Active development of JAMWiki has ceased, and bug fixes and support will be limited at best. If you are interested in taking over management of JAMWiki please send an email to the jamwiki-devel mailing list.

JAMWiki 0.4.2

Release Notes

JAMWiki 0.4.2 is now available for download. Major updates in this release include:

See the README.txt and CHANGELOG.txt files for additional details about this release. Additional information and documentation can be found at Note that users of DB/2 may encounter errors as support is experimental at this time; bug reports are appreciated.

JAMWiki is distributed as a WAR file that can be deployed like any other WAR file. After restarting the web application server view the URL to begin the configuration process (context is the web application context root). For existing JAMWiki users see below for upgrade instructions.

IMPORTANT: While reasonably stable, the JAMWiki code is undergoing rapid development and should be considered beta software. Feedback and bug reports are requested and can be left at


  • FEATURE: Add support for watchlists as described on
  • FEATURE: AdminOnlyTopics replaced by Special:TopicsAdmin.
  • FEATURE: Upgrade to Spring Framework 2.0.
  • BUG: Refreshing after a form submission should no longer cause information to be resubmitted.
  • FEATURE: "Go To" button in search should redirect to search results if no such topic exists.
  • FEATURE: Be more efficient with caching to improve performance.
  • FEATURE: Add a checkbox to Special:Manage to delete/undelete an associated comments page.
  • FEATURE: Provide an option to set maximum table of contents depth.
  • FEATURE: After editing a section, page will now reload to that section.
  • BUG: Fix parsing error when template parameters are preceded by whitespace.
  • BUG: Fix error when uploading files with non-English file names.
  • BUG: Recompile the HSQL JAR file to allow use with JDK 1.4.
  • FEATURE: Remove option to disable topic versioning.
  • BUG: Some unhandled exceptions could cause confusing error messages to be shown to the user, now fixed.
  • BUG: JUnit 4.1 requires JDK 1.5, downgrade to JUnit 3.8.2.
  • FEATURE: Update default start page text.
  • FEATURE: Updated Polish translations from Robert Matyja (dlpa).
  • FEATURE: Updated Hungarian translations from Daniel Tar (bDaneE).

Upgrade Instructions

The process for upgrading JAMWiki is:

  1. Download the latest JAMWiki WAR file.
  2. Back up all database and/or file data prior to upgrading.
  3. Back up the file and the file that can be found in the /WEB-INF/classes directory.
  4. If you have created any virtual wikis, back up the web.xml file that can be found in the /WEB-INF directory.
  5. Install the new JAMWiki WAR file. See your web application server's documentation for instructions. Note that, if possible, any existing JAMWiki files should be deleted prior to upgrading.
  6. Copy the files backed up in steps three and four back into their old locations, overwriting any new files. You may also need to re-copy your JDBC jar file.
  7. View any page on the Wiki. You will be redirected to the upgrade page and any required upgrade steps will be automatically performed.
  8. If the upgrade fails consult the UPGRADE.txt document for details on performing a manual upgrade.