[Pmwiki-users] Re: pmwiki-0.4.15 released with upload capability

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at sci.tamucc.edu
Fri Apr 18 18:00:05 CDT 2003

Argggh.  I just realized that I forgot to mention that the instructions
for configuring the upload.php script are available from

Sorry about that.


On Fri, 18 Apr 2003, Patrick R. Michaud wrote:

> I've just released pmwiki-0.4.15, which provides a strong start towards
> some good upload capabilities for PmWiki.  Many thanks to those of you 
> who have been providing testing and feedback for this feature on the 
> pmichaud.com site (http://www.pmichaud.com/wiki/Experimental/Uploads).
> Although I'm surprisingly pleased with the way the upload feature has 
> turned out thus far, I think it's still somewhat "under development".  
> As many of you know, I'm generally wary about file upload capabilities
> because they contains some tricky security and administration concerns. 
> I'm not entirely comfortable with any solution I've been able to come up 
> with, including the one released here.  However, I've decided that the 
> best strategy at this point will be to release "something", let others 
> play with it, and rapidly adapt to feedback, suggestions, and
> problems that others identify with the upload script.
> So, I'm expecting that there will be a number of updates in the next week
> or so as people get experience with the implementation and setup,  Know
> up front that there may be a few false starts (including this release).
> But any comments, suggestions, and criticisms that people can provide 
> will help it evolve and stabilize quickly.
> Also, I'll note that I think there's a huge amount of flexibility
> built in to the upload.php script.  Documenting the configuration
> possibilities just for uploads is going to be a fairly major task.
> Some examples:
>   * uploaded files can be organized per-group, per-page, per-site, or
>     according to some other administrator-defined criteria
>   * maximum upload file sizes can be controlled on a per-type basis
>   * administrators can specify additional verification rules or
>     processing to be performed before accepting or storing uploaded files
>   * uploaded files can be accessed from within wiki pages in a variety of ways
> Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing how well this feature works.  Thanks
> again to everyone who is helping with PmWiki development.
> Pm

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