TWiki Upgrade 29-Oct-2014

On Wednesday 29-Oct-2014 the TWiki service experienced a major upgrade. Please email service-desk@cernNOSPAMPLEASE.ch if you have any issues to report.

New load-balanced cluster

The service now runs on a puppet managed load-balanced cluster. This cluster not only provides more resources than before but makes sure that the user's browser hits a healthy TWiki web server

New TWiki version

TWiki was upgraded to version 6.0.1, which is a major release that has a shiny new dashboard look. It brings many usability enhancements, strengthens TWiki as an application platform, and scales to very large deployments with thousands of webs and a million pages.

Feature Highlights include

  • Usability Enhancements
    • Add dashboards to Web home topics
    • Upgrade to TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor to version 3.5.8
    • Show topic title in square bracket links using [[+TopicName]] syntax
    • Icon bullet lists: Specify any TWiki doc graphics icon as a bullet
    • WebSearch and WebChanges has now search result pagination
    • WebChanges shows topic age instead of topic date
    • Auto-discover TWikiForms, e.g. no need to set in WEBFORMS preferences setting
    • Move change TWiki Form from edit screen to "more" screen
    • Show link to older versions of attachments in attachment table
    • Automatically link @Twitter handles
    • Add comment section to new topic template
    • Copy/clone topic function in more topic action screen
    • Configurable signatures with profile pictures
    • Open external links in new browser window or tab; show external link icon
    • Drag and drop file attachments - PatternSkin to integrate DropzoneJSSkin - added in TWiki-6.0.1
    • Add drag and drop to change profile picture screen - added in TWiki-6.0.1

See TWikiReleaseNotes for more details

-- PeterJones - 2014-10-29

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