RT 4.0.20 released

RT 4.0.20 – 2014-05-13

We are pleased to announce that RT 4.0.20 is now available.

http://download.bestpractical.com/pub/rt/release/rt-4.0.20.tar.gz
http://download.bestpractical.com/pub/rt/release/rt-4.0.20.tar.gz.sig

SHA1 sums

9078f3c31a14298eca386191d68a664962a3b691 rt-4.0.20.tar.gz
4ca682fb696e87dde52389367363030fbe866fba rt-4.0.20.tar.gz.sig

This release is primarily a bugfix release; changes of note include:

General user UI

  • Resolve a regression in 4.0.19 wherein TITLE information was lost
    after parsing on the Advanced page (#29425)
  • Ensure that Sidebar / Body panes in dashboard configuration display
    in a consistent order.
  • Add Date and DateTime fields to bulk update.
  • Prevents “Can’t call method “DependsOn” on an undefined value” error
    in bulk update if tickets were deleted.
  • Show links to tickets which are not readable by the user as numbers,
    not as blank titles.
  • Allow non-ASCII characters in passwords (#28784)
  • Add a “Reset” button to revert homepage portlet formatting to the
    system default
  • Allow downloading attachments whose filenames contain a leading dot
    (#29700)
  • Prevent uninitialized value warning on search result pages with no
    query (#29699)

Admin

  • Use one fewer database connections per rt-server process; this is
    most notable on fastcgi deployments, which spawn a number of
    rt-server processes
  • Catch and warn of template compilation errors, such as unbalanced
    braces.
  • Prevent warnings on perl 5.19
  • Update suggested backup strategy on MySQL to no longer require LOCK
    TABLES privileges (#22893)
  • Prevent a possible infinite loop in rt-validator --resolve if
    Principal records were missing; default to forcing their creation.
  • Additional optional upgrade script for users who used
    RT::Extension::CustomField::Checkbox in RT 3.8
  • Default to connecting to sphinx via 127.0.0.1 instead of localhost on
    MySQL 5.5, due to http://sphinxsearch.com/bugs/view.php?id=1815
  • Remove “uninitialized value warnings” for upgrades from RT 3.8
    (#17505)
  • Ensure that rt-test-dependencies re-execs itself using its full path,
    as module installations may have changed the directory (#29024)
  • Properly detect an existing database but missing schema in the web
    installer

REST

  • Allow arbitrary Content-Disposition in REST uploads (#19770)

Developer

  • Correct a typo in the documentation for MakeClicky callbacks.
  • Allow consumers of EditCustomField to specify undef $Rows or $Cols to
    omit the respective attributes during form element rendering.
  • Allow members to be added to groups during group creation in
    initialdata
  • Allow consumers of /Elements/SimpleSearch to provide the placeholder
    text.
  • Default Domain to UserDefined for groups created in initialdata.
  • Add a comment warning about the use of the SetFieldsOnce callback in
    BuildFormatString; it will be removed in RT 4.4.
  • Fix behavior of RT::Date->AddDays when passed 0 days
  • Allow RT::Users->WhoBelongToGroups to optionally return unprivileged
    users
  • Provide hooks to implement a cache on MakeClicky
  • Prevent race conditions in 99-policy.t by skipping t/tmp/ and other
    volatile directories.
  • Check POD of all files

Documentation

  • Documentation on writing extensions for RT.
  • Updated parts of RT::StyleGuide
  • Note that changing queue subject tags may require altering
    $EmailSubjectTagRegex

A complete changelog is available from git by running:
git log rt-4.0.19…rt-4.0.20
or visiting
https://github.com/bestpractical/rt/compare/rt-4.0.19...rt-4.0.20
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