleaseNotes01x02 for complete release notes.

For users:

  • New "Natural Edit" TML editor helps users learn the Topic Markup Language
  • New "block indent" TML markup ( Multiple of 3 spaces, :(colon) (space) indented text )
  • HomePagePlugin adds individualized homepage on login.
  • More realistic edit "preview" includes active links.
  • SubscribePlugin allows one-click subscribe for topic change notifications
  • Old EditTablePlugin has been replaced by the EditRowPlugin. This plugin provides enhanced capabilities and client-side sorting of tables.
  • Improved support for international character sets.

For administrators:

  • New pluggable Store backend, and Plain File store available: higher performing and eliminates use of RCS.
  • New pluggable ACL processing with Read only and Admin only access settings
  • Simpler initial installation and bootstrap of settings.
  • internal admin login can be eliminated, avoiding use of shared passwords.
  • New configure interface requires JavaScript
  • New command-line configuration tool available
  • UpdatesPlugin alerts admin when updated extensions are available.
  • FastCGI and mod_perl supported "out of the box".
  • Simpler web server configuration: No need to apply special protection to configure script.

Translation status Help Wanted!

As of this release,
  • Italian translation is 100% complete
  • French and Czech are >99% complete
  • German is >97%
  • Danish is >90%
  • Other languages are 60% complete or lower.

For more details on translation status, see Foswiki:Community.TranslationTeam and Foswiki's Weblate translation server. Foswiki thanks the Translators for their Herculean efforts. If you are interesting in helping with the translation, please contact foswiki-translations@lists.sourceforge.net.

Download Foswiki 1.2.0_Beta_1 from sourceforge

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Other downloads/installers

None at this time

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:

Known issues

The following issues have been reported against FoswikiRelease01x02x00Beta1. Tasks in "Closed" or "Waiting for Release" state will be fixed in the next Beta.

  • Item13345 (Closed): "any" pragma is deprecated in CGI-4.14 - MailerContrib.pm was missed, needed fix.
  • Item13351 (Closed): ACL Converter had left-over debug code, restricts topics processed tools/convertTopicSettings.pl only updates topics containing TestTopic in the topic name. Hotfix in the task item.
  • Item13355 (Closed): Formfield titles not expanding macros - Country selector in user form broken.
  • Item13357 (Closed): Configure issues installing older extensions - Some config.spec definitions cause crash.
  • Item13358 (Closed): Extension installer fails with multiple Taint errors installing / removing extensions. (Only an issue if ASSERTS are enabled, and Taint::Runtime is installed).
  • Item13359 (No Action Required): Crash in Configure/Query.pm after installing extension - Extension is usable after refreshing configure.
  • Item13365 (Closed): forcenewrevision checkbox is not working

Upgrade Instructions

In-place upgrade to Foswiki Release 1.2.0 from older releases is not recommended. Install Foswiki 1.2.0 as a new release, configure, and then migrate data to the new installation.

ALERT! Caution:There are a number of significant changes that require action before migrating data from an old release. Carefully review the release notes.
  • JavaScript is now required for many operations.
  • New default PlainFileStore cannot coexist with existing RCS revision files. If new store is selected, a conversion script must be run.
  • Foswiki now defaults to utf-8, Before importing data, you must either match previous encoding, or convert the data from the old store to the new character encoding.
  • Empty DENY rules must be changed to ALLOW * wildcards. Or the old feature must be enabled in the configuration.
  • Sessions use IP Matching by default. If your site supports roaming / mobile users or is behind a proxy, this must be disabled.
  • Installation process has changed. Do not visit bin/configure as your first URL. Go directly to your default view url and then follow the link to configure.
  • Foswiki no longer ships with CPAN perl modules. Install CPAN prerequisites using your local system package manager, or cpanm
  • Perl 5.8.8 is the minimum perl release. Perl 5.18 or higher is recommended.
  • Foswiki now predominantly uses 'single quotes' in generated HTML, and "double quotes" in macros. The change to singe quotes in generated HTML may require some rework of Foswiki macros.
  • Some versions of CGI should be avoided (especially 4.10-4.13) to prevent corruption of international characters in topics when utf-8 is enabled.

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: r6 - 10 Apr 2015, GeorgeClark - This page was cached on 18 Jan 2017 - 17:37.

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