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Foswiki 2.1.3 ready to download
Recommended release for security fixes

13 Feb 2017 | GeorgeClark | Development, Release, Security

Mostly it's been a quiet year 2016, as Foswiki 2.1.2 has been running very reliably. But while the project has been quiet, much work has been going on preparing for the next release. And here it is, tada: 2.1.3

In fact, everybody is urged to upgrade as this one comes with a few important fixes, not only cleaning up the code, improving performance, but also addressing a couple of security bugs. We have been working together with Intel who performed dynamic site scans to detect common cross-site scripting attacks as well as static scans of the perl and javascript code base itself. A big “Thank You” from the Foswiki Community to Intel who continue to run security audits on a regular base.

We also thank the many Foswiki users who have taken the time to report issues in our Tasks web, and in many cases also suggest fixes. We also welcome users to fork Foswiki on Github and contribute fixes using pull requests. We are grateful to everyone who's contributions have made this release possible.

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How to get the release?

Installation instructions

For installation information, see the System Requirements and the Installation Guide.

Please report issues in the Task Tracker.

We are looking forward to an interesting 2017 in the Foswiki space. There are several feature proposals under review which could be quite transforming for the next major Foswiki release.

Highlights of this release

  • Contains 96 fixes relative to 2.1.0 (42 of which are enhancements)
  • New release of JQuery
  • Fixes several performance issues
  • Fixed a few minor security issues.
  • An updated Virtual Machine has been built, using the latest Ubuntu LTS release.

See ReleaseNotes02x01 for complete release notes.

Release Statistics

  • 272 commits (code changes) since 2.1.2
  • 18 Developers and Translators worked on this release
  • 98 Tasks had commits in this release
  • 7 Security tasks were closed in 2.1.3

Foswiki 2.1.3 Beta 2 Ready for Testing
Come & Get It While it's Hot!

26 Jan 2017 | GeorgeClark | 3 | Development |

It's been about 9 months since our last release, so we're ready for a new one. Mostly it's been a quiet year, as Foswiki 2.1.2 has been running very reliably.

So what happened to Beta 1? We installed it on Foswiki.org on Christmas Eve, and then went to work rebuilding our Foswiki Blog, so we could properly announce the new release. The old WordPress site had died, and it was time we used our own code. The Blog is now running on Foswiki, and with the NatSkin, shows nicely what's possible with Foswiki. You too can have an nice modern look to your Foswiki site. Now that the blog is running, and we fixed a few things discovered while implementing the Blog, we are ready for Beta 2.

It's been running on Foswiki.org since January 23rd.

Help Wanted!: We need help testing this new release, and we need help translating this release.

Highlights of this release

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

See ReleaseNotes02x01 for complete release notes.

Foswiki 2.1.2 Available

06 May 2016 | George Clark | 1 | Development, Release

Some of you may wonder, “hey wait, last release was 2.1.0 and now we are at 2.1.2?” Yes right, we had to skip one patch release. At the moment we were about to publish 2.1.1 we just realized one other last urgent bug in the page cache code that we don’t want to leave you alone with. So there were are at 2.1.2.

Download it here.

blob.png This release contains about 58 fixes relative to 2.1.0, 13 of them marked urgent, and 21 regular enhancements. There is a new JQueryPlugin bundling upgrades to the 3rd party javascript libraries part of it. Fontawesome icons have been made available via %JQICON next to the already large famfamfam icons.

There is good news for public facing Foswiki systems: you can now safely disable CGI sessions for guest users to gain a noticeable performance improvement. While previous releases already had that switch, user registration and password maintenance were negatively affected. Starting with this release it is safe now to deactivate CGI sessions for guests.

There have been a couple of changes in how the “refresh” url parameter is used to force a new page to be generated: first, it has been removed from guest views to prevent crawlers from following the link and thus invalidating the cache. Second, only admin users are allowed to nuke all of the site’s page cache using refresh=all.

Foswiki 2.1 has been released

04 Feb 2016 | George Clark | Development, Release

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Highlights of this release

  • Contains 37 fixes and 14 enhancements
  • Implements 7 new features.
    • New “concatenate” feature allows incremental building of complex macros.
    • Attachment names allow embedded spaces without renaming.
  • Improved international character set support.
See ReleaseNotes02x01 for complete release notes.

For administrators

  • New user registration topic features:
    • Simplified tailoring
    • Support for multiple custom registration topics with custom new user topic templates.
Foswiki 2.1.0 has an upgrade package available which can be used to upgrade in-place from a Foswiki 2.0.x system.

Translation status

As of this release,
  • French, German, Italian, Traditional Chinese and Ukrainian are 100% complete.
  • Czech, Danish 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.

Translations needed for Foswiki 2.1

08 Jan 2016 | George Clark | Development

Happy New Year!

We are nearing beta for Foswiki 2.1. Now would be a great time to review the translations, translate a small number of new strings, and clean up more of the fuzzy and untranslated strings remaining from past releases. Foswiki 2.1 will be released from the master branch, so please focus there. Weblate will propagate translations into the 2.0 and 1.1 branches.

Everybody is invited to join our TranslationTeam to help out on this effort. Now is the chance to ensure that your favorite language is well covered in the next Foswiki release.

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