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Releases

See release process.

This page contains details about DokuWiki core changes that affect developers (plugins, templates and others) in order to separate them from the more commercial user release notes that should encourage usage of DokuWiki and upgrading to the latest release.

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Developers’ Changelog

Development night-shot

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Date Change Submit Affects
2018-09-11 New Menu system PR Templates & Plugins adding their own buttons to the page menu

Github issue tracker:

Old bug tracker: Read-only

Release winter 2017 "Frusterick Manners"

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Date Change Submit Affects
2017-xx-xx FIXME complete this listing or PR
2017-xx-xx or PR
2017-02-03 lib/tpl/dokuwiki/css/admin.css was renamed to _admin.less 1809 Templates reusing dokuwiki styles
2016-11-13 interwiki substitution for external media files 1737

Github issue tracker:

Old bug tracker: Read-only

Release summer 2016 "Elenor of Tsort"

Date Change Submit Affects
2015-04 Remove deprecated stuff e.g. 'disabled' files for plugins, old auth configs, double-decoding in XMLRPC putAttachment, render() in non-syntax plugins, remove cliopts, default #1535
2015-04-19 Remove old browser support i.e. especially upto IE8 PR 1539, #1535
2015-04-18 Add rel=noopener to links opening in new window PR 1531
2015-04-18 Add generic 3way merge capability PR 1529
2015-04-07 Reflection based method export for remote plugins PR 1501 Remote plugins
2015-04-07 Add support for new Django hashing methods PR 1495 Authentication
2015-04-07 Make reuse of js mediamanager popup easier PR 1479 Plugins
2016-02-24 Add event COMMON_WIKIPAGE_SAVE for intercepting wiki page saving. PR 1472 Plugins
2016-02-05 Disable/enable user editing of AD name/email via config PR 1399
2015-2016 Improve new form PR 1340, #1312
2015-11-27 Deactivate XSS-protection during preview PR 1387
2016-01-29 Enable using PHP builtin webserver for routing and url rewriting PR 1383 Development
2016-04-18 Add ACL check to page_findnearest. May break e.g. current sidebar setups #1369 or PR 1370 Templates and plugins
2015-03-12 Config multicheckbox without extra string input PR 1361 Plugins and templates
2015-09-25 Add function blank(), checks if empty, but zero is not blank PR 1365 Development
2015-2016 PHP7 errors, warnings and notices PR 1373, 234b5c9 and more
2016-03-12 Renamed the config remoteuser value to !!not set!! and verify on accessing. PR 774
2016-04-18 Show size of wiki changes in revision log PR 1316
2016-04-19 removed deprecated changelog functions aa13c9a
2015-08-17 Update default included options for Creative commons license 3.0 Unported to CC 4.0 International #1286, PR 1317 Content licenses

Github issue tracker:

Old bug tracker: 23 Issues closed from 2015-08-10 until 2016-06-28

Release Summer 2015 "Detritus"

Date Change Submit Affects
2015-07-30 Removed support for style.local.ini 656e5845 Users with a customized template
2015-07-30 Removed vast amounts of the old JavaScript library 767d1669 plugins and templates using JavaScript
2015-07-30 Removed TarLib and deprecated Tar and ZipLib classes 0b55591d plugins handling tar packages
2015-07-30 Removed more deprecated stuff (subscription_addresslist(), class setting_richemail, msg param in dw_locktimer.init()) 34d1de72 + 3333cbc9
2015-07-15 Change all submit buttons from input to button PR 1231 Templates and plugins using buttons
2015-07-27 Remove deleted files on update of extension with deleted.files in extension folder PR 1240 Plugins and templates
2015-07-18 Add returnonly option to all link functions in XHTML renderer PR 1239 Plugins and templates
2015-07-26 Plugin Styling added, let administrators adjust the style.ini with live previewing PR 1163 Templates
2015-07-26 Removed IE7 support PR 1253 Templates and Plugins
2015-07-24 Interwiki changes: among other things, removed default definitions of dokubug, coral, freecache and sb and their respective icons PR 1247 Extensions using interwiki icons
2015-02-19 Add events TEMPLATE_SITETOOLS_DISPLAY and TEMPLATE_USERTOOLS_DISPLAY for adding buttons in sitetools or usertools. PR 470/ PR 1278 Templates and plugins
2015-08-05 Add event TPL_ACTION_GET for adding or modifying action link properties PR 1279 Plugins
2015-02-19 Add event HTML_SHOWREV_OUTPUT that modifies message above old revisions PR 1046 Plugins
2015-05-27 Let plugins send own usage data via popularity plugin with PLUGIN_POPULARITY_DATA_SETUP PR 1150 Plugins
2015-05-16 Use composer to add 3rd party libraries PR 1152 Development, plugins
2015-05-16 Filter by enabled, disabled and updatable plugins in the extension manager PR 1113 Templates (maybe)
2015-05-09 File-in-use reference at page listing in media detail view PR 1072 Templates' detail.php
2015-05-08 Cache javascript per template PR 1130 Template switchers
2015-05-07 Make it possible to remove entries from DOKU_PREFS cookie PR 1129 Extensions using DOKU_PREFS cookie
2014-12-11 Extend config cascade with user*.less files PR 954 Potentially plugins, templates and anything using the config cascade (e.g. farms)
2015-02-23 Add tbody to renderer PR 1048 Plugins

Github issue tracker:

Old bug tracker: 21 Issues closed from 2014-09-30 until 2015-08-10

Release September 2014 "Hrun"

Date Change Submit Affects
2014-05-10 Deprecated functions are now logged to the debug log. Developers should enable allowdebug and monitor the log to see if any deprecated functions are used. 1419a485 Plugins and Templates
2014-09-29 Extended the config cascading such that custom localization strings are read as wellPR 708 Localizations
2014-09-29 Jump back to state of a page at certain date with url parameter ?at=2012-06-04. Support timestamps and dates PR 624 Revisions

Github issue tracker:

Old Issue tracker: 26 Issues closed from 2014-05-05 until 2014-09-29

Release Spring 2014 "Ponder Stibbons"

Date Change Submit Affects
2014-02-23 Made styles independent of IDs. 1e94c17540, 0b1e5003aaTemplates and Plugins (CSS)
2014-02-02 HTML5 audio & video support PR 265 Syntax
2014-01-19 Event AUTH_ACL_CHECK let you replace default ACL mechanism, or modify its result PR 493 Plugins
2014-01-19 Deduplicate code for syntax plugins. Replaces wiki text parser render() by render_text() PR 496 Plugins using render()
2014-01-19 New extension manager which replace plugin manager PR 284 Completely rewritten
2014-02-16 Add ordering to event handlers PR 552 Plugins with ordening workarounds
2014-03-24 Adds <thead> to the html of the tables of DokuWiki, when (i) TD < 2 in a row (ii) TD <= 50% of total cells and (iii) Not all table rows can be THEAD rows PR 387 Plugin using <thead>
2014-03-05 Define overridable constants for session cookie properties PR 578 Some external auth plugins
2014-03-16 Added tpl_img_meta() and tpl_action()-actions mediaManager and img_backto. These let you thin out your template's detail.php PR 573 Templates detail.php
2014-03-16 Event COMMON_USER_LINK lets replace the user interwiki link. PR 527 Plugins
2014-02-20 Removed old fix for dateformat config 8d443db51f Old dformat configs
2014-01-20 Doku_Plugin->render() has been renamed to render_text() 1843bbd Non-Syntax-Plugins
2014-02-14 dw_qsearch as jQuery function PR 502 Plugins using qsearch
2014-02-02 window.getSelection() and window.setSelection() have been renamed to DWgetSelection() and DWsetSelection() 7e487fcf Plugins using JavaScript to access cursor positions

Github issue tracker:

Old Issue tracker: 117 Issues closed from 2013-12-08 until 2014-05-05

Release Autumn 2013 "Binky"

Date Change Submit Affects
2013-07-31 Blowfish implementation is replaced by the AES implementation from phpseclib. e.g. PMA_blowfish_encrypt and PMA_blowfish_decrypt are replace by auth_encrypt and auth_decrypt (example)PR 242Plugins using Blowfish
2013-08-01 Event TEMPLATE_PAGETOOLS_DISPLAY lets the pagetools in the default template be changed. (Used to be TEMPLATE_<template>_PAGETOOLS_DISPLAY in first RC.) PR 236 Plugins, Templates
2013-10-13 Cookie settings available in javascript as DOKU_COOKIE_PARAM.path and DOKU_COOKIE_PARAM.secure PR 371 Plugins
2013-06-16 Event AUTH_PASSWORD_GENERATE let plugins replace password generation PR 230 Plugins
2013-08-02 Added LESS support for CSS files PR 240 CSS (Templates, Plugins, userstyles)
2013-08-03 Made local style.ini work in farms PR 262 Templates
2013-08-03 Deprecated style.local.ini
use conf/tpl/<tpl>/style.ini instead
PR 262 Templates
2013-08-02 Improved localization support of templates. Added tpl_locale_xhtml('key') to read localized text files. Also javascript localization is supported. Strings are accessible at LANG.template.<your template name>.key PR 251 Templates
2013-07-30 Remote API to add and remove ACL rules PR 239 XML-RPC
2013-11-17 Removed inclusion of RTL styles PR 406 Templates, Plugins
2013-11-17 Removed 'default' userstyle from config_cascade PR 406 uses of old config_cascade (farms, etc)
2013-11-17 Removed html_attbuild() PR 406 plugins
2013-11-17 Removed 3rd parameter of cleanID() PR 406 plugins and templates using cleanID()
2013-11-17 Removed tpl_getFavicon() PR 406 templates
2013-11-17 Removed some images in lib/images/2) PR 406 plugins and templates using them

Github issue tracker:

Issue tracker: 160 Issues closed from 2013-05-10 until 2013-12-08

Release Spring 2013, "Weatherwax"

Date Change Submit Affects
2012-11-04 Auth backends are replaced by Auth plugins. All backends need an update to plugins. PR 141 Every authentication backend
2013-02-16 Allow richer email addresses in notify and registernotify by using placeholders FS#2689 a9b6a8b5 Email notification
2013-01-26 Added the loadHelper() method to the Syntax Plugin class. fec2accc Syntax plugins
2012-01-09 Changed calback function search_allpages() for search(). Option dept is now absolute in stead of relative PR 154 Plugins
2013-01-08 Added template unit tests infrastructure 629196125e Templates
2013-04-07 lib/exe/fetch.php is changed to improve its security. Addition of a token to image urls when resizing or cropping is required. See also list of affected pluginsPR 203 Plugins
2012-11-12 Rewrite of TarLib. More memory efficient and improved API. PR 140 c30996a Handling of tar packages
2012-11-05 The PAGEUTILS_ID_HIDEPAGE event is signalled when DokuWiki checks if a page is hidden, handlers can use it to hide a page or show a hidden page. 8449cc9d, fb55b51e Plugins
2013-02-03 Update to jQuery 1.9, deprecated jQuery migrate plugin added cc4bb766 Plugins, Templates and Userscripts
2013-02-16 deprecated the Blowfish library (Horde_Cipher_blowfish, PMA_blowfish_encrypt and PMA_blowfish_decrypt), a new library will be included in the autumn 2013 release 2685 Plugins that use the Blowfish encryption
2012-07-12 [FIXME: check this] deprecated Wrapper subscription_addresslist for plugins emitting COMMON_NOTIFY_ADDRESSLIST themselves and relying on on this to be the default handler e13e01da Plugins
2013-02-16 Complete switch to jQuery, removed old compatibility layer 99421189 Plugins, Templates and Userscripts which use out-dated JavaScript
2013-02-17 removed functions deprecated in 2005/2006: plugin_localFN(), plugin_locale_xhtml(), plugin_email(), plugin_link(), plugin_render(), setCorrectLocale(), io_runcmd(), p_wiki_xhtml_summary(), p_cached_xhtml(), search_callback(), search_backlinks(), search_fulltext(), search_regex() c33b315b Plugins

Github issue tracker: 67 Pull Requests merged
Issue tracker: 115 Issues closed from 2012-10-13 until 2013-05-10

Release 2012-10-13 "Adora Belle"

Date Change Submit Affects
2012-01-30 Deprecating the DOKU_TPL* constants : two new tpl_* functions returning the correct paths based on the $conf variables which can be changed from the DOKUWIKI_STARTED event c4766956 Templates
2012-03-23 Added abstraction layer to xml-rpc api a2b7fdb8 XML-RPC
2012-04-08 Removed anchors from headings 16cc7ed7 Templates
2012-04-08 Changed <abbr> to <acronym> 940db3a3 Templates
2012-04-08 Renamed smiley image class to 'icon' 8e38227f Templates
2012-04-09 Changes to the way CSS files are loaded 6c47a78c Templates and plugins with @media queries
2012-04-09 Improved HTML for search results 91b05b6b Templates
2012-04-09 Rewrote and improved HTML for TOC d5acc30d Templates (and changes to the TOC)
2012-05-01 Replace SimpleTest with PHPUnit 3c0d44f simpletest, unittesting
2012-06-24 Input ($_REQUEST/POST/GET) wrapper 89177306 Plugins
2012-07-01 Sidebar inclusion e66d3e6 and changes 835dfcae Templates
2012-07-08 Change caching to expire when dependency has equal modification time, pay attention when using circular dependencies and dependencies that could be updated at the same time as the cache 79b37bb8 Plugins that modify caching
2012-07-08 Include no longer allowed in local config. use local.protected.php instead 499add6b Configs using include
2012-10-10 __highlight__ has become a guaranteed style.ini placeholder 5db35f6f Templates
2012-10-11 Changed JS for section highlighting 870c8a4b Plugins and tips making use of section highlighting
deprecated tpl_getFavicon() (wrong name) 27833958 templates using it should use new tpl_getMediaFile() instead
deprecated DOKU_TPL and DOKU_TPLINC constants (make problems with dynamic template switching) c4766956 templates and plugins should use tpl_incdir() and tpl_basedir() instead
deprecated RTL CSS mode (had several issues, superseded by better way) 6c47a78c RTL styles in templates, plugins or userstyles will not be included in the resulting CSS
deprecated some images in lib/images/ 3) (they were very old and not in use) c973a9c8 they will be missing from plugins/templates using them
removed deprecated global $NS variable in doku.php
removed deprecated images: lib/images/icon-file.png + lib/images/icon-thumb.png

Issue tracker: 192 Issues closed from 2011-11-10 until 2012-10-13

Release 2011-11-10 “Angua”

Date Change Submit Affects
2011-05-26 Media revisions e4f389ef, see also GSOC sponsored work All media files are now versionned and data/media_attic contains old revisions. This feature can be disabled in the config
2011-06-09 New ajaxified media manager  d9162c6c and lots of commits following that one Media manager has changed to handle media files revisions
2011-05-29 jQuery branch merged into the main repository. The core code has been rewritten since, most plugins should still be compatible (please test), the old JavaScript API will be removed in the October 2012 release. 79344f5b and many more commits Plugins that use JavaScript
2011-08-19 Meta files from plugins aren't deleted automatically anymore when the page is deleted, plugins can use the IO_WIKIPAGE_WRITE-event if they want to delete their meta files c5f92742 Plugins that use custom meta files
2011-09-10 Config_cascade support for enabling/disabling plugins, deprecated disabled plugin files 29d511bf Farm setup
2011-09-25 Namespaces ending in underscores are no longer possible. b680ea06 Users with namespaces ending in underscores
2011-10-10 Page summary limited to 255 chars 7fa35bb1 Changelog of any page edition is now limited to 255 chars
2011-10-15 Flash uploader removed 6f0b0dd1 The flash multi-file uploader has been superseeded by the multi-uploader of the new media manager
2011-10-15 Several XML-RPC fixes b760af94 and several other commits XML-RPC access, encoding…
deprecated double-decoding in XMLRPC putAttachment (Bug) 80d6fbc3
deprecated vast amounts of the old JavaScript library, replaced by new jQuery-based library Everything in compatibility.js Plugin and template JavaScript may stop working
2011-11-28 deprecated 3rd parameter of cleanID() 3543c6de plugins and templates using cleanID()
removed deprecated action “(un)subscribens”
removed JavaScript function “escapeQuotes” (was deprecated in Rincewind, but was removed anyway)

Issue tracker: 90 Issues closed from 2011-05-25 until 2011-11-10

Release 2011-05-25 “Rincewind”

Date Change Submit Affects
2010-11-22 Metadata has got a caching mechanism, it can be influenced using the PARSER_CACHE_USE-event. p_get_metadata does now trigger rendering metadata 98214867 Plugins
2011-02-04 Replace COMMON_PAGE_FROMTEMPLATE with COMMON_PAGETPL_LOAD event 7b84afa2 Plugins
2011-02-06 MEDIA_UPLOAD_FINISH got a sixth parameter ffb291f2 Plugins
2011-02-06 p_set_metadata can now be used in render-functions (e.g. of plugins) 0e5fde48 Plugins (just new feature)
2011-02-20 $lang['register'] has been renamed to $lang['btn_register'] bf413a4e Plugins and Templates which use $lang['register']
2011-02-26 renamed 'default' userstyle to 'screen' in config_cascade (so 'default' is still supported, but deprecated) 318cd03e Farmers
2011-02-26 renamed userstyles for 'all', 'print', 'rtl' and 'feed' modes (back to what it was before Anteater) 4e098b31 Userstyles other than 'userstyle.css'
2011-03-06 The INDEXER_PAGE_ADD-event has been changed (different and additional parameters) 39d6fd30 all plugins using the event
2011-03-08 The indexer changes have been merged (there have been more changes after this). There is a new indexer class and a metadata index that can be used as key-/value-store. See metadata index for the new events and usage instructions. d8e733ee Plugins
2011-03-19 The password is no longer stored (encrypted) in the session, it's just the hash now. You can get it out of the login cookie, but the encryption has been changed there. 234ce57e (session), e940aea4 (cookie) authentication backends (if they need the password after the login)
2011-05-08 More caching logic for metadata, new $render parameter values for p_get_first_heading and p_get_metadata 65aa8490, 67c15ece Plugins (and templates) that use p_get_first_heading or p_get_metadata
2011-01-31 Different diff styles 72165381 Needs styling
deprecated $NS in doku.php bced4159
deprecated JavaScript function escapeQuotes, replaced by jsEscape 20d062ca

Issue tracker: 135 Issues closed from 2010-11-07 until 2011-05-25

Release 2010-11-07a “Anteater”

Date Change Submit Affects
http://www.freelists.org/post/dokuwiki/Changes-in-Anteater-for-plugin-authors Plugins
Subscription management added, needs styling Templates
Mediamanager options added, need styling Templates
2010-09-09 DokuWiki version added to admin view, needs styling 9a2cec2e Templates
deprecated action “(un)subscribens” Templates
2010-10-21 deprecated html_attbuild(), use buildAttributes() instead c277a6bd plugins

Issue tracker: 265 Issues closed from 2009-12-25 until 2010-11-07

Release 2009-12-25c “Lemming”

Date Change Submit Affects
2009-08-12 Linkwizard added, needs styling 56dfcc12 Templates

Release 2006-11-06

Unsemantical guaranteed ''style.ini'' colour placeholders have been renamed: __white__, __medium__, __lightgray__, __dark__, __black__, __darker__ and __darkgray__ shouldn't be used anymore.

Deprecation

Removing legacy interfaces, behaviours and features is done over a period of three releases: In the first release, the object is deprecated, in the third, removed. This means that a plugin or template which only uses non-deprecated aspects should at least work in two future versions as well. Put the other way: A template or plugin older than a year is possibly broken.

The function dbg_deprecated($alternative = '') is used for logging calls to deprecated functions since 2014. When the config allowdebug is enabled, you can find logged calls in the debuglog.

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