Forum OpenACS Development: Announcement: NaviServer 4.99.28 available

Dear all,

I am glad to announce that the release of NaviServer 4.99.28 is available at SourceForge [1]. This release is a pure bug-fix and maintenance release, which fixes a bug annoying for some OpenACS users.
See below for a summary of the changes.

All the best!

-gustaf neumann


NaviServer 4.99.28, released 2023-09-06

 49 files changed, 851 insertions(+), 328 deletions(-)

New Features: ------------- - None

Bug Fixes: ---------- - Fixed incorrect list quoting for "filter" in urlspace introspection. This led to display problems, e.g. in the nsstats module. - Fixed naming Inconsistency: Unified the term "fastpath" across configuration, API-interface, and documentation. - Fixed potential crash in Ns_SetIUpdateSz(): Fixed a bug that could lead to a crash when updating the content-type header field with a lowercase field name via the old C API. Many thanks to Brian Fenton for reporting the problem and his help for debugging it.

Code Maintenance: ----------------- - New API Function Ns_PlainUrlPath: Checks if a given URL path is "plain," meaning it doesn't contain a query or fragment. Useful for data validation in configuration files and Tcl API calls. - Improved Validation when registering request handler. Previously, it was possible to register request handlers for paths containing query variables and fragments, which were never matched. - Added Missing "-server" Argument: The "-server" argument was added to ns_unregister_op and ns_unregister_url2file, allowing for more centralized management (e.g. from the nsstats module). - Added a more Portable Way of Printing NULL Pointer: Improved portability for printing NULL pointers across different compilers, which could lead to false positives in the regression test. - Extended and Simplified Test Cases: Several commits were made to improve and extend test cases across different modules and scenarios. - Improved and corrected documentation, including styling changes, bug fixes, and providing more detailed information.

Modules: -------- The following list contains the most important changes: - Extending nsstats: * Introduced templating to improve style-ability * Provided a more modern GUI based on the CSS classes from w3schools * Added management of request handlers * Added management of url2file mappings - Rework of module nsdbbdb: * properly initializing mutex variables (many thanks to John Buckman) * support for LMDB (Lightning Memory-Mapped Database) * Improved configurability for Makefile * Modernization of C code (better following style guide) * Added debug support via Debug(bdb) Build nsdbbdb with Berkeley DB 6.2.32 (results in make DBINCLUDE=/opt/local/include/db62 DBLIB=/opt/local/lib/db62/ Build nsdbbdb with LMDB (Lightning Memory-Mapped Database) (results in make LMDB=1 DBINCLUDE=/opt/local/include DBLIB=/opt/local/lib/