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Welcome everybody to 2018! We start the year with another patch level release of the 2.1 series: 2.1.5 comes with 48 fixes and enhancements, 19 extensions have been updated. Most importantly, we fixed installing Foswiki on a Windows server.

Thank you to the community that has been working hard on this project.

Foswiki 2.1.5 Beta2 Ready for Testing
Get the new release while it's hot! Now running on Foswiki.org

19 Dec 2017 | GeorgeClark | Development, Release |

We are pleased to announce that Foswiki 2.1.5 Beta 2 is ready for testing! Beta 1 was only out for a day and we discovered a compatibility issue with the NatSkin while writing this blog entry. It's been fixed, and Beta 2 is ready.

Highlights of this release

  • Contains 43 fixes relative to 2.1.4, 5 of which are enhancements.
  • Corrects a major issue that prevented Foswiki from being hosted on a Windows server
  • Corrects an issue where Excel is unable to open a Foswiki page that required authentication.
  • Corrects an issue where some formfields would reset to default when special characters are in the selection.
  • Corrects some display / layout issues in tables, and the NatEdit window.

The Foswiki project is very pleased to announce availability of Foswiki 2.1.4.

Everybody is urged to upgrade as this one comes with 31 fixes and also addresses a couple of security related fixes. We thank the many Foswiki users who have taken the time to report issues in our Tasks tracker, and in many cases also suggest fixes. People are welcome 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.

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 2.1.2 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.

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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.

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