[pmwiki-users] PmWiki 2.1.15 released

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Fri Aug 25 13:48:06 CDT 2006

PmWiki 2.1.15 has just been released with some minor improvements
and cleanups.  It is available from the usual sources, at


The release includes a number of feature enhancements and 
code cleanups as reported or requested by administrators.

First, AuthUser's LDAP authentication system now allows the 
use of a ?filter parameter, consistent with urls used for 
mod_auth_ldap authorization in Apache (as suggested by Balu). 
See the newly updated LDAP section of the AuthUser 
documentation for more details.

The chicken-and-egg problem with the @_site_* authorization groups 
(reported by Jean-Fabrice and I think others) has been resolved. 
It's now possible to have a page's read authorization refer to 
things such as _site_edit.

The RetrieveAuthPage() function -- used for retrieving pages only 
if the visitor is authorized to do so -- now recognizes a special 
level parameter of 'ALWAYS', which means to always authorize access 
regardless of the browser or visitors current permissions. This may 
be useful for allowing certain operations to take place from within 
trusted scripts without having to grant full authorization to the browser.

Hardcoded instances of the local/ directory now use a customizable 
$LocalDir variable, as suggested by John Rankin. This variable 
controls where PmWiki looks for local/config.php and per-group 
customization files. It may be useful for some wiki farm? contexts. 
Note that this does not change or affect the location of 

Some minor internal changes have been made to scripts/wikistyles.php 
to better accommodate the wikipublisher recipe. It's probably better 
for everyone concerned if we don't try to explain them here. :-)

As always, you're invited to add yourself or your organization to
our Frappr! Map, at http://www.frappr.com/pmwiki .

Comments and questions are welcome as always.  Thanks!


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