[Rt-devel] RT 3.8.8 RC2 availabled for testing.

Ruslan Zakirov ruz at bestpractical.com
Mon Apr 12 20:47:00 EDT 2010


Release candidate for RT 3.8.7 is now available. You can
download it from:


SHA1 sums

80c7c670efb58a457e97cf5c13dbe65eb5b481f0  rt-3.8.8rc2.tar.gz
bd54ebbb691dc0e46453565d0979e39d33e6a24e  rt-3.8.8rc2.tar.gz.sig

This is a release with plenty of new features, cleanups and bugfixes.
I'm even not sure what to highlight, so here go all noticable changes:


* Charts improvements

    * ChartFont option is now hash with font per language.
    * Two default fonts are shipped with RT to cover most
      supported languages.
    * Table next to chart image now contains links to tickets
      matching this particular row.
    * Added "hourly" groupping.
    * Timezones support, but protected with config option.
    * Better scaling of Y axis.
    * X axis labes are now vertical if there is no enough

* RTAddressRegexp option improvements

    * No default value anymore.
    * If value is not set then check queues table.
    * Complain into logs if value is not set.
    * On create/update/people pages check emails users
      enter and deny RT's addresses.

* Admin UI improvements

    * more pages in the Admin UI are switched to generic
      code to list objects (like tickets in search results)
    * display formats for these objects are now configurable
      in the config (%AdminSearchResultFormat)
    * More columns in column maps for objects other than
    * Improved display of the "About this RT" page.
    * 'Plugin Mason Component Path Order' on the "About this
      RT" page.

* Custom fields ordering and application improvements

    * Queue specific custom fields now can be placed above
      global, below or even in the middle. Order of global
      custom fields stays the same in all queues, but a custom
      field that is applied to particular queues can be placed
      differently in each queue.
    * Make it possible to apply a CF globally from 'Applies To'
    * Don't allow to apply a CF globally and to queues at
      the same time. When CF is applied globally it is
      unapplied from particular queues first.

* RSS feeds without credentials (auth string)
* Introduced a config option to prevent adding the
  RT-Originator header in outgoing mails.
* New MessageBoxIncludeSignature* options
* LogoutRefresh config option to control how long to wait
  before going back to login
* New config option for AttachmentUnits
* New config option for AlwaysDownloadAttachments
* Require the current password to change password
* Improved LinkValueTo and returned back functionality

    * if LinkValueTo starts with __CustomField__ then don't
      escape it, but make sure it's not a JS link
    * escape links using HTML escaping
    * don't wrap into <a> with empty href if link is empty

* Added DefaultMailPrecedence and DefaultErrorMailPrecedence
  config options
* Squelch watchers on update. This makes doing silent
  Updates possible
* New web handler: bin/fastcgi_server
* Refactored Elements/ShowUser so it's easy to add custom
  formats. Several performance improvements in this code.
* MERGE_CACHE to cache information about merged tickets and
  lower logs and DB impact on re-checks
* Made NotifyActor into a User Preference
* If the MIME entity has header X-RT-Squelch, do not send
  the mail
* Improved print layouts
* Serve images in js and css dirs as static files,
  so browsers cache them
* Link each relation label to a search for such tickets
* added HasAttribute and HasNoAttribute to the TicketSQL
* New faster and less memory hungry TicketsMaps - First, Prev,
  Next and Last links when you view tickets from the current
  search. Size is now limitted by a new config option. Floating
  window is used to build the links.


* Updated doc/Security with more modern security tips
* Made the plaintext mono feature work in IE.
* Better timezone handling in Tools/Reports/ResolvedByDates.html
* Make sure we don't serve files outside RT's paths
* Additional checks to make sure that credentials
  are sent to RT on Login
* Moved CustomField column map from tickets' to generic
* Make height, width, href and alt of the logo configurable
* Load as much as possible when a web-handler with forks
  is used, this increase memory sharing accross processes
* A link provided for approvals templates to whoever worked
  the approval
* Global __WebRequestPath__ and __WebRequestPathDir__
  column map entries
* Process custom fields in ModifyDates.html
* Handle Ccs and AdminCcs of the queue in SkipNotification
* Sort callbacks within a root only, respect plugins
* Add some wording to the check boxes on the reply pages
* Reduce whitespace on bottom of boxes as was earlier
* Use smaller margin for reminders display to save space
* Use a reasonable length for scrip descriptions
* Removed a lie about RT CLI still being "unsupported"
* User friendlier errors handling thown by Calendar::Simple
* Splitted some CSS from themes into base/xxx.css
* Googleish search was making incorrect assumptions
  about RT::User and RT::Group's Load function
  returning a boolean not a list. This was throwing
  (harmless, but ugly) errors.
* Don't apply order on collections if sorting is not
* Removed the "URL" parameter to 'Logout' as it had no
  legitimate use.


* properly use AND/OR when content is searched and
  DontSearchFileAttachments option is enabled
* Make sure Merge only possible when user has Modify
  right on both tickets
* Fixes for UseSQLForACLChecks option, it was possible
  to construct a query and see tickets an user has no
  right to see. Lots of tests have been added to make
  sure it wouldn't happen again.
* SQL used for ACL checks has been refactored to get
  more effective queries. Especially when list of
  potential owners is built for the query builder.
* Unified API for tables with disabled column and
  fixes when ->Count could return bigger value
  when some CFs are disabled.
* I18N was transcoding attachments to UTF-8 one line
  at a time. This doesn't work at all for UTF-16 and
  probably other encodings.
* Fixed encoding problem when loading a dump file
  produced by rt-dump-database.
* Closing </li> was missing in PreviewScrips comp
* Fixed config loading when Fcntl module or other exporting
  symbols is loaded. Load was failing with "Not a SCALAR
  reference" error.
* Returned back effective SQL when searching by CFs with
  = or != operator
* Fixed error on login when user make mistake in password
  and he entered character out of ascii range.
* Honor a user's MessageBoxRichTextHeight setting
* Fixed query builder behaviour with NULLs and '' (empty values)
* Fixed potential information loose on incorrect GnuPG mails
* Fixed display-all-rows in Dashboards
* Fixed JS escaping issues
* Set context object in OCFV::CustomFieldObj
* Sessions ended up in /tmp/ in some cases
* Fixed safe_run_child when code dies between fork and exec,
  deals with "mysql server has gone away" error
* fix Jumbo reloading and losing message content
* Stop infinte looping when you have global custom
  fields and no Queue restriction
* Fixed sorting of custom fields in Results.tsv
* Set of fixes for unicode characters in emails
  and tests covering these changes
* Don't create handles we don't need, we can hit limit
* Prevent servers using GnuPG from running out of filehandles


* AboutThisUser in ShowPeople box
* Between the GnuPG and message rows
* AfterSubject
* Before and After CustomFields
* Before and After TransactionCustomFields
* AfterAddress in PreviewScrips
* At the top of ticket summary columns
* For adding links for attachment downloads
* At the bottom of the logout box
* Pass more information to the FormStart callback
  in Ticket/Update.html
* AfterMessageBox on ticket create page
* ShowTransaction/AfterAnchor
* In EditDates and ShowDates
* Pass a reference to the signature in MessageBox's callback
* For inserting text after the transaction's description
* AfterUpdateType in Jumbo.html and Update.html

Best regards, Ruslan.

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