Tags:
create new tag
, view all tags

Georgetown Release - Released 2009-03-30

Governmental administration in Georgetown, Guyana
Georgetown, Guyana: Governmental administration.

Introduction

Georgetown Release is the code name for the TWiki Release 4.3, TWikiRelease04x03. This release supersedes the FreetownRelease (TWikiRelease04x02). The CodeName of the release after Georgetown is HelsinkiRelease.

Releases

Release topic Date Stable? Download Rev Type Code Name
TWikiRelease04x03x02 2009-09-02 smile zip, tgz, upgrade.zip, upgrade.tgz, md5 4.3.2 (r18148) Production GeorgetownRelease
TWikiRelease04x03x02rc2 2009-08-31 indifferent download.gif zip , tgz 4.3.2-rc2 (r18125) RC GeorgetownRelease
TWikiRelease04x03x02rc1 2009-08-27 frown download.gif zip , tgz 4.3.2-rc1 (r18121) RC GeorgetownRelease
TWikiRelease04x03x01 2009-04-29 smile zip, tgz, upgrade.zip, upgrade.tgz, md5 4.3.1 (r18054) Production GeorgetownRelease
TWikiRelease04x03x00 2009-03-30 smile zip, tgz, upgrade.tgz, upgrade.zip 4.3.0 (r17948) Production GeorgetownRelease
TWikiRelease04x03x00rc1 2009-03-07 indifferent download.gif zip , tgz 4.3.0-rc1 (r17878) RC GeorgetownRelease

Release Focus

The TWikiMission specifies the overall purpose of the project.

The release focus is per our roadmap:

  • Usability:
    • Seamless, quick, extensible WYSIWYG
    • Point and click permissions
    • Flow of manipulating content: File upload, more screen,...
    • Polish content of the TWiki distribution to be more accessible to different types of personas
  • Performance & scalability:
    • Fast structured queries
    • Fast text search
    • Storage back-end that scales to gazillions of pages with compatibility and audit trail
    • Address high traffic bottlenecks by e.g. implementing caching
    • Topic Object Model
  • Application platform:
    • Easy ways to build & exchange applications & components
  • Mashups:
    • Easy ways to mash up different data sources & applications (XML/SOAP/JSON/OpenSocial toolkit)
  • UI:
    • Stable template baseline for skins

See latest TWikiRoadMap

Release Management

Georgetown Release Meetings

Meetings are held in #twiki_release IRC channel.

Features / Change Proposals

Topic & Summary Current State Committed Developer Concern
DisableWikiWordsWithNumbers:
Provide option to disable numbers in WikiWords
AcceptedProposal 2007-12-10
3531 days ago
   
FormsShouldEvaluateTheSizeField:
Forms Should Evaluate the Size Field
MergedToCore 2009-11-17
2823 days ago
HorstEsser HorstEsser
UseIsoDatesByDefault:
Use ISO Dates by Default
MergedToCore 2009-04-04
3050 days ago
PeterThoeny  
TocFailsForIdenticalHeadingNames:
Headings with same text generate same anchor, and TOC doesn't work
MergedToCore 2006-11-30
3906 days ago
MarkusUeberall  
ControlOverVariableExpansion:
Control over Variable Expansion
MergedToCore 2007-02-16
3828 days ago
PeterThoeny CrawfordCurrie
DontExposeTWikiRootAsHtmlDocRoot:
Security: Don't expose twiki root directory as html doc root
MergedToCore 2009-04-09
3045 days ago
PeterThoeny  
AddTWikiNetSkinToDistribution:
Add TWikiNetSkin to Distribution
MergedToCore 2009-02-16
3097 days ago
PeterThoeny  
ProcessAddToHeadAdds:
Process addToHEAD adds
MergedToCore 2007-02-25
3819 days ago
ArthurClemens  
SpreadSheetPluginNopFunctionEnhancement:
SpreadSheetPlugin Nop Function Enhancement
MergedToCore 2009-11-17
2823 days ago
HorstEsser HorstEsser
AddHeadlinesPluginToDistribution:
Add HeadlinesPlugin to Distribution
MergedToCore 2009-02-16
3097 days ago
PeterThoeny  
AddFooterParameterToSEARCH:
Add footer parameter to SEARCH to match the header
MergedToCore 2007-02-13
3831 days ago
SvenDowideit, SopanShewale  
AddNumberOfTopicsToFormattedSearch:
Add number of topics to Formatted Search
MergedToCore 2009-01-28
3116 days ago
PeterThoeny  
RemovePasswdAndResetpasswdScripts:
Remove redundant passwd and resetpasswd scripts
MergedToCore 2007-05-14
3741 days ago
CrawfordCurrie KennethLavrsen
TopicMovedMessageTooVisible:
Topic moved message at the bottom of normal view is too visible. Move to diff page
MergedToCore 2007-04-09
3776 days ago
PeterThoeny  
RemoveQuestionMarkLinks:
Remove question mark links
MergedToCore 2009-01-31
3113 days ago
PeterThoeny, SopanShewale  
TWikiStandAlone:
TWiki as a Standalone Server
MergedToCore 2008-02-28
3451 days ago
GilmarSantosJr  
AddIsEmptyToIFVariable:
Add an isempty operator to the IF vairable
MergedToCore 2007-05-16
3739 days ago
RafaelAlvarez  
DeprecateRcsDirectoriesFeature:
Deprecate RCS Directories Feature
MergedToCore 2008-03-04
3446 days ago
KennethLavrsen KennethLavrsen
CentralizeAndHideAdminInstructions:
Add administrative instructions for TWikiRegistration tailoring
ParkedProposal 2007-12-29
3512 days ago
  KennethLavrsen
ExtractAndCentralizeFormattingRefactor:
Refactor format rendering to use TWikiIterators? (adds paging, consistency and speed)
ParkedProposal 2007-12-15
3526 days ago
   
FormattedSearchPatternAndCountContext:
Enhance FormattedSearch to return pattern and count in context
ParkedProposal 2008-05-28
3361 days ago
   
AddAttachmentsVarToFormattedSearch:
add topic="" to META and $attachment() to SEARCH format
ParkedProposal
   
CreateHomeWebConfigVar:
Create a new $TWiki::cfg{HomeWebName} configure variable
ParkedProposal 2008-02-10
3469 days ago
   
DynamicFormOptionDefinitionsUsingInclude:
Parse INCLUDE in form definition topic
ParkedProposal
   
CaseInsensitiveUserMapping:
Ignore differences in case between registration and login
ParkedProposal 2007-03-26
3790 days ago
   
AddAContextVAR:
Add a way to display the contexts that are set
ParkedProposal
   
AddLoggingHandler:
Plugin hook for TWiki::writeLog
ParkedProposal 2008-10-09
3227 days ago
OliverKrueger  
CreateHomeWebVariable:
Create HOMEWEB variable as distinct from MAINWEB. Superseded by CreateHomeWebConfigVar.
ParkedProposal 2007-04-09
3776 days ago
   
AddSkinDirToTemplatePath:
Add a Skin Directory to the Default Template Path
ParkedProposal 2008-10-06
3230 days ago
SopanShewale  
SupportTranslationInPlugins:
Add translation support for extensions authors
ParkedProposal
   
EnginesAsContribs:
TWiki Engines distributed as Contribs
ParkedProposal 2008-04-27
3392 days ago
GilmarSantosJr  
ShorterUrlSupport:
Support in TWiki.pm for Shorter URLs, ommiting HomeWeb and WebHome
ParkedProposal 2008-01-29
3481 days ago
   
EasyUrlQueryHandling:
Easy url query handling
ParkedProposal 2007-04-23
3762 days ago
ArthurClemens CrawfordCurrie
AddDataToRegistrationHandler:
add the registration data to the parameters of the registrationHandler
ParkedProposal 2007-12-17
3524 days ago
   
ThinPrefs:
Thin Prefs Mechanism
ParkedProposal 2008-09-28
3238 days ago
   
PluggablePermissions:
Plugin hooks to permission checking
ParkedProposal 2008-08-19
3278 days ago
RafaelAlvarez KennethLavrsen, SvenDowideit
DeprecateGetViewUrl:
Deprecate TWiki::Func::getViewUrl
ParkedProposal
  PeterThoeny
ResultSets:
Result Sets to abstract search results, lists, and GROUP definition
ParkedProposal 2007-12-21
3520 days ago
   
GraceFullFallbackForPluginTWikiVariables:
TWikiVariable for non-installed plugins should fallback gracefully
ParkedProposal 2007-03-07
3809 days ago
SvenDowideit PeterThoeny, CrawfordCurrie, SvenDowideit, KennethLavrsen
PreInstallNatEditContrib:
Make NatEditContrib a default extension starting from 4.2
ParkedProposal 2007-04-08
3777 days ago
  KennethLavrsen
TWikiCache:
A pluggable caching service and built-in HTML page cache
ParkedProposal 2007-02-27
3817 days ago
   
PluggableAccessControlImplementation:
Pluggable Access Control Implementation
ParkedProposal 2008-08-04
3293 days ago
   
NewEditPreferencesPlugin:
An enhanced EditPreferencesPlugin which stores values in Main.TWikiPreferences
ParkedProposal 2007-06-02
3722 days ago
   
TWikiFormInheritance:
Proposed feature for inheritance of TWikiForm fields
ReadyForReleaseMeeting 2007-09-19
3613 days ago
  SvenDowideit, KennethLavrsen
AddTopicAttributeToVAR:
Extend VarVAR to referencing variables defined in a topic.
RejectedProposal
   
AddAttachmentsParamToFormat:
add topic="" to META and $attachment() to SEARCH format
RejectedProposal
  Sven & Peter
CanonicalTWikiVariables:
Simplify and make consistent the syntax for defining and referencing TWiki variables.
UnderInvestigation
   
GeneralisedCHARTdefinition:
create a generalised CHART Var definition that several ChartPlugins can re-use
UnderInvestigation
   
AttachmentRenameOnUpload:
Rename Attachment to Match Latest Upload
UnderInvestigation
   
DefaultTextInSearch:
SEARCH to have parameter "default"
UnderInvestigation
   
IdentifyUsers:
Identiify users and groups in TML using a simple syntax
UnderInvestigation
   
DoWeNeedToShipClassicSkin:
UnderInvestigation
   
BetterRevisionControl:
Revision Control should have a better Diff-View
UnderInvestigation
   
MoveMultipleAttachmentsAtOnce:
UnderInvestigation
   
CreatePackagesForLanguages:
Create Packages For Languages
UnderInvestigation
   
TopicObjectModel:
UnderInvestigation
   
AddUSERSLISTandGROUPSLIST:
Add USERSLIST TWiki variable
UnderInvestigation
   
TWikiCommentSyntaxInTopics:
Create code commenting syntax
UnderInvestigation
   
VersionSpecificFileLinksInAttachmentsTable:
Have file links in attachment table include a URL param to get latest version
UnderInvestigation
   
AddSettingsTopicParamToEditAndSave:
add a settingstopic parameter to edit&save
UnderInvestigation
   
SegregateWikiness:
Segregate Wikiness
UnderInvestigation
  KennethLavrsen
MakeSignatureFormatConfigurable:
Make signature format configurable
UnderInvestigation
   
CellSpanFeatureForEditTablePlugin:
New cell span feature for EditTablePlugin
UnderInvestigation
   
SecuringAttachments:
UnderInvestigation
   
HowToDeleteUserAccount:
TWiki should provide a user interface to delete accounts, rather than needing the administrator to edit files on the backend.
UnderInvestigation
   
SearchProperHandlingOfDateStrings:
SEARCH cannot order according to date strings in forms
UnderInvestigation
   
SkinSelectionUsingAgent:
Enable skin selection via Web Agent name / request
UnderInvestigation
   
AutoIncStep:
AUTOINC step value
UnderInvestigation
   
LimitNumberOfRevisionsDisplayedInHistory:
Limit or Make Configurable the number of revisions shown in History results
UnderInvestigation
   
EasySettingOfViewTemplate:
Easy Setting of View Template
UnderInvestigation
  MichaelDaum
RefactorPluginsPipeline:
Plugin execution order mechanism is too crude
UnderInvestigation
   
AddUserAgentToConfigure:
Add User Agent to configure
UnderInvestigation 2008-12-15
3160 days ago
   
WhatTWikiNeedsForAStructuredWiki:
UI Elements TWiki needs to be a real structured wiki
UnderInvestigation
   
MetaDataDrivenTagDesign:
UnderInvestigation
   
UseUTF8:
Use UTF-8 internally in TWiki
UnderInvestigation
   
AddTruncateVAR:
Add TRUNCATE variable
UnderInvestigation
   
Number of topics: 76

See all TWikiFeatureProposals

-- Contributors: PeterThoeny, CrawfordCurrie, SvenDowideit - 07 May 2007

Discussion

I added Usability to the Release Focus smile . I'm convinced that TWikis lacking ease of use (in some parts) needs to be improved a lot. It's the next major release, so we need to make a bis step forward in this area.

-- CarloSchulz - 23 Jan 2008

Database storage would be the feature that TWiki needs. I'm no big coder but will seek to contribute whatever I can. I wish for a narrow feature list, mostly focusing on database support.

-- LarsEik - 23 Jan 2008

Ability to easily install/deploy Twiki in a (virtual) hosted solution which does not have command line (shell) access, nor ready access to other utilities (such as gunzip etc), and where cgi-bin can not be dedicated to simply having Twiki in it (since a variety of other packages also run off the same virtualised hosted area).

-- TonySutherland - 30 Jan 2008

Tony, TWikiStandAlone is probably something you want to help along then. I managed to get it running on my laptop. Really great and easy. I think that is nr.2 feature after database storage.

-- LarsEik - 17 Feb 2008

I am supporting Carlo for adding Usability as a main goal for TWiki.

-- MartinSeibert - 18 Feb 2008

Nobody is interested in ProposedUTF8SupportForI18N ?

-- JurajVariny - 14 Apr 2008

Its not that no-one is interested in seeing it done. Rather that no-one has commited to doing the work. Are you interested in doing it (we really do need more hands in this area in particular)?

-- SvenDowideit - 14 Apr 2008

Given the recent development in the TWikiCommunity, this page needs an update real badly.

-- JoachimBlum - 11 Nov 2008

Yes, names will change, the roadmap largely remains the same. You can make a difference by getting engaged!

-- PeterThoeny - 11 Nov 2008

Yes, I'm quite interested in ProposedUTF8SupportForI18N! I tested Freetown release and the SVN repository. Chinese WikiWord is supported through [[ ]] tag. But CreateNewTopic page doesn't support it. And THE MAIN PROBLEM is Chinese searching doesn't work at all. In English sentences, spaces and marks are used to split words. But in Chinese, you need a more sophisticated splitting logic.

Some of my colleagues are working on Chinese word splitting. And I'm quite interested in TWiki project. And want to promote it to my company. Though I'm new to TWiki, but I've found a lot of bugs and tried to fix some of them. I think I may offer some help in UTF8 proposal, even allocating some company resources.

-- FengZhaolin - 12 Feb 2009

Thank you Feng for the offer to get involved! That is very good news, I18N needs some tender loving care. Please ReadmeFirst to get started. I will also send you some pointers by e-mail.

-- PeterThoeny - 12 Feb 2009

I've checked for Korean WikiWord like that Feng did. But in case of mine, which version is GeorgeTown(r17907), I was able to search Korean characters which were used as a topic. That's great!

However, the wikiWordRegex of TWiki.pm is not sufficient to express Korean, Chinese, and even Japanese. In addition, it seems that there are few considerations for theses languages, which have no concepts of capital or small letters.

When do you have a plan to support newer version of WikiWord? Is that started already?

-- JustinKim - 27 Mar 2009

Thank you for the feedback. We are currently looking for people who can drive the internationalization effort of TWiki. It would be great if you join efforts with Feng.

The goal for Korean, Chinese and Japanese is to rely solely on square bracket links, and to support multi-byte characters for page names.

-- PeterThoeny - 27 Mar 2009

Edit | Attach | Watch | Print version | History: r29 < r28 < r27 < r26 < r25 | Backlinks | Raw View | Raw edit | More topic actions
Topic revision: r29 - 2010-07-29 - PeterThoeny
 
  • Learn about TWiki  
  • Download TWiki
This site is powered by the TWiki collaboration platform Powered by Perl Hosted by OICcam.com Ideas, requests, problems regarding TWiki? Send feedback. Ask community in the support forum.
Copyright © 1999-2017 by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.