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Announcement of 01 Feb 2003 Production Release to Users and Developers

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See also: TWikiAdvocacy, TWikiAdvocacy01Feb2003


Announcement to Users

Subject: Announcement: TWiki Production Release 01 Feb 2003
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 21:46:31 -0800
From: Peter Thoeny peter.thoeny@attglobalPLEASENOSPAM.net
To: TWiki Users peter.thoeny@attglobalPLEASENOSPAM.net

Dear TWiki User:

A new TWiki version is available: The TWiki Production Release 01 Feb 2003 is a major release replacing version 01 Dec 2001. Download the new release from ...

NOTE: You received this e-mail because you, or someone using your e-mail address downloaded TWiki in the past and checkmarked to get notified of new Production releases. Please let me know if you would like to be removed from the list.

__________________________________________________________
WHAT IS TWIKI:

TWiki (TM) is a trademark of Peter Thoeny. TWiki is developed by an active community and released as Free Software under the GNU/GPL (General Public License).

TWiki is a flexible and powerful web-based collaboration platform that allows you to run a dynamic intranet site, a project development space, a document management system, a knowledge base, an issue tracking system and many other groupware applications. TWiki looks and feels like a normal intranet or Web site. Users can freely change or create content from any Web browser, without requiring special browser plugins.

Major companies like Sun Microsystems, Motorola, Inktomi and SAP depend on the TWiki platform to increase the productivity of their engineering teams.

Features include automatic link generation, full text search, authorization based on groups, Web form handling, email notification of changes, file attachments to Web pages, revision control of pages and attachments, and more. The server-side TWiki Plugins API provides developers with a simple way to build new groupware applications. A large number of plugins and add-ons enhance the platform with action item tracking, calendaring, charting, database access, two-way RSS news feeds, LDAP connectivity, spreadsheets, XSL transformations, XP tracking, HTML publishing, and more.

The GPLed TWiki software and over 60 Plugins can be downloaded from the TWiki.org web site at http://TWiki.org/.

__________________________________________________________
CHANGES AND UPGRADE:

Major changes since TWiki 01-Dec-2001 release:

  • Form and script to create new webs
  • Enhanced Plugin API to manipulate topic data with new functions in TWikiFuncModule: readTopicText, saveTopicText, setTopicEditLock, checkTopicEditLock
  • New Plugin hooks registrationHandler, beforeEditHandler, afterEditHandler, beforeSaveHandler, writeHeaderHandler, redirectCgiQueryHandler, getSessionValueHandler, setSessionValueHandler
  • Internationalization ('I18N') support 8-bit character sets in WikiWords, such as ISO-8859-15, KOI8-R
  • Possible to omit e-mail address in WebNotify
  • 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 (not recommended yet for production use)
  • New AND search; with regular expression enabled, use the semicolon ";" as the AND operator
  • Various bug fixes

The complete change history is at http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/TWikiHistory

To upgrade from the 01 Dec 2001 version follow the instructions in http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/TWikiUpgradeGuide

__________________________________________________________
TWIKI DEVELOPMENT

We have a very active developer community. The place to collaborate and brainstorm on TWiki development is at http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/WebHome . ReadmeFirst tells you about our development process. If interested you can subscribe to the Codev web.

Over the last year we had a big momentum on Plugins. Developers created many new Plugins. Check them out, to name a few, ActionTrackerPlugin, CalendarPlugin, ChartPlugin, DatabasePlugin, HeadlinesPlugin, TWikiDrawPlugin, SlideShowPlugin, SpreadSheetPlugin, XpTrackerPlugin and more can be downloaded from http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/WebHome

__________________________________________________________
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 core development team keeps an eye on postings, but doesn't necessarily answer questions. In practice, contributors and users are actively discussing and helping out! Get TWiki support at: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Support/WebHome

__________________________________________________________
TWIKI DEPLOYMENT AND ADVOCACY

TWiki is steadily growing in popularity, we have in average over 50 downloads every day. TWiki is mainly used behind corporate firewalls. Users include many major companies, like 3Com, AMD, Alcatel, Amazon.com, AT&T,...through Xerox. In case you installed TWiki on your server you could list it at http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Main/TWikiInstallation

Word of mouth is a good way of spreading the TWiki word - your help is greatly appreciated! More exposure means more contributions, and a better system! To promote TWiki in magazines and web sites use the material in http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/TWikiAdvocacy01Feb2003

__________________________________________________________
* REQUEST FOR PAPER! *

If you have a successful deployment of TWiki, we would really appreciate your support in the TWiki project by writing a TWiki success story. This helps in promoting the platform, leading to more input, and a continuously improving product! More on this at: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Main/TWikiSuccessStories

Last but not least, thanks for all the contributions of ideas, code and docs. We have a great community at TWiki.org!

Best regards and happy TWiki'ing,

Peter

--
Peter@ThoenyPLEASENOSPAM.com - http://TWiki.org/


Announcement to Developers (Beta Users)

Subject: Announcement: TWiki Production Release 01 Feb 2003
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 17:30:27 -0800
From: Peter Thoeny peter.thoeny@attglobalPLEASENOSPAM.net
To: TWiki Developers peter.thoeny@attglobalPLEASENOSPAM.net

Dear TWiki Developer:

A new TWiki version is available: The TWiki Production Release 01 Feb 2003 is a major release replacing version 01 Dec 2001.

Download the new release from...

NOTE: You received this e-mail because you, or someone using your e-mail address downloaded TWiki in the past and checkmarked to get notified of new Production and Beta releases. Please let me know if you would like to be removed from the list.

__________________________________________________________
WHAT IS TWIKI:

TWiki (TM) is a trademark of Peter Thoeny. TWiki is developed by an active community and released as Free Software under the GNU/GPL (General Public License).

TWiki is a flexible and powerful web-based collaboration platform that allows you to run a dynamic intranet site, a project development space, a document management system, a knowledge base, an issue tracking system and many other groupware applications. TWiki looks and feels like a normal intranet or Web site. Users can freely change or create content from any Web browser, without requiring special browser plugins.

Major companies like Sun Microsystems, Motorola, Inktomi and SAP depend on the TWiki platform to increase the productivity of their engineering teams.

Features include automatic link generation, full text search, authorization based on groups, Web form handling, email notification of changes, file attachments to Web pages, revision control of pages and attachments, and more. The server-side TWiki Plugins API provides developers with a simple way to build new groupware applications. A large number of plugins and add-ons enhance the platform with action item tracking, calendaring, charting, database access, two-way RSS news feeds, LDAP connectivity, spreadsheets, XSL transformations, XP tracking, HTML publishing, and more.

The GPLed TWiki software and over 60 Plugins can be downloaded from the TWiki.org web site at http://TWiki.org/.

__________________________________________________________
CHANGES AND UPGRADE:

Major changes since TWiki 01-Dec-2001 release:

  • Form and script to create new webs
  • Enhanced Plugin API to manipulate topic data with new functions in TWikiFuncModule: readTopicText, saveTopicText, setTopicEditLock, checkTopicEditLock
  • New Plugin hooks registrationHandler, beforeEditHandler, afterEditHandler, beforeSaveHandler, writeHeaderHandler, redirectCgiQueryHandler, getSessionValueHandler, setSessionValueHandler
  • Internationalization ('I18N') support 8-bit character sets in WikiWords, such as ISO-8859-15, KOI8-R
  • Possible to omit e-mail address in WebNotify
  • 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 (not recommended yet for production use)
  • New AND search; with regular expression enabled, use the semicolon ";" as the AND operator
  • Various bug fixes

The complete change history is at http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/TWikiHistory

To upgrade from the 01 Dec 2001 version follow the instructions in http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/TWikiUpgradeGuide

__________________________________________________________
TWIKI DEVELOPMENT

We have a very active developer community. As you know, the place to collaborate and brainstorm on TWiki development is at http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/WebHome . ReadmeFirst tells you about our development process. If interested you can subscribe to the Codev web.

Over the last year we had a big momentum on Plugins. Developers created many new Plugins. Check them out, to name a few, ActionTrackerPlugin, CalendarPlugin, ChartPlugin, DatabasePlugin, HeadlinesPlugin, TWikiDrawPlugin, SlideShowPlugin, SpreadSheetPlugin, XpTrackerPlugin and more can be downloaded from http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Plugins/WebHome

__________________________________________________________
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 core development team keeps an eye on postings, but doesn't necessarily answer questions. In practice, contributors and users are actively discussing and helping out! Get TWiki support at: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Support/WebHome

__________________________________________________________
TWIKI DEPLOYMENT AND ADVOCACY

TWiki is steadily growing in popularity, we have in average over 50 downloads every day. TWiki is mainly used behind corporate firewalls. Users include many major companies, like 3Com, AMD, Alcatel, Amazon.com, AT&T,...through Xerox. In case you installed TWiki on your server you could list it at http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Main/TWikiInstallation

Word of mouth is a good way of spreading the TWiki word - your help is greatly appreciated! More exposure means more contributions, and a better system! To promote TWiki in magazines and web sites use the material in http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/TWikiAdvocacy01Feb2003

__________________________________________________________
* REQUEST FOR PAPER! *

If you have a successful deployment of TWiki, we would really appreciate your support in the TWiki project by writing a TWiki success story. This helps in promoting the platform, leading to more input, and a continuously improving product! More on this at: http://TWiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Main/TWikiSuccessStories

Last but not least, thanks for all the contributions of ideas, code and docs. We have a great community at TWiki.org!

Best regards and happy TWiki'ing,

Peter

--
Peter@ThoenyPLEASENOSPAM.com - http://TWiki.org/

PS: This announcement is for users who requested to get notfied of Production and Beta releases. You will get a second annoucement in case you requested to get notified of Production releases at one time, and to get notfied of Production and Beta releases at some other time. I apologize in advance in case this happens (it is difficult to merge the two lists).


Feedback

I got this feedback, needs to be addressed in future announcements:

Hi,

I just thought you should know, that your recent TWiki-announcement was caught by my (and probably by countless other's) spam-filter.

/Lars

Peter Thoeny <peter.thoeny@attglobal.net> wrote: > SPAM: This mail is probably spam.
> SPAM: See http://spamassassin.org/tag/ for more details.
> SPAM:
> SPAM: Content analysis details: (6.8 hits, 5 required)
> SPAM: Hit! (2.7 points) BODY: Claims you can be removed from the list
> SPAM: Hit! (1.4 points) BODY: Claims you can be removed from the list
> SPAM: Hit! (0.5 points) BODY: A WHOLE LINE OF YELLING DETECTED
> SPAM: Hit! (0.9 points) From and To the same address
> SPAM: Hit! (1.3 points) Received via known spam-harbouring dialups
> SPAM:
>
> Dear TWiki User:
>
> A new TWiki version is available: The TWiki Production Release
> 01 Feb 2003 is a major release replacing version 01 Dec 2001.

-- PeterThoeny - 23 Feb 2003

I agree. I missed the announcement myself, it was caught up by my spam filter. The culprit is in my case lines like: You received this e-mail because you, or someone using

These kind of generic disclaimer is what marks typically spam. Try to be more personal in the future. I guess something like You, as a TWiki user, received this TWiki release announcement, because would avoid the filter since it stays clear of the vague "catch-all" phrases spammers use.

-- ColasNahaboo - 25 Feb 2003

I use SpamAssassin myself, but on Windows so rules must be different since I saw it. Well worth running any mass email through SpamAssassin to check whether it presses its hot buttons. SpamAssassin is at http://www.spamassassin.org/ and is OpenSource, used by many ISPs and individuals. SA Pro for Windows has been acquired by Norton so will become very common on Windows too.

-- RichardDonkin - 26 Feb 2003

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