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 0.4.3

Release Notes

JAMWiki 0.4.3 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: JAMWiki is undergoing rapid development, and while the code is reasonably stable bug reports, feedback and contributions are encouraged and can be reported at


  • FEATURE: Add support for Mediawiki <ref> tag as described on
  • FEATURE: Add "Watch Topic" checkbox when editing.
  • FEATURE: Add "Special:Specialpages" page.
  • BUG: Do not HTML escape &lt; and &gt;.
  • BUG: Fix issue with non-ASCII file desriptions.
  • FEATURE: Improve support for localized default topics.
  • FEATURE: Add support for setting HTML meta values.
  • FEATURE: Updated Polish translations from Robert Matyja (dlpa).
  • FEATURE: Updated Hungarian translations from Daniel Tar (bDaneE).
  • FEATURE: Updated Danish translations from Anders Monrad (g9adm).

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.