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Announcing gnatsweb 2.8.0

From: Yngve Svendsen
Subject: Announcing gnatsweb 2.8.0
Date: Fri, 04 May 2001 17:07:03 +0200

For the first time in 17 months, a new Gnatsweb release is ready. It proudly bears the version number 2.8.0.

Gnatsweb 2.8.0 is based on version 2.7 beta, and the focus has been primarily on bug fixing. Virtually all known problems in 2.7 beta have been fixed. The two that aren't are minor ones, documented in the INSTALL file of the 2.8.0 distribution.

This is meant as a more or less "final" release of Gnatsweb for Gnats 3.11x, Gnatsweb 2.x won't work with the upcoming Gnats 4. Versions working with Gnats 4 will have version numbers starting with a '4'. Patches and contributions are still most welcome, though, as the meaning of "final" is flexible.

The main FTP URL of the Gnatsweb 2.8.0 distribution (58 kB) is

This site is very hard to get into, though, so I have set up an HTTP mirror at

These are the contents of the NEWS file in the Gnatsweb 2.8.0 distribution:

Current Version: 2.8.0
See the file ChangeLog for the details of all changes.

Changes from 2.7 beta to 2.8.0
* Both the Gnats and Gnatsweb version numbers are now displayed in the
  main page footer.
* If a user pressed the 'Stop' button of the browser right after
  pressing 'Submit' on the Edit PR page, the PR would not be properly
  unlocked. This has been fixed in a hopefully watertight way.
* If edits were submitted to a locked PR, Gnatsweb would not catch the
  error, and instead display a confusing error message saying that the
  PR had been modified since you started editing it. Gnatsweb now
  properly warns of a locked PR and stops the submission.
* Documentation updates to avert problems when people install Gnatsweb
  on top of a multiple-database Gnats.
* The page banner is now a little smaller, and the text "gnatsweb" is
  now displayed in a smaller typeface.
* On the Advanced Query Page, we now display a line below 'Closed
  After' and 'Closed Before' reminding users to uncheck 'Ignore
* A bug where users would be able to create new PRs with PR numbers
  composed both out of letters and numbers has been corrected.
* When a non-existing PR number was typed into the 'view' or 'edit'
  textboxes on the front page, no error message would be given, and
  the user would be presented with a blank PR. Checks have been added
  to prevent this.
* Internet Explorer users are now being properly redirected to the
  Gnatsweb main page after submitting an edit.
* Internet Explorer would try to give downloaded attachments the same
  name as the gnatsweb script file itself. This has been fixed.
* Editing PRs with attachments caused Gnatsweb 2.7 beta to crash. This
  has been fixed.
* URLs in PR text are now being automatically converted to clickable
  links when PRs are displayed.
* Fixed a bug where HTML tags in PR fields weren't being properly
  escaped before being displayed in the query results.
* It is now possible to link an external stylesheet to all Gnatsweb
  pages. The Gnatsweb-generated HTML has been thoroughly cleaned up in
  order to support stylesheets better.

Yngve Svendsen
IS Engineer
Clustra AS, Trondheim, Norway

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