[pmwiki-users] PmWiki 2.2.14 released

Petko Yotov 5ko at 5ko.fr
Wed Mar 10 18:40:32 CST 2010

On Tuesday 09 March 2010 10:07:45, Mark Trumpold wrote :
> Just curios ... Pm no longer developing PmWiki?

Hello. Pm has been quite busy in real life for the last two years. In January 
2009 he gave me an account on his server to allow me to work on the PmWiki 
website and core, fixing bugs, adding new features, releasing new versions and 
hopefully keeping the project, the wiki and the community alive. At the same 
moment version 2.2.0 stable was released.

The announcement and the discussion which followed was on the mailing list:


Patrick hasn't been working daily on the PmWiki core, but he is actively 
monitoring the current development and is available for advice on specific 
points or questions that we may have.

I'm trying to follow the PmWiki philosophy[1], fix bugs, maintain the 
documentation and add planned features on which the community has agreed. 
My personal approach to the PmWiki development is outlined on my profile page:


What I did in these 14 months:

* released 14 new PmWiki versions with an ambition to publish a new version
  monthly; most interesting/important changes are PHP 5.3 compatibility fixes
  and code refactoring, allowing recipes to add new features (eg. pagelists
  and page history); the log of the changes (since 2.2.1 included) is
  available here:  http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/ChangeLog

* reviewed, completed, updated and corrected all pages of the documentation in
  English which hadn't been updated since 2006 (3/4 of the pages) and 2007;
  *big thanks* to those who are helping; the documentation is up-to-date now
  but it can always be improved, everyone is welcome to edit it and improve it

* added "talk pages" in the documentation (on pmwiki.org only) where we can
  discuss improvements of the documentation or add lengthy instructions,
  answers to unfrequently asked questions, or other things that shouldn't be
  in or aren't yet ready for shipping with the core documentation

* all translations now have links to the same page in all other languages -- 
  I was hoping this would be useful for translators and ease their work, and
  that there would be more people helping out (there aren't many... yet)

* added "ratings" to the Cookbook -- where users of each recipe started
  leaving short notes -- these statistics will eventually be very useful to
  newcomers, helping them choose among the 900+ recipes in the Cookbook;
  please add your notes too, on the recipes you use, used or reviewed

* revamped the PITS issue tracking system into something more usable --
  changes to the layout and to the priority ordering rules give us a better
  overview of what should be addressed "ASAP" or "some day" :

* 300+ PITS entries closed/replied/suspended or otherwise edited by me; each
  newly added PITS entry reviewed in 24 hours to decide about the urgency

* 400+ messages sent by me to the mailing lists [pmwiki-users], [pmwiki-devel]
  and [pmwiki-users-fr], mostly replies to support requests
  *great thanks* to all of you who reply to questions when you know the
  answers -- this is really appreciated and a great help (including for me).

Sorry that during this time I wasn't able to reply to all questions and to add 
all features and changes that were requested but I'll continue, as soon as 
practical and with common sense. 

Thanks for all your questions, suggestions, bug reports, code snippets, 
cookbook recipes, user notes, wiki maintainence, participation in the 
discussions -- all these are helping the project to move forward.

Thanks also for your patience and for your trust. :-)
[1] http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/PmWikiPhilosophy

> On 27/2/10 6:38 AM, "Petko Yotov" <5ko at 5ko.fr> wrote:
> Hello. I have released pmwiki-2.2.14 today

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