TWiki Release 4.2.4 (Freetown), 2008-12-06

Note: This is the release note for the previous major release version 4.2.X. This note, TWikiReleaseNotes04x00 and TWikiReleaseNotes04x01 are included with 4.3.X because they contain valuable information for people upgrading from earlier versions. Both for the admin and the users. See TWikiReleaseNotes04x03 for the 4.3.X release notes


TWiki 4.2.0 was released 22 Jan 2008 and introduced some hot new features that make TWiki a better user experience for both beginners and experienced application developers. It also contained quite a number of bugfixes since 4.1.2.

TWiki 4.2.1 is a patch release which only contains bug fixes. More than 150 bugs have been fixed since the release of 4.2.0 in all areas of TWiki.

TWiki 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.2.4 are patch releases which only contains bug fixes.

It is highly recommended to upgrade TWiki 4.2.x to 4.2.4. Users will find the 4.2.4 much more stable in daily use.

Pre-installed Extensions

TWiki 4.2.4 is shipped with

  • Plugins: CommentPlugin, EditTablePlugin, EmptyPlugin, InterwikiPlugin, PreferencesPlugin, RenderListPlugin, SlideShowPlugin, SmiliesPlugin, SpreadSheetPlugin, TablePlugin, TinyMCEPlugin, TwistyPlugin, WysiwygPlugin
  • Contribs: BehaviourContrib, JSCalendarContrib, MailerContrib, TipsContrib, TWikiUserMappingContrib, TwistyContrib
  • Skins: ClassicSkin, PatternSkin

Supported User Interface Languages

The user interface of this TWiki version is localized to 18 languages:

English (default), Bulgarian (bg), Chinese simplified (zh-cn), Chinese traditional (zh-tw), Czechoslovakian (cs), Danish (da), Dutch (nl), German (de), Finnish (fi), French (fr), Italian (it), Japanese (ja), Polish (pl), Portuguese (pt), Russian (ru), Slovakian (sv), Spanish (es), Ukrainian (uk).

Note: TWiki needs to be configured properly to display user interface languages other than the default English language. Details in TWiki:TWiki.InstallationWithI18N and TWiki:TWiki.InternationalizationSupplement.

New Features Highlights

  • Easier Installation and Upgrade
    • New Internal Admin Login feature. See below.
    • The Main.TWikiUsers topic is no longer distributed as a default topic in Main. See below.
    • A new directory working which per default is located in the twiki root which contains registration_approvals, tmp, and work_areas. See below
    • ResetPassword, ChangePassword, ChangeEmailAddress, and TWikiRegistration no longer contains yellow text that you have to remove.
    • Configure can now authenticate when connecting to local plugins repository.

  • Usability Enhancements
    • New WYSIWYG editor based on TinyMCE replaces the Kupu based editor. See below.
    • New "Restore topic" feature has been added to the More Topic Actions menu. You can now much more easily restore an older version of a topic including the values a topic form.
    • Attachment comments no longer has a limit to the length of the text.
    • The viewfile script now accepts similar simple URL path as used to access a topic. E.g. means the same as This make it simpler to use command line tools like wget in Linux to download attachments.

  • Application Platform Enhancements
    • Enhancements to IF: allows, ingroup, istopic, and isweb

  • Search Enhancements
    • New query search mode supports SQL-style queries over form fields and other meta-data.

  • Skins and Templates Enhancements
    • The PatternSkin which is the default skin for TWiki has got a face lift.
    • The template have been heavily refactored. This will break some tailorings and home made skins but it was needed to make it easier to make skins in the future.

  • Miscellaneous Feature Enhancements
    • Many new functions in the API for plugin developers.
    • Table of Content (TOC) feature enhanced
    • User Mapping (mapping between login name and WikiName) code has been extended to allow pluggable modules to integrate with all sorts of alternative authentication and Management schemes. For normal cases you use the default TWikiUserMapping which is using the Main.TWikiUsers topic to map between login and WikiName. A new BaseUserMapping is provided for TWikis where you only have guests and an administrator. In this case you use the login and password given in configure to login as an admin.

Important Changes since 4.2.3

This is a fast trip bug fix for issues found during upgrades from 4.2.0 to 4.2.3.

Highlights of bug fixes since 4.2.1


See the full list of bug fixes at the bottom of this topic.

Important Changes since 4.2.0

Perl 5.8 is now minimum requirement with Wysiwyg

In TWiki 4.2.1 the support of international characters has been improved. Especially when using the Wysiwyg editor. This requires that perl internally works with unicode and that the Encode CPAN lib is installed. For this reason Perl 5.8.X is required for Wysiwyg support. TWiki will run with perl 5.6.1 if WysiwygPlugin is disabled.

TWiki now installs and works with Perl 5.10.0.

Newer distributions of Linux now ships with Perl 5.10.0. TWiki has been tested with Perl 5.10.0 and it should work fine. If the CGI library is version 3.37 you will need to update it to a newer version as the 3.37 contains some fatal bugs. Simply updating your perl using the standard update feature in your distribution may be enough to cure this problem.

The RCS files in subdirectories feature removed

The feature related to the config option TWiki::cfg{RCS}{useSubDir} has been removed. It never really worked and there are all sorts of issues related to it with respect to distribution of extensions and packaged applications, and it does not really add any performance advantages. So instead of trying to repair a bad feature that never really worked it was decided to remove it.

The removal was announced in a news letter and in a proposal topic, and discussed at several release meetings, and noone objected against its removal.

If you have run TWiki with this feature (maybe with a self implemented fix of the code) you will need to simply copy all the ,v files in all RCS directories to the directory above (where you find the .txt file or the attached filed) when you upgrade to 4.2.1.

The Japanese language file has been renamed

We decided to rename the locale/jp.po to locale/ja.po to match the rule that the file has the same name as the code for the locale.

For those using the Japanese language file you need to do the following if you upgrade TWiki

  • Delete the old jp.po file
  • Delete the locale/languages.cache file (it gets recreated by TWiki first time it runs with language files)
  • Rename the entry $TWiki::cfg{Languages}{jp}{Enabled} = 1; in the lib/LocalSite.cfg to $TWiki::cfg{Languages}{ja}{Enabled} = 1;

Highlights of bug fixes since 4.2.0

  • Much more stable Wysiwyg editor
    • Better support for non-English characters
    • Better handling of bullet points
    • Pickaxe feature which enables quick swap between Wysiwyg and raw edit is more stable
    • Attachment of files within Wysiwyg editor working better
    • Linking feature fixed
  • More stable EditTablePlugin
  • Better support for UTF8 though UTF8 is still regarded as experimental and features such as wiki words do not work with non-english characters. UTF8 will be a good choice for languages such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean
  • Better support for non English charsets
  • Easier configuration of language settings in configure
  • Renaming of webs much improved
  • Compatibility with perl 5.10
  • Fixes related to mandatory fields in forms
  • Universal edit button with Firefox extension
  • Access controls using login ID instead of wikiname which was broken in 4.2.0 works again
  • Search features have had a few bugs fixed
  • Several bugs related to attaching files have been fixed
  • Some cross site scripting possibilities have been eliminated
  • Plugins that uses beforeAttachmentSaveHandler now works stable (e.g. BlackListPlugin)
  • The feature of having RCS files (the ,v file) in a separate directory never worked. Feature has now been removed as it really does not give any advantages.
  • User mapping feature improved to ensure 1:1 mapping between canonical user ID and login ID which is important for security

See the full list of bug fixes at the bottom of this topic.

Important Changes since 4.1.2

New WYSIWYG Editor

TWiki now ships with a new WYSIWYG editor based on TinyMCE replaces the Kupu based editor.
TinyMCE is not a perfect Wysiwyg editor but it is magnitudes better than the Kupu editor

The WysiwygPlugin that drives the engine behind both TinyMCE has additionally been heavily improved so that less TWiki Applications are negatively affected by editing WYSIWYG

When TinyMCEPlugin is enabled the Edit button per default becomes WYSIWYG editing mode. A new Raw Edit link has been added to enable application developers to edit the good old way

The WYSIWYG button is removed when using TinyMCE instead of Kupu.


The NEWTOPICLINKSYMBOL preference which was deprecated in 4.1 has now been removed from the code. If you want to control the appearance of new links, you can use the more flexible NEWLINKFORMAT.

UserForm and NewUserTemplate Customization

When a new user registers on TWiki his user topic is created based on the NewUserTemplate and UserForm.

The NewUserTemplate was located in the TWiki web and the UserForm in the Main web. When upgrading TWiki these were some of the topics you had to take care not to overwrite.

From 4.2.0 the UserForm and NewUserTemplate are distributed in the TWiki web. If you create the two in the Main web the Main web version will be used instead. So if you tailor the user topic format or the form then you should always copy the two files to the Main web and modify the ones in the Main web. When you later upgrade TWiki your tailored template and form will not be overwritten.

TWikiUsers no longer distributed

The Main.TWikiUsers topic contains all the registered users. It is a topic you do not want to overwrite when you upgrade TWiki.

From 4.2.0 this file is no longer included in the TWiki distribution. When you register the first time TWiki creates the Main.TWikiUsers topic in the Main web if it does not exist already. This means that you can now upgrade TWiki without risk of overwriting the important TWikiUsers topic.

  • For new installers this makes no difference at all
  • For upgraders this is one less problem to worry about as your important Main.TWikiUsers topic now no longer gets overwritten when upgrading.

New working directory

A new directory working which per default is located in the twiki root, has been introduced which contains:

  • registration_approvals - with 4.2.0 it is moved to here from the data directory)
  • tmp - so we now avoid having to fight with special access rights and /tmp directory that gets cleaned out when booting.
  • work_areas - with 4.2.0 it is moved to here from the pub directory. Configure automatically moved the directory when you upgrade.

Note: Remember to restrict access to this new directory when you upgrade.

New Internal Admin Login

TWiki 4.2 introduces a new Internal Admin Login feature which uses "admin" (configurable) as username and the password from configure to become temporary administrator. When you do a new installation you need to use this feature as Main.TWikiAdminGroup is now access restricted by default to avoid security attacks during the hours an installation may take. From configure there is a link to the TWikiAdminGroup topic and on TWikiAdminGroup the step by step instructions are written in a yellow box.

Rearchitected User Mapping system (a transperant change for end users)

The User Mapping system has been further rearchitected to reduce its dependance on the traditional TWiki User topic based management and mapping implementation. TWiki is now capable of dealing with login names that are not 7bit ascii (by transforming those logins into a 'cUID' that can be used by rcs). TWiki::Users now uses TWikiIterators opening the way for much larger user sets.

API Enhancements (Func)

  • $TWiki::Plugins::VERSION is now 1.2
  • Added decodeFormatTokens($str) -> $unencodedString
  • Added eachChangeSince($web, $time) -> $iterator
  • Added eachGroup() -> $iterator
  • Added eachGroupMember($group) -> $iterator
  • Added eachMembership($wikiname) -> $iterator
  • Added eachUser() -> $iterator
  • Added emailToWikiNames( $email, $dontAddWeb ) -> @wikiNames
  • Added meta parameter to expandCommonVariables( $text, $topic, $web, $meta ) -> $text
  • Added getCanonicalUserID( $user ) -> $cUID
  • Added getExternalResource( $url ) -> $response
  • Added getSessionKeys() -> @keys
  • Added user parameter to getWikiName( $user ) -> $wikiName
  • Added user parameter to getWikiUserName($user ) -> $wikiName
  • Added isAnAdmin( $login ) -> $boolean
  • Added isGroup( $group ) -> $boolean
  • Added isGroupMember( $group, $login ) -> $boolean
  • Added isTrue( $value, $default ) -> $boolean
  • Added popTopicContext()
  • Added pushTopicContext($web, $topic)
  • Added setPreferencesValue($name, $val)
  • Added sanitizeAttachmentName($fname) -> ($fileName, $origName)
  • Added spaceOutWikiWord( $word, $sep ) -> $text
  • Added wikiNameToEmails( $wikiname ) -> @emails
  • Deprecated getOopsUrl( $web, $topic, $template, $param1, $param2, $param3, $param4 ) -> $url
  • Deprecated permissionsSet( $web ) -> $boolean

Deprecation Notices

The %MAINWEB% and %TWIKIWEB% variables have been deprecated. For compatibility reasons they are unlikely to ever be removed completely, but you should use the %USERSWEB% and %SYSTEMWEB% variables instead.

In Func getOopsUrl and permissionsSet have been declared deprecated. There is no plan to remove them yet.

TWiki 4.2.0 Minor Release - Details

The 4.2.0 release was built from SVN revision 16277 (2008-01-22).


Item5252 RenderListPlugin produces warnings with list with no level 1 bullets
Item5246 When using SERVERTIME with $week in template TWIki fails on missing CPAN lib dependency
Item5245 adding missing docs for NEWLINKFORMAT - introduced in 2006
Item5226 TWikiUserMapping speed re-enhancements
Item5210 EDITTABLE with a simple text input in which the user has put %BR gets trunkated at the first BR
Item5123 missing fetchUsers method in
Item5121 Performance: Copy hash
Item5046 error link mailto
Item5040 Auto attach has hardcoded the string 'UnknownUser' for the attachment meta user attr
Item5038 TablePlugin prepends 'table' to id parameter
Item5031 "Here" link in merge_notice in templates/messages.tmpl
Item5029 prints incomplete and confusing error message
Item5019 if you get a lease conflict when using EditTablePlugin, the oops conflict output link is unusable
Item5009 TWISTY link parameter doesn't support (local) variables (set in topic and used with %) properly
Item5008 If you register someone you are magically logged in as them
Item5004 AutoAttach created META that will break topic rendering
Item4991 TwistyPlugin: add behaviour earlier to head than twisty js
Item4989 wrong expansion of deprecated URL tag
Item4986 select+multi+values broken in various respects
Item4973 default skin appears to have javascript in it
Item4972 session files should only be created for web based sessions.
Item4971 taint error when registering and verify is off
Item4944 EditTablePlugin data corruption under mod_perl
Item4941 ChangePassword form does not detect failure when .htpasswd is read-only
Item4939 Pass topicparent when creating a new topic
Item4928 lets use HTTP error codes in rest cgi, rather than rather less useful die's
Item4921 rest cgi is not testing the URL correctly
Item4918 checkpoint-save ignores EDIT_TEMPATE
Item4900 0 is not recognized as valid input in a mandatory form field
Item4898 tmp and working dir security needs work (docco and code
Item4879 configure not honoring $TWiki::cfg{ScriptUrlPath}
Item4856 EditTablePlugin: make buttons customizable and translatable
Item4854 EditTablePlugin: undefined textarea size gives error in log
Item4848 EditTablePlugin textarea bug!
Item4846 Installation process SNAFU if you don't set a configure PW
Item4819 viewauth redirect loops to death when Main and TWiki webs both are view denied for TWikiGuest
Item4816 EditPreferences of Main.TWikiPreferences broken
Item4807 swap twikistyle and defaultstyle definitions
Item4797 Online installer not resolving dependencies
Item4794 Wrong link to FileAttachment
Item4793 Login screen has error messages the wrong order
Item4774 When using a field type select+multi in a form used in a template topic, the field doesn't remember the selection
Item4765 Reading static HTML's for upgrade/install is difficult without internet connection/behind firewall
Item4761 Remove inline scripts from pattern skin
Item4756 raw=all does not show all meta when VIEW_TEMPLATE is defined.
Item4753 /bin/twiki is experimental stuff that should not be in distribution
Item4752 Terrifying text appears below plugins list during new extensions install via configure
Item4736 add expires header for css js etc
Item4727 nested web creation is broken (it should prevent the user from creating them if its disabled...)
Item4724 afterEditHandler is never called on "Quiet Save"
Item4722 Unused EXPERT options are always shown
Item4718 Improve the installation doc for how to setup apache config for configure
Item4713 Repackage native search as a conrib, remove from 4.2
Item4702 Lighter top bar background image
Item4694 Standard user topics of TWikiUserMapping are referenced, but not defined
Item4692 Forking search algorithm throws error if topic is nonexistent
Item4680 Print view seems weird in both pattern skin and default skin
Item4677 Search results now have empty line (= html P) between search header and results list
Item4676 Update color scheme to match new neutral table borders
Item4675 Add completePageHandler for plugins
Item4671 default skin is a bit broken
Item4670 close browser advice non-sensical when not using apache login
Item4667 Adding CGI::Session with distribution and enable Template login by default.
Item4664 Web rename renames content as well
Item4661 renaming a topic destroys full qualified topic names
Item4659 Change the strategy of protecting again html attach spam to not harm Wysiwyg editor
Item4658 remove use of undefined variable un utf8 code
Item4605 User shown as Unknown User (Login ID) when author is not in TWikiUsers. Bad feature
Item4590 Rename "Checkpoint" to "Save and Continue"
Item4585 configure generates apache errors
Item4576 Improve how emailing is enabled and disabled in TWiki especially for registration
Item4569 WebSearchAdvanced does not show selected state for default radion button "both"
Item4539 Rename css class TWikiFooterNote to twikiFooterNote
Item4510 Remove inline scripts
Item4509 Prevent [ and ] in topic names when renaming topics
Item4508 ResetPassword, ChangePassword, ChangeEmailAddress, TWikiRegistration needs to be hacked after each upgrade
Item4505 User registration states incorrect user name
Item4493 Inline rdiff between rev 0 and rev 1 is empty
Item4487 As described in TWiki.TWikiScripts auth protect rest
Item4476 Missing error message when registration mail fails to be sent
Item4459 TemplateLogin messages not translated
Item4458 Topic newsletter notifications in MailerContrib fail
Item4453 A Set embedded in a list has problems
Item4449 No (simple) way to create a Set
Item4448 InterwikiPlugin: Change ISBN rule
Item4440 reading the FORMFIELDs of another topic imposes its access rights
Item4439 %INCLUDE breaks enumeration/tables when included topic has file attachments
Item4435 Paragraphs not correctly handled
Item4434 Patch for improper replacing of "0" with "" (empty string) in URLPARAM default value
Item4432 %VAR causes an internal server error
Item4426 HTMl embedded in lists breaks the translator
Item4425 Empty bullets get a br tag.
Item4403 Error saving topic message not shown as code because of trailing space
Item4402 Access check based on getWikiUserName (fails) vs. getWikiName (succeeds)
Item4399 Add a note about adding a doc license to footer when installing TWiki
Item4397 Authenticating through REST does not work in MAIN
Item4383 {Register}{NeedVerification} shoud not be an expert setting and disabled by default
Item4380 mailnotify fails due to TWIki::Merge failing
Item4378 default skin, and thus the classic skin, contains javascript
Item4372 Custom META fields that don't have the name key are ignored by TWiki::Store
Item4355 bulkregistration is unforgiving on TWikiTable format
Item4349 TablePlugin generates invalid html attribute maxcols
Item4347 Empty field values in searches are returned as strings containing "$value"
Item4335 TablePlugin: TWikiTables in TWikiLists generate invalid html
Item4333 OopsException allows anything from a URL to pass through to the generated HTML incl scripts
Item4332 No error message for duplicate_activation
Item4319 {SafeEnvPath} screws up windows
Item4308 getListOfWebs() and webExists() disagree
Item4300 TablePlugin overrides skin css AGAIN
Item4284 Support topic permissions checking
Item4280 Move hide-if-no-javascript functionality from TwistyPlugin to default templates
Item4271 Update TwistyPlugin with TWiki 4 javascript files
Item4269 Update TwistyContrib with TWiki 4 javascript files
Item4260 Add MAKETEXT to all default templates
Item4258 Get rid of default TH background color
Item4257 Default templates and documentation topics assume pattern CSS classes
Item4250 Pipe symbol (i.e. in SEARCH) breaks Form Definition Table
Item4249 RegistrationApprovals is not a web
Item4243 Malformed META embedded in text can crash TWiki
Item4239 syntax error at /usr/lib/cgi-bin/TEST/lib/TWiki/ Users/ line 67, near "}"
Item4236 Configure harmless errors confuse people when they have other unrelated errors.
Item4229 Remove deprecated filename attribute from attach template
Item4219 Add correct CSS class to select box
Item4207 Usability: Warn if more than one {WebMasterEmail} e-mail address
Item4204 Document how you become an admin user with new temporary admin login (sudo)
Item4193 Show and hide WYSIWYG buttons based on COMPOSER setting
Item4173 GROUPS variable kills server if there is a large group
Item4166 TwistyPlugin: wrong use of plugin handlers
Item4158 TWikiRegistration does not pass on multiple checkbox element values to UserForm.
Item4157 broken
Item4156 Fixing twiki cgi for logging in
Item4151 Javascript: twiki object overwritten
Item4150 Add global setting to allow non-WikiWords
Item4146 Documentation VarENCODE param typo
Item4143 Remove max length on attachment comment
Item4141 Topic templates are not documented
Item4138 Doc bug in TWikiUpgradeGuide.html
Item4128 Create default directive for non-view pages
Item4126 WebSearch: Fix checkbox state based on url param web=all
Item4088 Add css style to raw textarea
Item4081 Broken Links to Topics and Subwebs
Item4080 Downloading extension via configure sometimes end up in an "Invalid header block" message
Item4071 Add dmg to mime.types
Item4067 Hexadecimal character references do not work
Item4063 Document how to reset a password with ApacheLogin
Item4062 Reset password message doesn't make sense any more
Item4060 template login Error message activated when there was no error
Item4048 EditTablePlugin: Password shown in URL params after template login on direct sort urls (authenticated setups)
Item4045 PatternSkin: More space in topic name fields and file field
Item4043 attachments have bad user name display issues
Item4042 Broken formfield "name" and "title" attributes
Item4035 METASEARCH doc not complete. format option and probably more are missing in the doc
Item4034 Topic rename: error in javascript so select all does not work
Item4028 Authenticated twice; garbled CommentPlugin text
Item4023 configure link for 'Expert mode' missing t= parameter to prevent caching
Item4019 Remove preferences edit button from TWiki.TWikiPreferences
Item4006 More options: do not show "View previous topic revision" when there is no previous version
Item3991 Add spaceOutWikiWord to Func
Item3989 Problematic Values for FINALPREFERENCES in Distribution
Item3971 viewauth Redirect May Add Superfluous Slash
Item3969 Emails may be 8bit, not 7bit
Item3968 Base HREF is wrong when scripturls are changed
Item3957 Mandatory fields will not accept 0
Item3955 RCS command-line settings should be EXPERT
Item3949 Search 'Number of topics' does not show on first search on advanced regex searches
Item3947 Better documentation on how to install CPAN libs (including a reference in the install doc)
Item3940 PREFERENCE values not carried over to preview and then save
Item3929 Make TOPICLIST topic parameter equivalent to other vars
Item3921 renderWikiWordHandler called at wrong place in; change to support bracket notation
Item3917 Add .changes API to Func
Item3914 Some plugins cannot be downloaded using configure
Item3911 default preview tmpl has major bug in release value="%REDIRECTTO"
Item3909 Pattern skin template documentation update
Item3902 Reset Password is broken in MAIN branch
Item3900 New CARET preferences variable
Item3897 Fix sanitizeAttachmentName
Item3895 Structure the TWiki version number to make accessible from plugins (code included)
Item3892 Do not automatically lock user profile pages when this is not set in NewUserTemplate
Item3890 EDITTABLE expands variables in table cells
Item3889 $EXISTS() should default to topic in current web
Item3885 Plugin installation doesn't work through some proxies
Item3883 No rendering of TML after
used in table cells and multiline bullets
Item3879 Topic rename does not find URL references from topics in different web
Item3876 Better documentation of $FORMAT(PERCENT, ...)
Item3864 renderWikiWordHandler is not documented
Item3862 Parameter passed to preRenderingHandler incorrect
Item3853 WEBLIST docco spelling error (selection=)
Item3835 TWiki.TWikiSiteTools mentions, but does not point out the authentication problems with it
Item3834 USERINFO{format="$groups"} always returns webDotWikiName identifiers
Item3833 Cannot move attachment to topic with non-wikiword name
Item3832 bracket links are not updated during page renames
Item3829 NativeSearch: give gentle warning when no parameters are passed to
Item3822 Table rules for columns are invisible in Internet explorer
Item3821 Document INCLUDE behaviour in TWikiAccessControl
Item3813 Web reference gets inappropriately inserted into bracketed links inside verbatim tags.
Item3812 Space in username not rejected when resetting password
Item3806 add true and false to TWiki::isTrue
Item3805 footerrows setting is ignored when adding rows
Item3804 doesn't return the error from the underlying PasswordManager
Item3803 %!USERINFO{format="$groups"}% crashes
Item3796 Javascript: ensuring variables are local
Item3790 Web statistic severely broken
Item3787 TWiki.TWikiDocumentation jumps to top at double click
Item3784 Rename across webs bugs
Item3783 Pattern skin small template refactoring
Item3780 Add Sanitize Attachment Name to TWiki::Func
Item3779 Table with backslash breaks EditTablePlugin
Item3778 Lock WebPreferences to person creating web
Item3775 Commentplugin makes inappropriate line ending handling when targeting an anchor
Item3772 TWiki::Func::getOopsUrl() doesn't support def parameter
Item3771 Dutch translation files some special chars mangled
Item3769 Can't create configuration subsection for plugins and contribs
Item3765 configure docco for mail handler should say howto force twiki to use sendmail
Item3760 With rename topic, topic texts are changed as well
Item3759 MailerContrib not mailing groups
Item3758 Remark "There is no size limit for uploaded files." is not relevant to users
Item3756 TWikiRegistrationAgent produces wrongly formated entries
Item3755 Need to document parameterized include
Item3752 Doc fix to AdminSkillsAssumptions
Item3748 fails to move directories across filesystems
Item3743 Input bugs in SpreadSheetPlugin::Calc
Item3742 Short description containing TML does not get rendered properly in PLUGINDESCRIPTIONS
Item3738 Avoid "detailed instructions are beyond the scope of this document"
Item3735 WYSIWYG broken for bolded WikiWords
Item3727 Can't login; e-mail wiped out in .htpasswd entry
Item3725 BulkRegister not functioning properly if password Manger is set to NONE
Item3704 Incorrect number of topics indicated with multiple SEARCHes
Item3703 & nbsp; in the size field of a form will crash the forms code
Item3690 exec return an exit code of 1 for a perfectly valid grep
Item3689 CommentPlugin location only works if it is above the %COMMENT... tag
Item3688 Page loads unreasonable slow under IE with Twisty enabled (clone of 3582)
Item3686 Make redirectto parameter work for rename
Item3684 Over-complex CPAN installation instructions
Item3673 Bad expression error in 'more' screen if parent is missing
Item3668 Broken links in topic A if includes topic B in which InterWiki links are defined
Item3653 Document standard extensions in release notes
Item3652 I18N: Urls to file attachments that has umlauts only works in some browsers
Item3646 Make edit form somewhat less spacious
Item3641 Access key char invisible on hover
Item3639 Extension installer in configure floods error_log when checking for installed plugins.
Item3630 Topic URL parameter overwrites revision to which REVINFO variable refers
Item3623 Can't delete attachment with pluses in file name
Item3621 Improve visibility of attachment twisty
Item3604 URL rendering cuts off first part of URL
Item3594 Can't save template topic with mandatory form fields
Item3592 Cleaning up Main.TWikiPreferences
Item3583 'configure' password gets saved as 'smtp' password (in plain text!)
Item3581 Unwanted question mark link in bracket link text
Item3580 redirectto implemented redundantly in several places
Item3579 Usability: [Save] of preferences screen should support access key
Item3578 Deprecate permissionsSet from Func
Item3575 Usability: Use pub url instead of viewfile url in attachment table
Item3570 Usability: Time consuming to create new topic
Item3567 TablePlugin: css attributes priority of site/web preferences too agressive
Item3486 Possible to create topics with unsupported characters
Item3463 Document how to use .spec files for plugin setting in TWiki.TWikiPlugins
Item3456 Doc is unclear that Space In Path Causes Error
Item3438 UnprocessedBulkRegistrationLog is improperly formatted
Item3375 Refactor object names for clarity
Item3368 No existance check for topic used in include
Item3367 EditTablePlugin ignores valid table syntax
Item3362 Update doc topics that have forms
Item3341 invalid Date: header in mailnotify
Item3289 attach a filename with paraens and wikiwords
Item3246 Fix save_error template
Item3229 WysiwygPlugin alters things inside complex twiki vars so they break
Item3158 Don't include anything when trying to include a non existing section
Item3105 Usability: Misleading "Invalid Activation Code" error message
Item3051 Wasted vertical space below edit box
Item3009 Need clear definition of the impact of spaces on EditTable definition
Item2975 EditTablePlugin format fails for last item
Item2960 I18N: Using UTF8 in headers breaks header anchors
Item2915 Allow date format in form fields
Item2892 TWiki dies with SEARCH on topic that has form field named *Foobar*
Item2772 Mailto link should use %20 instead of for spaces
Item2690 EditTablePlugin: remove sort links from headers when editing the table
Item2632 Username vs WikiName is confusing in Configure
Item2615 Fully document exposed APIs
Item2520 WebExist uses WebPreferences as opposed to WebHome to determine the validity of a web
Item2354 FuncUsersContrib and MoreFuncContrib and FuncusersContrib should be merged into Func
Item2326 Remove the secret NEWTOPICLINKSYMBOL (was missing docs for NEWTOPIC* )
Item2244 Documented METASEARCH parameter defaults are not the actual defaults
Item2221 .changes is hardcoded to 500 entries, affecting WebStatistics and MailerContrib
Item2108 Better installation doc for TWikiAdminGroup
Item2032 Some UTF8 characters in form values broken ( interaction)
Item2005 Cannot change configure password without making other changes
Item1993 IE eats newlines
Item1985 Not possible to use CDATA in SEARCH output (prev: RSS feeds chokes on HTML entities in SEARCH results)
Item1965 ResetPassword usability
Item1870 Improvements to installation docs
Item1860 NewUserTemplate should be in Main
Item1852 Lease files are not deleted or renamed when you delete/rename topics with cancelled edit
Item1828 Rendering bug of headings when using MBCS as a heading string
Item1562 RcsFile::searchInWebContent doesn't check exit status of the grep command
Item1379 Table sorting confused when using variables.


Item652 configure plugins should be sorted case-insensitively
Item4995 EditTablePlugin: Omit Edit button in print view
Item4810 SpreadSheetPlugin: New FORMATTIMEDIFF() function
Item4809 ConditionalBasedOnGroupMembership
Item4709 Update small T-logo badge in bottom bar
Item4599 Add timestamps to history revisions (rdiff)
Item4568 Offer RSS feed on search results
Item4548 Improve TOC display in TWiki documentation
Item4547 Improve TWiki variables documentation
Item4504 pop-ups need to pass extra url parameters
Item4500 need a way to set preferences from TWiki::Func
Item4473 check that we have a testable can_edit state
Item4461 'Changed' link should point to most recent changes, not the entire history
Item4451 Add Bugs rule
Item4351 Add a way to pass authentication information to an extra plugins repository
Item4294 TablePlugin: put all css styling in head
Item4279 TwistyContrib: support TwistyPlugin 1.4
Item4278 TwistyPlugin 1.4: remove ugly javascript init calls
Item4275 Add Adobe Air to mimetypes
Item4259 Simplify default templates more, and use CSS
Item4241 CSS class twikiUnvisited
Item4185 SlideShowPlugin: Add VarSLIDESHOWSTART and VarSLIDESHOWEND variable documentation
Item4184 RenderListPlugin: Add VarRENDERLIST variable documentation
Item4183 TablePlugin: Add VarTABLE variable documentation
Item4182 EditTablePlugin: Add VarEDITTABLE variable documentation
Item4181 CommentPlugin: Add VarCOMMENT variable documentation
Item4180 SpreadSheetPlugin: Add VarCALC variable documentation
Item4174 Add templatetopic url parameter to WebTopicCreator
Item4153 Add control over TOC rendering
Item4142 Template unification
Item4140 Support standard escapes in IF statements
Item4139 Configurable date format to enable 2007-05-25 format.
Item4120 Main.TWikiUsers no longer in distribution but gets created from template if non existing
Item4087 PatternSkin: visual update to form elements
Item4075 Enhance MailerContrib To Allow Exclusion Of Webs
Item4069 Normalise viewfile so it is able to use path syntax as well as the ?filename= syntax.
Item4046 PatternSkin: Add RSS feed icon to WebLeftBar
Item4044 Add RSS feed icon to TWikiDocGraphics
Item4041 Extend SEARCH to allow SQL-type queries over form fields
Item3988 Japanese translation
Item3854 show subwebs="" in WEBLIST relative to a web
Item3841 Add expandStandardEscapes to TWiki::Func
Item3801 Propose adding $admin attribute to USERINFO rather than appending "isAdmin()" to $group output
Item3798 twikiNotification: CSS style for notifcations
Item3774 Add getSessionKeys to Func
Item3773 Handlers don't have access to the full topic
Item3766 Enhance EditTablePlugin with DHTML; fix eating of newlines; graceful fallback calendar button; fix css styling
Item3757 TWiki inserts html into text areas which have text in them
Item3607 SEARCH summary should remove leading exclamation point
Item3606 SpreadSheetPlugin doc work for 4.2
Item3552 Support interface to getting URLs in Func
Item3530 Make scope="all" the default search in WebSearch
Item3487 Need a way to tell if mod_perl is in use
Item3321 Table column headers always centered
Item3313 Make redirectto parameter work for upload
Item3265 Existing attachments: change header from "Other attachments of" to "Attachments of"
Item3250 Allow infinite expiry of cookies
Item3234 PatternSkin minor CSS changes for 4.2
Item2123 Add new type=word search to search on word boundaries
Item1966 Poor/nonexistent revert-to-previous-version design
Item1772 Add a ?template=viewplain template for plain view
Item1748 Attach help contains note for Internet Explorer 4 that can be removed now
Item1582 configure needs a backlink to the TWiki/WebHome

TWiki 4.2.1 Patch Release - Details

The 4.2.1 release was built from SVN revision 17311 (2008-08-03).


Item5876 Make query search ref more clear in VarSEARCH.
Item5873 REVINFO shows unknown user instead of the author value when it cannot map.
Item5868 ApacheHtpasswdUser compile error
Item5866 shortcircuit TWiki::_processTags shortpath for 10-30% TWiki render speed improvement
Item5854 Forking search result collation regex can cause many spurious log entries
Item5850 ResetPassword/ChangePassword combo "Oops: we could not recognize you"
Item5849 regex SEARCH on Native Windows crashes when there are [^] chars or mismatched "s in the regex.
Item5844 Automatic statistics denied by default server configuration
Item5834 Edit in ClassicSkin with action=form still displays the text field for the topic
Item5833 Double header in Classic skin when editing with action=text
Item5832 EDITACTION only works on Edit but not Edit Raw
Item5831 EDITACTION parameter does get replaced properly in the changeform templates if combined with setting EDITACTION
Item5826 improved the security of the password generated for resetPassword
Item5823 Adding MD5 Password Feature
Item5819 Document that 4.2.1 with Wysiwyg will no longer work with Perl 5.6
Item5810 %IF in a set statement fails
Item5808 TWiki.InstalledPlugins lists Contribs and AddOns but no Skins
Item5798 urlHost field initialized too late in TWiki::new
Item5796 SubscribePlugin and perl 5.8.4 exposes a taint issue in the latest MailerContrib
Item5794 potential dataloss bug in EditTablePlugin 4.8.2
Item5790 LOCAL_SEARCH does expand nop'ed TML
Item5789 don't rely on the author info being present in attachment meta data
Item5787 square bracket url links don't escape their contents well enough
Item5786 improve TemplateOopsAttentionNotFound message
Item5776 MailerContrib cannot run multiple instances at the same time (document this fact)
Item5772 base and current revisions reversed in diff URL of MailerContrib notify message
Item5744 When renaming webs you get a File does not exist .. twiki_renamedelete.js
Item5743 Easy to goof up web renaming because the default new webname includes subweb.
Item5741 REVTITLE isn't rendered except on rdiff
Item5739 twiki_httpd_conf.txt is inconsistent in the paths it has as default.
Item5727 configure and perl 5.10 dies with Use of uninitialized value $filename in substitution (s///) at (eval 41) line 23
Item5726 Changing a form when the old form has mandatory fields which are empty causes bogus error
Item5725 Editing in Classic skin gives missing Save and Cancel buttons
Item5724 When you Edit Raw and then add form you end up in Wysiwyg edit mode
Item5721 TinyMCE not honouring Template Topic in special cases.
Item5716 universal edit button work
Item5711 Registration of Zyc ends in the end of TWiki users instead of the last entry in list of users
Item5703 Putting setting with empty value in 'Topic Preference' interface does not work.
Item5701 tempatetopic not implemented as per the docco in TWikiScripts
Item5690 Chinese is fail on newest TinyMCEPlugin / WysiwygPlugin
Item5688 Documentation of eachChangeSince uses $iterator and $it
Item5687 TWikiScripts docco for formtemplate is missing details.
Item5677 META tag does not show form field data in 4.2
Item5674 IF and Query have problems if some part of an evaluated statement is undef
Item5668 twiki form Hidden Labels aren't being hidden in view mode.
Item5667 Named jp.po to ja.po to match locale. Fixed the translation of the word Japanese
Item5656 CGI::charset called in BEGIN{} breaks mod_perl preloading of
Item5655 Query and IF info.version value is not compatible with the common external representation of topic revision
Item5649 INCLUDE{"WebHome" section=""} returns nothing.
Item5648 LINKTOOLTIPINFO format cannot be changed
Item5643 REVINFO with topic= set to a non-existant topic returns stupid values.
Item5638 readdir/closedir attempted on invalid dirhandle on perl-5.10
Item5636 Main Web preferences lists nonexistant topic in WEBFORM
Item5633 Documentation mistakes in TWikiFuncDotPm/saveTopic
Item5632 moveAttachment creates duplicates when topic/web are the same as the source
Item5631 WebStatistics topic was linking to the massive TWikiDocumentation topic
Item5630 spooling erra's in the WebNotify topics
Item5629 registration email does not explicitly tell the user what their login is.
Item5627 Image and Attachment references are trashed when using short URLs
Item5626 Encoding problem with iso-8859 and umlauts
Item5622 Jumping text with blockindent on IE
Item5620 Core: edit window no longer has focus on load
Item5615 ActionTracker with CommentPlugin order Dependencies
Item5612 Selecting "All Public Webs" option not sticking in UI
Item5609 Bug in lib/TWiki/Prefs/ (CGI::H3 should be CGI::h3)
Item5602 Web Rename not following ALLOWWEBRENAME Preference
Item5601 registerHandler should be called once per registration
Item5597 default skin search template is broken for webchanges
Item5593 raw=on broken on topics with a view_template
Item5588 INCLUDE of attached HTML files fails in subwebs
Item5562 Query type Search does not report with large number of topics
Item5559 TWikiJavascript does not enable partial js usage.
Item5556 it appears that BuildContrib defaults all unspecified permissions to 664?
Item5554 Missuse of sort and loops
Item5547 "action" parameter for "edit" script fail in 4.2
Item5542 After you enable {UserInterfaceInternationalisation} first view shows an error
Item5540 TWikiUserMapping: single character erroneously reported as a group
Item5536 robots.txt is missing some obvious scripts - like login
Item5535 IF{"$BANNER" does not really work.
Item5534 missing contexts for several bin scripts
Item5533 tmpl login script does not do writeCompletePage, so it does not get addToHEAD bits.
Item5529 SEARCHes of type word do not work if word is non-English and with TWiki running utf-8
Item5526 WebSearch link "Get notified on changes on this search" breaks when search string contains quote
Item5518 "URLPARAM{" in Comment Box when type="bulletabove"
Item5517 Wrong call $session->{i18n}
Item5516 LanguageSelector javascript breaks on topic names with underscores
Item5514 suppressTWikiSaveValidation and validateTWikiMandatoryFields Javascript errors in IE and Firefox
Item5509 IF & query String matching may be incorrectly greedy.
Item5501 IF allows does not work correctly if the topic does not exist.
Item5499 TWiki::UI::Resister::changePassword sends login, not cUID to TWiki::Users::setPassword
Item5495 add twikiBroadcastMessage class div to default & classic skins
Item5491 FileAttachment documentation fix - {AutoAttachPubDir} should read {AutoAttachPubFiles}
Item5490 %REVTITLE2% not substituted in
Item5478 Personal left bar is potentially buggy in layout
Item5467 Pickaxe saves absolute URL instead of ATTACHURL
Item5466 default and classic search.tmpl's have one table per topic result
Item5462 Hide Attachment option does not work
Item5461 default skin does not show the form attached to the topic.
Item5458 Rename web drop all link refer to the web
Item5457 TinyMCE breaks Cyrillic Encoding (cp1251 or KOI8-R)
Item5451 MailInContrib reveals error in, that has been carried over to LdapContrib
Item5450 MailInContrib docs refer to bin/mailincron but actually its in tools
Item5449 TWiki::Sandbox::sysCommand leaves an extra process if command fails
Item5447 If manage requires login, impossible to change password
Item5443 Searches order="editby" are sorted by login ID (cUID) instead of WikiName making result look random
Item5432 Image links inserted with Manage Attachment only work with lower case file extension
Item5431 redirects to TWikiUsers topic on error, even though that topic may not exist
Item5430 reset password message has some errors
Item5428 Topic save error with form does not remove nop
Item5426 RSS feeds failing due to newlines at top of page.
Item5418 readme.txt refers to missing 'install instructions' TWikiDocumentation.html
Item5412 "You are trying to templatetopic a topic that does not exist" makes no sense
Item5410 WebSearchAdvanced does not regex search when you select that it should
Item5405 TWikiHierarchicalNavigation seach broken
Item5399 DISPLAYTIME documentation improved
Item5393 Adding bullet right after a heading adds annoying html paragraph tags
Item5387 Issue with multi-span rows and the EditRowPlugin / TablePlugin
Item5382 sets wrong urlHost if https protocol and ShorterUrlCookbook is used
Item5348 Comment regarding FINALPREFERENCES should also mention subwebs.
Item5345 Logging in as admin still redirects to main home
Item5344 PatternSkin small bug fixes and enhancements after 4.2
Item5343 Can't set parent to none anymore
Item5339 Attachment uploaded by name not shown as TWiki link in 4.2 for attachments uploaded by TWiki 4.1.2
Item5324 Oops allows the template url parameter to pass through without filtering.
Item5316 PHP flag in pub-htaccess.txt is not working with PHP running as CGI
Item5314 TinyMCE breaks Chinese, Japanese, Korean Unicode Encoding upon entering "Edit Twiki Markup" from WYSIWYG
Item5311 deep recursion in getEmails()
Item5307 Plugins with beforeAttachmentSaveHandler break file attachments with TWiki 4.2.0
Item5294 Wysywig & TinyMCE corrupt some topics.
Item5293 DATE in to follow configured displaytime
Item5288 META tag doesn't call expandStandardEscapes() and crashes (trunk only does not affect 4.2.1)
Item5287 Linking is totally broken - in 4.2 WikiWord links do not work - in 4.1.2 buttons are disabled
Item5284 You cannot paste into Wysiwyg in IE unless you are in Intranet security zone (documentation issue)
Item5283 EditTablePlugin dollar percent expansion does not work well together with SpreadSheetPlugin
Item5276 Link to Release Notes 4.1 in distribution documentation of 4.2.0
Item5258 Preview does not set ORIGINALREV and other values in edit.tmpl, so continuing from there has problems
Item5257 TinyMCE pads bullets incl. "set" variables with trailing spaces breaking some plugins and TWiki apps.
Item5232 Locales problem in and Subscibe.pmI
Item5206 Image not shown , when inserting image with Image button and not using any path
Item5182 "save" does not treat bad templatetopic as an error
Item5176 %SCRIPTSUFFIX is added twice in TOC links
Item5124 Registration confirmation should contain name, not WikiName
Item5118 Difference from 4.1.2 - 4.2: Apache loginname no longer works with access control lists
Item5116 WYSIWYG Line Returns Removed In Opera
Item5053 Dropdown in TinyMCE help text is confusing
Item4946 urlDecode() not working for characters represented by Unicode code points
Item4922 add the other meta field infos to the output of FORMFIELD{format=""}
Item4863 Removal of RcsDirs feature (was RcsWrap does not support RcsDirs)
Item4824 Security bug: TWiki's user management code needs rework again
Item4780 Twisty addToHEAD does not work in login template
Item4741 %META{"formfield" ....} does not expand
Item4289 Document effect if INCLUDE on access control settings
Item4288 Document what happens if access control set more than once
Item3824 Possible to hijack TOPIC or WEB variable making editing a topic with one of these defined impossible
Item3715 Simplify I18N configuration
Item3502 preview of a slideshow is corrupted
Item3048 Documented that CGI version 2.89 causes character entities to not be escaped in Raw View
Item1861 Document EDITACTION



TWiki 4.2.2 Patch Release - Details

The 4.2.2 release was built from SVN revision 17396 (2008-08-11).





TWiki 4.2.3 Patch Release - Details

The 4.2.3 release was built from SVN revision r17502 (2008-09-12).





TWiki 4.2.4 Patch Release - Details

The 4.2.4 release was built from SVN revision 17773 (2008-12-06).





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