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Istanbul Release - TWiki-5.1 - Released 2011-08-17

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Istanbul Release is the code name for the TWiki-5.1 Release that has been released on 2011-08-17. This release supersedes the HelsinkiRelease (TWikiRelease05x00), and has been superseded by the JerusalemRelease.


Release topic Date Stable? Download Rev Type Code Name
TWikiRelease05x01x04 2013-02-16 smile zip, tgz, VM zip, md5 5.1.4 (r25114) Production IstanbulRelease
TWikiRelease05x01x03 2012-12-16 smile zip, tgz, VM zip, md5 5.1.3 (r24504) Production IstanbulRelease
TWikiRelease05x01x02 2012-10-07 smile zip, tgz, VM zip, md5 5.1.2 (r23565) Production IstanbulRelease
TWikiRelease05x01x01 2012-01-14 smile zip, tgz, VM zip, md5 5.1.1 (r22570) Production IstanbulRelease
TWikiRelease05x01x00 2011-08-20 smile zip, tgz, VM zip, md5 5.1.0 (r22113) Production IstanbulRelease
TWikiRelease05x01x00rc1 2011-07-17 indifferent download.gif zip, tgz, md5 5.1.0-rc1 (r21777) RC Istanbul Release

Feature Proposal Summary

These are all under construction / implemented feature proposals of IstanbulRelease.

Topic & Summary Current StateSorted ascending Last Update
Add ColorPickerPlugin to Core TWiki Distribution
MergedToCore 2010-12-20 - 21:10
Add counter to session variables
MergedToCore 2011-04-09 - 08:04
Add encode and newline Parameters to FORMFIELD
MergedToCore 2010-12-21 - 05:44
Add format parameter to URLPARAM
MergedToCore 2010-10-27 - 04:48
Add isValidWebName and isValidTopicName to TWiki::Func
MergedToCore 2011-01-20 - 05:32
Add Meta Data to beforeAttachmentSaveHandler and afterAttachmentSaveHandler
MergedToCore 2011-03-07 - 06:36
Add SetGetPlugin to Core TWiki Distribution
MergedToCore 2011-03-27 - 08:01
Add writeLog() to TWiki::Func
MergedToCore 2011-02-02 - 07:45
Usability: Auto-create page on view if it does not exist
MergedToCore 2011-08-13 - 18:12
Backup & Restore Utility
MergedToCore 2011-08-23 - 20:30
Configure Features for Task Framework
MergedToCore 2012-09-30 - 19:30
Don't hide non-hidden attachments
MergedToCore 2010-12-21 - 06:38
FIXEDTOPMENU preferences setting
MergedToCore 2012-10-10 - 04:48
Improve attachment-to-Trash flow
MergedToCore 2011-06-22 - 08:40
Include Parameters With Default
MergedToCore 2011-04-14 - 08:38
More Visual User Homepages
MergedToCore 2011-06-22 - 08:41
Support parameterized variables (macros)
MergedToCore 2011-03-27 - 08:11
Need Parent Topic as Variable
MergedToCore 2010-07-02 - 05:15
Pass text and meta data to registerTagHandler callback
MergedToCore 2011-05-23 - 05:07
Read-only skin mode
MergedToCore 2011-06-11 - 22:26
Adjust the search order for WebTopicEditTemplate to also include the USERSWEB
MergedToCore 2010-07-06 - 06:29
Add a parameter to INCLUDE to indicate what heading level ---+ should correspond to
MergedToCore 2010-08-21 - 03:42
Relative Heading Levels for SEARCH
MergedToCore 2010-08-21 - 05:48
Set and Get Variables
MergedToCore 2011-03-27 - 07:48
Set the Flag to Change Password in next Login
MergedToCore 2010-11-22 - 19:40
Set form field on file upload (for better usability of profile picture upload)
MergedToCore 2014-12-09 - 01:40
Site Statistics Page
MergedToCore 2011-06-11 - 22:36
S/Mime support for notification e-mails
MergedToCore 2011-06-30 - 06:54
Support Authenticated Proxy
MergedToCore 2010-09-08 - 03:48
Support Disabled Users in Password Manager
MergedToCore 2010-10-02 - 18:29
User Bookmarks
MergedToCore 2011-07-02 - 04:33
User Data Management API and GUI
MergedToCore 2010-10-25 - 17:31
Add new HIDE variable
MergedToCore 2011-04-01 - 07:00
Number of topics: 33

See all TWikiFeatureProposals

Istanbul Release Meetings

Meetings are held in #twiki_release IRC channel.

Release Focus

The TWikiMission specifies the overall purpose of the project.

The release focus is aligned with our TWikiRoadMap, as discussed in IstanbulReleaseMeeting2010x06x07:

  1. Usability enhancements:
    • Editing
    • Navigation
    • Web based admin functionality for users, groups, webs, topics
  2. Good out of box experience, making it easier for non-sysadmins to install/update twiki
  3. Performance & scalability: Database backend, caching, template language

Overall TWikiRoadMap as of 2010-08-27:

  • Usability:
    • Seamless, quick, extensible WYSIWYG
    • Manage TML code via "sectional edit" widgets
    • Point and click permissions
    • Flow of manipulating content: File upload, more screen,... Drag and drop file attachments
    • Copy existing page to make new page
    • Clean up diff's presentation of page history
  • Performance & scalability:
    • Fast structured queries
    • Fast text search including attachment content
    • SQL 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
    • Archive Data
  • Application platform:
    • Easy ways to build & exchange applications & component
    • TWiki API for Java programmers
  • Internationalization:
    • Full UTF-8 Support (including WikiWords),both LR and RL.
  • Enterprise Social Networking (ESN) Features:
    • Ad-hoc creation of communities, invite to community, join/leave a community
    • ESN specific search
    • Definition of standard ESN fields and their relation to LDAP
  • Mashups:
    • Easy ways to mash up different data sources & applications (XML/SOAP/JSON/OpenSocial toolkit)
    • Tight Integration with other related applications, such as Sharepoint, Google Search Appliance, SalesForce, Bugzilla, Nagios
  • Skins:
    • Stable template baseline for skins
    • Easily customizable skin
  • Administration:
    • Improved User, group and other management
    • Add site metrics, User page views, user page adds over time
    • Content converters to import content from other wiki platforms
  • Documentation:
    • Reorganize and polish content of the TWiki distribution to be more accessible, not only for TWiki Administrators or developers
    • Refactor TWiki.org site navigation and presentation to be more accessible by evaluators and press/bloggers

Release Management

-- Contributors: PeterThoeny - 2011-05-27


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