Foswiki Beta release 2.1.3-Beta2

alert This is a BETA release. Download the latest official release (2.1.3).

See Release Dates for the complete list of available releases.

Highlights of this maintenance release

  • Contains 96 fixes relative to 2.1.0 (42 of which are enhancements)
  • New release of JQuery
  • Fixes several performance and security issues.

See ReleaseNotes02x01 for complete release notes.

For users

  • Several performance fixes improves Foswiki's responsiveness.
  • A user contributed WebSideBar toggle button can be enabled. This renders a small "hamburg" icon to restore the side bar when viewing Foswiki on a small device. See PatternSkinCssCookbookSidebarToggle.
  • Several markup issues when using the Wysiwyg editor have been resolved.

For administrators:

  • A new System.PendingRegistrations page shows registrations awaiting validation and/or approval.
  • A potential major data loss issue was detected for sites upgrading from Foswiki 1.x related to Unicode DataForm field names. This release provides a workaround.
  • Improvements in bootstrap for certain Nginx, Apache, and BSD platforms and configurations, and when running Foswiki behind a web proxy.
  • Improvements in the Email configuration Wizard to better detect / support SSL Certificates.
  • The {Sessions}{CookieRealm} now applies to more cookies resulting in better sharing between foswiki sites.

Translation status

As of this release,
  • Chinese (Taiwan), French, Italian and Ukrainian are 100% complete.
  • Danish and German are >95% complete.

For more details on translation status, see Foswiki:Community.TranslationTeam and Foswiki's Weblate translation server. Foswiki is now using continuous translation, so contributions at any time are very helpful. 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 2.1.3-Beta2 from github

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

File GPG MD5 Description
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Other downloads/installers

None at this time

Getting help & providing feedback

Refer to the INSTALL.html and UpgradeGuide.html shipped in the root of the Beta distribution 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 FoswikiRelease02x01x03-Beta2. Tasks in "Closed" or "Waiting for Release" state will be fixed in the next release.

Major issues of Foswiki, to be fixed in: 2.1.4

The following "urgent" issues have been marked for resolution in Foswiki 2.1.4

Id Summary Component Current State
Item14324
3 days
Unescaped left brace - Perl 5.25.10 in 2.1.3 tarball.
PlatformPerl New

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.

Although upgrade packages have not been built, upgrade from 2.x releases is supported. Upgrade packages will be built for the final release.

If upgrading from Foswiki 2.0.0, all working/tmp/cgisess_* files must be deleted. All users will have to log in after the upgrade. (This change was introduced in Foswiki 2.0.1.)

If upgrading from Foswiki 2.1.2 or earlier, all files in working/registration_approvals should be removed. Pending registrations will be lost.

Before upgrade, the pub/System/JQueryPlugin directory can be backed up and removed. A large number of the js and css files have been relocated. This optional step will clean up a number stale files.

If your site has configured the Expert {Sessions}{CookieRealm} setting, this release will now apply the realm to all of the cookies generated by Foswiki. This might require some users to clear their cookies for proper operation.

After upgrading from Foswiki 2.0.x, you should visit configure, enable "Expert" options, and visit the Security and Authentication > Environment tab, and "Reset" the "Name Filter" and "Upload Filter" to their default settings, in order to apply updated defaults.

The following files may be removed after upgrading from Foswiki 2.0.x to Foswiki 2.1.0:
  • pub/System/UserRegistration/js.js
  • pub/System/DefaultUserRegistration/validate.js
  • ReleaseNotes02x00.html

Upgrading from Foswiki 1.x.

Caution:There are a number of significant changes that require action before migrating data from release 1.0 and 1.1. Carefully review the release notes for ReleaseNotes02x00
  • If you have any DataForms using Unicode (non A-Za-z0-9) formfield names, you should enable the expert configuration setting: $Foswiki::cfg{LegacyFormfieldNames}
  • 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 now 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, cpanm, or CpanContrib
  • Perl 5.8.8 is the minimum perl release. Perl 5.20 or higher is recommended for best performance.
  • 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.

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: r2 - 24 Jan 2017, GeorgeClark - This page was cached on 25 Feb 2017 - 13:09.

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