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-- CrawfordCurrie - 16 Sep 2006

Thanks Crawford for sharing this plugin with the TWiki community, especially useful for WikiChampions and administrators!

Suggestion: The automated installation instructions are kind of long. How about creating a HowToInstallPlugins document, describe the steps there, and link to it from the plugin topic? That has the advantage that the instructions can be changed/enhanced without the need to update all the plugin topics.

-- PeterThoeny - 19 Sep 2006

Fair point; however, where woukld the topic go? If it is in TWiki web, then it will not be present in older twiki releases, and won;t update if the instructions change and the plugin is re-released. If it goes on twiki.org, there is no guarantee the installer can access it and the same probem exists; which plugin versions do the instructions apply to? I wrestled with this and decided that embedding the instructions was the only option. Fortunately it's easy for a plugin author to do this; they just include %$INSTALL_INSTRUCTIONS% in their topic.

-- CrawfordCurrie - 11 Oct 2006

This plugin doesn't seem to work with topic names that contain special characters such as umlauts. In this case, links to such a topic are not found and the topic is marked as an orphan. Is it generally advisable to avoid using umlauts in topic names?

-- MartinKaufmann - 14 Jun 2007

Thanks for updating this plugin! For some reason I'm still having trouble with topic names containing umlauts - they're all listed as being orphans. I'm using TWiki 4.1.2 and OrphansPlugin Rev. 14770.

-- MartinKaufmann - 07 Sep 2007

I have a horrible feeling the problem is in the TWiki core, rather than the plugin. I'm afraid I only did a cursory test on 4.1.2, in an English-only wiki; my client does not require UTF-8, so the motivation to do more is very, very low frown

-- CrawfordCurrie - 08 Sep 2007

I do understand that UTF-8 support is not important to you - and I guessed that the problem might be buried somewhere in the core (although I haven't come across many UTF-8 issues in TWiki in general). Thanks for your help anyway!

-- MartinKaufmann - 09 Sep 2007

This plugin is not working correctly in TWiki 6.0.2. It is listing topics that do have an existing parent.

-- Vicki Brown - 2017-03-21

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