This release contains about 58 fixes relative to 2.1.0, 13 of
them marked urgent, and 21 regular enhancements. There is a new
libraries part of it. Fontawesome icons have been made available
via %JQICON next to the already large famfamfam icons.
There is good news for public facing Foswiki systems: you can now
safely disable CGI sessions for guest users to gain a noticeable
performance improvement. While
previous releases already had that option, user registration and
password maintenance were affected negatively. Starting with this release it is
safe now to deactivate CGI sessions for guests.
There have been a couple of changes in the “refresh” URL
parameter used to force a new page to be generated: first, it has
been removed from guest views to prevent crawlers following such a
link and thus invalidating the cache. Second, only admin users are
allowed to nuke all of the site’s page cache using “refresh=all”.
The footprint of CPAN packages required to run a Foswiki has been
broadened a bit by adding LWP::Protocol::https. (caused by an
upstream packaging split), and Email::Simple (clarifying a minimum
version). Https support will become increasingly important when foswiki.org is
further moving towards an all-secure site using
https. Documentation links to foswiki.org have been completely
fixed to use https only. Note that most other plugins
available via foswiki.org still might link to the main site using
plain http. We are working towards fixing this. We were not able
to auto-redirect all http to https links yet as this was harming
older Foswiki installations not having LWP::Protocol::https
installed or which don’t trust our certificate. Stay tuned for
more info on this.
Have a good time upgrading.
The Virtual machine image is updated to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and
compressed with 7zip for faster downloads. Webmin has been removed
from the image.
As of this release, translations of French, German, Italian,
Traditional Chinese and Ukrainian are 100% complete, while Czech,
Danish are at 95+%.