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.
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.
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