New in version 13.0

November 4th, 2013
  • MediaWiki:
  • Latest Debian Wheezy package version of MediaWiki.
  • Removed fckeditor extension, no longer available in Debian [#73].
  • PHPMyAdmin:
  • Configured to allow users preferences stored in database.
  • Specified blowfish_secret and regeneration on firstboot (security).

New in version 11.3-lucid-x86 (December 12th, 2011)

  • Installed security updates.
  • Enabled etckeeper garbage collection by default.
  • Upgraded to latest inithooks version (adhoc re-initialization via turnkey-init)
  • VMWare build: run on first boot
  • Amazon EC2 EBS build: support resizing of root filesystem

New in version 11.1-lucid-x86 (January 25th, 2011)

  • Patched FCKeditor to be php5.3 compliant.
  • Updated ConfirmEdit to be php5.3 compliant.
  • Added convenience symlinks (/var/www/{webroot, config, extensions}).
  • Set MediaWiki admin password on firstboot (convenience, security).
  • Set MySQL root password on firstboot (convenience, security).
  • Force MySQL to use Unicode/UTF8.
  • Added php-xcache PHP opcode cacher / optimizer (performance).
  • Set postfix MTA myhostname to localhost (bugfix).
  • Enabled tracking in PHPMyAdmin.

New in version 2009.10-hardy-x86 (October 25th, 2009)

  • Upgraded to MediaWiki 1.15.1
  • Upgraded extensions to be compatible with 1.15
  • Added AWC forum extension.
  • Reverted FHS compliance patch (extension directory location).
  • Not yet accepted upstream.
  • Prioritizing ability to upgrade directly from upstream.
  • PHPMyAdmin improvements:
  • Added pmadb (linked tables) advanced features to PHPMyAdmin (LP#426303).
  • Pinned phpmyadmin to update directly from Debian (security).
  • di-live (installer) MySQL component:
  • Added support for complex passwords (LP#416515).
  • Added CLI options (user/pass/query/chroot).
  • Bugfixes:
  • Increase PHP memory limit to 32M to match Apache PHP limit (#LP:360606).
  • Removed Wikipedia namespace declarations from preloader extension.
  • Removed build systems hostname from MySQL user table.
  • Regenerates all secrets during installation / firstboot (security).

New in version 2009.04-hardy-x86 (April 13th, 2009)

  • upgraded fckeditor extension (fixes LP#358294 - corrupted links)

New in version 2009.03-hardy-x86 (March 22nd, 2009)

  • upgraded mediawiki to version 1.14
  • upgraded extensions to be compatible with 1.14
  • patched FCKeditor to fix issues with 1.14
  • removed Universal Edit Button (integrated into 1.14 core)
  • moved extensions to /usr/local/share (better compliance with FHS)
  • fixed phpmyadmin error: cannot load mcrypt extension (LP#345275)
  • improved MediaWiki passwords/secrets (security)
  • wiki database password is now randomly generated, and regenerated during installation
  • better random secret regeneration during installation
  • major component versions
  • mediawiki 1:1.14.0-1
  • mysql-server 5.0.51a-3ubuntu5.4
  • apache2 2.2.8-1ubuntu0.5
  • php5 5.2.4-2ubuntu5.5
  • phpmyadmin

New in version 2009.02-hardy-x86 (March 3rd, 2009)

  • Popular extensions for MediaWiki.
  • Postfix MTA (bound to localhost) to enable password recovery.
  • Rebuilt on top of TurnKey Core, the new common base for all software appliances, which is assembled from Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS packages.
  • A bugfix in the daily auto-updates mechanism. Significant usability and security enhancements: confconsole support for systems with multiple NICs, password-free login in demo mode, SSL support, database password setting during installation, no passwords in demo mode, many generically useful Webmin modules, and improved embedded documentation.