I'm very pleased to announce that after 4+ years of work by a team of dedicated developers and translators. Foswiki Release 1.2.0 is ready for beta test.   This is a major new release with significant changes and new features.    The download links can be found on http://foswiki.org/Download/FoswikiRelease01x02x00Beta1 A list of areas to focus testing can be found at http://foswiki.org/Development/BetaTestCoverage.Be sure to carefully review the release notes and installation instructions.  A lot of significant changes have been made, including a very different installation process.If you encounter issues, please report new issues at http://foswiki.org/Tasks, and you can contact the developers for support on http://irclogs.foswiki.org/, or on foswiki-discuss@lists.sourceforge.net.And as mentioned below, we need help in translation of Foswiki. If you or your colleagues can help, please contact foswiki-translations@lists.sourceforge.net.

Happy testing!

George Clark Release Manager, Foswiki 1.2.0

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.

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  • Old EditTablePlugin has been replaced by the EditRowPlugin.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.
  • Updated jQuery, with more use of AJAX for crisper performance.

 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 70% complete or lower, and help is needed to complete the translation.
We especially need help with Bulgarian, Dutch, Finnish, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, and Ukrainian.

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.

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