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Hotfix (Service Pack)

A hotfix is code (sometimes called a patch) that fixes a bug in a product. Users of the products may be notified by e-mail or obtain information about current hotfixes at a software vendor's Web site and download the hotfixes they wish to apply. Multiple hotfixes are sometimes rolled up to create a combined package, often called a service pack.

TWiki introduced hotfixes since the TWiki 4.0.4 release. The TWiki hotfixes are accumulated, that is the latest hotfix contains all previous hotfixes of a TWiki patch release.

TWiki Hotfixes:

-- Contributors: CrawfordCurrie, PeterThoeny - 25 Jul 2006

Discussions

Hi, I just have a small question about hotfixes. Is there any visual indication inside TWiki, like the TWiki-6.0.0, Mon, 14 Oct 2013, build 26523 variable? It would be nice to be able to see what hotfixes have been installed.

Otherwise, I have to say that Dakar is a HUGE leap forward over Cairo. Ive been using TWiki since 2004. I tried so many other wiki's before coming across TWiki while googling. Congratualations to everyone on the hard work.

-- JohnCollaros - 29 Aug 2006

Good point, there is no visual indication besides looking at the updated files. Hotfixes should possibly also patch the $TWiki::VERSION, or better yet, TWiki should introduce a $TWiki::HOTFIX variable. See Bugs:Item2840.

-- PeterThoeny - 02 Sep 2006

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