ANN: MoinMoin 1.5.5a (advanced wiki engine) released

Alexander Schremmer 2006a at
Wed Sep 20 19:11:48 CEST 2006

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 MoinMoin 1.5.5a 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 1.5.5a is a bug fix release and a recommended update. The 1.5
branch brings you several new features such as the GUI editor, which
allows the users to edit pages in a WYSIWYG environment, and many bug
fixes. The download page:
In the release 1.5.5, there was a small bug related to saving pages.
Please use 1.5.5a because of that.

New features in 1.5.5a

 * Disabling surge protection is possible now
 * More efficient IO code on Posix platforms (increases speed)

Major bug fixes in 1.5.5a

 * Various GUI editor related bugs
 * Workaround for the Python bug that generates =XX garbage in sent mails
 * Relative links in ReStructured Text documents are rendered correctly now
   again (thanks to Stefan Merten)
 * Worked around an issue that was related to a bug in Internet Explorer
   (opening attachments was not possible anymore)
 * Fixed XMLRPC support for FastCGI (thanks to Johannes Berg)

For a more detailed list of changes, see the CHANGES file in the 
distribution or

Major new features in 1.5

 * The WYSIWYG editor for wiki pages allows you to edit pages without 
   touching the markup. Furthermore, the wiki page is not stored as
   HTML after editing but kept as wiki markup in order to simplify
   the editing process for users that cannot or do not want to use the
   new editor.
 * AutoAdmin security policy allows users to gain admin permissions on 
   particular pages.
 * The new authentication system allows to add short methods that check the
   credentials of the user. This allowed us to add eGroupware single sign 
   on support.
 * Separation of homepages into a separate wiki (in a farm) and having a 
   single user database is supported.
 * A DeSpam action to allow mass-reverting of spam attacks.

 * PackageInstaller support for simplified installation of plugins, themes
   and page bundles. This enables you to decide in which languages help
   pages should be installed.

Note that Python 2.3.0 or newer is required.

MoinMoin History

MoinMoin has been around since year 2000. The codebase was initally
started by Jrgen 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 
are also many private installations.

More Information

 * Project site:                    
 * Feature list:
 * Download:
  * DesktopEdition:
 * This software is available under the GNU General Public License v2.
 * Changes:
 * Known bugs: 

sent by Alexander Schremmer for the MoinMoin team

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