Foswiki 2.1.4 is released

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Foswiki 2.1.4 is released

George (Foswiki)

The Foswiki project is very pleased to announce availability of Foswiki 2.1.4.

Everybody is urged to upgrade as this release comes with 31 fixes and also addresses a couple of security related fixes. We thank the many Foswiki users who have taken the time to report issues in our Tasks tracker, and in many cases also suggest fixes. People are welcome to fork Foswiki on Github and contribute fixes using pull requests. We are grateful to everyone who's contributions have made this release possible.

How to get the release?

Installation instructions

For installation information, see the System Requirements and the Installation Guide. Please report issues in the Task Tracker.  There are upgrade packages available for Foswiki 2.0 and above, and a new updated VM image is also available. 

Highlights of this release

  • Contains 185 fixes relative to 2.1.0 (42 of which are enhancements)
  • New release of JQuery
  • Fixes for several performance issues
  • Fixes for a few minor security issues
  • An updated Virtual Machine has been built, using the latest Ubuntu LTS release
See complete release notes for more details.

Release Statistics

  • 71 commits (code changes) since 2.1.3
  • 4 Developers and Translators committed changes to this release
  • 31 Tasks had commits in this release
  • 3 Security tasks were closed in 2.1.4

Security Fixes

This release includes fixes for a number of Severity 3 security vulnerabilities. These are described in further detail in SecurityAlert-XSSIssues-2017-0501. We recommend Foswiki 2.x sites should upgrade to Foswiki 2.1.4 as soon as possible. As there are numerous security related fixes in the Foswiki 2.x releases relative to Foswiki 1.x, sites still running Foswiki 1.x should evaluate migrating to Foswiki 2.1.4 with some urgency. For more details on how the Foswiki project handles security issues see Security Alert Process.

For Users

  • EditRowPlugin jumping column widths, and several other minor issues have been fixed.
  • JQueryPlugin UI::Draggable has been restored to the release. It was inadvertently dropped from the configuration.

For administrators

  • Operation behind a reverse proxy has been improved.
  • Configuration changes may be unexpectedly applied in-memory, requiring server restart to restore operation, has been fixed.
  • Improved compatibility with Perl 5.25 / 5.26


As of this release, Chinese (Taiwan), French, Italian and Ukrainian are 100% complete. Czech, Danish, German and Klingon are >95% complete. Many other languages are >50% translated including Dutch, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish and Swedish.

Foswiki is now using continuous translation, so contributions at any time are very helpful. Help is always needed in this area as we are constantly looking for people that could spend some time translating, especially if your own native language is not English. You are welcome to join the Translation Team. Have a look at our Weblate translation server. Please contact [hidden email]. Foswiki thanks the Translators for their Herculean efforts.

We are looking forward to an interesting 2017 in the Foswiki space. There are several feature proposals under review which could be quite transforming for the next major Foswiki release.

Special thanks to all the developers, translators and testers who have worked to make this release possible.

George Clark
Release Manager, Foswiki 2.1
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