RT 4.2.5 released

RT 4.2.5 – 2014-06-12

We are pleased to announce that RT 4.2.5 is now available.


SHA1 sums

99c6685f7bbb839fe77ef21714dbb43626f187e5 rt-4.2.5.tar.gz
4205a7fa678c4476e23fe8042955ac37c19cebf0 rt-4.2.5.tar.gz.asc

This release is primarily a bugfix release; most notably, it explicitly
updates a dependency to fix a previously-announced security
vulnerability, resolves two serious bugs in the serializer, and fixes
the “paste” feature in the Rich Text editor.

Updated dependencies


  • Serialize binary data as binary, not as UTF-8 codepoints; this fixes
    a regression introduced in 4.2.3 which corrupted all binary data in
    serialized data.
  • Serialize ObjectScrips when cloning, which had been mistakenly
    omitted; this only partially resolves #29949, as it does not address
    serialization of ObjectScrips when not cloning.

General web UI

  • Force CKEDITOR_BASEPATH; this fixes errors during pasting into the
    Rich Text editor (#29780, #29987)
  • Ticket autocompletion (for links) is more predictable when completing
    on strings containing numbers (#25755)
  • Fix “Show Outgoing Email” and Reply/Comment/Forward links in
    Approvals (#29800)
  • Correctly decode text/html parts of old (RT 3.6.5 and prior) emails


  • Updated localizations (German, Greek, Slovak, Lithuanian)

Web administration

  • Display clean Stage name in ColumnMaps (#28739)
  • Add Scrips Select/Create menu, and maintain context on which list of
    Scrips the Select page should link to (#28787)
  • Granting rights to new groups no longer requires clicking in textbox
    twice in Firefox (#29911)

Server administration

  • Log when Encode::HanExtra would be useful in decoding emails, and
    make use of it if it is available.
  • Squash warnings in 4.1.17 upgrade step (#29595)
  • Reorder DROP IF EXISTS on 4.1.1 Postgres upgrade step to drop
    sequence after dropping the table; avoids bugs on upgrading in a
    previously-upgraded database
  • Stop hardcoding the list of available themes, instead auto-detecting
    new themes as they are added (#14667)
  • Explicitly point to $AutocompleteOwners setting in warning that RT is
    switching to the autocompleter due to too many owners.
  • Remove caching of template object in rt-crontool; this fixes a bug
    where the same content would be sent on all tickets (#29454)
  • rt-fulltext-indexer now locks, to prevent more than one instance from
    running at once (#17423)


  • Add BeforeMessageBox callback in ModifyAll.html for parity with
    Create.html and Update.html
  • BeforeCustomFields callback in ShowCustomFields now takes $Table parameter
  • Default callback in ShowTransaction can now modify $ShowBody
  • Add a RT::Date->IsSet method
  • Fix invalid ContextObject on RT::CustomField->LoadByName when passed
    Queue => 0; this led to invalid LookupType limits on later calls to
  • Generalize RT::CustomField->LoadByName to work with non-Queue context
    objects, and to optionally return globally-applied CFs and not
    Disabled CFs.
  • Tests now pass again using RT_TEST_WEB_HANDLER=inline
  • ->AddCustomFieldValues no longer allows adding repeated values (#4553)


  • Drop references to MySQL 4.1, as RT 4.2 requires MySQL 5.1
  • Updated example plugins used in documentation, and suggest Plugin()
    over Set(@Plugins, …) (#29978)
  • Documentation for ColumnMap

A complete changelog is available from git by running:
git log rt-4.2.4…rt-4.2.5
or visiting
Comparing rt-4.2.4...rt-4.2.5 · bestpractical/rt · GitHub
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