Release focus: security, usability, bugfixes and updates


  • added SSL support
  • added postfix MTA (bound to localhost) to allow sending of email from MediaWiki (e.g., password recovery). Also added webmin-postfix module for convenience.
  • added many popular MediaWiki extensions:
    • FCKeditor: WYSIWYG editor for wiki pages
    • ParserFunctions: Enhances parser with logical functions
    • StringFunctions: Additional set of parser functions that operate on strings
    • CategoryTree: Provides a dynamic view of the category structure as a tree
    • Renameuser: Special page allowing authorised users to rename user accounts
    • Preloader: Populate new pages with template content depending on namespace
    • CharInsert: JavaScript character insert boxes used on edit type pages
    • ConfirmEdit: Math captcha (by default only if edit includes hyperlink)
    • Gadgets: JS/CSS-based gadgets
    • SyntaxHighlight_GeSHi: adds tag to present formatted source code
    • Cite: Create footnotes
    • UniversalEditButton: adds support for the UEB firefox extension
  • regenerate MediaWiki secret key during installation (security)
  • improvements to default MediaWiki configuration
    • replaced deprecated wgProxyKey with wgSecretKey
    • disable experimental charset support (#LP:310627)
    • blanked out sitename (was TurnKeyLinux)
    • ensure that the wiki outputs clean and compliant HTML ($wgUseTidy)
  • mysql-related improvements
    • include PhpMyAdmin (listening on port 12322 - uses SSL)
    • set empty mysql root password in live/demo mode (for convenience)
    • support configuring mysql root password during installation

Major component versions

kernel 2.6.24-23.48
mediawiki 1.13.3-1
mysql-server 5.0.51a-3ubuntu5.4
apache2 2.2.8-1ubuntu0.3
php5 5.2.4-2ubuntu5.4

Note: please refer to turnkey-core's changelog for changes common to all appliances. Here we only describe changes specific to this appliance.