Dear TWiki administrator:
The TWiki Release 5.0.2-rc1 is available for download from the TWiki.org website. This is the first release candidate of the upcoming TWiki 5.0.2 Patch Release, aka Helsinki Release. I invite you to test this version in your environment; however, it is NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PRODUCTION USE. We plan to release 5.0.2 next week or two. This is the first release I have packaged as the new TWiki release manager under Peter Thoeny's guidance.
Download TWiki-5.0.2-rc1 package from:
NOTE: We invite you to join our upcoming release meeting on Monday, 2011-04-25, http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/IstanbulReleaseMeeting2011x04x25 - a good way to get involved with the TWiki community!
---++ CHANGES, UPGRADE AND BETA TESTING
TWiki 5.0 (code named Helsinki) has these enhancements:
* New TopMenuSkin with pulldown menus for usability and corporate/modern look&feel.
* Feature enhancements to strengthen TWiki as an application platform, such as using the query syntax within the format="" of a SEARCH.
* Bundling additional plugins and skin to strengthen TWiki as an enterprise collaboration platform
* Usability/feature enhancements to core TWiki and bundled plugins.
* Attach multiple files at once.
* OpenID 2.0 integration allowing users to login with a Google/Yahoo/etc account (separate download.)
* Many bug fixes.
The TWiki 5.0.2 patch release adds many bug fixes and a few features. Some highlights:
The SlideShowPlugin now supports keystrokes to navigate the slides
The JQueryPlugin has now jquery-1.5.1 and jquery-ui-1.8.10
Adding 8 new TWikiDocGraphics icons, and 2 updated icons
SpreadSheetPlugin: New $LISTNONEMPTY(), $SPLIT() and $WHILE() functions
In TWikiForms type table, automatically list form field types that are defined in plugins and contribs
TopMenuSkin: Customizable web-specific top bar
Fix: Sanitize URL parameters in login
Fix: Allow Delete of Duplicate Attachments
Fix: The viewfile script delivers attachments with lower-cased names
Fix: $RIGHT(), $LIST(), $LISTRAND() of SpreadSheetPlugin
Details at http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/TWikiReleaseNotes05x00#TWiki_5_0_2_Patch_Release_Detail
You can install and run the release candidate in parallel with your current installation by sym-linking the non-default webs (data AND pub dir) - or maybe a small selection - and ask your power users to try it out.
To upgrade from an earlier version follow the instructions at http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/TWiki/TWikiUpgradeGuide
We invite you get involved in the Beta testing process, please visit and contribute at http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/TWikiBetaTesting
Check out how to get involved with TWiki at http://twiki.org/cgi-bin/view/Codev/GettingInvolved
Best wishes on behalf of the TWiki community,
Volunteer TWiki release manager