[pmwiki-announce] pmwiki 2.0.beta8 released

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud
Mon Dec 13 10:03:54 EST 2004

I've just released pmwiki 2.0.beta8, which has a number of important
new features and changes.  The latest version is available from

The biggest change in this release is to pagename specifications in urls; 
the "?pagename=Main.HomePage" syntax has been shortened to
"?n=Main.HomePage".  PmWiki continues to recognize "?pagename="
style URLs but generates the shorter version.

This release also changes PmWiki to default to "?n=" style urls
instead of the PATH_INFO format (".../Main/HomePage") urls that were
previously the default.  Sites that wish to use the PATH_INFO form
of url must now explicitly set $EnablePathInfo = 1 in config.php.
Note that this setting doesn't work in all environments, which is why
the default is now to use "?n=" style urls.  A cookbook page will 
be forthcoming that will describe many of the url-formatting options
in PmWiki.

This release also has vast improvements for pages using utf-8
encodings, including the ability to create page names and links
with utf-8 characters.  More details are available in the
scripts/xlpage-utf-8.php file in the distribution.

The release adds $TableRowAttrFmt, $TableCellAttrFmt, and other 
variables for more control over the formatting of simple tables.
Examples of table formatting using these variables will also be
written up in a Cookbook recipe.

Finally, this release fixes a few minor bugs and makes some other
minor enhancements.  More details are available in the ChangeLog.

Comments, questions, and problems can always be reported to pmwiki-users
or to PITS.


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