Release Notes for XWiki 11.3

Version 21.1 by Thomas Mortagne on 2019/07/19
Warning: For security reasons, the document is displayed in restricted mode as it is not the current version. There may be differences and errors due to this.

This is the release notes for XWiki Commons, XWiki Rendering and XWiki Platform. They share the same release notes as they are released together and have the same version.

This release was focused on bug fixes. It comes with a lot of bug fixes and a couple of small improvements for things like the live table date filter, the Database List field from AppWithinMinutes or the Delete User modal. We managed to fix 43 bugs in total, among them 10 were blockers and 8 criticals. You can find more interesting statistics and the full list of changes below.

Some important bugs have been found since XWiki 11.3 has been released:

If one or several of these bugs impact you, then you should wait for the next version of XWiki that will be released soon!

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 11.2)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 11.3.

For Users

Improved Date Filter

The look & feel of the live table date filter has been improved. You can check it on the Page Index.

Improved Database List Field

The Database List field that you can use when creating an application with AppWithinMinutes has been improved. It is now displayed by default using an input suggest picker that adapts to single and multiple selection. You can still change the display type if you want. If you choose the "Select" display type then you can also control its size.


  • The user notification filter preferences are now automatically updated when a watched page is moved/renamed.

  • "My Groups" user profile section has been renamed to "Groups": Check the User Profile documentation for more information.

For Admins

Warning when Deleting Users with Script Right

Wiki administrators are now warned when they are about to delete users that have Script or Programming Rights, if there are pages that were last modified by these users. Check out the Administration Application documentation for more information.

For Developers

No changes!


Several performance fixes were done to fix cases where Notifications would hang and use a lot CPU.


The following runtime dependencies have been upgraded (they have a different release cycle than XWiki Commons, XWiki Rendering and XWiki Platform):


The following translations have been updated: 

Tested Browsers & Databases

Failed to execute the [velocity] macro. Cause: [The execution of the [velocity] script macro is not allowed in [xwiki:TestReports.ManualTestReportSummaryXWiki113.WebHome]. Check the rights of its last author or the parameters if it's rendered from another script.]. Click on this message for details.

Here is the list of browsers we support and how they have been tested for this release:

 BrowserTests performed and results
Chrome30.pngGoogle Chrome 74Full tests
Firefox30.pngMozilla Firefox 66Not Tested
Edge30.pngMicrosoft Edge 18New and Noteworthy Features + Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes + Full tests
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 11Not Tested
Safari30.pngSafari 12Not Tested

Here is the list of databases we support and how they have been tested for this release:

 DatabaseTests performed and results
hypersql.pngHyperSQL 2.4.1Not Tested
mysql.pngMySQL 5.7New and Noteworthy Features + Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes + Full tests
oracle.pngOracle 12cNot Tested
postgresql.pngPostgreSQL 11Full tests

Here is the list of Servlet Containers we support and how they have been tested for this release:

 Servlet ContainerTests performed and results
tomcat-icon.pngTomcatNot Tested
jetty-icon.pngJetty (XWiki Standalone packaging)New and Noteworthy Features + Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes + Full tests
jetty-icon.pngJettyNot Tested

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

Attachment URL API

In order to fix a cache issue related to attachment, we change the behaviour of Document#getAttachmentURL methods.

Those methods now return by default a downloadrev URL containing a query parameter part. 

If you want to add a query parameter for the returned URL, please don't append it to the returned URL, but use the dedicated API

General Notes

  • When upgrading make sure you compare and merge the following XWiki configuration files since some parameters may have been modified, removed or added:
    • xwiki.cfg
    • web.xml
    • hibernate.cfg.xml
  • Add in xwiki.cfg so that XWiki will attempt to automatically migrate your current database to any new schema. Make sure you backup your Database before doing anything.

API Breakages

No APIs have been modified since XWiki 11.2.


The following people have contributed code and translations to this release (sorted alphabetically):

Alex Cotiugă
Ecaterina Moraru (Valica)
Guillaume Delhumeau
Jarle Sandmo
Jascha Kirchhoff
Karan Pratap Singh
Marius Dumitru Florea
Niels P. Mayer
Paweł Gawron
Sergiu Dumitriu
Simon Urli
Thomas Mortagne
Vincent Massol
Vyacheslav Sukharnikov

Get Connected