[ic] Interchange 5.6.0 released

Jon Jensen jon at endpoint.com
Wed May 21 22:55:10 UTC 2008

The Interchange Development Group is pleased to announce the culmination 
of over two years of progress with the release of Interchange 5.6.0.

This is the beginning of a new series of stable releases that are intended 
for production servers. Thanks to the many people who contributed new 
features, bug fixes, and gave support on the interchange-users mailing 
list. Notable changes since the Interchange 5.4 series include:

* Perl 5.10.0 and threaded Perl support
* Security fix to Standard demo's 404 page
* Fixed DoS vulnerability from malicious HTTP POST
* UTF-8 support (experimental)
* Improvements to PreFork server mode for heavy traffic and faster servers
* New universal "hide" attribute for ITL tags
* New payment modules: Sage, Getitcard, Protx, NetBilling
* New Swish interface that uses native Perl API
* BounceReferrals directive useful for search engine optimization (SEO)
* New SpecialSub weight_callout option for postprocessing shipping weights
* Uniform ActionMap calling interface (changes global ActionMaps)
* Country code top-level domain support for DomainTail
* Improvements to options support
* Better logging and status reporting through changing process command name
* More languages supported in localization data
* ... and many more.

We recommend that all Interchange sites be upgraded to this new version 
after testing in each individual environment. Please read the UPGRADE 
document for information about upgrade procedures and a few incompatible 
changes introduced by this release.

The software is available here:


A detailed change log since version 5.4 is here:


Detached PGP signatures of the packages (signed by my key, ID DCCAC084) 
are in the download directory. Cryptographic hashes for 
interchange-5.6.0.tar.bz2 are:

MD5: b9f72c5b65e6336ff05a643b3c341e58
SHA1: fcc4d84411ec52cce907c8fd221126162b2b1d8c

Further information and links to documentation and the user discussion
mailing list are at:


Jon Jensen
Interchange Development Group
PGP key: http://ftp.icdevgroup.org/keys/jon-jensen-dccac084.txt

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