We just released TWiki-5.1.3, it can be downloaded immediately from TWiki.org and SourceForge.net. The TWiki-VM, a VMware based virtual machine has been updated as well. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to this release. In all, 50 people are listed in the Istanbul Hall of Fame. Thank you!
This release supersedes earlier TWiki-5.1 releases, which introduced many usability enhancements, such as point and click user data management, more visual user profile pages with picture selector, and a backup feature to help upgrade TWiki sites. TWiki-5.1 also strengthens TWiki as an application platform to more easily build custom wiki applications.
The latest TWiki-5.1.3 patch release fixes a number of bugs and has some incremental enhancements. Most importantly, it incorporates a fix for the Security Alert CVE-2012-6329, where the MAKETEXT variable allowed arbitrary shell command execution. Feature highlights of the TWiki-5.1 Release:
Stub of TopMenu-bar
For Users: Better Usability
More visual user profile pages with in-place editing of form fields and picture selector
The SpreadSheetPlugin has a new CALCULATE variable that gets evaluated in the proper inside-out, left-to-right order among other TWikiVariables. In contrast, the older CALC variable gets evaluated with some delay, which can result in some surprises. - added in TWiki-5.1.2
Ability to auto-create page on view if it does not exist
How do You Use TWiki?
It is good to learn from each other how TWiki is being used at the workplace. I invite you to share your story. How about writing a case study as a blog here on TWiki.org? Many new and existing users would appreciate that. For inspiration see these three case studies:
What's Happening With the Community?
We have lots of activity on TWiki.org, with 300-400 monthly commits. The open source community is working hard on the next major TWiki release, code named Jerusalem Release. As for the last 4 years, the main focus of the Jerusalem Release is usability - stay tuned for lots of things that will make your teamwork easier and more fun! Developers are also working on many features enhancements, two of which are worth highlighting:
Make TWiki scalable to thousands of webs and a million+ pages, across multiple sites with data replication - thank you Hideyo Imazu-san for working on the ReadOnlyAndMirrorWebs feature!
New TWiki application installer that will make it easy for developers to package components and applications, and for users to install those apps with a point and click operation. Now is a good time to provide feedback. What needs do you have? Please comment at TWikiAppInstaller.
Word of mouth is an effective way to spread TWiki - we appreciate your help tremendously! More exposure means more contributions, and a better system! Please spread the word in Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, blogs etc. You can point your connections to this blog post (at http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Blog/BlogEntry201212x1) - short link is http://bit.ly/twRel513.
Sample tweet you could use: