[Zope-Annce] Zwiki 0.40 released, news for 2005/03

Simon Michael simon at joyful.com
Fri Apr 1 17:51:01 EST 2005

*What is it*
Zwiki is a Zope product for building wikis - a special kind of website 
that's easy for anyone to edit.
See http://zwiki.org for more.

*What's changed*
Bugfixes, new japanese translation, chinese translation updates, new 
search option.
See release notes below.

*Zwiki news this month*
We have been quiet but not idle. Bill Page and Martijn Pieters 
contributed fixes, T.C. Chou updated the chinese translations and Masaya 
Kato and a team of fellow translators contributed a japanese 
translation. Zettai.net made a donation, again, in support of Zwiki 
development and hosting. Thank you!

Bug reporting rate has been low and steady; bug closing rate has been 
low. The next Zwiki Bug Day is.. today! april 1st being the first friday 
of the month. I wasn't ready but it's going on anyway as scheduled, help 
at http://zwiki.org/BugDay <http://zwiki.org/BugDay.> and #zwiki if you can.

In the documentation department I am doing a little work on 
http://zwiki.org/NewAdministratorsGuide <http://zwiki.org/UsersGuide%29> 
each day.

Discussion on the list, UserDiscussion page and irc channel has been 
light. We've had a few incidents of wiki spam this month, both 
intentional and otherwise. I switched zwiki.org to mail out all edits, 
to make this more visible; we list subscribers are adapting to the 
increased level of traffic and have discussed how to batch related edits 
into fewer mails.

This month I resolved to focus on QA for 2005:

/"Alright.. this may be difficult, but (deep breath): I resolve not to 
work on new Zwiki features in 2005. I may well accept them from others, 
but I won't do them myself. This is to focus (my) energy on refactoring, 
cleanup, polish, docs, and fixing "broken windows". More: /

    * /in case that was unclear, this is not Zwiki winding down; it's a
      quality push for 1.0. Feature work from others is welcome as ever./
    * /tasks that are funded in some way will almost always jump to the
      head of the queue and become priority no. 1, as before."/

See http://zwiki.org/ZwikiRoadmap2005 for more.

*Zopewiki news
*Edits on zopewiki.org have been light; small ongoing improvements from 
a small number of people.
Someone has started a http://zopewiki.org/PageTemplateStyleGuide .

*Server news*
The zwiki.org/zopewiki.org server basically ran all month without 
exceeding the 200M memory quota or restarting and performance has been 
reasonable. Those wikis currently have 2164 and 464 pages respectively.

*About the Zwiki project*
Zwiki was started in 1999 by Simon Michael and now receives improvements 
from many contributors. It is released under the GNU GPL. A new version 
is released on the first of the month.

http://zwiki.org - Zwiki home, with all download, documentation & 
discussion links
http://zwiki.org/ZwikiFunding - how to donate or sponsor a feature

*Release notes*

Zwiki 0.40.0 2005/04/01


    Bugfixes, new japanese translation, chinese translation updates,
    new search option.

    Upgrade notes

    This fixes a high-profile known issue in 0.39, #1062. If you
    didn't already find the issue page and workaround, upgrade to this
    version to fix it.


        * add a "thorough" non-catalog search to search form, commented
      out (for spam hunting)


        * fix the keys attribute error when creating pages in plone (#1062)

        * deleting a top-level page redirects to the front page again; new
      upUrl method (#917, Martijn Pieters, SM)

      Issue tracking

        * no bogus property change. Some very aggressive search engines
      (spiders) seem to be following form action="xxxx" references in
      pages as well as the usual href links. As a result probes by
      such greedy theives can cause unexpected changes to wiki web
      pages. One such example recently has been the triggering of the
      Change button on the Issue pages.  The script
      changeIssueProperties should be more careful not to record any
      change if the Change action is triggered with no actually
      changes. (Bill Page)

      General - i18n

        * new japanese translation (Masaya Kato, Manabu Terada, Yoshiki
      Shibukawa, Takayuki Shimizukawa, Junya Ogino, Takanori Suzuki)

        * chinese translation updates (T.C. Chou)

        * updated all po files from latest pot

      General - skins
        * the site_logo folder property didn't work in plone

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