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Last change on this file since 706 was 706, checked in by Dominic Hargreaves, 16 years ago

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10.51    15 November 2005
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.
9
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.
18          * RSS feed now contains DOAP (http://usefulinc.com/doap) metadata.
19       
20        RDF bugfixes:
21          * Locales, address and summary fields now XML-escaped properly.
22          * Add "address" field that was missing from the RDF node view.
23          * Update URL for Dublin Core elements in RDF index view.
24          * Fix URL in the RSS <channel> element to point to the RSS URL,
25            not the RecentChanges page URL.
26       
27        Search bugfixes:
28          * Fix bug that was breaking coordinate entry fields on search page if
29            lat/lon was being used.
30          * Fix bug in OpenGuides::SuperSearch that wasn't passing "latitude" and
31            "longitude" values to the search template when a distance search
32            was being done.
33       
34        Minor improvements:
35          * Replace underscores in node names in "redirected from" message with spaces.
36          * "Redirected from" message now links to a rendered version of the old page
37            rather than the editing view.
38       
390.50    2 October 2005
40        Remove rogue ampersand that had crept into the RSS feed.
41       
420.49    24 July 2005
43        Add updated prerequisite on CGI::Wiki::Plugin::RSS::ModWiki (fixes
44        a test failure)
45
460.48    24 July 2005
47        RDF enhancements:
48          * Removed redundant "id" parameter specification from dc:source in
49            rdf:Description in RDF node listings.
50          * Fixed bug that was causing all nodes to be flagged as a
51            geo:SpatialThing whether they were or not.
52          * Ensured that ampersands and greater/less than symbols were properly
53            escaped so as not to be XML-toxic.
54          * Added geo:lat, geo:long and RSS link attributes to items in
55            category/locale listings to facilitate integration with mapping
56            applications.
57          * Added owl:sameAs property to RDF output for nodes that are redirects
58            to other nodes.
59          * RSS feed now has correct timestamp (matching most recent item) and
60            matching Last-Modified HTTP header.
61        Reorder navigation bar to provide more logical groupings.
62        Add "format=plain" option for all-nodes index listing and associated
63          template plain_index.tt.
64        New message to appear on pages when you have been redirected
65          informing you of the fact.
66        Stop showing potentially very long map URLs in metadata section of
67          node display.
68        Replace ugly obliques in display of categories and locales with more
69          natural commas; change "locale" to "locales" in label.
70        Replace <label> tags in display_metadata.tt with <span
71          class="metadata_label">.
72        Wanted pages listing now displays, and sorts by, the number of nodes
73          pointing to each node.
74        Prevent redirect loops.
75        Add _ to the list of forbidden characters in node names.
76
770.47    15 January 2005
78        Fixed bug with list_all_versions for nodes with only one version.
79        Extended config changes to examples/reindex.pl (thanks jimbo).
80        Now require CGI::Wiki 0.62 to fix bug with deleting versions.
81        Try to ensure that a .htaccess file protecting wiki.conf is installed.
82        Allow for external URLs for Text Formatting help.
83        Home node recent changes box now flags new entries.
84        Made default city and country be blank; specify them if you want them.
85        Missing PREREQUISITE on Plucene added.
86        Added CSS id "maincontent" to exclude the navbar and footer. Misc
87        template tidying including removing old layout tables.
88
890.46    21 December 2004
90        Minor bug fixes: remove bogus edit link on index listings,
91          add missing default behaviour for geolocation
92        Update supersearch help text URL.
93        Add nofollow to robots meta tag.
94        Added new CSS class "node_name" for inline non-hyperlink references
95          to node names - see README.CSS for details.
96        Fix bug with diff display on nodes containing macros.
97        Fixed distance search paging bug.
98        Fixed bug that allowed autocreation of locales and categories with
99          trailing spaces in the name.
100        Config management refactoring. This should not result in any
101          user-visible changes, apart from introducing a new dependency on
102          Class::Accessor.
103        Make it clearer in documentation that overriding factory templates
104          is a risky activity.
105        Update feedback details and include URL of RT queue.
106        Add missing tests to MANIFEST so they are included with the
107          distribution.
108       
1090.45    1 December 2004
110        Made the geolocation stuff work worldwide.  Squeeeeeee!
111        You can now choose between doing your distance calculations with
112          the British National Grid, the Irish National Grid, or a UTM
113          ellipsoid.  If you wish to use anything other than the British
114          National Grid and you have pre-existing location data then you
115          will need to save an edit of each node with location data before
116          distance searches will work.
117        In less exciting news:
118          Fixed bug relating to lat/long representation.
119          Removed debugging warn accidentally left in last release.
120          Fixed some HTML validation errors.
121
1220.44    17 November 2004
123        Remove all traces of display_categories, which was obsoleted but
124          not completely removed before.
125        Improved the efficiency of the search.
126        Fixed a couple of minor bugs in the search - note that node.tt
127          and supersearch.tt have changed.
128        Change the default indexer for new installs to Plucene.
129        Only run certain search-related tests if Plucene is installed.
130
1310.43    21 October 2004
132        Fix broken navbar changes that crept into last release.
133
1340.42    20 October 2004
135        Handle distance searching with OpenGuides::Supersearch instead of
136          find_within_distance action.
137        Fixed bug with paging on distance-only search (reported by Bob Walker).
138        Improved encapsulation in OpenGuides::Supersearch - accessors.
139        *INCOMPATIBLE CHANGE* Custom templates are now stored in
140          user-definable path, and their names are prefixed with custom_.
141          This only affects you if you have used the custom template support
142          introduced in 0.41.
143        Replace use of CGI::Wiki::Plugin::Geocache with improved node.tt.
144
1450.41    21 September 2004
146        Added backlinks link to navbar.
147        Added some anti-robot tags to certain pages.
148        Fixed bug in install procedure - blank script_name should now get
149          installed as index.cgi
150        Added option of munging in custom lib paths on install.
151        Added option of custom templates for footer, license warning
152          on edit form, banner at top of page (see CUSTOMISATION file
153          for details).
154        Added new macro - used as eg @INDEX_LIST [[Locale Fulham]]
155        Also fixed the RSS reader macro - use this as eg
156          @RSS http://london.openguides.org/?action=rss;username=Kake
157        More semantic markup for metadata display - see README.CSS
158
1590.40    18 September 2004
160        Recent Changes now shows changes in the past 24 hours, past week,
161          past fortnight, and past 30 days.
162        New preferences option to allow Recent Changes visit tracking.
163        Preferences now has an option for when your prefs expire.
164        Navbar added to diff and history pages.
165        The "omit help links" preference now actually works.
166        Set some pages to non-editable and non-deletable that should have been.
167        Recent Changes RSS fixed so "wiki:importance" is set correctly.
168        New "ignore_minor_edits" option for Recent Changes RSS.
169        Added RSS feeds for contributors, locales and categories.
170
1710.39    15 September 2004
172        Split commit_node out into OpenGuides.pm in preparation for spam filter
173        Added option of using Plucene for searching.  If you want to do this
174          (and it is recommended over the default of Search::InvertedIndex)
175          you will need to do two things:
176            - either delete your old indexes (they're just files in the index
177              directory) or use a different index directory
178            - reindex your entire wiki (see reindex.pl in the examples/
179              directory of this distribution)
180
1810.38    26 July 2004
182        Major improvements to the search result ordering (thanks to
183          Steve Jolly, Bob Walker and Billy Abbott for test cases).
184
1850.37    23 July 2004
186        Fixed bug in diff view - the versions are the right way round now...
187          Fixed bug with links in historic view.  Require CGI.pm 2.92 to
188          avoid escapeHTML bug.
189
1900.36    13 July 2004
191        Added diff link to node template.
192        Fixed case sensitivity bug in index node autocreation.
193        Fixed bug with node history comments not being HTML-escaped.
194
1950.35    25 June 2004
196        Forgot to add version prerequisite on CGI::Wiki.  Don't use 0.34,
197          use this.
198
1990.34    25 June 2004
200        Add facility to delete only certain revisions of a page - access
201          this from the node history page.
202
2030.33    20 June 2004
204        Improve node history page to allow diffing between each version and
205          the previous one or the current one.
206        Test overhauls - you don't need to run the configuration step in
207          order to run the tests now, but you do need to have DBD::SQLite
208          for most of them.
209        Fixed template bug in display_metadata.tt that was stopping map
210          links being displayed for nodes with no address data (spotted
211          by Steve Jolly).
212        Removed inline style from recent_changes.tt. You will need to add
213          the styles table#recentchanges, td.recentchanges_meta,
214          td.recentchanges_user, td.recentchanges_node_name and
215          td.recentchanges_comment to your stylesheets.
216          td#map changed to td#map_link in edit_conflict.tt.
217        Added searching by distance from an arbitrary point (click on
218          Advanced Search).
219        Internal rejigging - extracted some methods from wiki.cgi to
220          OpenGuides.pm.
221        Added new preference for default edit type.
222        Reinstate apparently lost change from 0.26 to show IP rather than
223          "Anonymous" in RecentChanges.
224        More informative <title> tags for non-node (e.g. node version
225          history) pages.
226
2270.32    7 June 2004
228        Change auto-creating behaviour of index nodes (categories and
229          locales): instead of being created on access they are created
230          when the referring node is committed. This fixes compliance with
231          RFC 2616 section 9.1.1 and prevents corrupted index nodes being
232          created accidentally.
233
2340.31    09 May 2004
235        Created a new macro to allow the embedding of RSS feeds into
236          pages, using CGI::Wiki::Plugin::RSS::Reader. This allows you
237          to do this to produce a list of up to ten hyperlinks:
238            @RSS [http://example.com/example.rss]
239       
240        Numerous template tweaks to comply with the W3C's Web Content
241          Accessibility Guidelines (http://www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT/):
242          - summaries for all HTML tables
243          - labels for all form input elements and some textual additions
244            to templates, such as '/' separators between navbar items,
245            because the guidelines specify links should not only be
246            separated by whitespace. If you don't want these to appear,
247            put the following in your stylesheet and they'll be hidden by
248            CSS (but will still appear for people using textual browsers or
249            screen readers): ".hidden { display: none }".
250          - the "lang" element (a two-letter code identifying the language
251            you're writing pages in) will now be added to the <html> tag on
252            all pages; a new question has been added to the configuration
253            script to ask for it and it will be stored in wiki.conf.
254            ***         YOU WILL NEED TO RUN BUILD.PL AGAIN.          ***
255            *** Remember to keep a backup copy of your old wiki.conf! ***   
256
257        Improved navigation for search results (next and previous n hits).
258          Removed underscores from page names in search results.
259
260        Overhauled RDF output. Changes:
261          - everything is no longer classified as a restaurant(!)
262          - empty tags are no longer generated
263          - show categories, locales and OS x/y coords in invididual
264            node RDF view
265          - switch to W3C contact namespace for addressing data
266          - move homepage tag out of wiki metadata
267          - remove nonexistent "gs:" namespace from category indices
268          - logical structure improvements (subjects of pages are now
269            identified as spatial things if they are, or are RDF
270            descriptions if they're not, instead of being anonymous
271            FOAF topics)
272          - include city and country in RDF only for spatial things.
273
274        Fixed bug that prevented automatic database initialization on
275          SQLite databases.
276
277        Doc fix for private installations.
278
279        Removed the following characters from the list of forbidden ones in
280          node names in newpage.cgi (a restriction which dates from all the way
281          back when we were using UseModWiki): " ! $ ^ ~ @ [ ] { }
282
283        Removed newlines from output of search box macro.
284
285        Reimplemented diffing using CGI::Wiki::Plugin::Diff as it seems the
286          change in 0.30 got lost. Removed OpenGuides::Diff.pm as we should not
287          be distributing it.
288
2890.30    29 December 2003
290        Added method to allow admins to delete nodes.  You will need to
291          explicitly enable this option in your wiki.conf, since it brings
292          with it the risk of accidental data loss.
293
294        Major overhaul of templates - added numerous style hooks.  See
295          examples/ for two stylesheet designs that take advantage of these.
296          Added new banner template for page headers. Also ensured presence
297          of navigation bar is consistent.
298          *** INCOMPATIBLE CHANGE: *** The navbar class in the stylesheet
299          has been renamed to, unsurprisingly, "navbar", for consistency
300          (from "toolbar"). *** YOU WILL NEED TO REWRITE YOUR STYLESHEET. ***
301          You are advised to create a duplicate wiki.cgi that reads its data
302          from your database but its stylesheet and templates from the new
303          ones in order to test them *before* deploying them.
304
305        Added "FAQ", "How To Get Started" and "Wiki Etiquette" to the
306          navigation, under "Help" - these won't exist unless you create them
307          on your site, so at first the links serve as examples of
308          documentation you can provide.
309
310        Modified preferences.cgi so that all the help links in the navbar
311          can be hidden, not just the text formatting link.
312
313        Fixed some HTML validation bugs.
314
315        Added multiple install and pretty URL notes to INSTALL.
316
317        Removed pubcrawl stuff from distro for now - it doesn't really work.
318
319        Changed to use CGI::Wiki::Plugin::Diff instead of OpenGuides::Diff.
320
3210.29    8 November 2003
322        Expanded section in TROUBLESHOOTING about permissions problems.
323
324        Diff.pm now absorbs trailing punctuation and spaces into words
325          it is diffing (to give less blocky results).
326
327        SuperSearch.pm change NOT to use '-' instead of '!'.
328
3290.28    1 November 2003
330        Allow running sites on SQLite databases.
331
332        Fixed bug with navbar prompt in Build.PL (CPAN RT #3894).
333        Junked OpenGuides::Config completely to avoid database password
334          leakage, and easier install (CPAN RT #3916).
335
3360.27    1 November 2003
337        Fixed bug with category/locale indexing - no longer case-sensitive.
338
339        Fixed bug that had the supersearch results page offering an edit link.
340
341        Revamp of search syntax to make the SuperSearch UI much more like
342        Google and Alta Vista. See the POD of SuperSearch.pm for details.
343
3440.26    9 October 2003
345        Modified TROUBLESHOOTING to reflect the correct invocation for
346          Module::Build to install into a private directory.
347
348        Show IP address for anonymous edits.
349
350        Changed CGI.pm version dependency for Dom (CPAN bug #3895).
351
352        Added check to OpenGuides::SuperSearch to stop it trying to
353          retrieve a nonexistent node when the search indexes have screwed up.
354
3550.25    23 September 2003
356        Applied recent changes fix to front page feed as well.
357
358        Search box now searches categories and locales as well as title and
359          body - so for example a search on "holborn & pubs" will DTRT.
360
361        NOT and phrase search tests were passing even though they shouldn't
362          have been - skip them for now.
363
3640.24    8 September 2003
365        Fix to recent changes so minor changes don't mask major ones.
366
367        Fixed supersearch.cgi to use a template instead of CGI.pm to avoid
368          weird errors, also turned it into a module and added tests.
369        Strip whitespace from OS co-ords before storing in database.
370
3710.23    4 August 2003
372        Removed the "POST_CHOMP" option as it was messing up textareas, added
373        a test to make sure this doesn't reoccur.
374
3750.22    4 August 2003
376        Fixed bug with usernames containing spaces in recent changes/userstats.
377
378        Try out create_makefile_pl => "passthrough" in Build.PL
379
380        Minor fixes to tests to make them work with newest UseMod formatter.
381
382        Prevented "Edit this page" from showing up on category indexes.
383
384        Set TT "POST_CHOMP" option to strip unnecessary newlines from HTML.
385
386        Fixed CPAN bug #3085 - quotes in change summary box.
387
388        Added openguides_version template variable and added it to page
389        footer (CPAN request 3110).
390
3910.21    17 July 2003
392        We no longer autogenerate a Makefile.PL, since it doesn't pick up
393        all the questions that need to be asked.  Sorry.  Use Module::Build
394        as detailed in INSTALL, since you won't be able to get the right
395        version of Text::WikiFormat installed without it in any case.
396
397        Added version number to CGI.pm prereq as Alex McLintock hit a
398        version that didn't have unescape.
399
400        Added a link on RecentChanges to the RSS version, and put an
401        autodiscovery tag for the RSS in the head section.
402
403        Changed diff feature to hide checksums, which aren't necessary for
404        the user to see. Fixed a minor bug in the node history template so
405        that the diff links compare the selected version against the previous
406        one, not the original one every time.
407
4080.20    10 July 2003
409        Fixed all the email addresses to openguides-dev@openguides.org.
410
4110.19    10 July 2003
412        Extra checks that script_url ends in a '/'.
413
414        Fixed small bug with edit conflict form - map link field was missing.
415
416        Moved "content" div in a couple of templates to fix incorrect nesting.
417
418        @INDEX_LINK macros now have optional title text like so:
419          @INDEX_LINK [[Category Pubs|Pubs]]
420
421        Added preferences option for including or excluding text formatting
422        rules link in navbar.  Enable this by setting text_formatting_node
423        in your config file.
424
425        Added config option for including the navbar on the home page.
426
427        Implemented minor edits.
428
429        Fixed cookie to persist beyond session.
430
4310.18    16 June 2003
432        Added a Makefile.PL as well as a Build.PL, for CPAN.pm users.
433
4340.17    15 June 2003
435        Fixed OpenGuides::Utils to take note of dbhost.
436 
437        Added example stylesheet provided by the OxfordGuide team.
438
4390.16    26 May 2003
440        Ivor fixed OpenGuides::Diff to diff by word instead of by character.
441
442        Fixed edit conflict up so it works nicely when you click the
443        Save button as well as the Preview one.
444
445        Added preferences option of displaying lat/long as deg-min-sec
446        instead of decimal (requested by James).
447
4480.15    18 May 2003
449        Added Algorithm::Diff version dependency to prereqs, fixed bug
450        with preferences.cgi and blank script_name, fixed REDIRECT bug.
451
4520.14    17 May 2003
453        Added "Wanted Pages" link to navbar, thanks to Simon Cozens for
454        the idea.
455
456        Fixed many bugs noticed by Dominic Hargreaves and other Oxonians.
457        Many thanks to Dominic for making an Oxford OpenGuides install for
458        us to find bugs in.
459
4600.13    17 May 2003
461        Added some more stylesheet hooks.
462 
463        Tweaked OpenGuides::Diff to make it testable, added a start at tests.
464
465        Lat and long now stored to only 6dp instead of millions.
466
467        Added edit field for map link.
468
4690.12    14 May 2003
470        Added OpenGuides::CGI to manage cookies and things, used this to
471        do more code tidying.  Added edit box position option to preferences.
472
4730.11    14 May 2003
474        Added newpage.cgi for an easy way to create new pages.
475
476        Took loads of repeated code (for extracting and packaging metadata
477        variables) out of wiki.cgi into OpenGuides::Template.
478
4790.10    11 May 2003
480        Added OpenGuides::Diff to provide nice diff output between
481        node versions.
482
483        Added OpenGuides::Template to handle Template Toolkit stuff in a
484        more testable and reusable way than just bunging it in wiki.cgi.
485
4860.09    10 May 2003
487        Added OpenGuides::UK::PubCrawl and pubcrawl.cgi as a start at a
488        pub crawl generator.
489
490        Added OpenGuides::Utils to make it easier to write little standalone
491        scripts like supersearch.cgi, pubcrawl. cgi, etc.  Made wiki.cgi and
492        supersearch.cgi use it, and lost loads of duplicated code in the
493        process, hurrah.
494
4950.08    3 May 2003
496        Added fuzzy matching capability -
497          action=index;index_type=fuzzy_title_match;index_value=hollborne
498        Someone needs to write a nice search box interface for this.
499
500        Fixed edit_conflict template and preview method to cope with stale
501        checksum - passes through all the metadata properly now and offers
502        a side by side comparison of what you input and what is stored.
503
504        RDF output for node is now encoding-agnostic (used to have UTF-8
505        hardcoded).  Also is now called as wiki.cgi?id=Node_Name;format=rdf
506
5070.07    3 May 2003
508        Require CGI::Wiki 0.32 to avoid bug (again a Bob find!) where
509        committing a node with metadata but no content would die.
510
511        Auto-created category/locale stub pages now added to Category Category
512        or Category Locales as appropriate.
513
514        Added a couple of extra allowed HTML tags to cater for existing
515        grubstreet data.
516
517        Fixed bug in OpenGuides::RDF - it used to die if called on a
518        nonexistent node, now it returns stuff with a wiki:version of 0.
519
5200.06    2 May 2003
521        Fixed supersearch.cgi so it works with MySQL as well as Postgres
522        (thanks again to Bob for finding the bug).
523
5240.05    2 May 2003
525        Redid the script and template installation so the script does
526        actually get called what you said it should be (code copied
527        somewhat from Siesta::Build).
528
529        Fixed the support for non-local databases/IDENT authentication.
530        I think.
531
532        Fixed the hardcoded 'wiki.cgi' in some of the templates (thanks Bob).
533
5340.04    29 April 2003
535        First public release.
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