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Work has started on JAMWiki 0.6.0, and the big change will be the addition of user roles. As a result some of the Acegi configuration is being modified, and since I've uploaded the latest code to jamwiki.org things may be a bit flakey on the site - Bug Reports would be appreciated. In the mean time, the Special:Roles page is available to everyone so that people can comment on the administrative interface. It's a non-functional mockup in its early stages, and will change as development moves forward, but release early & often, right? In addition, Tech:User Permissions is available for those who want to comment on the implementation or those who have feature suggestions. -- Ryan 15-May-2007 21:35 PDT
I've just updated jamwiki.org to the latest code, including the new authentication & authorization code. Provided there are no surprises then the first 0.6.0 beta will probably be released later this week. If you encounter any problems please report them on the Bug Reports page, or if the issue prevents you from editing the wiki you can send an email, but please consider email to be a last resort.
Assuming no surprises I'm hoping the final release can be ready before the end of August, if not sooner. There are still some cleanups and minor features needed surrounding the new authorization code, and a few of the bug reports need to be addressed, but there shouldn't be any more major changes. At this point please report any problems, requests, or other issues that you'd like to see addressed before the final release. I can't promise anyone will address the issue before the final release, but if it's easy and you ask nice there's definitely a good chance. If it's a tough issue be sure to ask really nicely ;) -- Ryan 31-Jul-2007 22:44 PDT
An all-too-brief three months after the release of JAMWiki 0.5.4, the first beta for JAMWiki 0.6.0 is now available for the twos of users who have been clamoring for it. Be warned that this is a BETA release, and while it probably won't harm your children or run off with your girlfriend it should nevertheless be treated with caution.
The biggest new feature in the 0.6.x is the introduction of roles, which allow site administrators to customize permissions for their wiki. If you want to restrict access to the Special:Upload page, or to any other page, simply modify the user and group permissions from Special:Roles. This implementation was created using the lovely Acegi Security Framework and should therefore be flexible enough for most needs.
Other features of note include a conversion of the project structure to use Maven, courtesy of the tireless efforts of User:RegisDecamps and User:mikegr. These two have also contributed unit tests, cleanups, and other patches aimed at making the JAMWiki experience more pleasant.
The full list of changes is in the CHANGELOG.txt file and includes bugfixes, new translations from the amazing team of translators, and other goodies. I didn't create a source ZIP file for this beta, so please add a comment below if that's something you would like to have, although code is (as always) available in Subversion.
Further cleanups and bugfixes are forthcoming, but no new features are planned prior to the final release. Feedback is appreciated as always. -- Ryan 03-Aug-2007 21:43 PDT
Here's the second beta for JAMWiki 0.6.0. As far as I'm aware this version is pretty much complete, so the only steps remaining before a final release are getting updated translations and fixing any bugs.
Important: If you are already running a version of the 0.6.0 code you will need to create a new role from the Special:Roles page called "ROLE_SYSADMIN" and assign it to your system administrators. If you are running JAMWiki 0.5.4 or earlier then this step will be done automatically during the upgrade process.
Changes since the first beta:
Feedback is appreciated. Barring surprises the final 0.6.0 release should be ready in the next 1-2 weeks. -- Ryan 11-Aug-2007 16:27 PDT
Barring surprises the JAMWiki 0.6.0 final release will happen in the next 5-7 days. For those who can test the latest code, any reports of failure during new installs or upgrades from previous versions would be greatly appreciated. I've done numerous installs/upgrades with Tomcat and both Postgres and HSQL, and today tried an upgrade with Resin - all have been successful. I'll also do a test with Oracle and MySQL, but reports using other app servers or databases would be a huge help. In addition, if anyone encounters any bugs not already listed on the Bug Reports page, please report them! Last of all, anyone willing to help complete translations prior to the final release please see the How to Help#Translators page - aside from English and German I think every language is missing some translations, so assistance in completing the translation files would be really helpful. -- Ryan 17-Aug-2007 20:57 PDT
Here's the third, and hopefully final, beta for JAMWiki 0.6.0.
Important: Users who have already upgraded to JAMWiki 0.6.0 should see the notes for JAMWiki 0.6.0 beta2 above regarding ROLE_SYSADMIN.
Changes since the last beta:
There is more testing needed, but barring further surprises this beta will become JAMWiki 0.6.0 within the next few days. -- Ryan 26-Aug-2007 21:48 PDT
I was preparing to make the final release, and then while doing an upgrade with Oracle encountered a few new problems. So far I've been unable to reproduce the issues on my laptop, but the problems are annoying enough that I'd like to spend the weekend trying to get a fix prepared before pushing out a final release. The open source mantra is that things are "released when they are ready", but the 0.6.0 process is starting to get a bit ridiculous... -- Ryan 31-Aug-2007 11:23 PDT