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Release 5.1.16

 25th April 2018 at 3:56pm

See GitHub for detailed change history of this release

Improved CodeMirror Plugins

The CodeMirror plugin has undergone a substantial rewrite, with many new improvements:

  • Upgrade to CodeMirror version v5.37.0
  • Now modularised into:
    • Base plugin: basic lightweight configuration, approximately 240KB
    • Add-on plugins:
      • Search and Replace
      • Auto-completion
      • Fullscreen editing
      • Auto-close brackets
      • Auto-close tags
      • SublimeText keymap
      • Emacs keymap
      • Vim keymap
      • Highlighting modes: Javascript, Xml, Html (htmlmixed), Html (htmlembedded), Css, Markdown, X-Tiddlywiki
  • Automatic configuration (the configuration tiddler is not needed anymore)
      • CodeMirror (engine.js) builds the configuration using information within the installed CodeMirror plugins
  • New control panel configuration tab:
    • Line numbers
    • Theme:
      • Editor font family (same as native TiddlyWiki)
      • Cursor settings
      • Line wrapping
    • Active line highlighting
      • Autocompletion on/off (if installed)
    • Keymap

Other New and Improved Plugins

Translation Improvements

New and improved translations:

  • New Slovenian translation
  • New Português (Brasil) translation
  • Improved Dutch translation
  • Improved French translation
  • Improved German translation
  • Improved Traditional and Simplified Chinese translations
    • These translations now also reset the minimum search length to one character

Privacy Improvements

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Usability Improvements

  • Added new DiffTextWidget, and integrated it into the import listing and as a preview pane
  • Added selectable previews to the import listing
  • Added new editor toolbar buttons for wrapping the selection with double square and curly brackets
  • Added new sortan Operator for sorting alphanumeric values such as "Apple 6", "Apple 7", "Apple 8", "Apple 9", "Apple 10", "Apple 20", "Apple 30", "Apple 100"
  • Improved default fonts for readability as advised by GitHub
  • Added an editor toolbar button for stamping fragments of formulae for the KaTeX Plugin
  • Simplified the page scrolling behaviour: navigating to a tiddler now scrolls the top of the tiddler to the top of the viewport
  • Added WidgetMessage: tm-copy-to-clipboard and also copy-to-clipboard Macro for copying text directly to the clipboard
  • Added a hint to the field list dropdown
  • Added a control panel setting for the default tab in the More sidebar
  • Added a control panel setting for the titles of new tiddlers
  • Added "rotate left" button to bitmap editor toolbar
  • Improved criteria under which certain editor toolbar buttons are displayed
  • Added support for a minimum length for the new tag field before the dropdown is shown
  • Improved consistency and reusability of the palette, language and theme switchers
  • Added support for retaining tab content in the tabs Macro
  • Added support for adding links via the enter key

Hackability Improvements

Bug Fixes

  • Removed superfluous list item at the end of list-links-draggable macro
  • Fixed problem with the content area of vertical tabs sometimes overflowing their right hand margin
  • Fixed problem with double quotes within the new journal template
  • Fixed problem with dragging inside a textarea
  • Fixed usage of "default" attribute of SelectWidget when "index" attribute is used
  • Fixed problem with crash when dragging over TiddlyWiki on some browsers
  • Fixed issue with new journal button
  • Fixed problem with filter and value attributes of SetWidget
  • Fixed problem with numeric operands in the Extended Listops Filters
  • Fixed problem with "put" saver and 412 return codes
  • Fixed problem with variable references in field values in the edit template
  • Extended behaviour of list-after field so that the tiddler is placed at the end of the list if the list-after field is present but empty

Developer Bug Fixes and Improvements


@Jermolene would like to thank the contributors to this release who have generously given their time to help improve TiddlyWiki: