[ic] Interchange 5.2.0 released

Jon Jensen jon at endpoint.com
Wed May 5 15:14:17 EDT 2004

The Interchange Development Group is pleased to announce the release of
Interchange 5.2.0, a new production-ready stable version of our web
application server.

Of the many changes made, a few highlights include:

* Added new usps-query usertag for real-time U.S. Postal Service
  rate quotes.

* Added payment module for Concord EFSNet's gateway, contributed by
  Chris Wenham.

* Fixed security hole exposing variables via URL.

* Allow separate transaction ID and order number in order routes.

* Support date-based order numbers.

* New directive SpecialSub allows subroutines to replace special_pages,
  e.g. "missing".

* Added user-customizable set of CGI keys that won't be saved to disk or 

* Email attachment handling improved.

* Allow user-definable standard handler for PUT operations.

* Add ability to export only portions of tables with an SQL where parameter.

* Improvements to tags var, convert-date, get-url, weight, import-fields, 
  table-editor, history-scan, and row-edit.

* Fixed rare but annoying bug in chained ITL conditionals like
  [if ...][or ...] ... [/if].

* Introduced a new read-only config hash to allow access to initial
  settings of certain configuration values.

* Updated Japanese admin translation, contributed by Murahashi.

* New mod_perl 1.99/2.0 link program (Interchange::Link, for Apache 2).

* Several mod_interchange improvements (for Apache 1.3), including ability 
  to pass through specified files to Apache, and pass Interchange a
  different script name than is in the URL.

The full changelog is viewable here:


We recommend that this version be used for new development. Many users of
earlier versions of Interchange will want to consider upgrading to
Interchange 5.2.0 after testing it for suitability with their catalogs in
a development environment. Some upgrade notes are included with the

A generic cross-platform tar package can be downloaded here:


Extensive documentation is in a separate tarball:


Debian packages:


Source RPMs:


Binary RPMs for Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora Core, etc. (please read 
RPM release notes before installing):


MD5 hashes for the files are:

25780415aaaf596fe56a0c2b34347ca9  interchange-5.2.0.tar.gz
b5804066a8971c2a6aad68cc1c089ae2  interchange-doc-5.2.0.tar.gz
753b4877ab589eb10c09e9f9604a7d06  interchange_5.2.0-1_i386.deb
4a35d9920485b405dc66cdaae21b4132  interchange-ui_5.2.0-1_all.deb
574f9255574765a894ebe283d7d921d1  interchange-cat-foundation_5.2.0-1_all.deb
478e429a579686d5bd257246c9d87517  libapache-mod-interchange_5.2.0-1_i386.deb
01a2edcabb7bd2ad9b9120a9912a4a78  interchange-5.2.0-1.src.rpm
014c060543359f925993ff354ac932db  interchange-5.2.0-1.i386.rpm
049c348e66df367bc20ebb1fd6f58997  interchange-foundation-5.2.0-1.i386.rpm
08c3f8d4dc578cb42e45cb44e48126d2  interchange-foundation-demo-5.2.0-1.i386.rpm
5df9923f5fee2c64f055c298c0733bdd  interchange-doc-5.2.0-1.src.rpm
57f90bb1b3dc53eb79bca3a3313d9afc  interchange-doc-5.2.0-1.i386.rpm

The Debian and RPM packages have been signed with one of our GnuPG keys.
Public keys are available here:


Questions should be directed to the Interchange user discussion mailing list:

interchange-users at icdevgroup.org

We hope you enjoy using Interchange and find it as useful as we do.


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