[rt-users] [rt-announce] RT 4.2.11 released

Todd Wade todd at bestpractical.com
Thu May 7 11:24:18 EDT 2015


RT 4.2.11 -- 2015-05-07
--------------------------

RT 4.2.11 is now available.

https://download.bestpractical.com/pub/rt/release/rt-4.2.11.tar.gz
https://download.bestpractical.com/pub/rt/release/rt-4.2.11.tar.gz.asc

SHA1 sums

c40063b4265a983343804f2056b22964a8ba7be9  rt-4.2.11.tar.gz
d34d6694462d597d14a474390d335bd2b58f42b8  rt-4.2.11.tar.gz.asc

This release is a bugfix release; most notably, it improves indexing
time for full-text search, as well as improving support for Apache 2.4
and MySQL 5.5.  Interactive command-line tools (including upgrade tools)
will now also default to displaying warnings to STDERR, to aid in
awareness of potential errors.

The complete list of changes includes:

General user UI
  * If storing a transaction failed, note the failure obviously in the
    ticket history (#30419)
  * Make sub-menus accessible on screen-readers
  * Prevent Dashboard portlet from rendering with too many columns
  * Hint that a transaction is Correspondence, using red background, on
    Jumbo and Bulk Update pages as well.
  * Articles distinction between "no classes exist" and "none visible to
    user" (#30638)
  * Skip Articles Class selection page if there is only one valid option
    (#29975)
  * For consistency with other roles, don't attempt to send email
    notifications to owners that are disabled
  * Improve search performance when searching custom field values on
    users
  * Allow ModifyTicket to change nobody -> someone else, without
    OwnTicket
  * Allow HTML5 <s> and <del> tags for the replaced <strike> tag
  * Respect the user's chosen units for Time Worked across page loads,
    instead of always defaulting to minutes. (#17985)
  * In Jumbo, preserve ticket basics so in progress changes persist after
    returning to the page
  * Make elements styled as .button render the same as other buttons
  * Add print styles for button and .button that match other inputs

Command-line
  * Default to enabling error warnings to the screen for interactive 
commands
  * Standardize --help, --quiet and --verbose options across tools
  * Allow GSSAPI authentication with bin/rt (#25074)

Web Administration
  * Don't show rights on role groups rights list which are nonsensical
    (#30556)
  * Support setting multiply-valued custom fields during REST ticket
    creation
  * Fix an infinite loop in multiple-valued custom field parsing
  * Recover gracefully on template creation failure (#29021)
  * Provide a user-legible representation of the user's GPG key (#25376)
  * Ability to change back to "role" UsernameFormat
  * Consistently store un-encoded header data for forwards (#29714)

Server Administration
  * Improve full-text indexing by 1-2 orders of magnitude, on both
    PostgreSQL and MySQL.
  * Warn if innodb_log_file_size would limit uploads to < 5M on MySQL
    5.5 and later
  * Increase the warn threshold on max_allowed_packet to 5M
  * Validate lifecycle right name length
  * For convenience, allow using the distribution name instead of package
    name in Plugin(); for example: Plugin('RT-Extension-SLA')
  * Suggest explicit binlog_path for sphinx >= 1.10
  * Drop DatabaseRequireSSL option that does nothing; replace with
    DatabaseExtraDSN option to allow passing of arbitrary additional
    database parameters to the database interface
  * Respect configure-time FontPath configuration
  * Configurable transaction suppression for EscalatePriority (#29465)
  * Switch from Oracle DBA-only tables to tables the user can inspect
    (#30393)
  * Properly handle large IN sql arguments by breaking them up in to
    separate statements

Developer
  * Deprecate unused RT::Interface::CLI::debug sub
  * Standardize and simplify boilerplate for command-line options
  * Make rt-validator infinite loop checker actually work
  * Add 'mbox' option to $MailCommand which writes mbox-formatted output
  * Allow attributes to be set after object creation in initialdata
    files (#13036)
  * Do not set charset and body on multipart messages in ContentAsMIME
    (#23671)
  * Look harder for content in message/rfc822 parts
  * Allow creation of multipart/related via REST, by providing
    Content-IDs
  * Fold RT::Shredder code into core record classes
  * Skip Shredder tests on all non-SQLite databases
  * Built in HTTP Basic auth and htpasswd support in rt-apache tool
  * New callbacks for Ticket/Elements/ShowBasics, AfterTimeEstimated and
    AfterTimeWorked
  * Use %ARGS values in /Admin/Users/Modify.html to allow callbacks to
    modify them (#27655)
  * Allow passing SquelchMailTo to Ticket->Create
  * Explicitly depend on Class::Accessor::Fast not Class::Accessor
  * Add BodyClass parameter to Elements/Header so callbacks can more
    easily style only their own pages.

Documentation
  * Extend the documentation to support Apache 2.4 deployment
  * Attempt to improve reliability in lighttpd by suggesting sockets
    instead of TCP connection
  * Information on finding and installing plugins
  * Information on the new rights interface in the UPGRADING doc (#29515)

Internationalization
  * Localize EmailFrequency properties
  * Updated localizations (German, Spanish, French, Icelandic, Italian,
    Japanese, Lithuanian, Russian, Swedish, Traditional Chinese)


A complete changelog is available from git by running:
     git log rt-4.2.10..rt-4.2.11
or visiting
     https://github.com/bestpractical/rt/compare/rt-4.2.10...rt-4.2.11
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