GroupServer 11.02 — Tartufo Nibbled in Polite Company

Authors:Michael JasonSmith; Richard Waid; Alice Rose; Dan Randow
Contact:Michael JasonSmith <>
Copyright:This document is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 New Zealand License by OnlineGroups.Net.

The Tartufo release of GroupServer mostly consists of enhancements so errors are handled better.

  • A new Unexpected Error page provides more detail to the user. In addition, the pre-written message to support contains a full stack-trace. This information can be used to find and eliminate the error [1].
  • Many errors were generated when non-existent pages were accessed. These errors have been fixed, primarily in the mailing-list code. This should make problems recorded in the error-log maintained by Zope easier to find, as there should be fewer items in the log [2].
  • Changes to email addresses are now better recorded [3]. This should help diagnose problems better if there is an error subsequent to an address changing.
  • The jQuery code shipped with GroupServer has been updated to the latest stable version (1.4.4).
  • The code that generates the image, post, and topic pages has been refactored. This should make those pages easier to maintain.

Work is now starting on GroupServer 11.03 — Pineapple Snow at a Child’s Party.

Update an Existing GroupServer System

Carry out the following steps to update the package versions.

  1. Download the Tartufo tar-ball from the GroupServer download page

  2. Uncompress the tar-ball.

  3. Copy the file groupserver-11.02/versions.cfg to your existing GroupServer installation.

  4. In your existing GroupServer installation run:

    $ ./bin/buildout -N
[1]The new Unexpected Error page is detailed in a post to GroupServer Development.
[2]The traversal errors were those caused by not handling errors that were thrown by pages in the messages, profile, and files area.
[3]Recording more information about email addresses changing closes Ticket 432.