From: Peter Thoeny <peter@th...> - 2000-11-04 08:50:36
Dear TWiki Beta Team,
A new TWiki Beta version is available: Beta release
03 Nov 2000. Download instructions follow.
This is a release candidate, the next production
release is coming real soon. Only docs docs and bugs
will be touched, no new features will be incorporated.
I would appreciate if you could test install it and/or
upgrade your current installation. Please let me know
any issues you might find. The current Beta should be
stable and ready for production use.
Changes since the last production release (01 May 2000)
* Fine grained access control with authorization based on
* Advanced search features for searching multiple webs;
sorting by topic name / modified time / author and more.
* Fixed security issue to prevent a server side %INCLUDE%
of arbitrary files.
* More forgiving Wiki syntax.
* All known issues of the 01 May 2000 release have been
* Some other changes and fixes.
The complete change history is at
Upgrading from the 01 May 2000 version is described in
Check out also the TWiki add ons at
There is a drawing applet that lets you embed editable
images in a TWiki page!
The place to collaborate on the TWiki development is at
ReadmeFirst tells you more about our development process.
If interested you can subscribe to the TWiki.Codev web
and also to the TWiki-Dev mailing list.
You are welcome to use the latest Beta or Alpha releases.
To get a Beta you need first to create an account at
if you have not done already. Then you can download the
Beta releases from http://TWiki.SourceForge.net/release/
> T W i k i R E L E A S E S
> This URL contains the source code releases of TWiki:
> TWiki<yyy><mm><dd>.zip -- Production releases
> TWiki<yyy><mm><dd>beta.zip -- Beta releases
> Beta releases are usually quiet stable, but are not
> announced. Codevelopers are invited to bookmark this
> URL and download the latest releases when needed.
> NOTE: Please do not link this URL from a public
> web site. Also, please do not announce this URL
> anywhere, it is reserved for TWiki codevelopers.
> Users should request the TWiki source from
If you use the Beta for your production you need to
change the tool name from TWikibeta to TWiki in
wikicfg.pm. (The current Beta is stable, ready for
You can get Alpha releases from the CVS repository.
ReadmeFirst in the TWiki.Codev web has more on that.
TWiki is getting more and more popular. We have now
many downloads per day. TWiki is mainly used behind
corporate firewalls, including many major companies,
like 3Com, AMD, Alcatel, Amazon.com, AT&T , ....
TWiki got some good marks in the press, i.e check
out the Software Carpentry, JonUdell, Internet
Groupware for Scientific Collaboration at
More to come soon... :-) Also, word of mouth is a
good way of spreading the TWiki tool; any help is
If you have a successful deployment of TWiki we would
*really* appreciate if you could support the TWiki
community by writing a TWiki success story. This helps
in promoting the tool, which in turn will result in a
better product. More on that at
Best regards and happy TWiki'ing,