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# This file documents the revision history for Perl extension Catalyst.
5.90105 - 2016-07-08
- Tweak some test cases to try and prevent them from failing in limited cases.
- Changed how we compose traits onto the response, request, and stats class so
that we compose just once at setup time (performance optimization). Also added
a debug screen at startup to display composed classes to help with debugging.
- Fixed a regressed caused by the changes we made to the way ->state works so that
now when you forward to an action and that action throws an exception, $c->state
is set to 0, instead of the value of the exeption (this is to be as indicated by
the documentation). (cventers++ for reported bug and test case).
- Changed the code that detects if you try to set HTTP headers after headers are
finalized to not warn if you are just requested the response header state. Tweaked
this error message a bit to help people understand it.
5.90104 - 2016-04-04
- Merged pull request #131, fix for noisy debug logs when used type constraints
in your actions. Additional changes to the developer debug screen output to
improve reporting details.
- Merged pull request #133, fix for case when a file upload filename contains
wide characters which caused the filename to not appear in the uploads hash.
5.90103 - 2015-11-12
- More documentation fixes (thanks to the debian maintainers and melmothx++)
- Fixed the way we parse subroutine attribute values to fix a regression
introduced in 5.90102. This is a recommended upgrade (tsibley++, mst++)
- Fixed regression around auto actions that escape by throwing an exception
which was introduced in the last release.
- Bumped namespace::autoclean dep to latest since tests require -except
5.90102 - 2015-10-29
- Better warnings when there's an error reading the psgi.input (billmosley++)
- Fixed spurious warnings in uri_for when using no arguments (melmothx++ and
- Documentation improvements (paultcochrane++)
- Improvements to 'search_extra' configuration and tests around using
uri_for as a class method (cngarrison++)
- Fix when Path() is set and not geting registered as action (grim8634++)
- $c->state is now preserved over actions in a chain, and across begin,
auto, ->forward and ->detach.
5.90101 - 2015-09-04
- Fixed a regression introduced in the last release which caused test
case failure when using a version of Perl 5.14 or older.
5.90100 - 2015-08-24
- Document using namespace::autoclean with controllers that have actions
with type constraints.
- Look for type constraints in super classes and consumed roles.
- Change the way the stash middleware works to no longer localize $psgi_env.
- If you delegate control to a sub Catalyst application, that application
may now return information to the parent application via the stash.
- Fix for RT#106373 (Issue when you try to install and also have an old
version of Test::Mechanize::WWW::Catalyst)
5.90097 - 2015-07-28
- $c->uri_for now defines a final argument for setting the URL fragment
/URL anchor. This is now the canonical approach to setting a fragment
via uri_for.
- Reverted how we treat $c->uri_for($path) where $path is a string. When
we introduced the UTF-8 work we started encoding stringy paths, which
breaks code that did not expect that. We now consider stringy $path to
be 'expert' mode and you are expected to perform all nessary encoding.
5.90096 - 2015-07-27
- Fixed regression introduced in previous release that prevented a URI
fragment from getting properly encoded. Added more tests around this
to define behavior better.
5.90095 - 2015-07-27
- Minor test case tweak that I hope solve some minor hiesenfails reported
on CPAN testers.
- ( added som
additional directions to how to setup a development sandbox
- ( fix bug in
encoding where URI fragment seperator '#' in ->uri_for would get encoded.
5.90094 - 2015-07-24
- When there is a multipart POST request and the parts have extended
HTTP headers, try harder to decode and squeeze a meaningful value
out of it before giving up and crying. Updated docs and tests to
reflect this change. This should solve problems when your clients
are posting multipart form values with special character sets.
- Fixed issue where last_error actually returned the first error. Took
the change to add a 'pop_errors' to give the inverse of shift_errors.
- Merged Pull Requests:
5.90093 - 2015-05-29
- Fixed a bug where if you used $res->write and then $res->body, the
contents of body would be double encoded (gshank++).
5.90092 - 2015-05-19
- Allows you to use a namespace suffix for request, response and stats
class traits. Docs and tests for this.
- Refactor the change introduced in 5.90091 to solve reported issues (for
example Catalyst::Controller::DBIC::API fails its tests) and to be a more
conservative refactor (new code more closely resembles the orginal code
that has proven to work for years.)
5.90091 - 2015-05-08
- Fixed a bug where if an injected component expanded sub components, those
sub components would not show up in the startup debug dev console (
even though they were actually created).
5.90090 - 2015-04-29
- Updated some documention in Catalyst::Request::Upload to clarify behavior
that RT ticket reported as confusing or unexpected
- Merged all changes from 5.90089_XXX development cycle.
- removed a mistaken use of Test::Most, which is not a core Catalyst
dependency. Used Test::More instead.
5.90089_004 - 2015-04-28
- Added swanky github badges.
- Reverted a change to how the stats engine is setup that was incorrect.
- New application setup hook 'config_for' which allows one to get the
canonical application configuration for a controller, view or model, or
a plugin. Can also be used to override and adapt what configuration is
5.90089_003 - 2015-04-27
- Fixed an issue where a delayed controller that did ACCEPT_CONTEXT would
raise an error when registering its actions.
- Updated some documentation around route matching.
- refactored the setup of injected components to allow you to hook into
the injection and do custom injection types.
5.90089_002 - 2015-04-17
- Changed the way we check for presence of Type::Tiny in a test case to be
more explicit in the version requirement. Hopefully a fix for reported
test fail.
- When declaring type constraints in Args and CaptureArgs, if you want to
use a Moose builtin type (or a custom stringy type that you've already
defined and associated with the Moose::TypeRegistry) you must now quote
the type name. This is to clearly disambiguate between Moose stringy types
and imported types.
- Additional changes to type constraint detection to between determine when a
type constraint for reference types have a measured number of arguments or
not. clarify restriction on reference type constraints.
- Several bugs with type constraints and uri_for squashed. More test cases
around all the argument type constraints to tighten scope of action.
- NEW FEATURE: New method in Catalyst::Utils 'inject_component', which is a core
version of the previously external addon 'CatalystX::InjectComponent'. You should
start to convert your existing code which uses the stand alone version, since
going forward only the core version will be supported. Also the core version in
Catalyst::Utils has an additional feature to compose roles into the injected
- NEW FEATURE: Concepts from 'CatalystX::RoleApplicator' have been moved to core
so we now have the follow application attributes 'request_class_traits',
'response_class_traits' and 'stats_class_traits' which allow you to compose
traits for these core Catalyst classes without needing to create subclasses. So
in general any request or response trait on CPAN that used 'CatalystX::RoleApplicator'
should now just work with this core feature. Note that can also set thse roles
via new configuration keys, 'request_class_traits', 'response_class_traits'
and 'stats_class_traits'. If you use both configuration and application class methods,
they are combined.
- NEW FEATURE: Core concepts from 'CatalystX::ComponentsFromConfig'. You can now
setup components directly from configuration. This could save you some effort and
creating 'empty' base classes in your Model/View and Controller directories. This
feature is currently limited in that you can only configure components that are
'true' Catalyst components (but you may use Catalyst::Model::Adaptor to proxy
stand alone classes...).
- Only create a stats object if you are using stats. This is a minor performance
optimization, but there's a small chance it is a breaking change, so please
report any stats related issues.
- Added a developer mode warning if you call a component with arguments that does not
expect arguments (for example calling $c->model('Foo', 1,2,3,4) where Myapp::Model::Foo
does not ACCEPT_CONTEXT. Only components that ACCEPT_CONTEXT do anything with
passed arguments in $c->controller/view/model.
- Change the way components are setup so that you can now rely on all components
when setting up a component. Previously application scoped components could not
reliably use an existing application scoped component as a dependecy for initialization.
5.90089_001 - 2015-03-26
- New development branch synched with 5.90085.
- NEW FEATURE: Type Constraints on Args/CaptureArgs. Allows you to declare
a Moose, MooseX::Types or Type::Tiny named constraint on your Arg or
- When using $c->uri_for (or the derived $c->uri_for_action) and the target
action has type constrainted args (or captures), verify that the proposed
URL matches the defined args. In general $c->uri_for will be a bit more
noisy if the supplied arguments are not correct.
- New top level document on Route matching. (Catalyst::RouteMatching). This
document is still in development, but is worth review and comments.
5.90085 - 2015-03-25
- Small change to Catalyst::Action to prevent autovivication of Args value (dim1++)
- Minor typo fixes (Abraxxa++)
- Make sure than when using chained actions and when more than one action
matches the same path specification AND has Args(0), that we follow the
"in a tie, the last action defined wins" rule. There is a small chance
this is a breaking change for you. See Catalyst::Upgrading for more.
You may use the application configuration setting "use_chained_args_0_special_case"
to disable this new behavior, if you must for back-compat reasons.
- Added PATCH HTTP Method action attribute shortcut.
- Several new configuration options aimed to give improved backwards compatibility
for when your URL query parameters or keywords have non UTF-8 encodings.
See Catalyst::Upgrading.
5.90084 - 2015-02-23
- Small change to the way body parameters are created in order to prevent
trying to create parameters twice.
- Use new HTTP::Body and code updates to fix issue when POSTed params have
non UTF-8 charset encodings or otherwise complex upload parts that are not
file uploads. In these cases when Catalyst can't determine what the value of
a form upload is, will return an instance of Catalyst::Request::PartData with
all the information need to figure it out. Documentation about this corner
case. For RT
- Two new application configuration parameters 'skip_body_param_unicode_decoding'
and 'skip_complex_post_part_handling' to assist you with any backward
compatibility issues with all the new UTF8 work in the most recent stable
Catalyst. You may use these settings to TEMPORARILY disable certain new
features while you are seeking a long term fix.
5.90083 - 2015-02-16
- Fixed typo in support for OPTIONS method matching (andre++)
- Stop using $env->{'plack.request.query'} as a query parsing optimization
since 1) it doesn't belong to us and 2) there's subtle differences in the
way plack parses parameters and catalyst does. This fixes a bug when you
are using middleware that uses Plack::Request to do its thing. This change
might have subtle impact on query parsing. Please test this change!
5.90082 - 2015-01-10
- Fixed a regression created in $response->from_psgi_response and test case
to prevent it happening again.
5.90081 - 2015-01-10
- created class attribute 'finalized_default_middleware' which determines
if the default middleware has been added to the stack yet or not. This
removes a horrible hack that polluted the configuration hash. Added
test case to prevent regressions.
5.90080 - 2015-01-09
- Minor documentation corrections
- Make the '79 development series stable
5.90079_008 - 2015-01-07
- If we get a response set from $res->from_psgi_response and that response
has a charset for the content type, we clear encoding for the rest of the
response (avoid double encoding). Added more documentation around this.
- Documentation updates and typo fixes across various UTF8 docs (Mark Ellis++)
5.90079_007 - 2015-01-07
- Merged from Stable (5.90079)
- reviewed and cleaned up UTF8 related docs
- replace missing utf8 pragma in Catalyst::Engine
- Cleaned up spelling errors in various docs (abbraxxa++)
- New document Catalyst::UTF8 which attempts to summarize UTF8 and encoding
changes introduced in v5.90080.
5.90079_006 - 2015-01-02
- Removed unneeded dependency on RenderView in new test case that was causing fails
on CPAN testers that did not just happen to have that dependency already installed
- Updated copyright notices to 2015
- Documentation patches around the setup methods and clarification on on security
note posted a few months ago.
- Added my name to the contributors list
5.90079_005 - 2014-12-31
- Merged changes from 5.90078
- If configuration 'using_frontend_proxy' is set, we add the correct middleware
to the default middleware list. This way you get the correct and expected
behavior if you are starting your application via one of the generated scripts
or if you are calling MyApp->psgi_app. Previously if you started the application
with ->psgi_app (or to_app) we ignored this configuration option
- New configuration option 'using_frontend_proxy_path' which enables
Plack::Middleware::ReverseProxyPath on your application easily. Please note that
Plack::Middleware::ReverseProxyPath is not an automatic dependency of Catalyst at
this time, so if you want this feature you should add it to your project dependency
list. This is done to avoid continued growth of Catalyst dependencies.
- Tweaks encoding docs a bit to get closer to final.
5.90079_004 - 2014-12-26
- Starting adding some docs around the new encoding stuff
- Exposed the reqexp we use to match content types that need encoding via a
global variable.
- Added some test cases for JSON utf8 and tested file uploads with utf8.
- Fixes to decoding on file upload filenames and related methods
- new methods on upload object that tries to do the right thing if we find
a character set on the upload and its UTF8.
- new additional helper methods on the file upload object.
- new helper methods has_encoding and clear_encoding on context.
- Method on Catalyst::Response to determine if the response should be encoded.
- Warn if changing headers only if headers are finalized AND the response callback
has already been called (and headers already sent).
- Centralized rules about detecting if we need to automatically encode or not and
added tests around cases when you choose to skip auto encoding.
5.90079_003 - 2014-12-03
- Make sure all tests run even if debug mode is enabled.
- Fixed issue with middleware stash test case that failed on older Perls
5.90079_002 - 2014-12-02
- Fixed typo in Makefile.PL which borked the previous distribution. No other
5.90079_001 - 2014-12-02
- MyApp->to_app is now an alias for MyApp->psgi_app in order to better support
existing Plack conventions.
- Modify Catalyst::Response->from_psgi_response to allow the first argument to
be an object that does ->as_psgi.
- Modified Catalyst::Middleware::Stash to be a shallow copy in $env. Added some
docs. Added a test case to make sure stash keys added in a child application
don't bubble back up to the main application.
- We no longer use Encode::is_utf8 since it doesn't work the way we think it
does... This required some UTF-8 changes. If your application is UTF-8 aware
I highly suggest you test this release.
- We always do utf8 decoding on incoming URLs (before we only did so if the server
encoding was utf8. I believe this is correct as per the w3c spec, but please
correct if incorrect :)
- Debug output now shows utf8 characters if those are incoming via Args or as
path or pathparts in your actions. query and body parameter keys are now also
subject to utf8 decoding (or as specified via the encoding configuration value).
- lots of UTF8 changes. Again we think this is now more correct but please test.
- Allow $c->res->redirect($url) to accept $url as an object that does ->as_string
which I think will ease a common case (and common bug) and added documentation.
- !!! UTF-8 is now the default encoding (there used to be none...). You can disable
this if you need to with MyApp->config(encoding => undef) if it causes you trouble.
- Calling $c->res->write($data) now encodes $data based on the configured encoding
(UTF-8 is default).
- $c->res->writer_fh now returns Catalyst::Response::Writer which is a decorator
over the PSGI writer and provides an additional method 'write_encoded' that just
does the right thing for encoding your responses. This is probably the method
you want to use.
- New dispatch matching attribute: Scheme. This lets you match a route based on
the incoming URI scheme (http, https, ws, wss).
- If $c->uri_for targets an action or action chain that defines Scheme, use that
scheme for the generated URI object instead of just using whatever the incoming
request uses.
5.90079 - 2015-01-02
- Removed dependency from test case that we don't install for testing (
rt #101243)
- updated year in copyright notices
5.90078 - 2014-12-30
- POD corrections (sergey++)
- New configuration option to disable the HTTP Exception passthrough feature
introduced in 5.90060. You can use this if that feature is causing you
trouble. (davewood++);
- Some additional helper methods for dealing with errors.
- More clear exception when $request->body_data tries to parse malformed POSTed
data. Added documentation and tests around this.
5.90077 - 2014-11-18
- We store the PSGI $env in Catalyst::Engine for backcompat reasons. Changed
this so that the storage is a weak reference, so that it goes out of scope
with the request. This solves an issue where items in the stash (now in the
PSGI env) would not get closed at the end of the request. This caused some
regression, primarily in custom testing classes.
5.90076 - 2014-11-13
- If throwing an exception object that does the code method, make sure that
method returns an expected HTTP status code before passing it on to the
HTTP Exception middleware.
5.90075 - 2014-10-06
- Documentation patch for $c->req->param to point out the recently discovered
potential security issues:
- You don't need to install this update, but you should read about the exploit
and review if your code is vulnerable. If you use the $c->req->param interface
you really need to review this exploit.
5.90074 - 2014-10-01
- Specify Carp minimum version to avoid pointless test fails (valy++)
5.90073 - 2014-09-23
- Fixed a regression caused by the last release where we broke what happened
when you tried to set request parameters via $c->req->param('foo', 'bar').
You shouldn't do this, but I guess I shouldn't have busted it either :)
- Allow the term_width to be regenerated (see Catalyst::Utils::term_width,
Frew Schmidt)
- More aggressive skipping of value decoding if the value is undefined.
5.90072 - 2014-09-15
- In the case where you call $c->req->param(undef), warn with a more useful
warning (now gives the line of your code that called param with the undef,
so you can go to hunt it out.
5.90071 - 2014-08-10
- Travis config now performs basic reverse dependency testing.
- Restored deprecated 'env' code in b/c it is still being used out
in the wild (Catalyst-Plugin-Authentication-0.10023) - (removed in 5.90070)
- Reverted changes to debug log/handling (5.90069_003) to fix
rev dep Catalyst-Plugin-Static-Simple-0.32 test suite.
- Added Italian translation of default error.
5.90070 - 2014-08-07
- Retagged previous release as stable; no changes
- Fixed typo in middleware stash that was causing older Perls to fail
certain tests. No other changes.
- The default log level is now 'info', not 'debug'.
- Finished merging all the encoding plugin code to core code. The encoding
plugin is now just an empty package. Also tried to improve encoding docs
a bit.
- Some additional changes to the stash middleware that should not break
anything new.
- Documentation around using Sendfile type http headers with a filehandle
type response.
- Merged from master branch to pick up some additional fixes and documentation
- Catalyst stash functionality has been moved to Middleware. It should
work entirely the same when used as a context method, please report
questions or problems!
- Removed code related to supporting the long deprecated stand alone
PSGI Engine. If you are still using this you code is now broken.
Luckily you can just stop using it and likely everything will work
under the new PSGI support built into Catalyst for several years.
- 'abort_chain_on_error_fix' now defaults to true. If this behavior
causes you issues, you can explicitly turn it off by setting it to a
non true defined value (0 is a good option here).
- When throwing an http style exception, make sure we properly flush the
existing log and report other errors in the error stack.
- Set encoding on STDERR when encoding is set in config
- documentation and test fixes
5.90065 - 2014-06-04
- The Catalyst::Log object now has 'autoflush' (which defaults to true) and
causes log messages to be written out in real-time. This is helpful for the
test/dev server to be able to see messages during startup as well as before
the end of the request when the log is flushed.
- Fix spelling, grammar and structural errors in POD
- Remove redundant ->setup call in t/head_middleware.t RT#95361
- Fix test failures when running under CATALYST_DEBUG. RT#95358
5.90064 - 2014-05-05
- Fix for mindless broken tests on Win32 (Haarg++).
- Happy Cinco de Mayo!
5.90063 - 2014-05-01
- 'end' and other special actions won't catch HTTP style exceptions anymore.
- Fix bug where Catalyst did not properly detect the terminal width when in
debug mode and thus making the debug output narrow and hard to read.
- Documentation corrections for Util methods around localized PSGI $env.
- Improvements to auto detection of terminal width.
- Updating deprecation list to include Class::Load and ensure_class_loaded
- Added a few docs around middleware and corrected the order that middleware
is loaded when registering it via ->setup_middleware instead of via
- Added a test case to make sure default middleware order is correct.
5.90062 - 2014-04-14
- HTTP::Exception objects were not properly bubbled up to middleware since
there was some code in Catalyst that was triggering stringification.
5.90061 - 2014-03-10
- Reverted a change related to how plugins get initialized that was
introduced by a change in December.
5.90060 - 2014-02-07
- Same as 5.90059_006, just marking it as stable, no functional changes.
5.90059_006 - 2014-02-06
- MyApp->setup now returns $app to allow class method chaining.
- New Util helper functional localize $env to make it easier to mount PSGI
applications under controllers and actions. See Catalyst::Utils/PSGI Helpers.
- NOTICE: Final Development release for Runner, unless significant issues are
raised. Please test.
5.90059_005 - 2014-01-28
- Specify newest versions of some middleware in attempt to solve test errors
reported while installing.
5.90059_004 - 2014-01-27
- Make sure IO handle objects do 'getline' before sending them to the
response callback, to properly support the PSGI specification.
- Added some backcompat code when setting a response body to an object
that does 'read' but not 'getline'. Added deprecation notice for this
case. Added docs to Catalyst::Delta.
- Catalyst::Delta contains a list of behaviors which will be considered
deprecated immediately. Most items have workarounds and tweaks you can
make to avoid issues. These deprecations are targeted for removal/enforcement
in the Catalyst 6 release. Please review and give your feedback.
- More middleware to replace inline code (upasana++)
- Documentation around Exceptions and how we handle them.
- update copyright notices.
5.90059_003 - 2013-12-24
- More documentation about alternative ways to setup middleware.
- removed unneeded use of Devel::Dwarn in test case that was causing
fails to install (sorry).
- When finalizing caught errors, if the error conforms to the interface as
described by Plack::Middleware::HTTPExceptions, rethrow it and let the
middleware deal with it.
5.90059_002 - 2013-12-21
- We now pass a scalar or filehandle directly to you Plack handler, rather
than always use the streaming interface (we are still always using a
delayed response callback). This means that you can make use of Plack
middleware like Plack::Middleware::XSendfile and we expect better use of
server features (when they exist) like correct use of chunked encoding or
properly non blocking streaming when running under a supporting server like
Twiggy. See Catalyst::Delta for more. This change might cause issues if
you are making heaving use of streaming (although in general we expect things
to work much better.
- In the case when we remove a content body from the response because you set
an information status or a no content type status, warn that we are doing so
when in debug mode. You might see additional debugging information to help
you find and remove unneeded response bodies.
- Updated the code where Catalyst tries to guess a content length when you
fail to provide one. This should cause less issues when trying to guess the
length of a funky filehandle. This now uses Plack::Middleware::ContentLength
- Removed custom code to remove body content when the request is HEAD and
swapped it for Plack::Middleware::Head
- Merged fix for regressions from stable..
5.90059_001 - 2013-12-19
- Removed deprecated Regexp dispatch type from dependency list. If you are
using Regex[p] type dispatching you need to add the standalone distribution
'Catalyst::DispatchType::Regex' to you build system NOW or you application
will be broken.
5.90053 - 2013-12-21
- Reverted a change in the previous release that moved the setup_log phase
to after setup_config. This change was made to allow people to use
configuration that is late loaded (such as via the ConfigLoader Plugin)
to setup the plugin. However it also broke the ability to use the log
during plugin setup (ie, it breaks lots of plugins). Reverting the
change. See Catalyst::Delta for workarounds.
5.90052 - 2013-12-18
- Fixed first block of startup debug messages missing when using a custom
logger that gets set at runtime, for example by overriding finalize_config
- Give a more descriptive error message when trying to load middleware that
does not exist.
- Change the way we initialize plugins to fix a bug where when using the
popular ConfigLoader plugin, configs merged are not available for setting
up middleware and data handlers (and probably other things as well).
NOTE: This change might cause issues if you had code that was relying on the
broken behavior. For example external configuration that was being loaded to
late to have effect might now take effect. Please test you code carefully and
be aware of this possible issue </NOTE>.
- You may now also call 'setup_middleware' as a package method if you think
that loading middleware via configuration is a weird or broken idea.
- Various POD formatting fixed.
- Improved some documentation about what type of filehandles that ->body can
accept and issues that might arise.
5.90051 - 2013-11-06
- Be more skeptical of the existence of $request->env to fix a regression
introduced in Catalyst::Action::REST by the previous release
5.90050 - 2013-11-05
- Previously public predicates on the following attributes are now considered
private and their method names have been changed to follow Perl convention
for internal methods:
-- Catalyst::Request->has_io_fh ==> _has_io_fh
-- Catalyst::Request->has_env ==> _has_env
-- Catalyst::Response->has_write_fh ==> _has_write_fh
These are breaking changes but these methods were never documented and serve
no use for external code. If you are using thing, you need to make the noted
change (but please consider finding another way to do what you are trying to
do). t0m++ for code review of Hamburg branch.
5.90049_006 - 2013-11-04
- Fixed case where test could fail when Starman was partly installed (n0body++)
- Fixed missing date information in previous release
5.90049_005 - 2013-10-31
- NEW FEATURE: New Controller action attribute 'Consumes', which allows you
to specify the content type of the incoming request. This makes it easier
to create actions that only handle certain content type POST or PUT, such
as actions that only handle JSON or actions that only understand classic
HTML forms.
- NEW FEATURE: Request->body_data is now also populated from classic HTML
Forms using CGI::Struct to support nested data. For non nested data you
should use the classic ->body_parameters method.
- Removed PSGI $env keys that are added on the 'plack.request.*' namespace
since after discussion it was clear those keys are not part of the public
API. Keys removed: 'plack.request.query', 'plack.request.body',
'plack.request.merged' and 'plack.request.http.body'. Altered some test
cases to reflect this change.
5.90049_004 - 2013-10-18
- JSON Data handler looks for both JSON::MaybeXS and JSON, and uses
whichever is first (preferring to find JSON::MaybeXS). This should
improve compatibility as you likely already have one installed.
- Fixed a warning in the server script (bokutin++)
- We now populate various Plack $env keys in order to play nice with
downstream middleware or plack apps (and to reduce processing if
those keys already exist). Keys added:
- plack.request.query
- plack.request.body
- plack.request.merged
- plack.request.http.body
(NOTE: REMOVED IN 5.90049_005)
- If incoming input (from a POST or PUT) is not buffered, create the
buffer and set the correct psgi env keys to note this for downstream
psgi apps / middleware. This should solve some issues where Catalyst
sucks up the body input but its not buffered so downstream apps can't
read it (for example FCGI does not buffer). We now also try to make
sure the body content input is reset to the start of the filehandle
so that we are polite to downstream middleware /apps.
- NEW FEATURE: Catalyst::Response can now pull response from a PSGI
specification response. This makes it easier to host external Plack
applications under Catalyst. See Catalyst::Response->from_psgi_response
- NEW FEATURE: New configuration option 'use_hash_multivalue_in_request'
will populate $request methods 'parameters', 'body_parameters' and
'query_parameters' with an instance of Hash::MultiValue instead of a
HashRef. This is used by Plack and is intended to reduce the need to
write defensive logic since you are never sure if an incoming parameter
is a scalar or arrayref.
- NEW FEATURE: We now experimentally support Net::Async::HTTP::Server
and IO-Async based event loops. Examples will follow.
5.90049_003 - 2013-09-20
- Documented the new body_data method added in the previous release
- Merged from master many important bugfixes and forward compatibility
updates, including:
- Use modern preferred method for Moose metaclass access and many other
small changes to how we use Moose for better forward compat (ether++)
- Killed some evil use of $@ (ether++)
- spelling fixes and documentation updates (ether++), (gerda++)
- use Test::Fatal over Test::Exception (ether++)
- Misc. test case fixes to modernize code (ether++)
- Added a first pass cpanfile, to try and make it easier to bootstrap
a development setup (ether++)
5.90049_002 - 2013-08-20
- Fixed loading middleware from project directory
- Fixed some pointless warnings when middleware class lacked VERSION
- NEW FEATURE: Declare global 'data_handlers' for parsing HTTP POST/PUT
alternative content, and created default JSON handler. Yes, now Catalyst
handles JSON request content out of the box! More docs eventually but
for now see the DATA HANDLERS section in (or review the test
case t/data_handler.t
5.90049_001 - 2013-07-26
- Declare PSGI compliant Middleware as part of your Catalyst Application via
a new configuration key, "psgi_middleware".
- Increased lowest allowed module version for Module::Pluggable to be 4.7 (up
from 3.4) to solve the fact this is no longer bundled with Perl in v5.18.
5.90042 - 2013-06-14
- Removed more places where an optional dependency shows up in the test
suite. Hopefully really fixed the unicode regression introduced in 5.90040
- reverted the change we introduced in 5.90040 where a unicode conversion
error warned instead of died. Now it dies again, like in the stand alone
- More work to make sure nothing happens with encoding unless you explicitly
ask for encoding
- Code to hopefully fix an issue where file uploads using the unicode plugin
caused trouble.
5.90041 - 2013-06-14
- Bug fix release to fix regressions introduced in previous. I would consider
this a likely upgrade and if you are having trouble with the previous I hope
this fixes all of them.
- Fix regression with the cored Unicode plugin that broke systems where you are
setting encoding type in an external configuration file
- Fixed circular dependency introduced when we cored the unicode plugin tests
- Fixed a longstanding problem with stats when locale uses , instead of . for
number decimals
- Fixed some docs that didn't properly date the previous release.
5.90040 - 2013-06-12
! Stricter checking of attributes in Catalyst::DispatchType::Chained:
1) Only allow one of either :CaptureArgs or :Args
2) :CaptureArgs() argument must be numeric
3) :CaptureArgs() and :Args() arguments cannot be negative
- Add Devel::InnerPackage to dependencies, fixing tests on Perl 5.17.11
as it's been removed from core. RT#84787
- New support for closing over the PSGI $writer object, useful for working
with event loops.
- lets you access a socket, if your server supports it, for manual
handling of the client - server communication, such as for websockets.
- Fix waiting for the server to start in t/author/http-server.t
- new config flag 'abort_chain_on_error_fix' that exits immediately when a
action in an action chain throws and error (fixes issues where currently
the remaining actions are processed and the error is handled at chain
- Cored the Encoding plugin. Now get unicode out of the box by just setting
$c->config->{encoding} = 'UTF-8'. BACKCOMPAT WARNING: If you are using
the Encoding plugin on CPAN, we skip it to avoid double encoding issues, so
you should remove it from your plugin list, HOWEVER the 'encoding' config
setting is now undef, rather than 'UTF-8' (this was done to avoid breaking
people's existing applications) so you should add the encoding setting to
you global config. There's some other changes between the stand alone
plugin and the cored version, if you use it be sure to see Catalyst::Upgrading
for more.
- minor documentation typo fixes and updates
5.90030 - 2013-04-12
! POSSIBLE BREAKING CHANGE: Removed Regexp dispatch type from core, and put
it in an external package. If you need Regexp dispatch types you should
add "Catalyst-DispatchType-Regex" as a distribution to your build system.
- make $app->uri_for and related methods return something sane, when called
as an application method, instead of a context method. Now if you call
MyApp::Web->uri_for(...) you will get a generic URI object that you need to
resolve manually.
- documentation updates around forwarding to chained actions.
- Fixed bug when a PSGI engine need to use psgix logger.
- Added cpanfile as a way to notice we are a dev checkout.
- Added 'x-tunneled-method' HTTP Header method override to match features in
Catalyst::Action::REST and in other similar systems on CPAN.
- smarter validation around action attributes.
5.90020 - 2013-02-22
! Catalyst::Action now defines 'match_captures' so it is no long considered
an optional method. This might break you code if you have made custom
action roles/classes where you define 'match_captures'. You must change
your code to use a method modifier (such as 'around').
- New match method "Method($HTTP_METHOD)" where $HTTP_METHOD in (GET, POST,
PUT, HEAD, DELETE, OPTION) and shortcuts in controllers called "GET, POST
PUT, HEAD, DELETE, OPTION"). Tests and documentation. Please note if you
are currently using Catalyst::ActionRole::MatchRequestMethods there may
be compatibility issues. You should remove that actionrole since the built
in behavior is compatible on its own.
- Initial debug screen now shows HTTP Method Match info
- security fixes in the way we handle redirects
- Make Catalyst::Engine and Catalyst::Base immutable
- Some test and documentation improvements
5.90019 - 2012-12-04 21:31:00
- Fix for Perl 5.17.6 (commit g7dc8663). RT#81601
- Fix for Perl 5.8. RT#61122
- Remove use of MooseX::Types as MooseX::Types is broken on Perl 5.8
RT#77100 & RT#81121
5.90018 - 2012-10-23 20:55:00
- Changed code in test suite so it no longer trips up on recent changes to
5.90017 - 2012-10-19 22:33:00
- Change Catalyst _parse_attrs so that when sub attr handlers:
1) Can return multiple pairs of new attributes.
2) Get their returned attributes passed through the correct attribute handler.
e.g sub _parse_Whatever_attr { return Chained => 'foo', PathPart => 'bar' }
Will now work because both new attributes are respected, and the Chained
attribute is passed to _parse_Chained_attr and fixed up correctly by that.
- In Catalyst::Test, don't mangle headers of non-HTML responses. RT#79043
- Refactor request and response class construction to add methods
that roles can hook to feed extra parameters into the constructor
of request or response classes.
5.90016 - 2012-08-16 15:35:00
- prepare_parameters is no longer an attribute builder. It is now a method
that calls the correct underlying functionality (Bill Moseley++)
- Updated Makefile.PL to handle MacOSX tar
- Fix uri_for to handle a stringifiable object
- Fix model/view/controller methods to handle stringifiable objects
- Fix RT#78377 - IIS7 ignores response body for 3xx requests, which
causes (a different) response to be broken when using keepalive.
Fixed by applying Middleware which removes the response body and
content length that Catalyst supplies with redirects.
5.90015 - 2012-06-30 16:57:00
- Fix $c->finalize_headers getting called twice. RT#78090
- Fix test fails in Catalyst-Plugin-Session-State-Cookie. RT#76179
- Fix test fails in Catalyst-Plugin-StackTrace
- Fix test fails in Test-WWW-Mechanize-Catalyst
5.90014 - 2012-06-26 10:00:00
- Fix calling finalize_headers before writing body when using $c->write /
$c->res->write (fixes RT#76179).
5.90013 - 2012-06-21 10:40:00
- Release previous TRIAL as stable.
- We failed to note in the previous changelog that the Makefile.PL has been
improved to make it easier for authors to bootstrap a developer install
of Catalyst.
5.90013 - TRIAL 2012-06-07 20:21:00
New features:
- Merge Catalyst::Controller::ActionRole into Catalyst::Controller.
Bug fixes:
- Fix warnings in some matching cases for Action methods with
Args(), when using Catalyst::DispatchType::Chained
- Fix request body parameters to not be undef if no parameters
are supplied.
- Fix action_args config so that it can be specified in the
top level config.
- Fix t/author/http-server.t on Win32
- Fix use of Test::Aggregate to make tests faster.
5.90012 - 2012-05-16 09:59:00
Distribution META.yml changes:
- author key is now correct, rather than what Module::Install
mis-parses from the documentation.
- x_authority key added.
Bug fixes:
- Fix request body parameters being multiply rebuilt. Fixes both
RT#75607 and CatalystX::DebugFilter
- Make plugin de-duplication work as intended originally, as whilst
duplicate plugins are totally unwise, the C3 error given to the user
is less than helpful.
- Remove dependence on obscure behaviour in B::Hooks::EndOfScope
for backward compatibility. This fixes issues with behaviour changes
in bleadperl. RT#76437
- Work around Moose bug RT#75367 which breaks
- Fix documentation in Catalyst::Component to show attributes and
calling readers, rather than accessing elements in the $self->{} hash
- Add note in Catalyst::Component to strongly disrecommend $self->config
- Fix vague 'checkout' wording in Catalyst::Utils. RT#77000
- Fix documentation for the 'secure' method in Catalyst:Request. RT#76710
5.90011 - 2012-03-08 16:43:00
Bug fixes:
- Simplification of the previous changes to Catalyst::ScriptRunner
We now just push $FindBin::Bin/../lib to the @INC path again, but
only if one of the dist indicator files (Makefile.PL Build.PL or
dist.ini) can be found in $FindBin::Bin/../$_
This avoids heuristics when the app is unloaded and therefore
works better for extensions which have entire applications in
their test suites.
- Bug fix to again correctly detect checkouts in dist zilla using
- --background option for the server script now only closes
STDIN, STDOUT and STDERR. This fixes issues with Log::Dispatch
and other loggers which open a file handle when
- Change incorrect use of File::Spec->catdir to File::Spec->catfile
so that we work on platforms which care about this (VMS?)
- Make it more obvious if our PSGI server doesn't pass in a response
5.90010 - 2012-02-18 00:01:00
Bug fixes:
- Fix the previous fix to Catalyst::ScriptRunner which was resulting
in the lib directory not being pushed onto @INC.
This meant perl ./script/ failed, however
perl -Ilib ./script/ would succeed.
5.90009 - 2012-02-16 09:06:00
Bug fixes:
- Fix the debug page so that it works as expected with the latest
- The Catalyst::Utils::home function is used to find if the application
is a checkout in Catalyst::ScriptRunner. This means that a non-existent
lib directory that is relative to the script install location is not
included when not running from a checkout.
- Fix dead links to to point to
- Require the latest version of B::Hooks::EndOfScope (0.10) to avoid an
issue with new versions of Module::Runtime (0.012) on perl 5.10
which stopped Catalyst::Controller from compiling.
- In Catalyst::Test, don't mangle headers of non-HTML responses. RT#79043
5.90008 - TRIAL 2012-02-06 20:49:00
New features and refactoring:
- Much of the Catalyst::Engine code has been moved into Catalyst::Request
and Catalyst::Response, to be able to better support asynchronous web
servers such as Twiggy, by making the application engine more reenterant.
This change is as a prequel to full asynchronous support inside Catalyst
for AnyEvent and IO::Async backends, which allow highly scaleable streaming
(for applications such as multi-part XML HTTPRequests, and Websockets).
- This means that the $c->engine->env method to access the PSGI environment
is now deprecated. The accessor for the PSGI env is now on Catalyst::Request
as per applications which were using Catalyst::Engine::PSGI
Catalyst::Engine::PSGI is now considered fully deprecated.
- The private _dump method in Catalyst::Log is now deprecated. The dumper is
not pluggable and which dumper to use should be a user choice. Using
an imported Dump() or Dumper() function is less typing than $c->log->_dump
and as this method is unused anywhere else in Catalyst, it has been scheduled
for removal as a cleanup. Calling this method will now emit a stack trace
on first call (but not on subsequent calls).
Back compatibility fixes:
- Applications still using Catalyst::Engine::PSGI as they rely on
$c->request->env - this is now the provided (and recommended) way of
accessing the raw PSGI environment.
- Spurious warnings have been removed from the test suite
- Fix the display of PROJECT FOUNDER and CONTRIBUTORS sections in the
documentation. These were erroneously being emitted when the Pod
was converted to HTML for
- Fix documentation for the build_psgi_app app method. Previously the
documentation advised that it provided the psgi app already wrapped
in default middleware. This is not the case - it is the raw app psgi
5.90007 - 2011-11-22 20:35:00
New features:
- Implement a match_captures hook which, if it exists on an action,
is called with the $ctx and \@captures and is expected to return
true to continue the chain matching and false to stop matching.
This can be used to implement action classes or roles which match
conditionally (for example only matching captures which are integers).
Bug fixes:
- Lighttpd script name fix is only applied for lighttpd versions
< 1.4.23. This should fix non-root installs of lighttpd in versions
over that.
- Prepare_action is now inside a try {} block, so that requests containing
bad unicode can be appropriately trapped by
5.90006 - 2011-10-25 09:18:00
New features:
- A new 'run_options' class data method has been added to
This is used to store all the options passed by scripts, allowing
application authors to add custom options to their scripts then
get them passed through to the application.
- Clarify that if you manually write your own .psgi file, then optional
proxy support (via the using_frontend_proxy config value) will not be
enabled unless you explicitly apply the default middlewares from
Catalyst, or you apply the middleware manually.
Bug fixes:
- Fix issue due to perl internals bugs in 5.8 and 5.10 (not present in
other perl versions) require can pass the context inappropriately,
meaning that some methods of loading classes can fail due to void
context being passed through to make_immutable, causing it to not return
a value.
This bug caused loading Catalyst::Script::XXX to fail and is fixed
both by bumping the Class::Load dependency, and also adding an explicit
'1;' to the end of the classes, avoiding the context issue.
- Fix using_frontend_proxy support in mod_perl by using the psgi wrapped
in default middleware in mod_perl context, rather than the raw psgi.
5.90005 - 2011-10-22 13:35:00
New features:
- $c->uri_for_action can now take an array of CaptureArgs and Args
If you have an action which has both, then you can now say:
$c->uri_for_action('/myaction', [@captures, @args]);
whereas before you had to say:
$c->uri_for_action('/myaction', [@captures], @args);
The previous form is still supported, however in many cases it is
easier for the application code to not have to differentiate between
the two.
- Catalyst::ScriptRunner has been enhanced so that it will now
load and apply traits, making it easier to customise.
- MyApp::TraitFor::Script (if it exists) will be applied to all
scripts in the application.
- MyApp::TraitFor::Script::XXXX will be applied to the relevant script
(for example MyApp::TraitFor::Script::Server will be applied to
MyApp::Script::Server if it exists, or Catalyst::Script::Server
- Document how to get the vhost of the request in $c->req->hostname
to avoid confusion
- Remove documentation showing Global / Regex / Private actions
as whilst these still exist (and work), they are not recommended.
- Remove references to the -Engine flag.
- Remove references to the deprecated Catalyst->plugin method
- Spelling fixed (and tested) throughout the documentation
- Note that wrapping the setup method will not work with method modifiers
and provide an alternative.
5.90004 - 2011-10-11 17:12:00
Bug fixes:
- Don't guess engine class names when setting an engine through
5.90003 - 2011-10-05 08:32:00
Bug fixes:
- Make default body responses for 302s W3C compliant. RT#71237
- Fix issue where groups of attributes to override controller actions
in config would be (incorrectly) overwritten, if the parser for that
attribute mangled the contents of the attribute. This was found
with Catalyst::Controller::ActionRole, where Does => [ '+Foo' ]
would be transformed to Does => [ 'Foo' ] and written back to config,
whereas Does => '+Foo' would not be changed in config. RT#65463
- Set a matching Content-type for the redirect if Catalyst sets the
body. This is for compatibility with a WatchGuard Firewall.
Backward compatibility fixes:
- Restore (an almost empty) Catalyst::Engine::HTTP to the dist for old
scripts which explicitly require Catalyst::Engine::HTTP
Documentation fixes:
- Document Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication fails tests unless
you use the latest version with Catalyst 5.9
- Clarify that prepare is called as a class method
- Clarify use of uri_for further. RT#57011
5.90002 - 2011-08-22 21:44:00
Backward compatibility fixes:
- Deploying via mod_perl in some cases is fixed by making
Catalyst::EngineLoader detect mod_perl in more generic
Documentation fixes:
- Fix incorrect example in Catalyst::PSGI.
- Add note that if you are using the PSGI engine, then $c->req->env
needs to become $c->engine->env when you upgrade.
5.90001 - 2011-08-15 22:42
Realise that we accidentally chopped a digit off the versioning scheme
without anyone noticing, which is a bad thing.
Feel like a fool. Well done t0m.
Cut another release.
5.9000 - 2011-08-15 22:18
See Catalyst::Delta for the major changes in this release.
Changelog since the last TRIAL release:
Backward compatibility fixes:
- Fix calling MyApp->engine_class to set the engine class manually.
- Re-add a $res->headers->{status} field to Catalyst::Test responses.
This _should_ be accessed with $c->res->code instead, but is here
for backward compatibility.
- Documentation which was in the now removed Catalyst::Engine::* classes
has been moved to Catalyst::Manual::Deployment
- nginx specific behaviour is removed as it is not needed with any
web server configuration I can come up with (recommended config is
documented in Catalyst::Manual::Deployment::nginx::FastCGI)
5.89003 2011-07-28 20:11:50 (TRIAL release)
Backward compatibility fixes:
- Application scripts which have not been upgraded to newer
Catalyst::Script::XXX style scripts have been fixed
Bug fixes:
- mod_perl handler fixed to work with application classes which have manually
been made immutable.
- Scripts now force the Plack engine choice manually, rather than relying
on auto-detection, as the automatic mechanism gets it wrong if (for
example) Coro is loaded.
- Server script option for --fork --keepalive are now handled by loading
the Starman server, rather than silently ignored.
- Server script options for --background and --pid are now fixed by
using MooseX::Deamonize
- Plack middlewares to deal with issues in Lighttpd and IIS6 are now
automatically applied to applications and deployments which need them
(when there is not a user written .psgi script available).
This fixes compatibility with previous stable releases for applications
deployed in these environments.
- Catalyst::Test's remote_request method not uses Plack::Test to perform
the remote request.
- Added a Catalyst::PSGI manual page with information about writing a .psgi
file for your application.
- Catalyst::Upgrading has been improved, and the status of old Catalyst
engines clarified.
- Catalyst::Test's local_request function is now deprecated. You should just
use the normal request function against a local server instead.
5.80033 2011-07-24 16:09:00
Bug fixes:
- Fix Catalyst::Request so that the hostname accessor is not incorrectly
populated with 'localhost' if a reverse DNS lookup fails.
- Fix Path actions debug screen to display number of arguments
- Fix a regression that prevented configuring attributes for all actions using
->config(actions => { '*' => \%attrs }) from working
- Append $\ in Catalyst::Response->print to more closely match
IO::Handle's behaviour.
- Fixed situation where a detach($action) from a forward within auto
was not breaking out correctly
- Fix the disable_component_resolution_regex_fallback config setting
to also work in the $c->component method.
- Handle users setting cookies with an undef value by not trying to
output that cookie (rather than trying to do so and causing an exception
as previously happened). A warning is logged if this occurs in debug
- Update tests to ignore $ENV{CATALYST_HOME} where required
- Change repository metadata to point at git.
- Clean namespaces in Catalyst::Request::Upload
- Catalyst::Test: Fixes to action_ok, action_redirect and action_notfound
test functions to be better documented, and have better default test
- Update tests to ignore CATALYST_HOME env var.
5.89002 2011-03-02 11:30:00 (TRIAL release)
Bug fixes:
- Fix a couple of test failures caused by optional dependencies such as FCGI
not being installed.
- Simplified the API for getting a PSGI application code reference for a
Catalyst application for use in, for example, .psgi files. See
Catalyst::Upgrading for details.
5.89001 2011-03-01 15:27:00 (TRIAL release)
Bug fixes:
- Fixed command-line argument passing in Catalyst::Script::FastCGI.
- Fixed Catalyst::Engine::Stomp compatibility. Applications using
Catalyst::Engine::Stomp are believed to continue working without
any changes with the new Catalyst major version.
- Fixed issues auto-loading engine with older scripts.
Known problems:
- Catalyst::Engine::Wx is officially unsupported and BROKEN. If you
are using this engine then please get in touch with us and we'll
be happy to help with the changes it needs to be compatible with
the new major version of Catalyst.
- The section of Catalyst::Upgrading describing how to upgrade to version 5.90
of Catalyst has been much improved.
5.80032 2011-02-23 01:10:00
Bug fixes:
- Fix compatibility issue with code which was testing the value of
$c->res->body multiple times. Previously this would cause the value
to be built, and ergo cause the $c->res->has_body predicate to start
returning true.
Having a response body is indicated by $c->res->body being defined.
- Fix bug with calling $upload->slurp multiple times in one request
not working as expected as the file handle wasn't returned to
the zero position. (Adam Sjøgren)
- Fix some weird perl 5.8 situations where $c can get squashed unexpectedly
in Catalyst::execute
- Fix chained dispatch where chains were being compared for length (number
of private parts in the chain) vs where they are being compared for
PathPart length (i.e. number of non-capturing URI elements in your path).
This bug meant that sometimes multiple Args or CaptureArgs (e.g. /*/*)
type paths would be preferred to those with fixed path elements
(e.g. /account/*)
New features:
- Add MYAPP_RESTARTER and CATALYST_RESTARTER environment variables to
allow the restarter class to be chosen per application or generally.
This feature was added to enable GUI restarters (such as the soon to
be released CatalystX::Restarter::GTK to be enabled more easily by
developers without changing their application code.
5.80031 2011-01-31 08:13:02
Bug fixes:
- Update dependency on MooseX::Role::WithOverloading to ensure that
a version which can deal with / depends on a new Package::Stash
is installed. (As if some other dependency is pulled in during upgrading
which results in new Package::Stash, then it can leave you with a broken
version of MooseX::Role::WithOverloading.
- Fix undef warning in Catalyst::Engine::FastCGI when writing an empty
body (e.g. doing a redirect)
5.89000 2011-01-24 09:28:45 (TRIAL release)
This is a development release from psgi branch of Catalyst-Runtime.
Removed features:
- All of the Catalyst::Engine::* namespace is now gone. Instead we only have
one Catalyst::Engine class speaking the PSGI protocol natively. Everything
the various Catalyst::Engine:: classes did before is now supposed to happen
through PSGI handlers such as Plack::Handler::FCGI,
Plack::Handler::HTTP::Server::PSGI, Plack::Handler::Apache2, and so
on. However, deployment can still work the same as it did before. The
catalyst scripts still exist and continue to work.
If you find anything that either doesn't work anymore as it did before or
anything that could be done before with the various Catalyst::Engine::
classes, but can't be done anymore with the single PSGI Catalyst::Engine
class, please tell us *now*.
5.80030 2011-01-04 13:13:02
New features:
- Add a --proc_title option to the FCGI script to set the process
- Allow the response body to be set to `undef' explicitly to indicate the
absence of a body. It can be used to indicate that no body should be sent at
all and processing of views should be skipped. This is especially useful for
things like X-Sendfile, which now no longer require providing fake response
bodies to suppress view processing. In order for this to work, you will also
have upgrade Catalyst::Action::RenderView to at least version 0.15.
Bug fixes:
- Deal correctly with GLOB file handles in the response body (setting
the Content-Length header appropriately)
- Chained dispatch has been fixed to always prefer paths
with the minimum number of captures (rather than the
maximum number of actions). This means that (for example)
a URI path /foo/* made out of 2 actions will take preference
to a URI path /*/* made out of 3 actions. Please check your applications
if you are using chained action and please write new test to report
failing case.
- Stop relying on bugs in the pure-perl version of Package::Stash. New
versions of Package::Stash load Package::Stash::XS if
available. Package::Stash::XS fixes some of the bugs of the pure-perl
version, exposing our faulty assumption and breaking things. We now work
with both old and new versions of Package::Stash, both with and without
Package::Stash::XS being installed. Older versions of Catalyst-Runtime also
work with both old and new versions of Package::Stash, but only if
Package::Stash::XS is *not* installed.
- Clarify that when forwarding or detaching, the end action associated
with the original dispatched action will be run afterwards (fallen)
5.80029 2010-10-03 16:39:00
New features:
- Add a warning when $c->view is called and cannot locate a default_view
or current_view. This clarifies the logging when ::RenderView gets
Warning fixes:
- Deal warning in with Moose >= 1.15 if you add a method called 'meta' to a
class which already has one by using _add_meta_method.
5.80028 2010-09-28 20:49:00
Bug fixes:
- use Class::MOP in Catalyst::Utils.
- Do not keep a reference to a closed over context in ctx_request, allowing
the caller to dispose of the request context at their leisure.
- Changes to be compatible with bleadperl
5.80027 2010-09-01 22:14:00
Bug fixes:
- Fix an issue with newly added test cases which depended on Catalyst::Action::RenderView
5.80026 2010-09-01 15:14:00
Bug fixes:
- Fix so that CATALYST_EXCEPTION_CLASS in MyApp is always respected by
not loading Catalyst::Exception in BEGIN, because some Scripts::*
load Utils before
- Fix warnings with new Moose versions about "excludes" during role
- Fix warning from MooseX::Getopt regarding duplicate "help" aliases.
- parse_on_demand fixed when used in conjunction with debug mode.
A regression was introduced in 5.80022 which would cause the body
to always be parsed for logging at the end of the request when in
debug mode. This has been fixed so that if the body has not been parsed
by the time the request is logged, then the body is omitted.
- Fix show_internal_actions config setting producing warnings in debug
mode (RT#59738)
- Make Catalyst::Test::local_request() set the response base from base href
in the returned document so that links can be resolved correctly by
- moved component name sort that happens in setup_components to
locate_components to allow methods to wrap around locate_components
- Fix some typos
- Advertise Catalyst::Plugin::SmartURI
5.80025 2010-07-29 01:50:00
New features:
- An 'action_class' method has been added to Catalyst::Controller to
allow controller base classes, roles or traits
(e.g. Catalyst::Controller::ActionRole) to more easily override
the default action creation.
Bug fixes:
- Fix the --mech and --mechanize options to the script
to operate correctly by fixing the options passed down into the script.
- Fix controllers with no method attributes (where the action definitions
are entirely contained in config). RT#58057
- Fix running as a CGI under IIS at non-root locations.
- Fix warning about "excludes" during role application
- Fix warning from MooseX::Getopt regarding duplicate "help" aliases
- Fix missing - in the docs when describing the --mechanize option at one
- Explained the common practice how to access the component's config
- Fixed typo in Catalyst/Script/ (RT #58474)
5.80024 2010-05-15 11:55:44
Bug fixes:
- Revert the path resolution behaviour to how it used to work before
Catalyst 5.80014_02, so that application paths are (by default)
resolved from $ENV{PATH_INFO} and $ENV{SCRIPT_NAME}. This fixes backward
compatibility breakage seen by a number of people since that release
with mod_rewrite and SSI.
New features:
- Add a use_request_uri_for_path config setting to optionally
use the (more correct) $ENV{REQUEST_URI} path resolution behaviour.
- Clarify the documentation for the Catalyst::Stats interface.
- Copious documentation about the use_request_uri_for_path feature
and the implications of setting this to true/false in
5.80023 2010-05-07 23:50:27
Bug fixes:
- Ensure to always cleanup temporary uploaded files in all cases, even
when exceptions occur during request processing, using HTTP::Body's
->cleanup feature. (RT#41442)
- Ensure that Catalyst::Engine::HTTP's options hash is defined before
dereferencing it. (RT#49267)
- Fix regex special characters in REDIRECT_URL variable breaking
the request base. (2nd part of RT#24951)
- Fix not stripping backslashes in DispatchType::Regex::uri_for_action
New features:
- Setting __PACKAGE__->config(enable_catalyst_header => 1); in your
now enables the X-Catalyst header being printed when not in debug mode.
- Require CGI::Simple::Cookie version 1.109 to ensure support for the
HttpOnly flag
- Allow the script to be given a list of paths which it
will retrieve all of. (RT#53653)
- Allow parameterized roles to be applied as plugins.
- Allow requiring minimum versions of plugins when loading them.
- The Catalyst::Test::get method is documented as returning the raw
response bytes without any character decoding (RT#53678)
- Removal of $Catalyst::PRETTY_VERSION. Future releases will always have the
full and unmangled version number, including trailing zeroes, in
5.80022 2010-03-28 19:43:01
New features:
- Log an extra line in debug mode with the response status code,
the content type and content length if available.
Refactoring / optimizations:
- Display of the end of hit debug messages has been factored out into
log_headers, log_request, log_request_headers, log_response,
log_response_status_line and log_response_headers methods so that
plugins which customise how much information is shown on the debug
screen as easy to write.
- Make all logging of request and response state get the information from
$c->dump_these so that there is a unified point from which to hook
in parameter filtering (for example).
- $c->model/view/controller have become a lot faster for non-regexp names
by using direct hash lookup instead of looping.
- IP address => hostname mapping for the server is only done once and cached
by Catalyst::Engine::HTTP to somewhat mitigate the problem of people
developing on machines pointed at slow DNS servers.
Bugs fixed:
- DispatchType::Index's uri_for_action only returns for actions registered
with it (prevents 'index :Path' or similar resolving to the wrong URI)
- Make sure to construct Upload objects properly, even if there are
multiple Content-Type headers (Closes RT#55976).
5.80021 2010-03-03 23:02:01
Bug fixed:
- $c->uri_for will now escape unsafe characters in captures
($c->request->captures) and correctly encode utf8 characters.
5.80020 2010-02-04 06:51:18
New features:
- Allow components to specify additional components to be set up by
overriding the expand_modules method. (Oliver Charles)
5.80019 2010-01-29 01:04:09
Bug fixed:
- Calls to $c->uri_for with private paths as strings (e.g.
$c->uri_for('controller/action', 'arg1', 'arg2') ) no longer have
/ encoded to %2F. This is due to $c->uri_for('static', 'css/foo', $bar)
which should not be encoded.
Calls with an action object (rather than a string), or uri_for action
will still encode / in args and captures to %2F
- The above noted / => %2F encoding in uri_for_action or uri_for with
an action object has been fixed to not just encode the first slash in
any set of args/captures.
- nginx and lighttpd FCGI requests with URI encoded sections as the first
path part have been fixed to operate correctly.
- A source of bogus warnings in Catalyst::Component::BUILDARGS has been
- Improve the documentation about -Home and how Catalyst finds the home path
for applications.
- Various minor typo fixes.
New features:
- Allow passing additional arguments to action constructors.
5.80018 2010-01-12 22:24:20
Bug fixed:
- Call ->canonical on URI derived from $ENV{REQUEST_URI} to get
paths correctly decoded. This bug was previously hidden by a bug
in HTTP::Request::AsCGI.
- Clarify that uri_for_action works on private paths, with example.
- Clarify documentation about debug
- Saying use Catalyst::Test; (without an application name or () to stop
the importer running is now deprecated and will issue a warning.
You should be saying use Catalyst::Test ();
5.80017 2010-01-10 02:27:29
- Fix docs for ->forward method when passed a class name - this should
be a component name (e.g. View::HTML, not a full class name, like
Bug fixes:
- --daemon and -d options to Catalyst::Script::FastCGI are fixed.
- Fix the debug dump for applications which use Catalyst::Plugin::Session
- Fix regression in the case where mod_rewrite is being used to rewrite
requests into a path below your application base introduced with the
%2F related fixes in 5.80014_02.
- Do not crash on SIGHUP if Catalyst::Engine::HTTP->run is not passed the
argv key in the options hash.
- Correctly pass the arguments to Catalyst::Script::Server through to
Catalyst::Engine::HTTP->run so that the server can restart itself
with the correct options on SIGHUP.
- Require new MooseX::MethodAttributes to be compatible with Moose
versions >= 0.93_01
- Require new MooseX::Role::WithOverloading to be compatible with Moose
versions >= 0.93_01
- Stop suppressing warnings from Class::C3::Adopt::NEXT now that most plugins
have been updated to not use NEXT. If you get warnings then please upgrade
your components or log a bug with the component author if an upgrade is
not available. The Class::C3::Adopt::NEXT documentation contains information
about how to suppress the warnings in your application if you need to.
5.80016 2009-12-11 23:23:33
Bug fixes:
- Fix slurping a file to work correctly with binary on Win32 in the
encoding test controller.
Bug fixes in the new scripts (for applications which have been upgraded):
- Allow --restartdirectory as an option for the Server script, for
backwards compatibility. (Dave Rolsky)
- The --host option for the server script defaulted to localhost, rather
than listening on all interfaces, which was the previous default. (Dave
- Restore -p option for pid file in the FastCGI server script.
- Fix the script environment variables MYAPP_PORT and MYAPP_RELOAD RT#52604
- Fix aliasing applications under non-root paths with mod_rewrite in
some Apache versions where %ENV{SCRIPT_NAME} is set to the real name of
the script, by using $ENV{REDIRECT_URL} which contains the non-rewritten
- Fix usage display when is run with no arguments. RT#52630
New features:
- The __MOP__ hash element is suppressed from being dumped fully
(and instead stringified) when dumping the error screen to be
less packed with information of no use.
- Fix Pod nits (RT#52370)
5.80015 2009-12-02 15:13:54
Bug fixes:
- Fix bug in Catalyst::Engine which would cause a request parsing to end
prematurely in the hypothetical case where calling $engine->read returned
the single character '0'.
- Fix failing tests when combined with new HTTP::Request::AsCGI
- Improved documentation on read and read_chunk methods in Catalyst::Engine.
- Fix reversal of SCRIPT_NAME and PATH_INFO in previously correct nginx
FastCGI documentation introduced in _02.
5.80014_02 2009-12-01 00:55:23
Bug fixes:
- Fix reporting the wrong Content-Length if the response body is an
upgraded string. Strings mean the same thing whether or not they are
upgraded, may get upgraded even after they are encoded, and will
produce the same output either way, but bytes::length returns too big
values for upgraded strings containing characters >127
- Fix t/live_fork.t with bleadperl (RT#52100)
- Set $ENV{PATH_INFO} from $ENV{REQUEST_URI} combined with
$ENV{SCRIPT_NAME} if possible. This is many web servers always fully
decode PATH_INFO including URI reserved characters. This allows us to
tell foo%2cbar from foo%252cbar, and fixes issues with %2F in paths
being incorrectly decoded, resulting in too many path parts (rather
than 1 path part containing a /, on some web servers (at least nginx).
- Require new HTTP::Request::AsCGI so that it fully decodes $ENV{PATH_INFO}
in non CGI contexts. (RT#50082)
Refactoring / cleanups:
- NoTabs and Pod tests moved to t/author so that they're not run
(and then skipped) normally.
- Fix Pod nits in Catalyst::Response (RT#51818)
5.80014_01 2009-11-22 20:01:23
Bug fixes:
- Filehandle now forced to binmode in CGI and FastCGI engines. This appears
to correct some UTF-8 issues, but may break people's code which relies
on the old behaviour.
Refactoring / cleanups:
- Plugins which inherit from Catalyst::Controller or Catalyst::Component
are deprecated and now issue warnings.
5.80014 2009-11-21 02:51:14
Bug fixes:
- Require MooseX::MethodAttributes 0.17. This in turn requires new
MooseX::Types to stop warnings in Moose 0.91, and correctly supports
role combination of roles containing attributed methods.
- Catalyst::Dispatcher::dispatch_types no longer throws deprecated warnings
as there is no recommended alternative.
- Improved the suggested fix warning when component resolution uses regex
fallback for fully qualified component names.
- Catalyst::Test::local_request sets ->request on the response.
- Log flush moved to the end of setup so that roles and plugins which
hook setup_finalize can log things and have them appear in application
startup, rather than with the first hit.
- Require a newer version of LWP to avoid failing tests.
- Stop warnings when actions are forwarded to during dispatch.
- Remove warnings for using Catalyst::Dispatcher->dispatch_types as this is a
valid method to publicly call on the dispatcher.
- Args ($c->request->args) and CaptureArgs ($c->request->captures)
passed to $c->uri_for with an action object ($c->action) will now
correctly round-trip when args or captures contain / as it is now
correctly uri encoded to %2F.
- Document no-args call to $c->uri_for.
- Document all top level application configuration parameters.
- Clarify how to fix actions in your application class (which is
deprecated and causes warnings).
- Pod fixes for ContextClosure.
- Fix documentation for go/visit to reference captures and arguments
in the correct order.
- Update $c->forward and $c->state documentation to address scalar
- Pod fix in Catalyst::Request (RT#51490)
- Pod fixes to refer to ::Controller:: rather than ::C:: as the latter
is deprecated (RT#51489)
New features:
- Added disable_component_resolution_regex_fallback config option to
switch off (deprecated) regex fallback for component resolution.
- Added an nginx-specific behavior to the FastCGI engine to allow
proper PATH_INFO and SCRIPT_NAME processing for non-root applications
- Enable Catalyst::Utils::home() to find home within Dist::Zilla built
- Added the Catalyst::Exception::Interface role defining the interface
exception classes need to implement.
- Added Catalyst::Exception::Basic as a basic implementation of
Catalyst::Exception::Interface and made the existing exception classes
use it.
Refactoring / cleanups:
- Remove documentation for the case_sensitive setting
- Warning is now emitted at application startup if the case_sensitive
setting is turned on. This setting is not used by anyone, not
believed to be useful and adds unnecessary complexity to controllers
and the dispatcher. If you are using this setting and have good reasons
why it should stay then you need to be shouting, now.
- Writing to $c->req->body now fails as doing this never makes sense.
5.80013 2009-09-17 11:07:04
Bug fixes:
- Preserve immutable_options when temporarily making a class mutable in
Catalyst::ClassData as this is needed by new Class::MOP.
This could have potentially caused issues when using the deprecated runtime
plugins feature in an application with plugins which define their own new
- Require new Moose version and new versions of various dependencies
to avoid warnings from newest Moose release.
- Fix go / visit expecting captures and arguments in reverse order.
- Rework the $c->go documentation to make it more clear.
- Additional documentation in Catalyst::Upgrading covering more deprecation
Refactoring / cleanups:
- Action methods in the application class are deprecated and applications
using them will now generate a warning at startup.
- The -short option has been removed from, stopping new
applications from being generated using the ::[MVC]:: naming scheme as
this is deprecated and generates warnings. RT#49771
5.80012 2009-09-09 19:09:09
Bug fixes:
- Fix t/optional_http-server.t test.
- Fix t/optional_http-server-restart.t test.
- Fix duplicate components being loaded at setup time, each component is
now loaded at most once + tests.
- Fix backward compatibility - hash key configured actions are stored in
is returned to 'actions'.
- Fix get_action_methods returning duplicate methods when a method is both
decorated with method attributes and set as an action in config.
Refactoring / cleanups:
- Reduce minimum supported perl version from 5.8.6 to 5.8.4 as there are
many people still running/testing this version with no known issues.
- Make the optional_http_server.t test an author only test which must be
run by authors to stop it being broken again.
- Fix recursion warnings in the test suites.
5.80011 2009-08-23 13:48:15
Bug fixes:
- Remove leftovers of the restarter engine. The removed code caused test
failures, which weren't apparent for anyone still having an old version
installed in @INC.
5.80010 2009-08-21 23:32:15
Bug fixes:
- Fix and add tests for a regression introduced by 5.80008.
Catalyst::Engine is now able to send out data from filehandles larger
than the default chunksize of 64k again.
5.80009 2009-08-21 22:21:08
Bug fixes:
- Fix and add tests for generating inner packages inside the COMPONENT
method, and those packages being correctly registered as components.
This fixes Catalyst::Model::DBIC among others.
5.80008 2009-08-21 17:47:30
Bug fixes:
- Fix replace_constructor warning to actually work if you make your
application class immutable without that option.
- Depend on Module::Pluggable 3.9 to prevent a bug wherein components
in inner packages might not be registered. This especially affected
- Catalyst::Engine::FastCGI - relax the check for versions of Microsoft
IIS. Provides compatibility with Windows 2008 R2 as well as
(hopefully) future versions.
- In tests which depend on the values of environment variables,
localise the environment, then delete only relevant environment
variables (RT#48555)
- Fix issue with Engine::HTTP not sending headers properly in some cases
- Make Catalyst::Engine write at least once when finalizing the response
body from a filehandle, even if the write is empty. This avoids fail
when trying to send out an empty response body from a filehandle.
- Catalyst::Engine::HTTP - Accept a fully qualified absolute URI in the
Request-URI of the Request-Line
Refactoring / cleanups:
- Deleted the Restarter engine and its Watcher code. Use the
new Catalyst::Restarter in a recent Catalyst::Devel instead.
- New unit test for Catalyst::Action 'unit_core_action.t'
- Bump minimum supported perl version from 5.8.1 to 5.8.6 as there are
known issues with 5.8.3.
- Debug output uses dynamic column sizing to create more readable output
when using a larger $ENV{COLUMNS} setting. (groditi)
New features:
- Added private_path method for Catalyst::Action
- Allow uri_for($controller_instance) which will produce a URI
for the controller namespace
- Break setup_components into two more parts: locate_components and
expand_component_module (rjbs)
- Allow Components to return anon classed from their COMPONENT method
correctly, and have action registration work on Controllers returned
as such by adding a catalyst_component_name accessor for all components
which returns the component instance's name to be used when building
actions etc.
- Adding X-Forwarded-Port to allow the frontend proxy to dictate the
frontend port (jshirley)
- Added Catalyst::Stats->created accessor for the time at the start of
the request.
- Fix POD to refer to ->config(key => $val), rather than
->config->{key} = $val, as the latter form is deprecated.
- Clearer docs for the 'uri_for' method.
- Fix POD referring to CGI::Cookie. We're using CGI::Simple::Cookie.
(Forrest Cahoon)
5.80007 2009-06-30 23:54:34
Bug fixes:
- Don't mangle query parameters passed to uri_for
- Tests for this (Byron Young + Amir Sadoughi)
- Inherited controller methods can now be specified in
- Assigning an undef response body no longer produces warnings
- Fix C3 incompatibility bug caused if you use Moose in and
add Catalyst to the right hand side of this in @ISA.
- Make implement the Component::ApplicationAttribute
interface so defining actions in works again, if the
actions have attributes that cause $self->_application to be used
(like ActionClass).
New features:
- Add optional second argument to uri_with which appends to existing
params rather than replacing them. (foo=1 becomes foo=1&foo=2 when
uri_with({ foo => 2 }, { mode => 'append' }) is called on a foo=1
5.80006 2009-06-29 23:37:47
Bug fixes:
- Revert change to URL encode things passed into $c->uri_for
Args and CaptureArgs as this causes breakage to pre-existing
- Remove use of Test::MockObject as it doesn't install from CPAN
in some environments.
- Remove use of dclone to deep copy configs and replace with
Catalyst::Utils::merge_hashes which has the same effect, of
ensuring child classes don't inherit their parent's config,
except works correctly with closures.
- Add Class::C3::reinitialize into Catalyst::Test to avoid weird
bugs in ctx_request (bokutin in RT#46459)
- Fix issues with _parse_PathPrefix_attr method in Catalyst::Controller
(jasonk in RT#42816)
- Fix bugs with action sorting:
- Path actions sorted so that the most specific wins.
- Action methods named default and index fixed.
New features:
- Use ~ as prefix for plugins or action classes which are located in
MyApp::Plugin / MyApp::Action (mo)
- Controller methods without attributes are now considered actions if
they are specified in config->{action(s)} (mo)
- Add Catalyst::Component::ContextClosure as an easy way to create code
references, that close over the context, without creating leaks.
Refactoring / cleanups:
- Clean namespaces in Catalyst::Exception*.
- Turn Catalyst::Exception into an actual class and make the throw
method create instances of it. They can still be used as normal
strings, as before, as they are overloaded to stringify to their
error message.
- Add a rethrow method to Catalyst::Exception.
- Add Catalyst::Exception::Detach and ::Go, and refactor detach() and
go() to use them instead of magic, global strings.
Fixes RT#47366
- Clean up getting metaclass instance and making app class immutable
again in Catalyst::Test
5.80005 2009-06-06 14:40:00
Behaviour changes:
- Arguments ($c->req->args) in Chained dispatch are now automatically
URL decoded to be consistent with Local/Path dispatch
- Clarify correct techniques for Moose controllers (domm)
Bug fixes:
- Further change pushing 'env' attribute down into Catalyst::Engine
to make $c->engine->env work in all cases (kmx)
- Also fix $c->engine->env in Catalyst::Test tests (kmx)
- Tests for this
- Fix Catalyst failing to start if any plugin changed $_ whilst
- Tests for this
- Be stricter about arguments to Args attributes for Chained actions,
so that they blow up on load instead of causing undefined behavior
later on
- Tests for this
- Prefer Path actions with a smaller (or set) number of Args (caelum)
Bug reported here:
- Tests for this
New features:
- Add $c->req->remote_user to disambiguate from $c->req->user (dwc)
- Require MooseX::MethodAttributes 0.12 so that action methods
(with attributes) can be used in / composed from Moose roles.
- Allow the generation of cookies with the HTTPOnly flag set
in Catalyst::Engine (kmx)
5.80004 2009-05-18 17:03:23
- Rename the actions attribute in Catalyst::Controller to
_controller_actions to avoid name clashes with application
controller naming. (random)
- Test for using Moose in components which have a non-Moose base class
Fixed by 349cda in Moose 0.78
- Fix deprecation message for Catalyst::Dispatcher to refer
to the class actually calling the deprecated method. RT#45741
- Clarify limitations of $request->base and $request->secure.
(Phil Mitchell)
- Add 'use Catalyst' to documentation for a Moose MyApp class as
noted by dmaki.
- Fix so that / (and other special characters) are URL encoded when
passed into $c->uri_for as Args/CaptureArgs
- Fix development server so that $c->engine->env returns the correct
- Require Moose 0.78 to fix metaclass incompatibility issues
- Require MooseX::MethodAttributes 0.10 and use
Moose::Meta::Class->initialize rather than Moose->init_meta to fix
bugs related to having a 'meta' method in your controller
- Fix cases where your application failing to compile could cause perl
to report 'Unknown Error'
- Support adding Moose::Roles to the plugin list. These are applied to
MyApp after plugins have been pushed onto @ISA
- Fix calling $c->req->parameters as the first thing you do when
parse_on_demand is on
5.80003 2009-04-29 16:23:53
- Various POD tweaks. (hdp, dandv)
- Fix formatting error in the regex fallback warning.
- Convert the dispatcher's and restarter engine's BUILD method to
attribute builders to not override the BUILD method from
- Fix classes without metaclasses restarting, when not using
- Fix the unattached chain debug table for endpoints with no
parents at all.
- Turn off test aggregation by default. Only aggregate if the
AGGREGATE_TESTS environment variable is set and a recent
Test::Aggregate is available.
- Bump to MooseX::MethodAttributes 0.09, to gain the
get_nearest_methods_with_attributes method allowing methods without
attributes in a subclass to override those with attributes in a
superclass. This fixes CatalystX::CRUD's method of overriding /
disabling functionality from base controllers.
- Bump HTTP::Request::AsCGI dependency to avoid broken version
- Bump Moose dependency to latest version to fix metaclass
incompatibility issues in some cases.
- Additional tests for setup_stats method.
- Fix log levels in Catalyst::Log to be properly additive.
- Fix RT#43375 by sorting results before testing them
- Fixes for uri_for_action when using Catalyst::DispatchType::Regex
+ tests from RT#39369 (norbi)
- Partial rewrite and reorganization of the C3 docs in
Catalyst::Upgrading based on feedback from kiffin
- If you make your application class immutable and turn off
constructor inlining, Catalyst will die and tell you pass
the (replace_constructor => 1) argument to
make_immutable. (Dave Rolsky)
5.80002 2009-04-22 01:28:36
- Fix CATALYST_DEBUG and MYAPP_DEBUG environment variables
turning debugging on if defined, rather than if set.
They now force debugging on or off, taking precedence over
configuration in your application.
- Tests for this
- pass replace_constructor to the immutable call to ensure
applications get a Moose constructor rather than a C::A one
- Fix issues with restarting the application class due to C3 failures
on perl 5.10
- Work around issues in Moose with initialization order of multiple
levels of non-Moose classes inheriting from a Moose class
- Test for this
- Add backwards compatibility method for Catalyst::Log->body, which
has been made private
- Fix so that calling $c->req->parameters(undef) does not flatten
the request parameters with undef + test
- Fix so that width of table of unattached actions for debugging
::DispatchType::Chained varies according to your terminal width
(Oleg Kostyuk)
- Fix warning message about linearized @ISA in Catalyst::Component
(Emanuele Zeppieri)
- Require MX::MethodAttributes 0.06 to avoid issues with saying
use base 'Catalyst::Controller'; use Moose; losing actions
- Fix all of's typos in ::Upgrading and ::Delta (hobbs)
5.80001 2009-04-18 22:18
- Don't inline the constructor for Catalyst::Log to avoid a
warning on recent Moose versions.
- Add delta documentation
- Clean up recursion errors
- Extra cross links in dispatch types POD (Ian Wells)
- Test uri_with clears query params when they are set to undef
(Ian Wells)
- Complain about old Catalyst::Devel versions which generated
->setup(qw/-Debug... etc. as this is not recommended
5.8000_07 2009-04-12 13:37
- Add the Catalyst::Dispatcher->dispatch_type method (ash)
- Throw an exception rather than loading an app if an action
tries to chain to itself
- Tests for this
- Change the $c->visit and $c->go methods to optionally take
CaptureArgs, making them useful to call ActionChains with
- Tests for this (radek)
- Fix _invoke_as_component method to find the proper action instance
for dispatchable actions so that ->visit or ->going to ActionChains
with qw/Class::Name method_name/ works correctly
- Tests for this (radek)
- Added Catalyst::Test::ctx_request to be able to inspect
the context object after a request is made (Jos Boumans)
- debug() POD rewrite (jhannah)
- Change the warning when you have conflicting components to
present a list
- Move NEXT use and testing deprecated features out to its own
test application so that the main TestApp isn't polluted with
spurious warnings
- Add a warning for the old ::[MVC]:: style naming scheme
- Test for this
- Kill Class::C3::Adopt::NEXT warnings for the Catalyst:: namespace
in production versions
- Tidy up Catalyst::ClassData to ensure that all components get
the correct metaclass
- Make restartable by unsetting setup_finished in
the restarter process
- Non-naive implementation of making mutable on restart using
B::Hooks::OP::Check::StashChange if installed
- Tests for this
- Naive implementation of making all components mutable in the
forked restart watcher process so native Moose apps using
immutable restart correctly.
- Tests for this
- Bump Moose dependency to 0.70 so that we avoid nasty surprises
with is_class_loaded and perl 5.80 when you Moosify
- Clarify that request arguments aren't unescaped automatically
(Simon Bertrang) (Closes RT#41153)
- Don't require C3 for the MRO test
- Bump MX::Emulate::CAF prereq to support list assignment
- Remove useless column in chained action debug table.
- namespace::clean related cleanups
- Import related cleanups and consistency fixes
- Fix test suite TestApp /dump/env action
- Add $res->code as alias for $res->status
- Make Catalyst::ClassData compatible with the latest Class::MOP::Class
changes. Also depend on the latest Class::MOP.
- Add $c->uri_for_action method.
- Don't stringify the meta method. Use its name instead.
- Use MooseX::MethodAttributes::Inheritable to contain action
attributes. This means that attributes are now represented in the MOP,
allowing method modifiers on actions to work as expected.
- Provide a reasonable API in Catalyst::Controller for working with
and registering actions, allowing a controller sub-class to replace
subroutine attributes for action declarations with an alternate
- Instantiate correct sub-class of Moose::Meta::Class for non-Moose
components where Catalyst forces the creation of a metaclass instance.
This is more correct, and avoids metaclass incompatibility in complex
- Tests for this
- Use of deprecated Catalyst::Base now warns.
- Add uri_with tests
5.8000_06 2009-02-04 21:00
- Disallow writing to config after setup
- Disallow calling setup more than once
- Documentation fix regarding overloading of Engine and Dispatcher
- Several documentation typo fixes
- Stop Makefile.PL from warning about versions that fixed a conflict
- Improved upgrading documentation
- Seed the RNG in each FastCGI child process (Andrew Rodland)
- Properly report dynamic bind port for the development server
(Closes RT#38544)
- Use the way documented by IO::Socket::INET to get the error message
after trying to create a listening socket (Closes RT#41828)
- Don't ignore SIGCHLD while handling requests with the dev server
(Closes RT#42962)
5.8000_05 2008-29-01 00:00
- Text::SimpleTable's go as wide as $ENV{COLUMNS} (jhannah)
Patch written by Oleg Kostyuk <>
- Improve docs for visit (mateu)
- Add docs for finalize hook (dhoss)
- Added ru/ua translations to error page
- Improve the clarity and verbosity of the warning when component
resolution uses regex fallback. (jhannah)
- Handle leading CRLF in HTTP requests sometimes sent by IE6 in
keep-alive requests.
- Fixes for FastCGI with IIS 6.0 (janus)
- Passing request method exported by Catalyst::Test an extra
parameter used to be ignored, but started breaking if the parameter
was not a hash in 5.8000_04. Extra parameter is now ignored if
it isn't a hashref
- Fix request arguments getting corrupted if you override the
dispatcher and call an action which detaches (for
- Fix calling use Catalyst::Test 'MyApp' 'foo' which used to work,
but stopped as the 2nd parameter can be an options hash now
- Bump Moose dependency to fix make_immutable bug
- Use compile time extends in Catalyst::Controller
- Make Catalyst::Request::uploads attribute non-lazy, to fix
test for Catalyst-Engine-Apache
- Bump version of MooseX::Emulate::Class::Accessor::Fast
- Stop using MooseX::Adopt::Class::Accessor::Fast by default, to stop
breaking other packages which use Class::Accessor::Fast
- Remove unused action_container_class attribute from
- Replace {_body} instance access with calls to _body accessors
- Add backwards compatibility alias methods for private attributes on
Catalyst::Dispatcher which used to be public. Needed by
Catalyst::Plugin::Server and Catalyst::Plugin::Authorization::ACL
- Fix return value of $c->req->body, which delegates to the body
method on the requests HTTP::Body instance
- Test for this
- Fix calling $c->req->body from inside an overridden prepare_action
method in a plugin, as used by Catalyst::Plugin::Server
- Test for this
- Fix assignment to Catalyst::Dispatcher's preload_dispatch_types and
postload_dispatch_types attributes - assigning a list should later
return a listref. Fixes Catalyst::Plugin::Server.
- Tests for this
- Change streaming test to serve itself rather than 01use.t, making
test sync for engines easier
- Refactor capturing of $app from Catalyst::Controller into
Catalyst::Component::ApplicationAttribute for easier reuse in other
- Make the test suites YAML dependency optional
- Make debug output show class name for the engine and dispatcher
rather than the stringified ref.
- Make MyApp immutable at the end of the scope after the setup
method is called, fixing issues with plugins which have their
own new methods by inlining a constructor on MyApp
- Test for this and method modifiers in MyApp
- Fix bug causing Catalyst::Request::Upload's basename method
to return undef
- Test for this (Carl Franks)
- Fix loading of classes which do not define any symbols to not
die, as it didn't in 5.70
- Test for this
- Bump MooseX::Emulate::Class::Accessor::Fast dependency
to force new version which fixes a lot of plugins
- Make log levels additive, and add documentation and tests
for the setup_log method, which previously had none.
Sewn together by from two patches provided by David E. Wheeler
- Switch an around 'new' in Catalyst::Controller to a BUILDARGS
method as it's much neater and more obvious what is going on
- Add a clearer method on request and response _context
attributes, and use if from ::Engine rather than deleting
the key from the instance hash
- Use handles on tree attribute of Catalyst::Stats to replace
trivial delegation methods
- Change the following direct hash accesses into attributes:
Catalyst::Engine: _prepared_write
Catalyst::Engine::CGI: _header_buf
Catalyst::Engine::HTTP: options, _keepalive, _write_error
Catalyst::Request: _path
Catalyst::Stats: tree
- Fix issues in Catalyst::Controller::WrapCGI
and any other components which import (or define) their
own meta method by always explicitly calling
Class::MOP::Object->meta inside Catalyst
- Add test for this
- Add test case for the bug which is causing the
Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication tests to fail
- Fix a bug in uri_for which could cause it to generate paths
with multiple slashes in them.
- Add test for this
- Fix SKIP block name in t/optional_http-server-restart.t,
stopping 'Label not found for "last SKIP"' error from
- Workaround max_redirect 0 bug in LWP
- Move live_engine_response_print into aggregate
- Fix dependency bug, s/parent/base/ in new test
- Fix optional tests to run the live tests in the aggregate
- Fix Catalyst->go error in remote tests
- Fix upload test to work with remote servers, don't check for
deleted files
- Fix engine_request_uri tests to work on remote server with
different URI
5.8000_04 2008-12-05 12:15:00
- Silence Class::C3::Adopt::NEXT warnings in the test suite
- Fix loads of 'used once, possible typo' warnings
- Additional tests to ensure upload temp files are deleted
- Remove use of NEXT from the test suite, except for one case
which tests if Class::C3::Adopt::NEXT is working
- Use a predicate to avoid recursion in cases where the uri
method is overridden by a plugin, and calls the base method,
for example Catalyst::Plugin::SmartURI
- Test for this (caelum)
- Compose the MooseX::Emulate::Class::Accessor::Fast role to
Catalyst::Action, Catalyst::Request, and all other modules which
inherit from Class::Accessor::Fast in 5.70.
This fixes:
- Catalyst::Controller::HTML::FormFu (zamolxes)
- Catalyst::Request::REST
- Test for this
- Make hostname resolution lazy (Marc Mims)
- Support mocking virtualhosts in test suite (Jason Gottshall)
- Fix TODO list
- Use Class::C3::Adopt::NEXT
- Ignore C3 warnings on 5.10 when testing ensure_class_loaded
- Add TODO test for chained bug (gbjk)
- Fix list address in documentation (zarquon)
- Fix ACCEPT_CONTEXT on MyApp, called as a class method
- Test for this
- Bump MooseX::Emulate::Class::Accessor::Fast version requirement to
get more back compatibility
- Improve documentation for $req->captures (caelum)
- Fix a bug in Catalyst::Stats, stopping garbage being inserted into
the stats if a user calls begin => but no end => (jhannah)
- Test for this (jhannah)
- Trim lines sooner in stats to avoid ugly Text::SimpleTable wrapping
- Change Catalyst::ClassData to tweak the symbol table inline for
performance after profiling
- Fix POD typo in finalize_error (jhannah)
- Add tests to ensure that we delete the temp files created by
HTTP::Body's OctetStream parser
5.8000_03 2008-10-14 14:13:00
- Fix forwarding to Catalyst::Action objects.
- Fix links to the mailing lists (RT #39754 and Florian Ragwitz).
- Use Class::MOP instead of Class::Inspector.
- Change Catalyst::Test to use Sub::Exporter.
- Fixed typo in Engine::HTTP::Restarter::Watcher causing -r to complain.
5.8000_02 2008-10-14 07:59:00
- Fix manifest
5.8000_01 2008-10-13 22:52:00
- Port to Moose
- Added test for action stringify
- Added test for component instances getting $self->{value} from config.
- Add Catalyst::Response->print() method
- Optionally aggregate tests using Test::Aggregate.
- Additional docs for uri_for to mention how to use $c->action and
$c->req->captures (jhannah)
- List unattached chained actions in Debug mode.
- Pod formatting fix for Engine::FastCGI (Oleg Kostyuk).
- Add visit, a returning ->go
- Workaround change in LWP that broke a cookie test (RT #40037)
- Back out go() since that feature's been pushed to 5.80
- Fix some Win32 test failures
- Add pt translation of error message (wreis)
- Make :Chained('../action') work
- Add test actions
- Chained doc improvements (rev 8326-8328)
5.7099_03 2008-07-20 10:10:00
- Fix regressions for regexp fallback in model(), view() and controller()
- Added the supplied argument to the regexp fallback warning for easier
- Ensure ACCEPT_CONTEXT is called for results from component()
5.7099_02 2008-07-16 19:10:00
- Added PathPrefix attribute
- Removed Catalyst::Build; we've long since moved to Module::Install
- Updated Catalyst::Test docs to mention the use of HTTP::Request
5.7099_01 2008-06-25 22:36:00
- Refactored component resolution (component(), models(), model(), et al). We now
throw warnings for two reasons:
1) model() or view() was called with no arguments, and two results are returned
-- set default_(model|view), current_(model|view) or current_(model|view)_instance
2) you call a component resolution method with a string, and it resorts to a regexp
fallback wherein a result is returned -- if you really want to search, call the
method with a regex as the argument
- remove 0-length query string components so warnings aren't thrown (RT #36428)
- Update HTTP::Body dep so that the uploadtmp config value will work (RT #22540)
- Fix for LocalRegex when used in the Root controller
- Get some of the optional_* tests working from dirs with spaces (RT #26455)
- Fix Catalyst::Utils::home() when application .pm is in the current dir (RT #34437)
- Added the ability to remove parameters in req->uri_with() by passing in
an undef value (RT #34782)
- Added $c->go, to do an internal redispatch to another action, while retaining the
contents of the stash
5.7014 2008-05-25 15:26:00
- Addition of .conf in restart regex in Catalyst::Engine::HTTP::Restarter::Watcher
- Fix regression for relative uri_for arguments after a forward()
introduced in 5.7013 (Peter Karman)
- Fix regression for "sub foo : Path {}" in the root controller which
was introduced when attempting to allow "0" as a Path.
5.7013 2008-05-16 18:20:00
- Provide backwards compatibility methods in Catalyst::Stats
- Fix subdirs for scripts that run in subdirs more than one level deep.
- Added test and updated docs for handling the Authorization header
under mod_fastcgi/mod_cgi.
- Fixed bug in HTTP engine where the connection was not closed properly if the
client disconnected before sending any headers. (Ton Voon)
- POD fix, IO::FileHandle => IO::Handle (RT #35690)
- Fix grammar on welcome page (RT #33236)
- Fix for Path('0') handling (RT #29334)
- Workaround for Win32 and c3_mro.t (RT #26452, tested by Kenichi Ishigaki)
- Fix for encoding query parameters
- Fix Chained multiple test
5.7012 2007-12-16 23:44:00
- Fix uri_for()'s and uri_with()'s handling of multibyte chars
(Daisuke Murase)
- Fix __PACKAGE__->config->{foo} = 'bar' case with subclassing
- Add Catalyst::Stats (Jon Schutz)
- Fixed a bug where ?q=bar=baz is decoded as q=>'bar', not 'bar=baz'.
(Tatsuhiko Miyagawa, Masahiro Nagano)
- Fixed a bug where -rr (restart regex) command line option could cause
shell errors. (Aristotle Pagaltzis, Chisel Wright)
5.7011 2007-10-18 20:40:00
- Allow multiple restart directories and added option to follow
symlinks in the HTTP::Restarter engine (Sebastian Willert)
- Fixed t/optional_http-server-restart.t so it actually tests
if the server restarted or notified of an error (Sebastian Willert)
- Return child PID from the HTTP engine when run with the 'background' option.
(Emanuele Zeppieri)
- Fixed bug in HTTP engine where writes could fail with
'Resource temporarily unavailable'.
- Fixed bug where %2b in query parameter is doubly decoded to ' ', instead of '+'
(RT #30087, Gavin Henry, Tatsuhiko Miyagawa, Oleg Pronin)
- Fixed bug where req->base and req->uri would include a port number when running
in SSL mode.
- Removed unnecessary sprintf in debug mode that caused warnings on locales where
commas are used for decimal markers.
- Improved error message for case when server picks up editor save
files as module names. (James Mastros)
5.7010 2007-08-22 07:41:00
- Resource forks in 5.7009
5.7009 2007-08-22 00:14:00
- Moved Manual.pod to and clarified status of
Catalyst-Manual dist
- Doc patches to Catalyst::Controller
- remove ignore_loaded from plugin load, commenting why
- document the ignore_loaded feature in Catalyst::Utils
- Add testing of inline plugins.
5.7008 2007-08-13 08:40:00
- Added $c->request->query_keywords for getting the keywords
(a query string with no parameters).
- Add undef warning for uri_for.
- Fix bug where a nested component would be setup twice.
- Make ensure_class_loaded behave better with malformed class name.
- Make _register_plugin use ensure_class_loaded.
- Remove 'Argument "??" isn't numeric in sprintf' warning.
(Emanuele Zeppieri)
- Fixed a bug where Content-Length could be set to 0 if a filehandle
object in $c->response->body did not report a size.
- Fixed issue where development server running in fork mode did not
properly exit after a write error.
- Remove warning for captures that are undef.
- Fixed $c->read and parse_on_demand mode.
- Fixed a bug with the HTTP engine where very large response bodies
would not be sent properly.
5.7007 2007-03-13 14:18:00
- Many performance improvements by not using
* $c->uri_for (approx. 8x faster)
* $c->engine->prepare_path (approx. 27x faster)
* $c->engine->prepare_query_parameters (approx. 5x faster)
- Updated HTTP::Body dependency to 0.9 which fixes the following issues:
* Handle when IE sometimes sends an extra CRLF after the POST body.
* Empty fields in multipart/form-data POSTs are no longer ignored.
* Uploaded files with the name "0" are no longer ignored.
- Sending SIGHUP to the dev server will now cause it to restart.
- Allow "0" for a path in uri_for.
- Performance and stability improvements to the built-in HTTP server.
- Don't ignore file uploads if form contains a text field with the same name.
(Carl Franks)
- Support restart_delay of 0 (for use in the POE engine).
- Skip body processing if we don't have a Content-Length header.
Results in about a 9% performance increase when handling GET/HEAD
- Add a default body to redirect responses.
- MyApp->model/view now looks at MyApp->config->{default_view/model}
(Bogdan Lucaciu)
5.7006 2006-11-15 14.18
- Updated manifest
- Fix Slurp dependency
- Updated HTTP::Body dependency to 0.6, 0.5 can break on large POST
- Skip utf8 fix for undef values in uri_with() and uri_for()
5.7005 2006-11-07 19:37:35
- Fixed lighttpd tests to be properly skipped.
- Moved IE workarounds to exist only in the HTTP engine.
- Added installation instructions (from Catalyst-Manual dist)
5.7004 2006-11-06 20:48:35
- Fix Engine::HTTP crash when using IE. (Jesper Krogh, Peter Edwards)
- clean up Catalyst::Utils to handle some edge cases
- Properly work around lighttpd PATH_INFO vs. SCRIPT_NAME bug
(Mark Blythe)
- add _application accessor to Catalyst::Base
- Support current_view
- Allow use of Catalyst::Test without app name (Ton Voon, Altinity)
- Catalyst::Manual moved to its own package
- Add option to FastCGI engine to send errors to stdout, not the web server
- Use Module::Install's auto_install to install prerequisite modules
- various documentation fixes and improvements
5.7003 2006-09-21 16:29:45
- Additions and updates to tutorial
5.7002 2006-09-17 19:35:32
- unescape captures to match args
- fix for relative Chained under namespace '' (root)
- fix for hashrefs in action attributes from config
- fix for Chained to require correct number of CaptureArgs
5.7001 2006-07-19 23:46:54
- fix for component loading
- uri_for and uri_with now behave as they used to with non-
array references
5.7000 2006-07-07 08:08:08
- fix warning message with FastCGI engine
- bumped inc::Module::Install to 0.63 in Makefile.PL
- fixes to uri_for_action for DispatchType::Chained
- Further doc work.
- Minor code cleanups
- Changed to depend on Catalyst::Devel
5.70_03 2006-06-28 16:42:00
- fixup to registered plugins debug at app startup
- refactored Catalyst::Utils::home
5.70_02 2006-06-27 11:51:00
- Updated tutorial.
5.70_01 2006-06-26 10:49:00
- fixed a Catalyst::Base bug causing duplicate action registrations
- modified DispatchTypes to support multiple registrations
- added Catalyst::Runtime module as dist marker
- added Catalyst::ActionChain and Chained DispatchType
- removed retarded registration requirement in dispatcher
- removed Module::Pluggable::Fast hack in favor of
- extended uri_for, added dispatcher->uri_for_action
- added Catalyst::Base->action_for('methodname')
- checked and tested :Args multimethod dispatch
- added ability to set action attributes from controller config
- added merge_config_hashes() as a convenience method
- Swapped out CGI::Cookie in favour of CGI::Simple::Cookie
- Removed test dependencies on Test::NoWarnings, Test::MockObject
- Removed dependency on UNIVERSAL::require
- Split out Catalyst::Helper into a new distribution
- un-bundled the plugins as they are now pre-reqs for Catalyst::Helper
- nuked each() out of core with prejudice (due to lurking buglets)
- Added tests from phaylon for dispatcher precedence
- Use Class::Inspector->loaded($class) instead of $class->can('can')
- Added ActionClass attribute
- Removed Test::WWW::Mechanize::Catalyst from Makefile.PL (circular dep)
- Updated docs for Catalyst::Component
- Separated execute and dispatch on Catalyst::Action
- cleaned up logging and debug output
- significant documentation revisions
- Added warning for setup being called twice
- Fix pod to use DBIC::Schema instead of DBIC model
- Fix ->config failing to copy _config for subclassing
- Updated log format
- Updated debug dump
5.6902 2006-05-04 13:00:00
- Remove tarballs and OSX metadata files.
5.6901 2006-05-03 11.17:00
- Module::Install didn't overwrite META.yml.
5.6900 2006-05-03 11.17:00
- Stupid pause indexer can't count.
- Better fix for Catalyst::Test
- more tests.
5.682 2006-04-27 13:51:00
- Damn OSX attributes again :(
5.681 2006-04-27 08:47:00
- Updated manifest.
- Add basename to core . (Deprecates Catalyst::Plugin::Basename)
5.68 2006-04-26 12:23:00
- ConfigLoader: Updated to version 0.06
- fixed undef warnings in uri_for() and uri_with()
- Fixed Catalyst::Test to report errors on failed Class load
5.678 2006-04-24 12:30:00
- Re-release of 5.67 without OSX metadata files.
5.67 2006-04-23 08:50:00
- Added $c->req->uri_with() helper
- ConfigLoader: Updated to version 0.05
- Fix up Engine to avoid a new 5.8.8 warning
- Added app name with :: support for PAR
- Added $c->models/views/controllers
- Static::Simple: Unescape the URI path before looking for the file.
This fixes issues with files that have spaces.
- Looping and recursion tests plus a fix
- Added lots of API documentation. Refactored main pod.
- Changed default behaviors for $c->model/$c->controller/$c->view
to more sane settings.
- added the clear_errors method - an alias for error(0)
- Added tmpdir option for uploads (woremacx)
- Applied patch from GEOFFR to allow normal filehandles.
- Refactored Dispatcher internals for better readability and speedup
(stress tests run 12% faster)
- Allow $c->error to run as a class method
5.66 2006-03-10 17:48:00
- Added Test::WWW::Mechanize::Catalyst support
- Cleaned generated tests
- Added Root controller concept
- Updated ConfigLoader plugin to version 0.04
5.65 2006-02-21 10:34:00
- Added plugin introspection.
- Support optional hashref as last param for parameters in uri_for.
- Updated tutorial to be more complete.
- Applied args patch from antirice (Fixes Ticket #67)
5.64 2006-02-07 20:29:00
- Fixed bug in FastCGI proc manager mode where pm_post_dispatch
was not run. (Eric Wong)
- Cleaned up generated tests
- Updated YAML support to use ConfigLoader
- Fixed path dispatch to canonicalise correctly
- Added Catalyst::Manual::About
5.63 2006-01-22 00:00:00
- Updated prereq versions
5.62 2006-01-17 16:30:00
- Large update to the tutorial (castaway)
- Added YAML config support
- Added COMPONENT() and ACCEPT_CONTEXT() support
- Action list in debug mode is now displayed as a tree in the
correct execution order.
- Fixed engine detection to allow custom mod_perl engines.
- Static::Simple: Fixed bug in ignore_dirs under win32.
- Display version numbers of loaded plugins. (Curtis Poe)
- Added class and method for caught exception messages.
- Updated PAR support to use "make catalyst_par",
packages are no longer written by Makefile.PL.
- Automatically determine Content-Length when serving a
- Exceptions now return status 500.
- Updated for Module::Install 0.44.
- Fixed additional file installation for multi level app names.
- Added REDIRECT_URL support for applications running behind
a RewriteRule in Apache. (Carl Franks)
- Fixed FastCGI engine under win32. (Carl Franks)
- FastCGI doc updates (Bill Moseley)
- Bugfix for $c->model and friends (defined).
5.61 2005-12-02 00:00:00
- Fixed ExtUtils::AutoInstall Bootstrap Code in Makefile.PL
5.60 2005-12-01 22:15:00
- Fixed Path and index actions in the appclass,
including those that attach to /
- Index is now weighted higher than Path
- Fixed restarter and -d debug switch in
- Added a warning if you attempt to retrieve a parameter
using $c->req->params('foo').
- Fixed the Module::Install::Catalyst @ISA bug
5.59 2005-11-30 13:25:00
- Fixed shebang line for generated scripts
- Fixed forward to classes ($c->forward(qw/MyApp foo/))
- Wrap use block in begin to quelch C:C3 warnings
- Removed scrollbar from debug output
- Fixed catalyst_par_core() and catalyst_par_multiarch()
5.58 2005-11-24 10:51:00
- Added ExtUtils::AutoInstall support
- Allow overriding path in Catalyst::Helper.
- Added -makefile to to generate a new Makefile.PL.
- Restored Catalyst::Build with a deprecation notice.
- Improved PAR support
- Replaced -short with auto-detection
- Fixed prereqs, added File::Copy::Recursive
- Static::Simple changes:
- Made prepare_action play nice with other plugins by not short-
- Added tmpl to the ignored extensions.
- Fixed security problem if req->path contained '..'.
5.57 2005-11-20 22:45:00
- Updated uri_for to accept undef actions
- Switched to Module::Install
- Renamed tests for easier editing
- Reformatted documentation
- Renamed -nonew to -force
- Added PAR support
- Added keep-alive support and bug fixes to HTTP engine.
(Sascha Kiefer)
- Added daemonize option to FastCGI engine. (Sam Vilain)
5.56 2005-11-16 10:33:00
- Fixed FastCGI engine to not clobber the global %ENV on each
request. (Sam Vilain)
- Updated benchmarking to work with detach
- Fixed dispatcher, so $c->req->action(undef) works again
- Updated Catalyst::Test to use HTTP::Request::AsCGI
- Added -pidfile to external FastCGI server.
5.55 2005-11-15 12:55:00
- Fixed multiple cookie handling
5.54 2005-11-14 22:55:00
- Fixed a Module::Pluggable::Fast related bug
5.53 2005-11-14 15:55:00
- Removed t/04prereq.t that was testing for non-required
5.52 2005-11-14 10:57:00
- Strip '..'s in static urls to fix security issue.
5.51 2005-11-14 00:45:00
- Changed uri_for to use namespace instead of match.
5.50 2005-11-13 20:45:00
- Fixed minor bugs.
- Updated docs.
5.49_05 2005-11-12 20:45:00
- Large update to the documentation. (David Kamholz)
- Fixed args handling in forward()
- Fixed forwarding to classes
- Fixed Build.PL Makefile section.
- Fixed relative forwarding
- Fixed forward arrows in debug output
5.49_04 2005-11-09 23:00:00
- Made context, dispatcher, engine, request and response classes
- Added $c->stack.
- Fixed dispatcher to ignore unknown attributes.
- Improved format of startup debug log.
- Updated built in server to restart on win32. (Will Hawes)
- Fixed streaming write from a filehandle to stop writing
if the browser is closed.
- Added $c->controller, $c->model and $c->view shortcuts.
- Switched to Text::SimpleTable.
5.49_03 2005-11-03 12:00:00
- Fixed $c->req->{path} for backwards-compatibility.
- Allow debug to be disabled via ENV as well as enabled.
- Added -scripts option to for script updating
- Changed helpers to default to long types, Controller instead of C
- Added Catalyst::Controller, Catalyst::Model and Catalyst::View
base classes
- Added JavaScript to debug screen to show and hide specific dumps
- Added _DISPATCH, _BEGIN, _AUTO, _ACTION and _END actions
- Added multi process external FastCGI support
(see -help) (Sam Vilain)
- Restarter process in HTTP engine now properly exits when the
parent app is shut down.
- Improved performance of restarter loop while watching for
changed files.
- Restarter will now detect new files added to an app on systems
that change directory mtimes when new files are created.
- Restarter now properly handles modules that are deleted from an
- Fixed memory leak in TestApp.
5.49_02 2005-10-26 12:39:00
- Whole new dispatcher!
- Added index action
- Added path_to method
- Added support for passing an IO::Handle object to $c->res->body.
(Andrew Bramble)
- Added a new welcome screen.
- Included Catalyst buttons and icons in helper.
- Added Static::Simple plugin to core.
- Added self restarting test server
- Added filename to debug output for uploaded files.
- Fixed forwarding with embedded arguments.
- Fixed handling of escaped query strings.
- Added upload parameters back into $c->req->params.
- Added multiple paths support to dispatcher
- Fixed bug in req->path where changing the path added a trailing
- Removed req->handle and res->handle
- Added prepare_body_chunk method as a hook for upload progress.
- Fixed bug in uri_for method when base has no path.
- Added automated tests for HTTP, CGI, and FastCGI servers.
5.49_01 2005-10-10 10:15:00
- Refactored all internals, should be 99% compatible to previous
- *IMPORTANT* The Apache engines have been moved to a separate package
for this release. Please install Catalyst::Engine::Apache if you
need Apache support.
- Added support for calling forward with arguments in the path, i.e.
- Made $c->req->uri a URI object, added req->path_info for CGI compat.
Raw query string is available as $c->req->uri->query.
- Made $c->req->base a URI object.
- Parameters with multiple values (?a=1&a=2) now display properly
in the debug output.
- Semi-colon separators in query strings now work properly.
- Expanded documentation of (Andrew Ford)
- Added support for running as a backend server behind a frontend
proxy so req->base and req->address are set properly.
- Added an 'abort' method to the Log api, so that you can
kill loggging for a whole request.
- Added $c->uri_for method to simplify url handling.
- Added more tests and reorganized the t directory.
- Reimplemented core engines, all are now CGI based for better test
coverage and maintainability.
- Added fork support to built in test server.
- Fixed all memory leaks.
- Thread-related bug fixes and tests. We now believe the Catalyst
core to be thread-safe.
- Added streaming IO support through $c->req->read() and
- Added MyApp->config->{parse_on_demand} (streaming input)
- Added $c->req->handle and $c->res->handle
- Improved documentation
- Fixed mkpath in Catalyst::Helper (Autrijus Tang)
- Fixed bug in dispatcher where an invalid path could call a valid
action. (Andy Grundman)
- Fixed Helper so it works with CRLF line-endings. (Andy Grundman)
5.33 2005-08-10 15:25:00
- Now with updated manifest.
5.32 2005-08-10 15:10:00
- Dispatcher might fail if object returns false.
5.31 2005-06-04 12:35:00 (never released to CPAN)
- helpers now create .new files where files already exist and differ
- fixed $Data::Dumper::Terse (Robin Berjon)
- added arguments for detach
- new credits section in POD
- fixed detach to allow relative action names (Matt and Robert)
- added the ability to have whitespaces in Path( '' ) and Regex( '' )
5.30 2005-06-04 12:35:00
- Fixed a bug where it was not possible to $c->forward to a
that was not inheriting from Catalyst::Base.
- Fix for inheritance bug.
- Allow forward with arguments.
- Updated cookbook
- Allow overriding home/root in config.
- make module build cons README automatically.
- prettify home path by resolving '..' (Andy Grundman)
- improved helper templates a bit, new naming scheme for tests.
- added support for case sensitivity, MyApp->config->{case_sensitive}
- added $c->detach for non-returning forwards
- added unified error handling, Catalyst::Exception
- added section on param handling in Intro.pod
- added $c->request->cookie
- added Catalyst::Setup
- refactored Catalyst::import()
- improved rendering of error messages in debug mode
- fixed a bug in Catalyst::Helper::mk_dir
- further doc changes, esp. to Intro.pod
5.23 2005-06-03 02:30:00
- added support for non Catalyst::Base components to live in namespace
- improved concurrency connections in Catalyst::Engine::HTTP::Daemon
5.22 2005-05-26 14:24:00
- improved base locating in MP engines
- improved error messages in C::E::HTTP::Daemon
- hostnames are now resolved on demand unless provided by engine
- fixed memory leak in $c->execute (Michael Reece, Matt S Trout)
5.21 2005-05-24 14:56:00
- fixed a bug in https detection
- fixed auto chain finally
- added MYAPP_HOME and CATALYST_HOME environment variables
5.20 2005-05-18 19:52:00
- improved uploads and parameters
- added $c->req->protocol and $c->req->secure
- added $c->req->user and $c->req->uri
- improved error message when forwarding to unknown module
- fixed win32 installer
- added deep recursion detection
- fixed auto actions
- fixed inheritance in dispatcher
- allow whitespaces between brackets and quoted string
in Path and Regex attributes
- new helper templates
- installer now supports install_base and destdir
- allow multiple Catalyst apps to run on the same mod_perl
instance (not the same app!)
- fixed MP2 engines
- removed apreq dependency from all MP engines
- added support for MP registry scripts
- added support for LocationMatch and ScriptAliasMatch in MP engines
- added SpeedyCGI engine
5.10 2005-04-23 11:16:00
- updated dependencies to require latest module::pluggable::fast
- new installer for templates and stuff using Module::Build
- scripts are now prefixed, for being installable
IMPORTANT: You have to regenerate the script directory,
remove Makefile.PL and add Build.PL
- Added compat to install Module::Build if required.
- Improved: Params handling with MP engines
- Fixed: Params handling on POST with CGI engine (Andy Grundman)
- Fixed: on Win32 (Matt S Trout)
5.03 2005-04-19 20:35:00 (Revision 462)
- fixed Test example (Torsten Seeman)
- added Plugins chapter to manual
- applied doc patch from Robert Boone <>
- improved Dispatcher error messages.
- refactored so we don't need to include helper from - Fixes issues with FindBin
- applied patch from Andy Grundman <>
- added plugin() method for instant plugins
- FCGI is no more considered experimental
5.02 2005-04-18 10:00:00
- fixed manifest
5.01 2005-04-17 23:00:00
- some documentation bugs fixed
- added Catalyst::Utils
- fixed regexp bug (Matt S Trout)
- fixed upload bug with MP19
- added $c->req->body
- aliased $c->res->output to $c->res->body
- Read AUTHOR from passwd or $ENV{AUTHOR} when
generating code.
- extended attribute handling
- added global config for components
5.00 2005-04-15 18:00:00
- new core to support inheritance trees
- new syntax for action declaration
- new helper system using TT2
- problems with mod_perl2 fixed
- added Test::Pod support
- added new server backend with HTTP/1.1 support
- added option to run tests against a remote server
- renamed errors() to error()
- more better docs
- countless minor improvements
IMPORTANT: This release is very incompatible to previous ones
and you have to regenerate the helper scripts again...
4.34 2005-03-23 07:00:00 2005
- added some messages to Makefile.PL
- added Catalyst::Engine::Test
- added Catalyst::Engine::CGI::NPH
- simplified Catalyst::Log to be easier to implement/subclass
- added
- updated Catalyst::Test to use Catalyst::Engine::Test
- updated helper scripts
IMPORTANT: this will be the last time you'll have to regenerate
the script directory. We promise!
4.33 2005-03-23 01:00:00 2005
- documented the log() accessor method in Catalyst (Andrew Ford)
- added optional arguments to Catalyst::Log methods (Andrew Ford)
- removed
- added and Catalyst::Engine::FCGI
- fixed an undef durng make test (Dan Sully)
- new path test (Christian Hansen)
IMPORTANT: you have to regenerate the script directory again
4.32 2005-03-22 02:10:00 2005
- made a damn typo *AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!*
4.31 2005-03-22 02:00:00
- fixed inheritance (Christian Hansen)
- previous release was borked!
fixed that, but you have to regenerate the scripts again :(
4.30 2005-03-21 23:00:00
- more documentation (Andrew Ford)
- added connection informations (Christian Hansen)
- HTTP::Request support in Catalyst::Test (Christian Hansen)
- moved to
- added Catalyst::Engine::Server (Christian Hansen)
- removed Catalyst::Test::server
- updated helper scripts
IMPORTANT: note that you have to regenerate script/,
script/ and script/ (now
4.28 2005-03-19 22:00:00
- fixed isa tree (Christian Hansen)
- added script/, so no more server restarting after
code changes
- reworked documentation (Andrew Ford <>)
4.27 2005-03-19 01:00:00
- debug message for parameters
- Fix redirects (Christian Hansen <>)
- some random fixes
- new helper api for Catalyst::Helper::* support
you have to update script/ to use it
4.26 2005-03-16 10:00:00
- fixed the weird bug that caused regex actions to fail on every
second request
- more debug messages
- 100% pod coverage.
4.25 2005-03-12 18:00:00
- correct perl pathes for helper generated scripts (Tatsuhiko Miyagawa)
- improved cgi engine docs (Christoper Hicks)
4.24 2005-03-12 01:00:00
- updated cookbook example
- fixed base for apache and https (Andrew Ruthven)
4.23 2005-03-09 20:00:00
- no more regex actions in forward
- added support for test directories t/m, t/v and t/c
4.22 2005-03-08 20:00:00
- catch errors in application class
- handle die properly.
4.21 2005-03-05 17:00:00
- fixed docs
4.20 2005-03-04 22:00:00
- moved bin to script
4.13 2005-03-03 11:00:00
- improved documentation
- pod coverage test for helper generated apps
- new helper api
4.12 2005-03-02 11:00:00 2005
- server_base sucks, removed
- added $c->log->dump()
4.11 2005-03-02 11:00:00 2005
- removed some warnings
- improved docs
- private prefixed actions override private non prefixed actions
- added server_base
- updated Catalyst::Manual::Intro
4.10 2005-03-02 10:00:00 2005
- improved documentation
- fixed upload bug
- fixed prefixed private actions bug
- fixed more little bugs
4.01 2005-03-01 10:00:00 2005
- improved documentation
- documentation fixes (Johan Lindstrom)
4.00 2005-02-27 22:00:00
- more verbose debug messages, especially for forward()
- implemented prefixed prvate actions, icluding built in
!?default, !?begin and !?end
- new Catalyst::Manual::Intro
- new helpers, bin/catalyst
- helper api
3.11 2005-02-23 21:00:00
- added dependency to UNIVERSAL::require (Marcus Ramberg)
- added a little workaround for a warning in Catalyst::Test
(Marcus Ramberg)
- improved documentation for actions
3.10 2005-02-19 20:00:00
- removed roles management from Catalyst::Engine
and added it to Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication::CDBI
3.04 2005-02-17 21:00:00
- error reporting for app class
- no more engine debug messages
- class->method forwards get resolved now
3.03 2005-02-16 23:00:00
- friendlier statistics
3.02 2005-02-16 22:00:00
- fixed unintialized actions (Marcus Ramberg)
3.01 2005-02-16 20:30:00
- better statistics
3.00 2005-02-16 20:00:00
- real version number for
- fixed redirect in CGI engine
- more statistics in debug logs
- ? prefix for forward()
2.99_15 2005-02-02 22:00:00
- support for short namespaces, MyApp::M, MyApp::V and MyApp::C
- Replaced "Catched" with "Caught" in Catalyst::Engine
(Gary Ashton Jones)
- replaced _ with ! for private actions
- added ? for prefixed actions
- misc improvememts
2.99_14 2005-01-31 22:00:00 2005
- arguments for _default
- $c->entrance removed for more flexibility
- added $c->req->method
2.99_13 2005-01-30 18:00:00 2005
- POD fixes and improvements
2.99_12 2005-01-28 22:00:00 2005
- first development release
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