RT 4.2.1rc1 released

RT 4.2.1rc1 – 2013-11-13

RT 4.2.1rc1 is now available for testing.


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This release is primarily a bugfix release; notable changes include:


  • Resolve numerous issues with the 4.0 → 4.2 upgrade steps on Oracle
  • In-database sessions on Oracle are no longer truncated at 8k,
    leading to spurious logouts

Internet Explorer:

  • Fix submission issues under Internet Explorer

Rich text editor:

  • If returning to a reply/correspond page with the back button, the
    rich text editor will no longer double-escape previously written


  • Fix an empty ‘text/plain’ part when tickets are created using the
    REST interface.

Other bugfixes:

  • Optimize transaction display code to speed up long ticket displays
    by short-circuiting transaction custom field checking.
  • Supply a default $PATH for SMIME and GnuPG under FastCGI
  • Support index upgrade steps on Pg when in a custom schema
  • Close a memory leak in ColumnMap
  • Fix “check all” checkboxes for new jQuery version
  • Secondarily sort user ticket lists by id, as well as priority.
  • Remove call to deprecated function used by PreviewScripMessages
  • Many localization fixes (thanks to Emmanuel Lacour)
  • Show customized rights in their correct tabs
  • Ensure RFC2822 date format uses two-digit days in output
  • Display iCal dates in the user’s timezone, resolving off-by-one
    errors for timezones significantly off from GMT.
  • Correctly parse complex format strings for listing in the bottom of
    the Query Builder


  • Move ModifyQueryProperties callback to before its values are used
  • Additional callbacks on ticket modify pages
  • Additional callbacks on ticket reply/comment page
  • Additional callback on search results page
  • Additional callback before transactions in history list
  • Allow header callback to modify %ARGS


  • Allow bulk update to delete all CF values for a given CF
  • Support CF.Foo in columnmaps, in addition to CF.{Foo} and
  • Autocompletion CFs now autocomplete in search builder
  • Support cascaded selects with any combination of listbox, dropdown,
    and radio button
  • Support ShowUnreadMessageNotifications in SelfService

A complete changelog is available from git by running:
git log rt-4.2.0…rt-4.2.1rc1
or visiting
Comparing rt-4.2.0...rt-4.2.1rc1 · bestpractical/rt · GitHub