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TWiki-6.0.1 Release

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PR Activity

Date Website By Status
2014-10-15 SourceForge (link) PTh Done
2014-10-15 WikiMatrix (link) PTh Done
2014-10-15 LinkedIn (link) PTh Done

Websites:

  • GigaOM
  • ZDNet, Dion Hinchcliffe
  • WebWorker Daily, Judi Sohn
  • BetaNews.com
  • Apache Week
  • Associated Press
  • Byte & Switch
  • CNET
  • Computer Business Review
  • Converge
  • CRN
  • c't Magazin, Germany
  • DDJ
  • ElectricNews.net
  • Handelsblatt
  • eWeek
  • Information Advisor
  • InfoWorld
  • IT360°
  • IT Week
  • iX Magazin, Germany
  • Linux-Magazin, Germany
  • Linux-Magazine
  • Linux Journal
  • Microscope
  • Network Computing
  • Network World
  • Networking Pipeline
  • NewsForge
  • NY Times
  • O'Reilly Media
  • Reuters
  • Salon.com
  • Seattle Times
  • Slashdot
  • Tech Target
  • Telecom Trends
  • Techworld
  • TheWHIR.com
  • VentureBeat
  • Perl News, http://perlnews.org/

Bloggers:

  • Robert Scoble
  • Dan Woods, Forbes
  • Tom Foremski, Silicon Valley Watcher
  • Christopher Taylor Lynn, Social TNT
  • Benedict Herold, TechCorner
  • Jeremy Geelan
  • Kara Swisher, All Things Digital
  • Vincent Lauria
  • Ward Cunningham
  • David Carr
  • Gabor Szabo, Perl Weekly
  • Leo Lapworth, http://perlsphere.net/
  • Andy Lester, Perl Buzz
  • Peter O'Kelly

Analysts:

  • Altimeter Group
  • Ashton Metzler
  • Gartner
  • NetForecast
  • Quocirca
  • Taneja Group
  • Wainhouse Research
  • Yankee Group

E-mail sent to twiki-announce mailing list

From: Peter Thoeny <peter09[at]thoeny.org>
Subject: Announcement: TWiki-6.0.1 Released - Better Usability & Application Platform 
Date: October 15, 2014 2:18:44 PM PDT
To: TWiki-Announce <twiki-announce[at]lists.sourceforge.net>,
    TWiki-Dev list for developers <twiki-dev[at]lists.sourceforge.net>

Dear TWiki administrator:

TWiki-6.0.1 is released, shipped through the virtual door! This is a patch release that brings a 
number of usability enhancements, such as drag & drop file attachments, and strengthens TWiki as 
an application platform. The release also fixes a number of bugs, including 
SecurityAlert-CVE-2014-7236 and SecurityAlert-CVE-2014-7237.

The new release can be downloaded from TWiki.org and SourceForge.net. The TWiki-VM has been updated 
as well, which is a virtual machine in Open Virtualization Format (OVF) for use in VMware, 
VirtualBox, Oracle VM and other virtualization environments.

Upgrade is recommended to this latest major release. It fixes a number of bugs and has many 
enhancements that help you with user adoption.

See our blog post about this release: http://bit.ly/twRel601 . The TWiki community worked hard on 
this release. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to it. Special 
kudos to Hideyo Imazu and Morgan Stanley team for making the open source TWiki scalable to very 
large deployments! In all, 99 people are listed in the Jerusalem Hall of Fame. Thank you, Thank 
You, THANK YOU!

Table of contents:

 * Changes and Upgrade
 * What is TWiki
 * TWiki Community - Get Involved!
 * TWiki User Community
 * TWiki Support
 * TWiki Deployment and Advocacy
 * Call for Papers!

______________________________________________________________
---++ CHANGES AND UPGRADE

TWiki-6.0.1 released on 2014-10-05 is a patch release that adds new features and fixes a number of bugs, 
including two vulnerabilities:

  * Security Alert CVE-2014-7236: Remote Perl code execution with query string to debug TWiki plugins 
    http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/SecurityAlert-CVE-2014-7236

  * Security Alert CVE-2014-7237: Apache configuration file upload on TWiki on Windows server
    http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/SecurityAlert-CVE-2014-7237

This patch release is based on major release TWiki-6.0.0 (code named Jerusalem) that has a shiny new 
dashboard look, brings many usability enhancements, strengthens TWiki as an application platform, and 
scales to very large deployments with thousands of webs and a million pages.

TWiki is now localized to Bulgarian, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, 
English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, 
Swedish and Ukrainian.

To date, 291 extensions have been tested and enhanced for TWiki-6.0

---+++ TWiki-6.0.0 and TWiki-6.0.1 Release Feature Highlights

Note: The TWiki.org blog at http://bit.ly/twRel601 explains the new features with some screenshots

Note: Features new in TWiki-6.0.1 have note "NEW in TWiki-6.0.1"

 * For Users: Usability Enhancements
    * Drag and drop file attachments - __NEW__ in TWiki-6.0.1
    * Add drag and drop to change profile picture screen - __NEW__ in TWiki-6.0.1
    * Upgrade to TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor to version 3.5.8
    * New TOPICTITLE variable for non-WikiWord topic titles
    * Show topic title in square bracket links using [[+TopicName]] syntax
    * Icon bullet lists: Specify any TWiki doc graphics icon as a bullet
    * WebSearch and WebChanges has now search result pagination
    * WebChanges shows topic age instead of topic date
    * Auto-discover TWikiForms, e.g. no need to set in WEBFORMS preferences setting
    * Move change TWiki Form from edit screen to "more topic actions" screen
    * Show link to older versions of attachments in attachment table
    * Automatically link @Twitter handles
    * Add comment section to new topic template
    * Copy/clone topic function in more topic action screen
    * Configurable signatures with profile pictures
    * Open external links in new browser window or tab; show external link icon

 * For Large Sites: Scalability Enhancements
    * Read-only and mirror web support for distributed TWiki sites
    * MetadataRepository for site metadata and web metadata to speed up operations across many webs
    * Rename topic operation with option to not replace web internal references
    * Rename web operation can cope with a large site and read-only/mirror webs
    * Introducing web-level administrator for higher web autonomy; web specific WIKIWEBMASTER
    * Support for multiple disk drives for data and pub directories

 * For Developers: TWiki Application Platform Enhancements
    * New EDITFORMFIELD variable to easily create custom forms to create/change topics with TWiki Forms
    * Add rev parameter to FORMFIELD variable
    * New combobox TWiki Form field type
    * New ENTITY variable to entity encode content
    * Add createdate, default, encode parameters to SEARCH variable
    * SEARCH variable with sort by parent feature
    * SEARCH variable extended to make results pagination possible
    * SEARCH: Search with sort by multiple fields - __NEW__ in TWiki-6.0.1
    * SEARCH: Sort by parent breadcrumb - __NEW__ in TWiki-6.0.1
    * Add encode, newline, nofinalnewline, allowanytype to INCLUDE variable
    * Add subwebs and depth parameters to WEBLIST variable
    * Add section parameter to ADDTOHEAD variable
    * Add encode and decode functions to TWiki::Func
    * Add LWP parameters to TWiki::Func::getExternalResource
    * Conditional Skin based on group membership and other criteria
    * Finer-control variable expansion in topic creation
    * Add topic parameter to VAR variable to get settings defined in another topic
    * Add raw parameter to INCLUDE variable to include a topic in the raw mode
    * New csv encode type for ENCODE variable - __NEW__ in TWiki-6.0.1

 * For Administrators: Security Enhancements
    * Support for an implicit "all users" group
    * Empty DENY setting means undefined setting
    * Dynamic access control (experimental)
    * Upgrade support for secure email notification
    * Restrict HTTP variable to not reveal certain header fields
    * User masquerading to check if access restriction is working as expected for another user
    * Disable XSS Protection for JavaScript

 * For Power Users: Extensions Enhancements
    * Add new WatchlistPlugin to core and deprecate MailerContrib
    * Add new TWikiDashboardAddOn to core distribution
    * Add new ScrollBoxAddOn to core distribution
    * Add new DatePickerPlugin to core and deprecate JSCalendarContrib
    * Add new MovedSkin to core distribution
    * SpreadSheetPlugin supports hash variables with new functions GETHASH(), HASH2LIST(), HASHCOPY(), 
      HASHEACH(), HASHEXISTS(), HASHREVERSE(), LIST2HASH(), SETHASH(), SETMHASH()
    * SpreadSheetPlugin adds new functions BIN2DEC(), DEC2BIN(), DEC2HEX(), DEC2OCT(), HEX2DEC(), 
      OCT2DEC()
    * SpreadSheetPlugin supports quoted parameters with '''triple quotes'''
    * SpreadSheetPlugin: New functions ADDLIST(), GETLIST(), SETLIST() - __NEW__ in TWiki-6.0.1
    * SpreadSheetPlugin: FORMAT(CURRENY, ...) with support for currency symbol - __NEW__ in TWiki-6.0.1
    * SpreadSheetPlugin: Allow newlines and indent around functions and function parameters; allow 
      newlines in triple-quoted strings - __NEW__ in TWiki-6.0.1
    * InterwikiPlugin to observe the links configuration parameter
    * TagMePlugin with support for multiple tag namespaces
    * PatternSkin: New hideInPrint CSS class to hide specific content from printing - __NEW__ in TWiki-6.0.1
    * PatternSkin: Show history and other topic actions in read-only skin mode - __NEW__ in TWiki-6.0.1
    * JQueryPlugin: JQTAB enhancements: Show blue link instead of red on hover over tab; make tab css 
      overridable; remove dotted underline below tab; active tabs with gray gradient - __NEW__ in TWiki-6.0.1
    * WatchlistPlugin: Don't notify oneself when watching topics; set minor change when updating watchlist 
      topic - __NEW__ in TWiki-6.0.1
    * WatchlistPlugin: Watch all topics in web and watch new topics in web; fix for mod_perl -
      __NEW__ in TWiki-6.0.1

 * Miscellaneous Feature Enhancements
    * CGI Engine to be made Fast CGI compatible
    * Empty IF condition to be regarded valid and false
    * Add seconds to the timestamp in debug/log/warn
    * Viewing topic text with variables expanded
    * WEBLIST canmoveto and cancopyto
    * Add viewRedirectHandler callback to plugins API
    * No such topic, no such web, access denied are done right
       * Return "404 Not Found" status for topic not found instead of 200 OK status
       * Return "404 Not Found" status and show "No Such Web" page title for no such web without 
         redirecting to an oops URL titled "Access Denied"
       * Return "403 Access Denied" status for access denied without redirecting to an oops URL whose 
         status code is "200 OK"
    * Statistics enhancements to show most viewed webs, most updated webs, most popular webs, top 
      viewers, # of unique users who viewed, saved, and uploaded on the web/site, affiliation breakdown
    * Specifying webs to be excluded from WebStatistics update
    * Statistics topics can be annualized to e.g. WebStatistics2013, WebStatistics2014. This prevents 
      statistics topics from growing indefinitely
    * For paragraphs generate <p>...</p> instead of <p/>
    * 20 new TWikiDocGraphics icons
    * 16 new TWikiDocGraphics icons - __NEW__ in TWiki-6.0.1
    * New COPY, REG, TM variables for copyright, registered trademark and trademark symbols, 
      respectively - __NEW__ in TWiki-6.0.1

---+++ Details and Upgrade

Overview blog with screenshots:
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Blog/BlogEntry201410x1

Details are listed in the release notes at:
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/TWikiReleaseNotes06x00

Use the BackupRestorePlugin to easily upgrade from earlier TWiki releases:
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/BackupRestorePlugin

Manual upgrade instructions are at:
http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/TWikiUpgradeGuide

______________________________________________________________
---++ WHAT IS TWIKI

The TWiki.org community is committed to building a leading open source enterprise wiki and 
application platform with an extensible plugin architecture. Users without programming skills 
can create web applications. Developers can integrate TWiki applications with other enterprise 
applications.

Unlike some other open source projects, the TWiki.org project is focusing mainly on quality, 
stability & performance. While we regularly release new features, we put a priority on 
maintaining quality, stability & performance over releasing new features too quickly. Many 
enterprises have mission critical content in TWiki; we earned their trust and we are committed 
to continue with our priorities so that enterprises can depend on us.

The open source TWiki.org was founded in 1998 by Peter Thoeny and is managed by a team of 
open-source software engineers around the world. It is an active project with 200+ contributors, 
thousands of downloads each month, more than 780,000 downloads in total, and over 1 Million 
users across 130 countries in 14+ languages worldwide, including Cisco Systems, Google, IBM, 
Lufthansa, Morgan Stanley, Motorola, Nokia, Oracle, TI, UBS and many more.

TWiki is released as Free Software under the GNU/GPL (General Public License). TWiki is a 
registered trademark of Peter Thoeny.

______________________________________________________________
---++ TWIKI COMMUNITY - GET INVOLVED!

Get involved at:
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/GettingInvolved

The TWiki community is making steadily progress. We are still quite a small developer community 
and we are looking to growing our community. We invite you to get involved! We now have a more 
predictable governance model based on the successful Ubuntu community, designed to get away 
from personality driven decision making and politics, to a friendly community that has a clear 
mission and development processes. This means that you as a developer get to work with 
contributors that are really focused on building the best technology.

Are you a developer, tech writer or marketeer with interest in open source? Have you ever 
participated in an open source community? It's lots of fun to collaborate on a common goal. The 
twiki.org community is looking for new contributors. As a contributor you can actively make a 
difference and help shape the product.

A good way to get started is to meet the TWiki team at a release meetings on IRC channel 
#twiki_release on chat.freenode.net - the next one is our first Kampala Release Meeting on 
2014-10-26:
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/KampalaReleaseMeeting2014x10x16

TWiki has now more than 400 Add-ons, Plugins, Contribs and Skins available. We have lots of ideas 
for additional extensions and for improving existing ones. Enhancing an extension is also a good 
way to get started with TWiki development. More on that at:
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/WebHome and
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/GettingInvolved

______________________________________________________________
---++ TWIKI USER COMMUNITY

Wouldn't it be great to meet fellow TWiki champions in your neighborhood to exchange ideas and 
best practices? We have occasional TWiki user meetups in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Silicon 
Valley and Zurich. Please organize one in your town too! Helpful people on twiki.org will assist 
you. More at:
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/TWikiMeetUps

______________________________________________________________
---++ TWIKI SUPPORT

The Support web at TWiki.org is available for people who have a technical questions or questions 
about TWiki deployment. This support forum is for TWiki users by TWiki users. The TWiki community 
keeps an eye on postings, but doesn't necessarily answer questions. In practice, contributors and 
users are actively discussing and helping out! Get TWiki community support at:
http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Support/WebHome

If you prefer IRC you can use the #twiki channel on chat.freenode.net to get in touch with the 
TWiki community.

A number of consultants provide consulting services to help you customize TWiki, see:
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/TWikiConsultants

______________________________________________________________
---++ TWIKI DEPLOYMENT AND ADVOCACY

It is mainly used behind corporate firewalls and has grown into a mission critical system at 
many major corporations such as Google, Motorola, Nokia, Oracle and Texas Instruments!

Word of mouth is a good way of spreading TWiki - your help is greatly appreciated! More 
exposure means more contributions, and a better system! Please help spread the word in 
Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, blogs etc. You can point your connections to the blog post at:
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Blog/BlogEntry201410x1 - short link is: http://bit.ly/twRel601

Sample tweet you could use:

New TWiki-6.0.1 released for enterprise collaboration & apps: Get. Work. Done. 
http://bit.ly/twRel601 #socbiz #enterprise #wiki

Your help in spreading the word of the new release is greatly appreciated!

______________________________________________________________
---++ CALL FOR PAPERS!

If you have a successful deployment of TWiki, we would really appreciate if you could support 
the TWiki project by writing a blog post on TWiki.org. This helps in promoting the platform, 
leading to more contributions, and a continuously improving product! Read more on this at:
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Blog/BlogIdeas

Last but not least, thanks for contributing many ideas, code, docs, quality and more!

Best regards and happy TWiki'ing,

Peter, on behalf of the TWiki community


--
Peter Thoeny     - Peter09[at]Thoeny.org
http://bit.ly/MrTWiki - consulting on enterprise collaboration
http://TWiki.org - is your team already TWiki enabled?
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TWiki-6.0.0 Release

TWiki-6.0.0 Release Announce Blog

PR Activity

Date Website By Status
2013-10-22 SourceForge (link) PTh Done
2013-10-22 WikiMatrix (link) PTh Done
2013-10-22 LinkedIn (link) PTh Done
2013-10-22 Freecode.com (link) PTh Done

Websites:

  • GigaOM
  • ZDNet, Dion Hinchcliffe
  • WebWorker Daily, Judi Sohn
  • BetaNews.com
  • Apache Week
  • Associated Press
  • Byte & Switch
  • CNET
  • Computer Business Review
  • Converge
  • CRN
  • c't Magazin, Germany
  • DDJ
  • ElectricNews.net
  • Handelsblatt
  • eWeek
  • Information Advisor
  • InfoWorld
  • IT360°
  • IT Week
  • iX Magazin, Germany
  • Linux-Magazin, Germany
  • Linux-Magazine
  • Linux Journal
  • Microscope
  • Network Computing
  • Network World
  • Networking Pipeline
  • NewsForge
  • NY Times
  • O'Reilly Media
  • Reuters
  • Salon.com
  • Seattle Times
  • Slashdot
  • Tech Target
  • Telecom Trends
  • Techworld
  • TheWHIR.com
  • VentureBeat
  • Perl News, http://perlnews.org/

Bloggers:

  • Robert Scoble
  • Dan Woods, Forbes
  • Tom Foremski, Silicon Valley Watcher
  • Christopher Taylor Lynn, Social TNT
  • Benedict Herold, TechCorner
  • Jeremy Geelan
  • Kara Swisher, All Things Digital
  • Vincent Lauria
  • Ward Cunningham
  • David Carr
  • Gabor Szabo, Perl Weekly
  • Leo Lapworth, http://perlsphere.net/
  • Andy Lester, Perl Buzz
  • Peter O'Kelly

Analysts:

  • Altimeter Group
  • Ashton Metzler
  • Gartner
  • NetForecast
  • Quocirca
  • Taneja Group
  • Wainhouse Research
  • Yankee Group

E-mail sent to twiki-announce mailing list

From: Peter Thoeny <peter09[at]thoeny.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:25:53 -0700
Subject: Announcement: TWiki-6.0.0 Released - Better Usability, Scalability & App Platform
To: TWiki-Dev list for developers <twiki-dev[at]lists.sourceforge.net>,
 TWiki-Announce <twiki-announce[at]lists.sourceforge.net>


Dear TWiki administrator:

TWiki-6.0.0 is released, shipped through the virtual door! This is a major release that has a 
shiny new dashboard look, brings many usability enhancements, strengthens TWiki as an 
application platform, and scales to very large deployments with thousands of webs and a tens of 
thousands of users. The new release can be downloaded from TWiki.org and SourceForge.net. The 
TWiki-VM, a VMware based virtual machine will be updated shortly.

Upgrade is recommended to this latest major release. It fixes a number of bugs and has many 
enhancements that help you with user adoption.

See our blog post about this release: http://bit.ly/twRel600 . The TWiki community worked hard 
on this release for two years. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who 
contributed to this release. Special kudos to Hideyo Imazu and Morgan Stanley team for making 
the open source TWiki scalable to very large deployments! In all, 95 people are listed in the 
Jerusalem Hall of Fame. Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!

Table of contents:

  * Changes and Upgrade
  * What is TWiki
  * TWiki Community - Get Involved!
  * TWiki User Community
  * TWiki Support
  * TWiki Deployment and Advocacy
  * Call for Papers!

______________________________________________________________
---++ CHANGES AND UPGRADE

The TWiki-6.0 (code named Jerusalem) release has a shiny new dashboard look, brings many
usability enhancements, strengthens TWiki as an application platform, and scales to very large 
deployments with thousands of webs and a tens of thousands of users.

TWiki is now localized to Bulgarian, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Czech, Danish, 
Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, 
Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Ukrainian.

To date, 281 extensions have been tested and enhanced for TWiki-6.0

---+++ TWiki-6.0 Release Feature Highlights

Note: The TWiki.org blog at http://bit.ly/twRel600 explains the new features with some 
screenshots

  * For Users: Usability Enhancements
     * Upgrade to TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor to version 3.5.8
     * New TOPICTITLE variable for non-WikiWord topic titles
     * Show topic title in square bracket links using [[+TopicName]] syntax
     * Icon bullet lists: Specify any TWiki doc graphics icon as a bullet
     * WebSearch and WebChanges has now search result pagination
     * WebChanges shows topic age instead of topic date
     * Auto-discover TWikiForms, e.g. no need to set in WEBFORMS preferences setting
     * Move change TWiki Form from edit screen to "more topic actions" screen
     * Show link to older versions of attachments in attachment table
     * Automatically link @Twitter handles
     * Add comment section to new topic template
     * Copy/clone topic function in more topic action screen
     * Configurable signatures with profile pictures
     * Open external links in new browser window or tab; show external link icon

  * For Large Sites: Scalability Enhancements
     * Read-only and mirror web support for distributed TWiki sites
     * MetadataRepository for site metadata and web metadata to speed up operations across many webs
     * Rename topic operation with option to not replace web internal references
     * Rename web operation can cope with a large site and read-only/mirror webs
     * Introducing web-level administrator for higher web autonomy; web specific WIKIWEBMASTER
     * Support for multiple disk drives for data and pub directories

  * For Developers: TWiki Application Platform Enhancements
     * New EDITFORMFIELD variable to easily create custom forms to create/change topics with 
TWiki Forms
     * Add rev parameter to FORMFIELD variable
     * New combobox TWiki Form field type
     * New ENTITY variable to entity encode content
     * Add createdate, default, encode parameters to SEARCH variable
     * SEARCH variable with sort by parent feature
     * SEARCH variable extended to make results pagination possible
     * Add encode, newline, nofinalnewline, allowanytype to INCLUDE variable
     * Add subwebs and depth parameters to WEBLIST variable
     * Add section parameter to ADDTOHEAD variable
     * Add encode and decode functions to TWiki::Func
     * Add LWP parameters to TWiki::Func::getExternalResource
     * Conditional Skin based on group membership and other criteria
     * Finer-control variable expansion in topic creation
     * Add topic parameter to VAR variable to get settings defined in another topic
     * Add raw parameter to INCLUDE variable to include a topic in the raw mode

  * For Administrators: Security Enhancements
     * Support for an implicit "all users" group
     * Empty DENY setting means undefined setting
     * Dynamic access control (experimental)
     * Upgrade support for secure email notification
     * Restrict HTTP variable to not reveal certain header fields
     * User masquerading to check if access restriction is working as expected for another user
     * Disable XSS Protection for JavaScript

  * For Power Users: Extensions Enhancements
     * Add new WatchlistPlugin to core and deprecate MailerContrib
     * Add new TWikiDashboardAddOn to core distribution
     * Add new ScrollBoxAddOn to core distribution
     * Add new DatePickerPlugin to core and deprecate JSCalendarContrib
     * Add new MovedSkin to core distribution
     * SpreadSheetPlugin supports hash variables with new functions GETHASH(), HASH2LIST(), 
HASHCOPY(), HASHEACH(), HASHEXISTS(), HASHREVERSE(), LIST2HASH(), SETHASH(), SETMHASH()
     * SpreadSheetPlugin adds new functions BIN2DEC(), DEC2BIN(), DEC2HEX(), DEC2OCT(), 
HEX2DEC(), OCT2DEC()
     * SpreadSheetPlugin supports quoted parameters with '''triple quotes'''
     * InterwikiPlugin to observe the links configuration parameter
     * TagMePlugin with support for multiple tag namespaces

  * Miscellaneous Feature Enhancements
     * CGI Engine to be made Fast CGI compatible
     * Empty IF condition to be regarded valid and false
     * Add seconds to the timestamp in debug/log/warn
     * Viewing topic text with variables expanded
     * WEBLIST canmoveto and cancopyto
     * Add viewRedirectHandler callback to plugins API
     * No such topic, no such web, access denied are done right
        * Return "404 Not Found" status for topic not found instead of 200 OK status
        * Return "404 Not Found" status and show "No Such Web" page title for no such web 
without redirecting to an oops URL titled "Access Denied"
        * Return "403 Access Denied" status for access denied without redirecting to an oops 
URL whose status code is "200 OK"
     * Statistics enhancements to show most viewed webs, most updated webs, most popular webs, 
top viewers, # of unique users who viewed, saved, and uploaded on the web/site, affiliation 
breakdown
     * Specifying webs to be excluded from WebStatistics update
     * Statistics topics can be annualized to e.g. WebStatistics2013, WebStatistics2014. This 
prevents statistics topics from growing indefinitely
     * For paragraphs generate <p>...</p> instead of <p/>
     * 20 new TWikiDocGraphics icons

---+++ Details and Upgrade

Overview blog with screenshots:
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Blog/BlogEntry201310x1

Details are listed in the release notes at:
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/TWikiReleaseNotes06x00

Use the BackupRestorePlugin to easily upgrade from earlier TWiki releases:
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/BackupRestorePlugin

Manual upgrade instructions are at:
http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/TWikiUpgradeGuide

______________________________________________________________
---++ WHAT IS TWIKI

The TWiki.org community is committed to building a leading open source enterprise wiki and 
application platform with an extensible plugin architecture. Users without programming skills 
can create web applications. Developers can integrate TWiki applications with other enterprise 
applications.

Unlike some other open source projects, the TWiki.org project is focusing mainly on quality, 
stability & performance. While we regularly release new features, we put a priority on 
maintaining quality, stability & performance over releasing new features too quickly. Many 
enterprises have mission critical content in TWiki; we earned their trust and we are committed 
to continue with our priorities so that enterprises can depend on us.

The open source TWiki.org was founded in 1998 by Peter Thoeny and is managed by a team of 
open-source software engineers around the world. It is an active project with 200+ 
contributors, thousands of downloads each month, more than 700,000 downloads in total, and over 
1 Million users across 130 countries in 14+ languages worldwide, including Cisco Systems, 
Google, IBM, Lufthansa, Morgan Stanley, Motorola, Nokia, Oracle, TI, UBS and many more.

TWiki is released as Free Software under the GNU/GPL (General Public License). TWiki is a 
registered trademark of Peter Thoeny.

______________________________________________________________
---++ TWIKI COMMUNITY - GET INVOLVED!

Get involved at:
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/GettingInvolved

According to the stats on the Ohloh open source metrics site, TWiki has +141% commits in the 
last 12 month. Although we have a lot of developer activity, we are still quite a small 
community. We are looking to grow our community and we invite you to get involved! We now have 
a more predictable governance model based on the successful Ubuntu community, designed to get 
away from personality driven decision making and politics to a friendly community that has a 
clear mission and development processes. This means that you as a developer get to work with 
contributors that are really focused on building the best technology.

Are you a developer, tech writer or marketeer with interest in open source? Have you ever 
participated in an open source community? It's lots of fun to collaborate on a common goal. 
Thetwiki.org community is looking for new contributors. As a contributor you can actively make 
a difference and help shape the product.

A good way to get started is to meet the TWiki team at a release meetings on IRC channel 
#twiki_release on chat.freenode.net - the next one is our first Kampala Release Meeting on 
2013-10-24:
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/KampalaReleaseMeeting2013x10x24

TWiki has now more than 400 Add-ons, Plugins, Contribs and Skins available. We have lots of 
ideas for additional extensions and for improving existing ones. Enhancing an extension is also 
a good way to get started with TWiki development. More on that at:
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/WebHome and
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/GettingInvolved

______________________________________________________________
---++ TWIKI USER COMMUNITY

Wouldn't it be great to meet fellow TWiki champions in your neighborhood to exchange ideas and 
best practices? We started to organize TWiki user meetups in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, 
Silicon Valley and Zurich. Please organize one in your town too! Helpful people on twiki.org 
will assist you. More at:
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/TWikiMeetUps

______________________________________________________________
---++ TWIKI SUPPORT

The Support web at TWiki.org is available for people who have a technical questions or 
questions about TWiki deployment. This support forum is for TWiki users by TWiki users. The 
TWiki community keeps an eye on postings, but doesn't necessarily answer questions. In 
practice, contributors and users are actively discussing and helping out! Get TWiki community 
support at:
http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Support/WebHome

If you prefer IRC you can use the #twiki channel on chat.freenode.net to get in touch with the 
TWiki community.

A number of consultants provide consulting services to help you customize TWiki, see:
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/TWikiConsultants

______________________________________________________________
---++ TWIKI DEPLOYMENT AND ADVOCACY

It is mainly used behind corporate firewalls and has grown into a mission critical system at 
many major corporations such as Google, Motorola, Nokia, Oracle and Texas Instruments!

Word of mouth is a good way of spreading TWiki - your help is greatly appreciated! More 
exposure means more contributions, and a better system! Please help spread the word in 
Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, blogs etc. You can point your connections to the blog post at:
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Blog/BlogEntry201310x1 - short link is: http://bit.ly/twRel600

Sample tweet you could use:

New TWiki-6.0 release for enterprise collaboration & apps: Get. Work. Done. 
http://bit.ly/twRel600 #socbiz #e20 #enterprise #wiki

Your help in spreading the word of the new release is greatly appreciated!

______________________________________________________________
---++ CALL FOR PAPERS!

If you have a successful deployment of TWiki, we would really appreciate if you could support 
the TWiki project by writing a blog post on TWiki.org. This helps in promoting the platform, 
leading to more contributions, and a continuously improving product! Read more on this at:
http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Blog/BlogIdeas

Last but not least, thanks for contributing many ideas, code, docs, quality and more!

Best regards and happy TWiki'ing,

Peter, on behalf of the TWiki community


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