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Tiki 8 Acubens was released in November 2011. Jonnyb was the release coordinator, assisted by chealer and nkoth. changi handled the packaging and most tiki.org upgrades.

You can test Tiki 8 with real-World data on the Pre-Dogfood Server.


Action Date Notes
Freeze and make branches/8.x 2011-10-03 Done by Nelson
8 beta 2011-10-06 Done by changi
Upgrade themes.t.o and tv.t.o to 8.x 2011-10-10 Done by changi
Upgrade dev.t.o 2011-10-20 Originally 2011-10-11. Done by changi
8 RC 1 2011-10-23 Originally 2011-10-20. Done by changi.
Upgrade code.t.o 2011-10-23 Done by changi
Upgrade mods.t.o 2011-10-23 Done by changi
Upgrade doc.t.o 2011-10-25 Originally 2011-10-13. Done by changi.
Upgrade community 2011-10-29 Done by Oliver
Upgrade profiles.t.o 2011-10-30 Done by changi
8.0 2011-11-03 Done by changi, but broken.
8.1 2011-11-10 Done by changi
8.2 2011-12-19 Packaged by pkdille on 2011-12-09


Documentation for the end user of the changes and improvements included with this new release: http://doc.tiki.org/Tiki8
Release notes


Please add regressions you identify to this list, but remember to include as much information as possible. At least include your name and the date.

  • Can't add a comment to Feature request: Etherpad (or similar) marclaporte 2011-10-21
    • I added some without problems using Iceweasel (Firefox) 7. Please retest. If it happens again, verify you have no JavaScript errors. Chealer 20111024
    • Was fine for me too, but the comment title does show (JB)
      • I assume Jonny meant the title does not show. This is a known problem which should now be fixed. Chealer 20111025
  • GUID-named HomePage generation: Has been happening since Tiki 6, can be prompted by perspectives setting HomePages, group home pages and other random "HomePage missing" events (have tried many times to fix it - JB)
    • I would appreciate steps to reproduce. Chealer 20111021
  • Mobile version gives blank page in Chrome for Windows with r38085 tested by marclaporte, other browsers are OK
  • Either switch off or fix codemirror please? (jb & xavi) For instance:
    • linewrap is essential for Tiki i think (try this page for instance). Done in 8.x r38810
    • full screen edition is not shown properly (jhust using half the browser window, using FF 7.0.1) Done in 8.x r38815
    • full screen edition doesn't show the "preview save cancel" buttons. Using FF 7.0.1. Try with this page. Done in 8.x r38816
    • side module zones show/hide Please Explain
    • highlight characters (in Safari) goes weird (seems to add some left padding which looks like extra characters) Done in 8.x r38818
    • preview update on textarea blur Done in 8.x r38819
    • CodeMirror is already disabled by default. Is this really a regression? Chealer 2011-10-29
    • As of 2011-11-15 in dev.t.o (this page, for instance), code blocks show double scroll bars. Avoid this conflict while keeping the bar auto-showing up when needed in the case when codemirror is off. Xavi. This was fixed sometime back
  • user tracker shown at registration time stopped recording items after ugrade from 6x to recent 8x s n (2011-10-29). xavi
    • Please verify that this is not just a Tiki 7 regression. There is one that sounds similar. Chealer 2011-10-30
    • Should be fixed in r38684 - nelson 2011-11-03
    • still reproduced the issue with r38772. 2011-11-10. :-/ . Xavi
  • intratiki messaging nowadays does not include the username of the message writer in the copy of the message received at the email box of the receiver. Xavi. 20111110.
    • Unable to reproduce. Chealer 2011-11-10
  • Tracker field "Page", doesn't get automatically feeded since upgrade from 6.x to 8.x. Xavi. 2011-11-13
  • Tracker "Quick Export. (Produce a CSV with basic formatting)": is not usable. No place to click that does anything. Tracker item dump export used to work fine in 6.x. Xavi. 2011-11-15 . Fixed by sylvie: it was a usability issue (no button to export was shown).
  • Tracker Export with default values produces some csv file which can't be used to import them back into tiki. (that used to work like a charm in 6x). Xavi. 2011-11-15. Error shown on white page is:
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      Fatal error: Call to a member function handleSave() on a non-object in /path/lib/trackers/trackerlib.php on line 1673
    • Fixed by sylvieg, even if the issue now is that new items don't replace old ones.
  • tracker import items: items don't get replaced with the new data for the old itemIds. Xavi. 2011-11-20 Fixed by syvieg in r39055.
  • Comment titles no longer show (they can still be entered). Chealer 20111024 (r38458)
    • Should be fixed in r38487 (JB)
      • Comment titles now do show, however, a meaningless number now also shows for comments that have no title... Chealer 20111025
  • Comment moderation is partially broken. Messages warning the user before and after posting a comment needing moderation do not appear anymore. r34751 regression. Chealer 20110824 (r36462)
  • Comments can no longer be edited (the normal icon to do it next to the removal icon no longer shows). r34751 regression. Chealer 20111024 (r38462)
    • Seems like it's not been written for the new "service" based comments system, non trivial (JB)
    • Not complex to write, but there are plenty of concerns related to comment editing, which can break conversations.
    • Particularly problematic as comments cannot be previewed.
  • Accessing a comment from tiki-list_comments.php or from the since_last_visit_new module no longer brings to it directly (only brings to the object commented, but not to the right position in the page). Chealer 20111024 (r38462)
    • Should be fixed r38505
      • No change here (although that does fix another problem). Chealer 2011-10-26
  • Comments can no longer be previewed. Chealer 2011-11-19
  • CAPTCHAs (when reCAPTCHA is disabled) in comments do not change when the code is mis-typed, and attempts past the second one always fail regardless of the input. This is rooted in a Zend bug reported as #ZF-12379. Chealer 20120821
  • Trying to regenerate CAPTCHAs (when reCAPTCHA is disabled) for comments fails (clicking "Try another code" has no effect). Chealer 2012-08-21
    • Fixed by r42625. Chealer 2012-08-21
  • reCAPTCHA is unusable (the error "Empty captcha value" appears when trying to post, but no CAPTCHA is shown). Chealer 2012-08-24
    • Persists in 2012-08-22 trunk. The Google script supposed to load recaptcha.js appears to be broken. The statement document.write('<scr'+'ipt type="text/javascript" s'+'rc="' + RecaptchaState.server + 'js/recaptcha.js"></scr'+'ipt>') doesn't seem to run. Chealer
  • Tracker item changes email notifications do not include the Subject field's value in the email subject anymore in simplified e-mail format. Chealer 20111026
  • Time sheet profile on Tiki8 r38056 (Xavi): when an error is produced in a text field with some validation, values are lost when the form is shown to the user indicating that some field is incorrect.
    • To reproduce, add "3h" instead of just "3" (for instance) at the field: "Amount of time spent (Please indicate total number of hours, in decimal format. Ex.: 2h30 => 2.5 )"
      I don't know how/where the validation is performed, since there is no validation set for that field type at the field definition.
  • Export sheet (tiki-export_sheet.php?sheetId=1) produces blank page after upgrade from 6x (proposals, r37762) to 8x (r38056). Xavi
  • Mysterious disappearance of tracker field. Tends to happen when creating many new fields/making many field changes. Seems to be the first/early field that is the one being deleted. Solution when it happens is to create a new field and change the fieldID to the old one in the database so that old data can be accessed again (not a fix that normal users can do). Nelson 20111012, confirmed that it happens by Jonnyb
    • Been keeping an eye open and trying to reproduce for a few days now. Nothing mysterious happening. I don't see how this can stay on a blocker list unless there are steps to reproduce.
  • Section edit fails and loses page content Obviously, it depends on the page, if it is difficult to reproduce, Jyhem could not provide a reliable example page.
    • Please provide either a test case or evidence that this is a regression. Chealer 20111025
    • This may not be a new issue. Section edit can fail on some pages, just like plugin edit.
  • Warning of Page alias duplication at posting time dissapeared, while it was working fine in 6.x. Reproduced by Xavi on doc.t.o on Oct. 28th 2011, (therefore, on 8x), in this edition.
    • That alias "TrackerFields" or "Tracker fields" was present at that time on page "Tracker field types" (as you can see here), but no warning was shown.
    • Unable to confirm regression. Got no warning under local 6.x r38535. Aliases all link to one of the pages with that alias. Chealer 2011-10-28
  • Wiki paragraph formatting preference behaviour changed so that blank lines are not shown for settings that allow wiki edited and WYSIWYG edited pages to co-exist on one site. Geoff 2011-10-11 see development list for more details.
  • Tracker Image field type fails to have the image uploaded if image is bigger than the maximum size allowed by tracker field definition. Xavi. Still in 2011-12-10. r39138.
  • Hotwords (also in 6.x) parsed to links not only as standalone words but inside URLs too - breaking the links (luci)
  • Tracker item history is not saving (or at least showing) values from changed fields. Using r39062, Xavi, 2011-12-07. Example, after I changed some content at the description (text area) field of an item:
  • Tracker field attachment: Description of the field can't be changed as usual (pre-8x) by editing the field. Other fields can have their description changed with no problems, but attachment can't, it seems. Using r39062, Xavi, 2011-12-07.
    • Workaround: exporting and importing the field (keeping itemId) works, but it's not intuitive and requires many more clicks and knowledge about Tiki, so not easy for novice tiki admins. Xavi.
  • Tracker field user subscription: missing the field to allow "Prepend the maximum amount of subscribers to the field value if such a limit is desired.", at the __Options for User Subscription". Using r39062, Xavi, 2011-12-07. Example:

Possible regressions

  • wiki syntax for box. See weirdness here: http://dev.tiki.org/WishList+Team
  • The comments count for objects (like tracker items and wiki pages) is not showing anymore. For example, on a wiki page, the comments button now says "Comments" where it used to say "10 comments". This may be a conscient feature regression which may just be worth documenting. Chealer r38306 20111015
  • The form to type a comment does not show immediately anymore after pressing the Comments button, one also needs to click Post a new comment. Chealer 20111025
  • doc.t.o/mobile through android browser or opera mini: page shown by default with mobile version, and clicking at the link to switch to normal version still shows mobile version. 2011-11-01. xavi
    • Is there evidence that this is a regression? Chealer 2011-11-02
    • Xavi: unsure, since I didn't try Tiki7, but heard people apparently using jquery mobile in tiki with no problems. move to other section if not a serious regression from 7.x, if you (anywone) wish.
    • Xavi: confirmed this in one tiki of my own using 8x r39003, as well as in doc.t.o recently: clicking at return to normal site still displays the site using the mobile version. 2011-11-28


Please add things that need to be done to this list, but remember to include for each item an owner who can be contacted to check the status.

  • Update profiles. As of 2011-10-25, none of the featured profiles are listed in Acubens. Item added by Chealer
    • All featured profiles updated by Pascal St-Jean. Chealer 2011-10-29
  • Teach Tiki about LTS versions for the automatic version check feature -> Update notifier
  • Reflect changes to tracker item permissions in permanent documentation. Item added by Chealer on 20111017
  • Move remaining things to modules (like logo, site title, etc) (Jonny)
  • Improve, expand HTML5 implementation (details on HTML5 )
  • Document the introduction of OpenStreetMaps support on tiki-admin.php?page=maps (currently all geared towards MapServer)
  • AJAX on by default (proposed by Xavi and others, instead of removing the option to disable it, as proposed by Chealer): In any case, somethihng needs to be done, if we don't want to leave it as is.
    • There used to be issues with AJAX on in some features (in modern and FLOSS browsers, etc) , and when feature ajax was off, those feature worked as expected. So +1 to work in the direction to make AJAX an internal feature and therefore, remove the option to disable it, but not yet. It seems wiser to setup AJAX to enabled by default in Tiki8.x (and if you want, enabled by the upgrade process in upgrades to 8.x), and only remove the option to disable it in Tiki 9.x
  • Codemirror: when Highlighter is toggled off in real time before editing a wiki page (nice!), your edition is lost when you press to "preview" or "save" (not nice :-/ ). Using r39062, Xavi, 2011-12-07.


As soon as branch8 is used, make Community Worldmap with Open Street Maps.

Nice to have

  • Resolve tags advanced vs expert vs framework (Marc)
  • blue.box (Robert) pushing to Tiki9
  • Tracker permissions cleanup (LP)
  • Tracker item comments: allow the user to indicate at posting-comment time that he/she wants to receive answers to that comment by email (or just, all new comments to that tracker item, even if they are not direct answers to that comment). In case this is easy, since it is somehow present in forum posts. Xavi
  • Show tracker item comments also at admin comments (tiki-list_comments.php), so that spammers can be banned as the other comments, etc. Xavi.
  • Ensure that tiki-install.php can handle properly upgrades from tiki3, and help users to fix that old issue with admin loosing the admin perms, etc. (xavi)


Pages linking to Tiki8

6 pages link to Tiki8

One tracker item links to Tiki8



The following is a list of keywords that should serve as hubs for navigation within the Tiki development and should correspond to documentation keywords.

Each feature in Tiki has a wiki page which regroups all the bugs, requests for enhancements, etc. It is somewhat a form of wiki-based project management. You can also express your interest in a feature by adding it to your profile. You can also try out the Dynamic filter.

Accessibility (WAI & 508)
Articles & Submissions
BigBlueButton audio/video/chat/screensharing
Browser Compatibility
Communication Center
Contacts Address book
Contact us
Content template
Custom Home (and Group Home Page)
Database MySQL - MyISAM
Database MySQL - InnoDB
Date and Time
Debugger Console
Directory (of hyperlinks)
Documentation link from Tiki to doc.tiki.org (Help System)
Draw -superseded by Diagram
Dynamic Content
Dynamic Variable
External Authentication
Featured links
Feeds (RSS)
File Gallery
Friendship Network (Community)
i18n (Multilingual, l10n, Babelfish)
Image Gallery
Inter-User Messages
Kaltura video management
Live Support
Logs (system & action)
Lost edit protection
Meta Tag
Missing features
Visual Mapping
OS independence (Non-Linux, Windows/IIS, Mac, BSD)
Organic Groups (Self-managed Teams)
Performance Speed / Load / Compression / Cache
Revision Approval
Search engine optimization (SEO)
Semantic links
Shopping Cart
Site Identity
Smarty Template
Social Networking
Spam protection (Anti-bot CATPCHA)
Staging and Approval
Syntax Highlighter (Codemirror)
Tell a Friend
Terms and Conditions
Federated Timesheets
Token Access
Toolbar (Quicktags)
User Administration
User Files
User Menu
Webmail and Groupmail
Wiki History, page rename, etc
Wiki plugins extends basic syntax
Wiki syntax text area, parser, etc
Wiki structure (book and table of content)
Workspace and perspectives

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