[Moin-user] ANN: MoinMoin 1.3.5 (advanced wiki engine) released

Alexander Schremmer 2005a at usenet.alexanderweb.de
Sat Aug 6 16:06:28 EDT 2005

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 MoinMoin 1.3.5 advanced wiki engine released

MoinMoin is an easy to use, full-featured and extensible wiki software
package written in Python. It can fulfill a wide range of roles, such as
a personal notes organizer deployed on a laptop or home web server,
a company knowledge base deployed on an intranet, or an Internet server
open to individuals sharing the same interests, goals or projects.

A wiki is a collaborative hypertext environment with an emphasis
on easy manipulation of information.

MoinMoin 1.3.5 is a maintenance release that fixes several bugs and
introduces some new features. See below. Upgrading is recommended
for all users. - http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/MoinMoinDownload

Major bugs that were fixed

 * Fixed minor security bug when ACL of deleted page was ignored. See:
 * Fixed shortcut link non-existent page detection.
 * Fixed a few bugs related to Python 2.2.x.
 * Fixed traceback which occurred on negated searches.
 * Fixed core code to support external formatters better.
 * Fixed url_mappings to work in proxied setups and sent mails
   again. Also fixed for image links. Thanks to JohannesBerg.
 * Fixed migration script 10 to run on Python 2.2.2.
 * The twisted server defaulted to a socket timeout of 12 hours!
   We reduced that to a more sane 10 minutes, that should still be more
   than enough. This fixed the "too many open files" problem we
   encountered quite often recently. Thanks to Helmut Grohne!
 * Various other bugfixes.

Major New features

 * Integrated Lupy indexer for better search performance. It is disabled
   by default as of 1.3.5 as it still has known issues.
 * Integrated MonthCalendar 2.1 with some new features.
 * Added the new XSLT parser and the DocBook parser. This should increase
   the 4suite compatiblity. See HelpOnXmlPages. Thanks to Henry Ho!
 * Added the DocBook formatter. This will let you generate DocBook markup
   by writing simple wiki pages. It needs PyXML.
 * New standalone server classes: ThreadPoolServer using pool of threads,
   ThreadingServer with thread limit and ForkingServer.
 * An option "PythonOption Location" in mod_python setup to solve
   script_name problems.
 * HTTPS using the Twisted server

For a more detailed list of changes, see the CHANGES file in the 
distribution or http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/MoinMoinRelease1.3/CHANGES

Major new features in 1.3

 * MoinMoin speaks your language! Complete Unicode support,
   translated system and help pages in more than ten languages, and
   support for languages written from right to left are the base features
   of our internationalisation support.

 * Fresh look and feel. New default user interface design, improved
   existing themes and enhanced theme plug-in framework that make it
   easier to modify the design or create completely new user interface.

 * Find anything on your wiki, instantly. New search engine and
   streamlined Google-like search interface, using multiple search
   terms, regular expressions, search term modifiers and boolean search.

 * Antispam - keep spammers out of you wiki. Protect your wiki with
   automatically updated spam patterns maintained on the MoinMaster
   wiki, and shared by all MoinMoin wikis worlwide.

 * Underlay directory - easy upgrade and maintenance. New streamlined
   directory layout protects all system and help pages in a separate
   underlay directory.

 * Run with your favorite server. Use either a standalone server that
   requires only Python, the high performance Twisted server, Apache with
   Fast CGI, mod_python or plain CGI.

 * Multiconfig - easier, more powerful configuration. New class-based
   configuration allow you to easily configure single or multiple
   wikis sharing a common setup.

MoinMoin History

MoinMoin has been around since year 2000. Most of the codebase was
written by Jürgen Hermann; it is currently being developed by a growing 
team. Being originally based on PikiPiki, it has evolved heavily since then 
(PikiPiki and MoinMoin 0.1 consisted of just one file!). Many large 
enterprises have been using MoinMoin as a key tool of their intranet, some 
even use it for their public web page. A large number of Open Source 
projects use MoinMoin for communication and documentation. Of course there 
is also a large number of private installations.

More Information

 * Project site: http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/                    
 * Feature list: http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/MoinMoinFeatures
 * Download: http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/MoinMoinDownload
 * This software is available under the GNU General Public License v2.
 * Changes: http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/MoinMoinRelease1.3/CHANGES
 * Known bugs: 
  * http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/KnownIssues
  * http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/MoinMoinBugs

sent by Alexander Schremmer for the MoinMoin team

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