[pmwiki-users] pmwiki-2.1.beta1 released, svn available

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Fri Nov 18 11:27:04 CST 2005

I've just released the first of the 2.1.beta series, available from 


The packaged releases will continue to be made available via
sourceforge.net, but we're no longer using the sourceforge.net CVS
repository.  Instead we now have a subversion (svn) repository --
details on that are below.

Upgrading from a 2.0.x release to 2.1.beta1 should be fairly
straightforward.  The primary reason for designating these
releases with a "2.1" identifier is because some default settings
are being changed and we want to call administrators' attentions
to that fact.

One major change is that PmWiki now ships with wikiwords disabled
by default, to enable them use $LinkWikiWords=1; in a local 
customization file.

This version of PmWiki also supports the use of leading whitespace
to indicate that paragraphs and other items should remain nested
inside of a list.  We've also added the [[PageName |+]] markup,
which uses the title of PageName as the link text.  

There are lots of other changes for this release-- take a look at
the ReleaseNotes for more details.  To see (and comment on) the 
other features are being worked on for 2.1, look at 

Comments, problems, suggestions welcomed.


Obtaining PmWiki via Subversion (svn)

Another way to obtain copies of PmWiki is via subversion.  First,
you need a subversion client of some sort to be able to access
the repository.  We'll assume a command-line "svn" client here.

The latest release of PmWiki is available from 
svn://pmwiki.org/pmwiki/tags/latest .  To use subversion to obtain
a copy of the latest release, use a command like:

    svn checkout svn://pmwiki.org/pmwiki/tags/latest pmwiki

This will obtain the latest release and place it into a "pmwiki"
directory in your current directory.  When a new release comes
out and you wish to update to the latest release, simply change
to the "pmwiki/" directory and issue the command

    svn update

This will update your installation of pmwiki with the latest

If you want the absolutely latest version that has been checked
into the repository (which may contain unreleased features),
you can use "svn checkout svn://pmwiki.org/pmwiki/trunk pmwiki")

Specific versions of PmWiki are also available in the tags/ directory.
So, if you update to the latest version and find that you need
to revert to a previous version, you can do

   svn switch svn://pmwiki.org/pmwiki/tags/pmwiki-2.1.beta1

to make your current copy be updated to be the same as the 2.1.beta1
release.  To get back to the "latest" release, just use svn switch again:

   svn switch svn://pmwiki.org/pmwiki/tags/latest

If there are any problems or questions, feel free to ask.


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