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

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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 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 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.

For Users

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

For administrators

  • A new 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.

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, 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

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.
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