I’m delighted to announce the release of TiddlyWiki v5.2.0 at:
This release is a huge release. It has been under development for 286 days, and includes improvements from 33 individual contributors on GitHub. There’s a graph on GitHub that shows clearly how many people now regularly contribute to TiddlyWiki’s development:
My sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed or helped in any way.
With v5.2.0 we’ve been able to address some long-standing frustrations:
- It is now possible to use the edit widgets with a different field of the current tiddler
- The characters used in fieldnames are no longer restricted to lowercase letters, digits, and simple punctuation
- Images can now be dragged directly into the tiddler editor to import them and insert [img[foo]] at the cursor position. The title of the image tiddler can be edited too
- Macro calls can now be nested. For example <<mymacro “Another <>”>>
See the release note for the full list of changes:
- Some significant performance improvements
- Usability improvements
- New and improved widgets
- New and improved filters
- Improvements to the Markdown, XLSX, KaTeX, Freelinks, Menubar and BibTeX plugins
- Improved translations for Catalan, Chinese, French, German and Spanish
- A new Polish translation
You can upgrade your existing single file wikis here:
For Node.js users, the new version is available on npm:
As ever, exercise caution when upgrading, and be careful to keep backup copies of everything important.
Any questions or comments are welcome here, or via GitHub.
Finally, I’d like to again express my thanks to everyone helping with this project. It’s been a difficult time for all of us, but the steady progress we’re making on TiddlyWiki inspires me for a future where diverse people can work together to achieve sustained, meaningful change.