source: trunk/Changes @ 702

Last change on this file since 702 was 702, checked in by Earle Martin, 16 years ago

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2        Important changes:
3          * The preferred way to get RecentChanges is now to pass the CGI the
4            parameter "action=rc", rather than just using the page name
5            "RecentChanges". However, this method will still work for the time
6            being. Similarly, the URL parameter for the RecentChanges RSS feed
7            has changed from "action=rss" to "action=rc;format=rss". Requests
8            for the former will be redirected to the latter.
10        New features:
11          * When trying to view a non-existent node, you will now be presented
12            with a message asking if you want to create that node, rather than
13            a blank page.
14          * New "summary" metadata field for one-line summaries of nodes:
15            - Add summary field to RDF as dc:description.
16            - Show node summary in search results.
17          * New "format=raw" option for outputting wiki text of a node.
19        RDF bugfixes:
20          * Locales, address and summary fields now XML-escaped properly.
21            (Requirement on CGI::Wiki::Plugin::RSS::ModWiki bumped to 0.073 for
22            associated fix escaping node names in RSS feed.)
23          * Add "address" field that was missing from the RDF node view.
24          * Update URL for Dublin Core elements in RDF index view.
26        Search bugfixes:
27          * Fix bug that was breaking coordinate entry fields on search page if
28            lat/lon was being used.
29          * Fix bug in OpenGuides::SuperSearch that wasn't passing "latitude" and
30            "longitude" values to the search template when a distance search
31            was being done.
33        Minor improvements:
34          * Replace underscores in node names in "redirected from" message with spaces.
35          * "Redirected from" message now links to a rendered version of the old page
36            rather than the editing view.
380.50    2 October 2005
39        Remove rogue ampersand that had crept into the RSS feed.
410.49    24 July 2005
42        Add updated prerequisite on CGI::Wiki::Plugin::RSS::ModWiki (fixes
43        a test failure)
450.48    24 July 2005
46        RDF enhancements:
47          * Removed redundant "id" parameter specification from dc:source in
48            rdf:Description in RDF node listings.
49          * Fixed bug that was causing all nodes to be flagged as a
50            geo:SpatialThing whether they were or not.
51          * Ensured that ampersands and greater/less than symbols were properly
52            escaped so as not to be XML-toxic.
53          * Added geo:lat, geo:long and RSS link attributes to items in
54            category/locale listings to facilitate integration with mapping
55            applications.
56          * Added owl:sameAs property to RDF output for nodes that are redirects
57            to other nodes.
58          * RSS feed now has correct timestamp (matching most recent item) and
59            matching Last-Modified HTTP header.
60        Reorder navigation bar to provide more logical groupings.
61        Add "format=plain" option for all-nodes index listing and associated
62          template
63        New message to appear on pages when you have been redirected
64          informing you of the fact.
65        Stop showing potentially very long map URLs in metadata section of
66          node display.
67        Replace ugly obliques in display of categories and locales with more
68          natural commas; change "locale" to "locales" in label.
69        Replace <label> tags in with <span
70          class="metadata_label">.
71        Wanted pages listing now displays, and sorts by, the number of nodes
72          pointing to each node.
73        Prevent redirect loops.
74        Add _ to the list of forbidden characters in node names.
760.47    15 January 2005
77        Fixed bug with list_all_versions for nodes with only one version.
78        Extended config changes to examples/ (thanks jimbo).
79        Now require CGI::Wiki 0.62 to fix bug with deleting versions.
80        Try to ensure that a .htaccess file protecting wiki.conf is installed.
81        Allow for external URLs for Text Formatting help.
82        Home node recent changes box now flags new entries.
83        Made default city and country be blank; specify them if you want them.
84        Missing PREREQUISITE on Plucene added.
85        Added CSS id "maincontent" to exclude the navbar and footer. Misc
86        template tidying including removing old layout tables.
880.46    21 December 2004
89        Minor bug fixes: remove bogus edit link on index listings,
90          add missing default behaviour for geolocation
91        Update supersearch help text URL.
92        Add nofollow to robots meta tag.
93        Added new CSS class "node_name" for inline non-hyperlink references
94          to node names - see README.CSS for details.
95        Fix bug with diff display on nodes containing macros.
96        Fixed distance search paging bug.
97        Fixed bug that allowed autocreation of locales and categories with
98          trailing spaces in the name.
99        Config management refactoring. This should not result in any
100          user-visible changes, apart from introducing a new dependency on
101          Class::Accessor.
102        Make it clearer in documentation that overriding factory templates
103          is a risky activity.
104        Update feedback details and include URL of RT queue.
105        Add missing tests to MANIFEST so they are included with the
106          distribution.
1080.45    1 December 2004
109        Made the geolocation stuff work worldwide.  Squeeeeeee!
110        You can now choose between doing your distance calculations with
111          the British National Grid, the Irish National Grid, or a UTM
112          ellipsoid.  If you wish to use anything other than the British
113          National Grid and you have pre-existing location data then you
114          will need to save an edit of each node with location data before
115          distance searches will work.
116        In less exciting news:
117          Fixed bug relating to lat/long representation.
118          Removed debugging warn accidentally left in last release.
119          Fixed some HTML validation errors.
1210.44    17 November 2004
122        Remove all traces of display_categories, which was obsoleted but
123          not completely removed before.
124        Improved the efficiency of the search.
125        Fixed a couple of minor bugs in the search - note that
126          and have changed.
127        Change the default indexer for new installs to Plucene.
128        Only run certain search-related tests if Plucene is installed.
1300.43    21 October 2004
131        Fix broken navbar changes that crept into last release.
1330.42    20 October 2004
134        Handle distance searching with OpenGuides::Supersearch instead of
135          find_within_distance action.
136        Fixed bug with paging on distance-only search (reported by Bob Walker).
137        Improved encapsulation in OpenGuides::Supersearch - accessors.
138        *INCOMPATIBLE CHANGE* Custom templates are now stored in
139          user-definable path, and their names are prefixed with custom_.
140          This only affects you if you have used the custom template support
141          introduced in 0.41.
142        Replace use of CGI::Wiki::Plugin::Geocache with improved
1440.41    21 September 2004
145        Added backlinks link to navbar.
146        Added some anti-robot tags to certain pages.
147        Fixed bug in install procedure - blank script_name should now get
148          installed as index.cgi
149        Added option of munging in custom lib paths on install.
150        Added option of custom templates for footer, license warning
151          on edit form, banner at top of page (see CUSTOMISATION file
152          for details).
153        Added new macro - used as eg @INDEX_LIST [[Locale Fulham]]
154        Also fixed the RSS reader macro - use this as eg
155          @RSS;username=Kake
156        More semantic markup for metadata display - see README.CSS
1580.40    18 September 2004
159        Recent Changes now shows changes in the past 24 hours, past week,
160          past fortnight, and past 30 days.
161        New preferences option to allow Recent Changes visit tracking.
162        Preferences now has an option for when your prefs expire.
163        Navbar added to diff and history pages.
164        The "omit help links" preference now actually works.
165        Set some pages to non-editable and non-deletable that should have been.
166        Recent Changes RSS fixed so "wiki:importance" is set correctly.
167        New "ignore_minor_edits" option for Recent Changes RSS.
168        Added RSS feeds for contributors, locales and categories.
1700.39    15 September 2004
171        Split commit_node out into in preparation for spam filter
172        Added option of using Plucene for searching.  If you want to do this
173          (and it is recommended over the default of Search::InvertedIndex)
174          you will need to do two things:
175            - either delete your old indexes (they're just files in the index
176              directory) or use a different index directory
177            - reindex your entire wiki (see in the examples/
178              directory of this distribution)
1800.38    26 July 2004
181        Major improvements to the search result ordering (thanks to
182          Steve Jolly, Bob Walker and Billy Abbott for test cases).
1840.37    23 July 2004
185        Fixed bug in diff view - the versions are the right way round now...
186          Fixed bug with links in historic view.  Require 2.92 to
187          avoid escapeHTML bug.
1890.36    13 July 2004
190        Added diff link to node template.
191        Fixed case sensitivity bug in index node autocreation.
192        Fixed bug with node history comments not being HTML-escaped.
1940.35    25 June 2004
195        Forgot to add version prerequisite on CGI::Wiki.  Don't use 0.34,
196          use this.
1980.34    25 June 2004
199        Add facility to delete only certain revisions of a page - access
200          this from the node history page.
2020.33    20 June 2004
203        Improve node history page to allow diffing between each version and
204          the previous one or the current one.
205        Test overhauls - you don't need to run the configuration step in
206          order to run the tests now, but you do need to have DBD::SQLite
207          for most of them.
208        Fixed template bug in that was stopping map
209          links being displayed for nodes with no address data (spotted
210          by Steve Jolly).
211        Removed inline style from You will need to add
212          the styles table#recentchanges, td.recentchanges_meta,
213          td.recentchanges_user, td.recentchanges_node_name and
214          td.recentchanges_comment to your stylesheets.
215          td#map changed to td#map_link in
216        Added searching by distance from an arbitrary point (click on
217          Advanced Search).
218        Internal rejigging - extracted some methods from wiki.cgi to
220        Added new preference for default edit type.
221        Reinstate apparently lost change from 0.26 to show IP rather than
222          "Anonymous" in RecentChanges.
223        More informative <title> tags for non-node (e.g. node version
224          history) pages.
2260.32    7 June 2004
227        Change auto-creating behaviour of index nodes (categories and
228          locales): instead of being created on access they are created
229          when the referring node is committed. This fixes compliance with
230          RFC 2616 section 9.1.1 and prevents corrupted index nodes being
231          created accidentally.
2330.31    09 May 2004
234        Created a new macro to allow the embedding of RSS feeds into
235          pages, using CGI::Wiki::Plugin::RSS::Reader. This allows you
236          to do this to produce a list of up to ten hyperlinks:
237            @RSS []
239        Numerous template tweaks to comply with the W3C's Web Content
240          Accessibility Guidelines (
241          - summaries for all HTML tables
242          - labels for all form input elements and some textual additions
243            to templates, such as '/' separators between navbar items,
244            because the guidelines specify links should not only be
245            separated by whitespace. If you don't want these to appear,
246            put the following in your stylesheet and they'll be hidden by
247            CSS (but will still appear for people using textual browsers or
248            screen readers): ".hidden { display: none }".
249          - the "lang" element (a two-letter code identifying the language
250            you're writing pages in) will now be added to the <html> tag on
251            all pages; a new question has been added to the configuration
252            script to ask for it and it will be stored in wiki.conf.
253            ***         YOU WILL NEED TO RUN BUILD.PL AGAIN.          ***
254            *** Remember to keep a backup copy of your old wiki.conf! ***   
256        Improved navigation for search results (next and previous n hits).
257          Removed underscores from page names in search results.
259        Overhauled RDF output. Changes:
260          - everything is no longer classified as a restaurant(!)
261          - empty tags are no longer generated
262          - show categories, locales and OS x/y coords in invididual
263            node RDF view
264          - switch to W3C contact namespace for addressing data
265          - move homepage tag out of wiki metadata
266          - remove nonexistent "gs:" namespace from category indices
267          - logical structure improvements (subjects of pages are now
268            identified as spatial things if they are, or are RDF
269            descriptions if they're not, instead of being anonymous
270            FOAF topics)
271          - include city and country in RDF only for spatial things.
273        Fixed bug that prevented automatic database initialization on
274          SQLite databases.
276        Doc fix for private installations.
278        Removed the following characters from the list of forbidden ones in
279          node names in newpage.cgi (a restriction which dates from all the way
280          back when we were using UseModWiki): " ! $ ^ ~ @ [ ] { }
282        Removed newlines from output of search box macro.
284        Reimplemented diffing using CGI::Wiki::Plugin::Diff as it seems the
285          change in 0.30 got lost. Removed as we should not
286          be distributing it.
2880.30    29 December 2003
289        Added method to allow admins to delete nodes.  You will need to
290          explicitly enable this option in your wiki.conf, since it brings
291          with it the risk of accidental data loss.
293        Major overhaul of templates - added numerous style hooks.  See
294          examples/ for two stylesheet designs that take advantage of these.
295          Added new banner template for page headers. Also ensured presence
296          of navigation bar is consistent.
297          *** INCOMPATIBLE CHANGE: *** The navbar class in the stylesheet
298          has been renamed to, unsurprisingly, "navbar", for consistency
299          (from "toolbar"). *** YOU WILL NEED TO REWRITE YOUR STYLESHEET. ***
300          You are advised to create a duplicate wiki.cgi that reads its data
301          from your database but its stylesheet and templates from the new
302          ones in order to test them *before* deploying them.
304        Added "FAQ", "How To Get Started" and "Wiki Etiquette" to the
305          navigation, under "Help" - these won't exist unless you create them
306          on your site, so at first the links serve as examples of
307          documentation you can provide.
309        Modified preferences.cgi so that all the help links in the navbar
310          can be hidden, not just the text formatting link.
312        Fixed some HTML validation bugs.
314        Added multiple install and pretty URL notes to INSTALL.
316        Removed pubcrawl stuff from distro for now - it doesn't really work.
318        Changed to use CGI::Wiki::Plugin::Diff instead of OpenGuides::Diff.
3200.29    8 November 2003
321        Expanded section in TROUBLESHOOTING about permissions problems.
323 now absorbs trailing punctuation and spaces into words
324          it is diffing (to give less blocky results).
326 change NOT to use '-' instead of '!'.
3280.28    1 November 2003
329        Allow running sites on SQLite databases.
331        Fixed bug with navbar prompt in Build.PL (CPAN RT #3894).
332        Junked OpenGuides::Config completely to avoid database password
333          leakage, and easier install (CPAN RT #3916).
3350.27    1 November 2003
336        Fixed bug with category/locale indexing - no longer case-sensitive.
338        Fixed bug that had the supersearch results page offering an edit link.
340        Revamp of search syntax to make the SuperSearch UI much more like
341        Google and Alta Vista. See the POD of for details.
3430.26    9 October 2003
344        Modified TROUBLESHOOTING to reflect the correct invocation for
345          Module::Build to install into a private directory.
347        Show IP address for anonymous edits.
349        Changed version dependency for Dom (CPAN bug #3895).
351        Added check to OpenGuides::SuperSearch to stop it trying to
352          retrieve a nonexistent node when the search indexes have screwed up.
3540.25    23 September 2003
355        Applied recent changes fix to front page feed as well.
357        Search box now searches categories and locales as well as title and
358          body - so for example a search on "holborn & pubs" will DTRT.
360        NOT and phrase search tests were passing even though they shouldn't
361          have been - skip them for now.
3630.24    8 September 2003
364        Fix to recent changes so minor changes don't mask major ones.
366        Fixed supersearch.cgi to use a template instead of to avoid
367          weird errors, also turned it into a module and added tests.
368        Strip whitespace from OS co-ords before storing in database.
3700.23    4 August 2003
371        Removed the "POST_CHOMP" option as it was messing up textareas, added
372        a test to make sure this doesn't reoccur.
3740.22    4 August 2003
375        Fixed bug with usernames containing spaces in recent changes/userstats.
377        Try out create_makefile_pl => "passthrough" in Build.PL
379        Minor fixes to tests to make them work with newest UseMod formatter.
381        Prevented "Edit this page" from showing up on category indexes.
383        Set TT "POST_CHOMP" option to strip unnecessary newlines from HTML.
385        Fixed CPAN bug #3085 - quotes in change summary box.
387        Added openguides_version template variable and added it to page
388        footer (CPAN request 3110).
3900.21    17 July 2003
391        We no longer autogenerate a Makefile.PL, since it doesn't pick up
392        all the questions that need to be asked.  Sorry.  Use Module::Build
393        as detailed in INSTALL, since you won't be able to get the right
394        version of Text::WikiFormat installed without it in any case.
396        Added version number to prereq as Alex McLintock hit a
397        version that didn't have unescape.
399        Added a link on RecentChanges to the RSS version, and put an
400        autodiscovery tag for the RSS in the head section.
402        Changed diff feature to hide checksums, which aren't necessary for
403        the user to see. Fixed a minor bug in the node history template so
404        that the diff links compare the selected version against the previous
405        one, not the original one every time.
4070.20    10 July 2003
408        Fixed all the email addresses to
4100.19    10 July 2003
411        Extra checks that script_url ends in a '/'.
413        Fixed small bug with edit conflict form - map link field was missing.
415        Moved "content" div in a couple of templates to fix incorrect nesting.
417        @INDEX_LINK macros now have optional title text like so:
418          @INDEX_LINK [[Category Pubs|Pubs]]
420        Added preferences option for including or excluding text formatting
421        rules link in navbar.  Enable this by setting text_formatting_node
422        in your config file.
424        Added config option for including the navbar on the home page.
426        Implemented minor edits.
428        Fixed cookie to persist beyond session.
4300.18    16 June 2003
431        Added a Makefile.PL as well as a Build.PL, for users.
4330.17    15 June 2003
434        Fixed OpenGuides::Utils to take note of dbhost.
436        Added example stylesheet provided by the OxfordGuide team.
4380.16    26 May 2003
439        Ivor fixed OpenGuides::Diff to diff by word instead of by character.
441        Fixed edit conflict up so it works nicely when you click the
442        Save button as well as the Preview one.
444        Added preferences option of displaying lat/long as deg-min-sec
445        instead of decimal (requested by James).
4470.15    18 May 2003
448        Added Algorithm::Diff version dependency to prereqs, fixed bug
449        with preferences.cgi and blank script_name, fixed REDIRECT bug.
4510.14    17 May 2003
452        Added "Wanted Pages" link to navbar, thanks to Simon Cozens for
453        the idea.
455        Fixed many bugs noticed by Dominic Hargreaves and other Oxonians.
456        Many thanks to Dominic for making an Oxford OpenGuides install for
457        us to find bugs in.
4590.13    17 May 2003
460        Added some more stylesheet hooks.
462        Tweaked OpenGuides::Diff to make it testable, added a start at tests.
464        Lat and long now stored to only 6dp instead of millions.
466        Added edit field for map link.
4680.12    14 May 2003
469        Added OpenGuides::CGI to manage cookies and things, used this to
470        do more code tidying.  Added edit box position option to preferences.
4720.11    14 May 2003
473        Added newpage.cgi for an easy way to create new pages.
475        Took loads of repeated code (for extracting and packaging metadata
476        variables) out of wiki.cgi into OpenGuides::Template.
4780.10    11 May 2003
479        Added OpenGuides::Diff to provide nice diff output between
480        node versions.
482        Added OpenGuides::Template to handle Template Toolkit stuff in a
483        more testable and reusable way than just bunging it in wiki.cgi.
4850.09    10 May 2003
486        Added OpenGuides::UK::PubCrawl and pubcrawl.cgi as a start at a
487        pub crawl generator.
489        Added OpenGuides::Utils to make it easier to write little standalone
490        scripts like supersearch.cgi, pubcrawl. cgi, etc.  Made wiki.cgi and
491        supersearch.cgi use it, and lost loads of duplicated code in the
492        process, hurrah.
4940.08    3 May 2003
495        Added fuzzy matching capability -
496          action=index;index_type=fuzzy_title_match;index_value=hollborne
497        Someone needs to write a nice search box interface for this.
499        Fixed edit_conflict template and preview method to cope with stale
500        checksum - passes through all the metadata properly now and offers
501        a side by side comparison of what you input and what is stored.
503        RDF output for node is now encoding-agnostic (used to have UTF-8
504        hardcoded).  Also is now called as wiki.cgi?id=Node_Name;format=rdf
5060.07    3 May 2003
507        Require CGI::Wiki 0.32 to avoid bug (again a Bob find!) where
508        committing a node with metadata but no content would die.
510        Auto-created category/locale stub pages now added to Category Category
511        or Category Locales as appropriate.
513        Added a couple of extra allowed HTML tags to cater for existing
514        grubstreet data.
516        Fixed bug in OpenGuides::RDF - it used to die if called on a
517        nonexistent node, now it returns stuff with a wiki:version of 0.
5190.06    2 May 2003
520        Fixed supersearch.cgi so it works with MySQL as well as Postgres
521        (thanks again to Bob for finding the bug).
5230.05    2 May 2003
524        Redid the script and template installation so the script does
525        actually get called what you said it should be (code copied
526        somewhat from Siesta::Build).
528        Fixed the support for non-local databases/IDENT authentication.
529        I think.
531        Fixed the hardcoded 'wiki.cgi' in some of the templates (thanks Bob).
5330.04    29 April 2003
534        First public release.
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