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Appendix B: TWiki Development Timeline

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Appendix D: TWiki Development Timeline

01-Sep-2004 Release (Cairo)

(doc pending)

 

01-Feb-2003 Release (Beijing)

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    • New Plugin hooks registrationHandler, beforeEditHandler, afterEditHandler, beforeSaveHandler, writeHeaderHandler, redirectCgiQueryHandler, getSessionValueHandler, setSessionValueHandler
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    • Internationalization ('I18N') support for international characters in WikiWords, such as ISO-8859-15, KOI8-R - also supports Chinese, Japanese, etc.
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    • Include previous topic revision with %INCLUDE{ "OtherTopic" rev="1.2" }%
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    • The Go box understands also URLs, useful for special TWikiSkins handling
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    • In WebNotify, if only the WikiName is specified, the e-mail is taken from the user's home page; if the WikiName is a group name, a notification is sent to all members of the group
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    • New %NOP{}% variable in TWikiTemplates topic gets removed at topic creation time; useful to write protect template topics
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    • The %URLPARAM{}% variable in TWikiTemplates topic gets expanded at topic creation time; useful for dynamic content creation
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    • New $logDir introduced in TWiki.cfg to set the log directory
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    • Renamed the Test web to Sandbox
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    • New setlib.cfg file in the bin directory to set the TWiki library path
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    • Support for outbound HTTP proxy when including URLs based on new %PROXYHOST and %PROXYPORT% settings in the TWikiPreferences
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    • The page logo is configurable with new %WIKILOGOIMG%, %TWIKILOGOURL% and %WIKILOGOALT% variables in TWikiPreferences; replacing $wikiHomeUrl in TWiki.cfg
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    • New %WIKITOOLNAME% variable in TWikiPreferences; replacing $wikiToolName in TWiki.cfg
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    • New %EDITBOXSTYLE% preferences variable which sets the edit box width automatically to the window width
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    • New %URLENCODE{}% variable to encodes a string for using in a URL parameter, e.g. %URLENCODE{"spaced name"}% returns spaced%20name
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    • New user home pages are now based on the NewUserTemplate, replacing the /twiki/templates/register.tmpl template file
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    • New markup to exclude heading from a %TOC% table of content, e.g. ---+!! This heading is not shown in a TOC
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    • New data storage framework that lets you use external RCS commands for revision control, or a new native Perl implementation that does not depend on the external RCS commands
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    • Fixed IE5/IE6-specific problem whereby going back from preview sometimes removes all edit changes
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    • New AND search; with regular expression enabled, use the semicolon ";" as the AND operator in %SEARCH{}% variable, FormattedSearch and WebSearch
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    • Fixed cache issue where the edit page showed outdated content
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    • Improved statistics script which uses less memory to process large log files
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    • Variables inside <verbatim> tags are no longer expanded

01-Dec-2001 Release (Athens)

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    • Added FormattedSearch to %SEARCH{}% variable for database like reporting.

01-Sep-2001 Release

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    • Easier install for Windows, including auto detection in TWiki.cfg
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    • Convert to XHTML 1.0 function: first step to XHTML-ifying TWiki
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    • New topic templates as topics instead of templates. Customize by editing the topic. Retired notedited.tmpl, notext.tmpl and notwiki.tmpl templates. More in TWikiTemplates.
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    • New %TOPICLIST{"format"}% and %WEBLIST{"format"}% variables to get a formatted topic index and web index, respectively. More in TWikiVariables.
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    • New %URLPARAM{"name"}% variable to query URL parameters. More in TWikiVariables.
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    • The table syntax has been enhanced to (i) render | *bold* | cells as table headers, (ii) render space padded cells |   center aligned   | and |   right aligned |, (iii) span multiple columns using | empty cells |||. More in TextFormattingRules.
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    • New Wiki rule for headings, i.e. ---++ My Title; and new %TOC% variable to build a table of content from headings in a topic. More in TWikiVariables.
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    • New Wiki rule to specify arbitrary text for external links (i.e. [[http://TWki.org][TWiki]]) and internal links (i.e [[WikiSyntax][syntax]]). More in TWikiVariables.
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    • New Wiki rule for named anchors, e.g. links within a topic. Define a named anchor with #MyAnchor at the beginning of a line, and link to it with [[#MyAnchor]]. More in TWikiVariables.
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    • Use Net::SMTP module instead of sendmail if installed.
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    • Added <verbatim> ... </verbatim> tags to show source code "as is". Unlike the <pre> ... </pre> tags, it also shows <, >, & characters "as is".
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    • Added a "Minor change, don't notify" checkbox in preview. More in DontNotify.
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    • Added Bold Fixed formatting using double-equal signs, e.g. write ==Bold Fixed== to get Bold Fixed.
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    • Format changed of %GMTIME{"..."}% and %SERVERTIME{"..."}% variables. Format is now "$hour:$min" instead of "hour:min". More in TWikiVariables. Attention: Check your existing topics when you upgrade TWiki!
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    • WebChanges, WebSearch and e-mail notification indicate also the revision number of a topic (i.e. 18 Jan 2001 16:43 r1.5), or NEW for a new topic (i.e. i.e. 18 Jan 2001 16:43 NEW).
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    • New variable %STARTINCLUDE% and %STOPINCLUDE% variables to control what gets included of a topic. More in TWikiVariables.
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    • TWiki skins Define a different page layout with a customized header and footer layout, i.e. a print skin for a printable view of a topic. More in TWikiSkins and TWiki:Codev/TWikiSkins.
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    • Better error handling when saving a topic.
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    • New noheader="on" switch in %SEARCH{...}% to suppress table header. More in TWikiVariables.

01-Dec-2000 Release

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    • Flag $doHidePasswdInRegistration in wikicfg.pm to hide plain text password in registration email.
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    • New variable %VAR{"NAME" web="Web"}% to get web specific preferences. More in TWikiVariables.
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    • Added a "Cancel" link in edit that releases the edit lock.
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    • Remember user by IP address so that view "knows" the user once authenticated in edit. More in TWikiUserAuthentication.
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    • New -q switch in mailnotify to suppress all normal output.
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    • Ref-By link searches all webs (not just the current web.)
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    • New TWikiPreferences variables %HTTP_EQUIV_ON_VIEW% , %HTTP_EQUIV_ON_EDIT% and %HTTP_EQUIV_ON_PREVIEW% that define the <meta http-equiv="..."> meta tags for the TWiki templates. This can be used for example to set a document expiration time.
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    • Changed include syntax from %INCLUDE{"Web/TopicName.txt"}% to %INCLUDE{"Web.TopicName"}% . Legacy syntax still supported.
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    • BookView search allows you show a set of topics for easy printing.
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    • More forgiving syntax for *bold*, italic, __bold italic__ and fixed , where it is not necessary anymore to have a trailing space before .,;:?! characters.
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    • Split the TWiki.Main web into TWiki.Main (users, company data) and TWiki.TWiki (TWiki related documentation, registration)
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    • Added an "Release edit lock" checkbox in preview to let other people edit the topic immediately without the one hour lock.
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    • Fixed problem of losing carriage returns when editing topics with KDE KFM browser or W3M browser.
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    • Fixed problem that a page redirect on some server environments is not working (host name is needed in URL).
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    • Fixed security issue to prevent a server side %INCLUDE% of arbitrary files.
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    • New %GMTIME% variable that shows the current GM time.
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01-May-2000 Release

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    • New TWikiVariables %HTTP_HOST% , %REMOTE_ADDR% , %REMOTE_PORT% and %REMOTE_USER% .
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    • TWikiRegistration is done separately for Intranet use (depends on remote_user) or Internet use (depends on .htpasswd file).
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    • Uploading a file (topic file attachment) will optionally create a link to the uploaded file at the end of the topic. The preference variable %ATTACHLINKBOX% controls the default state of the link check box in the attach file page.
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    • Edit preferences topics to set TWiki variables. There are three level of preferences Site-level (TWikiPreferences), web-level (WebPreferences in each web) and user-level preferences (for each of the TWikiUsers). With this, discontinue use of server side include of wikiwebs.inc , wikiwebtable.inc , weblist.inc , webcopyright.inc and webcolors.inc files.
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    • New variable %SCRIPTSUFFIX% / $scriptSuffix containing an optional file extension of the TWiki Perl script. Templates have been changed to use this variable. This allows you to rename the Perl script files to have a file extension like for example ".cgi".
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    • Inline search. New variable %SEARCH{"str" ...}% to show a search result embedded in a topic text. TWikiVariables has more on the syntax. Inline search combined with the category table feature can be used for example to create a simple bug tracking system.
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    • Access statistics. Each web has a WebStatistics topic that shows monthy statistics with number of topic views and changes, most popular topics, and top contributors. (It needs to be enabled, TWikiDocumentation has more.)
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      Topic TWikiHistory . { ..... Diffs r1.10 > r1.9 > r1.8 > r1.7 >... }
      Additional revisions can be selected by pressing the >... link.

01-Sep-1999 Release

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01-Jul-1999 Release

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      Revision r1.3 1998/11/10 01:34 by PeterThoeny
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1998 Releases

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      Topic TWikiHistory . { Edit Ref-By r1.3 > r1.2 > r1.1 }
      Revision r1.3 1998/11/10 01:34 by PeterThoeny
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      Revision r1.3 1998/10/26 01:34:00 by PeterThoeny
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