[pmwiki-announce] pmwiki 2.0.beta8 released
Patrick R. Michaud
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
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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