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WIKINDX 4.2.1 released

WIKINDX 4.2.1 released.

CHANGELOG from v4.1.9:

This version upgrades the database so ensure your database is backed up before running. Either a v3.8.2
database or a v4.1 database can be upgraded.

NB Template designers:
1. You will need a new icon in your template called 'toTop.png' (see templates/default/icons/).
2. Javascript functions for various popup windows have been removed from template.js.
3. You should shift the loading of the core javascript to be before the loading of template.js. In header.tpl,
the javascript section should now look something like this ($scripts has been moved):... read more

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2013-05-13

WIKINDX 4.1.2 released

v4.1.2
Focus: Minor feature enhancements and bug fixes

FEATURE ENHANCEMENTS:
1. When viewing lists ordered by title, creator or attachments and with alphabetic paging turned on, paging letters
are aggregated until the max. no. resources to display is reached. Instead of single letters, if the max. no.
is 10, resources listed under A, B, C will be displayed on one screen as 'A~C' if they total <= 10 and so on.
2. When importing and exporting bibTeX files, for @book and @thesis types, the bibTeX field 'pages' maps to number of pages.
3. Added a dateFormat() method to languages/en/CONSTANTS.php so that date and time formats can be in accordance with the
selected localization. CONSTANTS.php in each installed localization should be adjusted accordingly.
4. In the 'Insert citation' dialog of the WYSIWYG editors, creator, keyword and user_tag fields can now be searched on.
5. Added a check on startup that certain files and folders are writeable by the web server user.... read more

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2013-02-10

WIKINDX 4.1.1 released

v4.1.1
Focus: Minor feature enhancements and bug fixes

FEATURE ENHANCEMENTS:
1. More options added to CMS output. See docs/README_CMS.txt

BUG FIXES:
1. Bibtex Paste input is now cleared of any previous text.
2. Under some circumstances, keywords and user tags were not added to resources when editing resources.
3. Some missing messages for table and image in the tiny_mce editors.
4. SQL error in SELECT resources when choosing just the option NOT in user bibliography.

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2013-01-25

WIKINDX 4.1 Released

WIKINDX 4.1 released 13th January 2013. Thanks to all beta-testers and developers.

It can be test-driven at:
http://wikindx.com/wikindx4/

A v3.8.2 WIKINDX database is automatically upgraded (but back-up first).

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2013-01-13

WIKINDX 4.1

v4.1 is undergoing final beta-testing and I hope it can be released about the 11th Jan. 2013. Here is the final CHANGELOG:

v4.1
Focus: Major feature and interface enhancements, significant speed improvements, bug fixes and program/database re-structuring.

STRUCTURAL ENHANCEMENTS:
1. The database has been re-structured mainly to allow the provision of a table prefix in hosting situations where
the user may only have one database (see wikindx4/config.php $WIKINDX_DB_TABLEPREFIX).
2. v4 requires >= PHP5.2.9 -- and has been re-written in a more OOP-like manner to reflect this -- and requires
that javascript be enabled in the web browser. PHP5.2.9 also allows full use of AJAX/JSON techniques to improve
the user interface and this is used in several areas of WIKINDX.
3. v4 requires at least MySQL 4.1 to cater for subqueries.
4. The database now uses the UTF-8 character set and collation.
5. v3.x plug-in modules will require minor re-writes to become compatible with the new v4 structure.
6. The core code is smaller and many extraneous functions in previous versions are now available as separately downloadable
plug-in modules.
7. v4 uses Smarty templates for the display and greater control has now been given to admins over the visual display of many
elements and pages.... read more

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2013-01-04

WIKINDX 4.0.9 beta test server

WIKINDX 4.0.9 beta is available for testing at:
http://wikindx.com/wikindx4/index.php

This is a close to final beta and I just have a few plug-ins to work on before the 4.1 release.

CHANGELOG:
v4.1
Focus: Major feature and interface enhancements, significant speed improvements, bug fixes and program/database re-structuring.

STRUCTURAL ENHANCEMENTS:
1. The database has been re-structured mainly to allow the provision of a table prefix in hosting situations where the user may only have one database (see wikindx4/config.php $WIKINDX_DB_TABLEPREFIX).
2. v4 requires >= PHP5.2.9 -- and has been re-written in a more OOP-like manner to reflect this -- and requires that javascript be enabled in the web browser. PHP5.2.9 also allows full use of AJAX/JSON techniques to improve the user interface and this is used in several areas of WIKINDX.
3. v4 requires at least MySQL 4.1 to cater for subqueries.
4. The database now uses the UTF-8 character set and collation.
5. v3.x plug-in modules will require minor re-writes to become compatible with the new v4 structure.
6. The core code is smaller and many extraneous functions in previous versions are now available as separately downloadable plug-in modules.
7. v4 uses Smarty templates for the display and greater control has now been given to admins over the visual display of many elements and pages.... read more

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2012-07-24

WIKINDX v4 avilable for beta testing

An early version of WIKINDX v4.0 is available for beta testing at:
http://wikindx.com/wikindx4

CHANGELOG:
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Focus: Major feature and interface enhancements, significant speed improvements, bug fixes and program/database re-structuring.

STRUCTURAL ENHANCEMENTS:
1. The database has been re-structured mainly to allow the provision of a table prefix in hosting situations where the user may only have one database (see wikindx3/config.php $WIKINDX_DB_TABLEPREFIX).
2. v4 requires >= PHP5.2.9 -- and has been re-written in a more OOP-like manner to reflect this -- and requires that javascript be enabled in the web browser. PHP5.2.9 also allows full use of AJAX/JSON techniques to improve the user interface and this is used in several areas of WIKINDX.
3. v4 requires at least MySQL 4.1 to cater for subqueries.
4. The database now uses the UTF-8 character set and collation.
5. v3.x plug-in modules will require minor re-writes to become compatible with the new v4 structure.
6. The core code is smaller and many extraneous functions in previous versions are now available as separately downloadable plug-in modules.
7. v4 uses Smarty templates for the display and greater control has now been given to admins over the visual display of many elements and pages.... read more

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2012-01-05

WIKINDX 3.8.2 Released

WIKINDX 3.8.2 released.

WIKINDX is a free single or multi-user research environment storing searchable bibliographies, notes and citations and integrated with a WYSIWYG word processor for the authoring of publication-ready articles automatically formatted to chosen citation styles.

WIKINDX v3.8.2 has the following CHANGELOG:

Focus: Minor feature enhancements and bug fixes.

FEATURE ENHANCEMENTS:
1/ As administrator, when merging creators, the target creator may now be chosen from a list.
2/ Added attachment and peer review checkboxes to Quick Search as exist for Select.
3/ When listing or selecting resources, resources may now be chosen by 'last added by' or 'last edited by'.
4/ When viewing a single resource, any user bibliographies containing that resource are also listed.
5/ Improved the display of the new resource form.... read more

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2008-02-06

WIKINDX 3.8.1 Released

WIKINDX 3.8.1 released.

WIKINDX is a free single or multi-user research environment storing searchable bibliographies, notes and citations and integrated with a WYSIWYG word processor for the authoring of publication-ready articles automatically formatted to chosen citation styles.

WIKINDX v3.8.1 has the following CHANGELOG:

Focus: Minor feature enhancements and bug fixes.

FEATURE ENHANCEMENTS:
1/ Added $WIKINDX_MAIL_RETURN_PATH to config.php to enable a return path to be added to email messages.... read more

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2007-12-07

WIKINDX 3.8 Released

WIKINDX 3.8 released.

WIKINDX is a free single or multi-user research environment storing searchable bibliographies, notes and citations and integrated with a WYSIWYG word processor for the authoring of publication-ready articles automatically formatted to chosen citation styles.

WIKINDX v3.8 has the following CHANGELOG:

NB
1/ If you have an existing WIKINDX, this release UPGRADES the database structure. BACKUP YOUR DATABASE FIRST (and read INSTALL and UPDATEWIKINDX prior to running WIKINDX for the first time).
2/ Because of amendments to the bibliographic/citation templating system (the conference_paper resource type no longer has the 'publicationYear' field but has conference fields instead and web_article has additional fields); administrators who have created their own style should, after installing v3.8, open, edit (with changes if necessary) and save their styles in the WIKINDX style editor before using them.... read more

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2007-10-27

WIKINDX 3.7.1 Released

WIKINDX 3.7.1 released.

WIKINDX is a free single or multi-user research environment storing searchable bibliographies, notes and citations and integrated with a WYSIWYG word processor for the authoring of publication-ready articles automatically formatted to chosen citation styles.

WIKINDX v3.7.1 has the following CHANGELOG:

Focus: Minor feature enhancements and bug fixes.

FEATURE ENHANCEMENTS:
1/ Added a 'number of pages' field to the book and thesis resource types.... read more

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2007-08-19

WIKINDX v3.7 Released

WIKINDX 3.7 released.

WIKINDX is a free single or multi-user research environment storing searchable bibliographies, notes and citations and integrated with a WYSIWYG word processor for the authoring of publication-ready articles automatically formatted to chosen citation styles.

WIKINDX v3.7 has the following CHANGELOG:

NB
1/ If you have an existing WIKINDX, this release UPGRADES the database structure. BACKUP YOUR DATABASE FIRST (and read INSTALL and UPDATEWIKINDX prior to running WIKINDX for the first time).... read more

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2007-07-29

WIKINDX 3.6.5 Released

WIKINDX 3.6.5 released.

WIKINDX is a free single or multi-user research environment storing searchable bibliographies, notes and citations and integrated with a WYSIWYG word processor for the authoring of publication-ready articles automatically formatted to chosen citation styles.

WIKINDX v3.6.5 has the following CHANGELOG:

Focus: Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes.

FEATURE ENHANCEMENTS:

1/ Some bibTeX files (e.g. PubMed) use the non-standard bibtex field of 'ISSUE' to store the issue number of a journal for the @article and @inproceedings type. Previously, the user was invited to map this to a WIKINDX field when importing the file. It is now automatically mapped to the journal number field.
2/ From Quick Search and Select, it is now possible to display a hyperlinked list of only the attachments the found resources have. Additionally, on a *NIX system (assuming /usr/bin/gzip and /bin/tar), these attachments may be optionally tarred and gzipped.... read more

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2007-06-03

WIKINDX 3.6.4 Released

WIKINDX is a free single or multi-user research environment storing searchable bibliographies, notes and citations and integrated with a WYSIWYG word processor for the authoring of publication-ready articles automatically formatted to chosen citation styles.

WIKINDX v3.6.4 has the following CHANGELOG:

Focus Feature enhancements and minor bug fixes.

FEATURE ENHANCEMENTS:
1/ Added $WIKINDX_GLOBAL_EDIT to config.php. If $WIKINDX_GLOBAL_EDIT is TRUE, all write-enabled users may use the Edit menu to globally edit creators, publishers, collections and keywords. If FALSE, only the admin may do this. The default is TRUE.
2/ Keywords and categories may be edited directly when viewing a single resource.... read more

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2007-05-17

WIKINDX 3.6.3 Released

WIKINDX 3.6.3 released.

WIKINDX is a free single or multi-user research environment storing searchable bibliographies, notes and citations and integrated with a WYSIWYG word processor for the authoring of publication-ready articles automatically formatted to chosen citation styles.

WIKINDX v3.6.3 has the following CHANGELOG:

Focus Minor bug fixes.

BUG FIXES:
1/ When browsing tag clouds of publishers, in some cases the displayed publisher name reported no resources when clicked. This has been fixed.
2/ When pasting a bibTeX file, users are now prompted to map unrecognized fields to wikindx fields (as with importing a bibTeX bibliography).... read more

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2007-05-02

WIKINDX 3.6.2 Released

WIKINDX 3.6.2 released.

WIKINDX is a free single or multi-user research environment storing searchable bibliographies, notes and citations and integrated with a WYSIWYG word processor for the authoring of publication-ready articles automatically formatted to chosen citation styles.

WIKINDX v3.6.2 has the following CHANGELOG:

Focus: Minor feature enhancements, minor bug fixes and a workaround for some PHP configurations.... read more

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2007-04-28

WIKINDX 3.6.1 Released

WIKINDX 3.6.1 released.

WIKINDX is a free single or multi-user research environment storing searchable bibliographies, notes and citations and integrated with a WYSIWYG word processor for the authoring of publication-ready articles automatically formatted to chosen citation styles.

WIKINDX v3.6.1 has the following CHANGELOG:

Focus: Minor bug fixes.

1/ Fixed some javascript warning messages in some of the templates and during SUWP operation which were propagated only for IE.
2/ Fixed a bug affecting the new caching system which, in some cases, caused a HTTPD 500 error on some web servers. (Resulted from a PHP/PCRE bug so a workaround was found.)... read more

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2007-04-19

WIKINDX 3.6 Released

WIKINDX 3.6 released.

WIKINDX is a free single or multi-user research environment storing searchable bibliographies, notes and citations and integrated with a WYSIWYG word processor for the authoring of publication-ready articles automatically formatted to chosen citation styles.

WIKINDX v3.6 has the following CHANGELOG:

Focus: Major feature enhancements and minor bug fixes.

NB
1/ If you have an existing WIKINDX, this release UPGRADES the database structure. BACKUP YOUR DATABASE FIRST (and read INSTALL and UPDATEWIKINDX prior to running WIKINDX for the first time).... read more

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2007-04-16

Back in action

I'm now more or less settled in in my new post and home bar a few technical details, such as not yet having an internet connection at home and the movers breaking my computer monitor meaning the replacement refuses to boot up with linux. However, I can code wikindx in windows while attempting to fix the linux problem which means that I'm now working on a v3.6 dealing with bugs reported in the last few months in addition to some feature requests requiring a database upgrade (hence the new version number).... read more

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2007-04-04

WIKINDX -- A little break for a couple of months....

Having just released WIKINDX v3.5 today, there will be a short hiatus in development activity. This is mainly because I'll be shortly moving to the UK from New Zealand in order to take up a new position beginning at the start of February. Because of this, I'll be moving around over the next few weeks and will not have access to a development environment until I resettle in England.

Mark Grimshaw

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2007-01-03

WIKINDX 3.5 Released

WIKINDX 3.5 released.

WIKINDX is a free single or multi-user research environment storing searchable bibliographies, notes and citations and integrated with a WYSIWYG word processor for the authoring of publication-ready articles automatically formatted to chosen citation styles.

WIKINDX v3.5 has the following CHANGELOG:

Focus: Major feature enhancements and minor bug fixes.

NB
1/ If you have an existing WIKINDX, this release UPGRADES the database structure. BACKUP YOUR DATABASE FIRST (and read INSTALL and UPDATEWIKINDX prior to running WIKINDX for the first time).
2/ Because of additions to the bibliographic/citation templating system, administrators who have created their
own style should, after installing v3.5, open, edit (with changes if necessary) and save their styles in
the WIKINDX style editor before using them.... read more

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2007-01-03

WIKINDX 3.4.7 released

WIKINDX 3.4.7 released.

WIKINDX is a free single or multi-user research environment storing searchable bibliographies, notes and citations and integrated with a WYSIWYG word processor for the authoring of publication-ready articles automatically formatted to chosen citation styles.

WIKINDX v3.4.7 has the following CHANGELOG:

Focus: Minor feature enhancements and minor bug fixes.
FEATURE ENHANCEMENTS:
1/ Tidied up the single resource view for a read-only user. For example, metadata headings not shown if there are no metadata.... read more

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2006-11-12

WIKINDX 3.4.6 Released

WIKINDX 3.4.6 released.

WIKINDX is a free single or multi-user research environment storing searchable bibliographies, notes and citations and integrated with a WYSIWYG word processor for the authoring of publication-ready articles automatically formatted to chosen citation styles.

WIKINDX v3.4.6 has the following CHANGELOG:

Focus: Minor feature enhancements and minor bug fixes.
FEATURE ENHANCEMENTS:
1/ When exporting to bibTeX, the user may now opt to use short titles for @STRING values.... read more

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2006-10-31

WIKINDX 3.4.5 Released

WIKINDX 3.4.5 released.

WIKINDX is a free single or multi-user research environment storing searchable bibliographies, notes and citations and integrated with a WYSIWYG word processor for the authoring of publication-ready articles automatically formatted to chosen citation styles.

WIKINDX v3.4.5 has the following CHANGELOG:

Focus: Minor feature enhancements and minor bug fixes.

FEATURE ENHANCEMENTS:
1/ When exporting to RTF from the SUWP, it is now possible to set the footnote font size.
2/ Resources with at least one attachment may now be selected in Resources|Select.
3/ When entering/editing a thesis, the degree type and thesis type are now text input boxes rather than restricted select boxes.
4/ Added a 'Random Resource' link to the Resources menu.
5/ Proceedings type may now have publisher details in addition to the conference organizer and location.... read more

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2006-10-24

Major changes/feature requests on hold

As I'm about one or two months from submitting my PhD, I will not be coding major feature requests or feature requests that require database structural upgrades. I will continue with minor feature requests and bug fixes.

Obviously, my priority now is thesis writing. Once I have submitted I will start to clear the backlog.

Mark.

Posted by Mark Grimshaw 2006-10-13