The Tiddlyspot FAQ

posted by simon on Thursday, March 29, 2007

Just a reminder to check out the FAQ if you haven't already done so. I've just added a few new items which might be useful. As always, suggestions and contributions for the FAQ are welcomed.

Problem with MonkeyGTD 1.0 flavour (now fixed)

posted by simon on Thursday, March 22, 2007

A handful of people in the last couple of days who attempted to create a MonkeyGTD 1.0 flavour Tiddlyspot to do some nice TiddlyWiki powered GTD got 500 Server Errors. This is fixed now. If you are one of those people then please try again now. The half-created sites have been removed so the site ids are available. Thanks very much to the couple of users who reported this problem.

No more core hacks!

posted by simon on Tuesday, March 20, 2007

I've just done an svn update to the prod area with a bunch of new stuff, albeit mostly behind the scenes:
  • "Clean" empty files - New sites now use a clean empty TiddlyWiki file. We used to do all kinds of nastly things to the TiddlyWiki core which caused problems when it came time to upgrade your TiddlyWiki. Now all new sites are clean and pristine TiddlyWikis. Hurrah!
  • Site id now just in one place - It will be much easier to move your Tiddlyspot TiddlyWiki from one site id to another and much easier to take an existing TiddlyWiki and use it with Tiddlyspot because the site id is only specified in one place. You don't have to dig through 10 different places to modify it. And the "Uploading an existing TiddlyWiki" faq should get much shorter.
  • Simplified config - All the Tiddlyspot related configuration is in one place now, TspotSetupPlugin.
  • d3 autosave switched off - This should prevent annoying popups for new d3 users.
  • MPTW "naked" flavour available - A new version of MPTW is available that doesn't include the MPTW theme, in case you prefer a standard layout or you want to install a theme from
We also have a new system for managing flavours and empties one or two minor bug fixes and tweaks. There are some big changes in there so there could be bugs. Please let us know at

Norton hates your TiddlyWiki

posted by simon on Thursday, March 01, 2007

An update from Norton has been killing TiddlyWiki files. All TiddlyWikis are incorrectly indentified as having W32.Feebs, not just those from Tiddlyspot. See this thread for more information.

Someone said they were able to restore their TW from the quarantine files area, even though Norton told him that it had deleted the file. So if you had local unsaved modifications you might be able to recover them.

I believe they quickly released another update that has fixed the problem but for many users the damage was done and for some it has been devastating. This is a terrible mistake from Norton. Our sympathy to those affected. I hope that your data is safe. And please take this as a reminder to always make secure backups of all your important stuff.