[Rt-devel] RT 3.8.1 release candidate 1

Kevin Falcone falcone at bestpractical.com
Tue Aug 5 15:24:04 EDT 2008

The first release candidate for RT 3.8.1 is now available. You can  
download it at:


We would appreciate feedback, especially from Solaris users who
had issues installing 3.8.0 and users who ran into MySQL upgrade
problems.  If you filed a bug that was closed with "fixed in 3.8.1"
in the runup to this release, please let us know if we didn't fix
your problem by reopening your bug so we can track tickets
blocking a final release.

If we don't run into any serious bugs, we would hope to release
3.8.1 soon.

A few highlighted changes below followed by a more complete


* Better support for installation on solaris
* Updates to documentation and scripts for upgrading
   from mysql 4.0
* Updated upgrade documentation for the new Queue Tag and
   bookmarks features.
* Multiple bugs in iCal support fixed
* Backwards compatibility fixes for extensions developed against 3.6

A more complete list is below


* Fix adding of Watchers using usernames instead of Emails [kevin]

* Fix JS Editing Widget for Replies under IE [kevin]

* Fixed emails squelching. In RT 3.8.0 user may receive notification  
even if
   he has been black listed. [ruz]

* Some parts in templates could be localized using language preferences
   defined in the browser of first visitor [ruz]

* Fixed issue with internatinal values of header fields in ticket's  
   when ticket is created via UI  [ruz]

* Fix encryption of attachments using inline format [Juan C. Montes]

* Undefs may end up in callbacks cache, filter them out. [ruz]

* Fix compatibility with mod_perl2 [ruz]

* Make shrink_cgm_table.pl utility from etc/upgrade/ less memory hungry,
   load only 1000 records at once [ruz]

* Multiple fixes in new 'plugins' functionality. It's still not  
adopted by
   extensions. [ruz, kevin]

* Fix autocomplete custom field with one value [kevin]

* Multiple fixes in etc/upgrade/schema.mysql-4.0-4.1.pl
** fix issues with NOT NULL DEFAULT NULL [Mathieu Longtin]
** Bump required version of DBD::mysql

* Right after connect execute SET NAMES on mysql 4.1 and newer

* Fixed Queues.html link in Tabs for Admin/Global/CustomFields.

* Don't add additional line endings in ticket history contents
   if using PlainTextPre display [elacour]

* Take care of $OldestTransactionsFirst when taging transactions
   as last one with "lasttrans" in ticket history [elacour, Eynat Nir  

* Various tiny fixes in web installer [sunnavy, ruz]

* Make the height of navigation box adjust itself when there
   is more than one line of items [elacour]

* Don't install anything if it's 'inplace' layout [ruz]

* Fix disappearing bookmarks after ticket merges [ruz]

* In 3.8.0 searches for bookmarks were implemented as invalid  
TicketSQL so it
   was not possible to adjust global format of 'Bookmarked Tickets'  
search or
   use it bookmarks in other searches. New syntax has been implemented
   "id = '__Bookmarked__'" that can be used. Read UPGRADING for more  
   [ruz, kevin]

* Fix handling of relative dates entered by user vs. timezones [ruz]

* Multiple fixes in iCal feeds [kevin]

* CF->Queue method has been deprecated and deleted,
   but there was still a call in the code. [ruz]

* Fix invocations of install and find commands, installation should  
   working again on some systems [elacour]

* Ship the latest install-sh from AM 1.10 [elacour]

* make iCal date fomatter consistent with other formatters [ruz]

* Return some backward compatibility in /Elements/ListActions
   for extensions [ruz]

* Change submit Label to be "Modify" when editing an existing
   template [elacour]

* Don't hide the footer in dashboard renders [sartak]


* add a new callback before ticket creation so you can implement
   custom validation or stop creation for another reason. [kevin]

* Missing documentation to externalauth configuration variable
   in bin/rt and make it possible to set it via ENV [elacour]

* Merged method in RT::Ticket [ruz]


* Updated docs/queue_subject_tag.pod [ruz, Richard Hartmann]

* Default layout is relative these days [ruz]

* Tests coverage instructions [clkao]

* Fixed some typos here and there [kevin, spang]


* Updated Japanese translation. [Shinji R. Yamane]

* Updated Russian translation. [Andrew Kornilov]


* Clean ups in shredder's tests [kevin, spang]

* More fixes for parallel testing [spang]

* Output mail to tempfile instead of default /mailer.testfile
   when using the 'testfile' [spang]

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