JAMWiki 1.2 Released

Seven months after the release of JAMWiki 1.1, the brand-spanking-new JAMWiki 1.2 release (code name "Nevernude") is now available for download from SourceForge. This release is a major release that contains significant new features as well as bug fixes and enhancements including:

* UI and usability changes. A new JAMWiki:Header topic allows administrators to add shared text to the top of all pages, the edit summary now allows limited wiki text including wiki links and interwiki links, the table of contents now has a "show/hide" option, and "link to" records now also include links via redirect.
* Spam handling. Optional integration with Project Honeypot is now available, and other minor updates should help reduce spam contributions.
* Support for custom tags and templates. JAMWiki 1.2 provides the ability for developers to create custom tags, and for the HTML of elements like the table of contents to be changed via message format files. See http://jamwiki.org/wiki/en/Help:Tag extensions for additional details.
* Upgrade simplifications. Work is ongoing to simplify the upgrade process by moving configuration and other files to the JAMWiki system directory, with the eventual goal of making upgrades as simple as initial setup.
* Image/File storage. Images can now be stored in the JAMWiki system directory or directly in the database instead of only in the web server or app server docroots.
* Updated caching. JAMWiki now uses finer-grained configuration of caches, including the ability to set cache limits as a percentage of heap memory to improve performance while eliminating out of memory situations reported by some users.
* More. An array of translation updates, bug fixes, performance enhancements, and cleanups.

See http://jamwiki.org/wiki/en/JAMWiki_1.2, as well as the CHANGELOG.txt and README.txt files included in the JAMWiki distribution, for further details. Please provide feedback on the http://jamwiki.org/wiki/en/Feedback page and report any bugs at http://jira.jamwiki.org.

JAMWiki is a wiki engine implemented using Java that provides much of the functionality of MediaWiki. It can be run with or without a database and is designed to be fast and easy to set up.

Posted by Ryan Holliday 2012-03-28

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