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Apache Roller 6.0.2 is available for download

08.16.2021 by Dave Johnson | 0 Comments

The Roller PMC has approved the release of Apache Roller 6.0.2, a minor bug fix release.

You can download the release via Apache mirrors link here:

Roller 6.0.2 includes the fixes listed below:

Parse referrer URL instead of using string value directly

Improved: the UI for the blog entries page

Improved: tooltip content on the registration form

Updated: the main menu to have proper space when displaying permission message

Updated: the header to show the tagline only when it's available

UI fixes are thanks to new contributor Yash Maheshwari.

On behalf of the Roller PMC,
Enjoy and best regards!

Apache Roller 6 released!

12.30.2019 by Dave Johnson | 0 Comments

The Apache Roller community is pleased to announce the release of Apache Roller 6.0.0, the latest and greatest release of Roller. For more details of the changes introduced with this new version please refer to the release notes in JIRA. In summary, Roller 6 is a new version of Roller with these features:

  • Web interface has been rewritten to use Twitter bootstrap via the Struts 2 Bootstrap tags.
  • Most dependencies have been upgraded to the latest version.
  • Compiled with Java 11 and requires Java 11.
  • The installation guide has been converted from OpenOffice to AsciiDocs.

It should be relatively easy to upgrade from Roller 5.2.4 to Roller 6 because there are no changes to the database schema (that means you can easily roll back if you find problems). The user interface is different and we hope you'll find it better, easier to use, more intuitive and with a more modern feel.

Thanks to the many contributors to Roller for this new release. We hope you'll enjoy and find it useful.

Apache Roller is available on the download page: 

For more information on Apache Roller, visit the project website: 

Apache Roller 5.2.4 is available

08.12.2019 by Dave Johnson | 0 Comments

The Apache Roller community is pleased to announce the release of Roller v5.2.4, a bug fix release that fixes a problem introduced in Roller 5.2.3. The Xinha-based rich-text editor was broken in 5.2.3 and this release fixes that.

The release may be downloaded from the Roller project download page:


The Apache Roller community

Apache Roller 5.2.3 released

07.11.2019 by Dave Johnson | 0 Comments

The Apache Roller community is pleased to announce the release of Roller v5.2.3, a bug fix release with some minor improvements. You can find the list of fixes and improvements at the end of this email.

Release may be downloaded from the Roller project download page:

Roller 5.2.3 also fixes a Cross-site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability (CVE-2019-0234) in Roller's comment authenticator, so users are strongly encouraged to upgrade as soon as possible.


The Apache Roller community

Changes in Roller 5.2.3

Bug fixes:

[ROL-2100] - HTTPS Scheme Enforcement feature removed

[ROL-2127] - Automatic database upgrade fails

[ROL-2129] - duplicate index on roller_oauthconsumer as Primary Key

[ROL-2132] - Remember-me fails when LDAP used for auth

[ROL-2135] - Comment Authenticator fix

[ROL-2138] - NOTICE file does not have standard content

[ROL-2143] - Fix mvn jetty:run


[ROL-2137] - Require rememberme.key to be set


[ROL-2142] - Skip RSS/Atom feed fetcher tests on Java 1.7

Apache Roller 5.2 released!

11.06.2017 by Dave Johnson | 0 Comments

The Apache Roller community is pleased to announce the release of Roller 5.2.0. This release includes some small improvements to Roller and a couple dozen bug fixes. It also upgrades many dependencies including Apache Struts 2.5 and eliminates use of Dynamic Method Invocation (DMI).

The list of resolved JIRA issues is here: JIRA Change List

Release may be downloaded from the Roller project Downloads Page


About Roller

05.08.2017 by Dave Johnson | 0 Comments

Featured in OnJava.COM

Apache Roller is the open source Java blog server that once powered the ground-breaking employee blogging site, FreeRoller, JavaLobby's  JRoller community and still powers the Apache Software Foundation blogs. If you want to set up a Java-powered blog server for yourself or for several thousand of your closest friends, try Roller!

Roller supports fundamental weblogging features such as group blogging, RSS and Atom newsfeeds, rich-text editing, customizable page templates, comments, pings, trackbacks, blogroll management and provides Atom Publishing Protocol and XML-RPC interfaces for blogging clients.

Roller was featured in an O'Reilly article on April 17, 2002. That article is no longer online, but you can read it here: Building an Open Source J2EE Weblogger (PDF).

For more information...

For more information about Roller, see the Apache Roller website and the Roller WIKI

Apache Roller 5.1.2 Released!

03.30.2015 by Glen | 0 Comments

Apache Roller 5.1.2 has been released and is available for download here Roller download page.

This release takes care of a potential security problem involving bloggers with admin permissions on a blog being able by default to execute arbitrary code on the server hosting Roller. As a reminder, even without this issue, as bloggers can blog and instantly post anything and everything including copyrighted, privacy-infringing, and other objectionable content, do not grant blog-writing accounts above the "Limited" role (can edit but not post blog entries) to people whom you do not thoroughly know and trust.

Below is the list of fixes and enhancements over Roller 5.1.1:

  • ROL-2057 - Missing NPE check in Roller PageServlet class
  • ROL-2058 - No salt renewal on POST request
  • ROL-2059 - Comment preview is invisible in Gaurav theme
  • ROL-2060 - Missing custom.css import in tags_index.vm in Gaurav theme
  • ROL-2061 - Wrong next month link of Calendar
  • ROL-2062 - Missing NPE check in IndexOperation#getDocument()
  • ROL-2064 - Add viewport meta tag to Gaurav theme
  • ROL-2065 - Gaurav sometimes displaying empty summary as unresolved "$entry.summary"
  • ROL-2066 - Comment URLs using https:// not saving properly in Gaurav theme
  • ROL-2067 - Velocity configuration improvement

Apache Roller 5.1.1 Released!

10.01.2014 by Glen | 0 Comments

Apache Roller 5.1.1 has been released, offering the following fixes/enhancements over Roller 5.1:

  • ROL-1387 - In creating tag aggregate counts (for tag clouds, etc.), count tags only from published blog entries
  • ROL-1620 - Plus signs in Category names result in 404s for Atom and RSS feeds
  • ROL-2050 - Have Design Tab default to Templates page when custom themes are being used (speeds up template customization)
  • ROL-2051 - Themes not falling back to standard templates when mobile ones undefined (affecting ability for Roller to be read from tablets and smartphones.)
  • ROL-2052 - Custom stylesheets not being updated correctly when user switches between shared and custom themes.
  • ROL-2054 - Newly saved categories not appearing on blog
  • ROL-2055 - Comment search should be case-insensitive
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