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 is a bug fix release for fixing important bugs since latest release. In particular this release fix a bug with the new Like feature when used with translations, and it also disable by default the Javascript Strict mode.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 12.7.1)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for XWiki 12.7.1.

Tested Browsers & Databases

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

 BrowserTested on:
Chrome30.pngGoogle Chrome 84Not Tested
Firefox30.pngMozilla Firefox 79Not Tested
Edge30.pngMicrosoft Edge 84Not Tested
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 11Tests run and results + Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
Safari30.pngSafari 13Not Tested

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

 DatabaseTested on:
hypersql.pngHyperSQL 2.5.1Not Tested
mysql.pngMySQL 8Tests run and results + Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
oracle.pngOracle 19cNot Tested
postgresql.pngPostgreSQL 12Not Tested
mariadb.pngMariaDB 10.5Not Tested

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

 Servlet ContainerTested on:
tomcat-icon.pngTomcat 9.0.37Not Tested
jetty-icon.pngJetty 9.4.29 (XWiki Standalone packaging)Tests run and results + Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
jetty-icon.pngJetty 9.4.29Not Tested

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

A new property has been added in xwiki.properties to enable the Javascript Strict mode, which is disabled by default:

#-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Skin Extensions
#-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#-# [Since 12.7.1, 12.8RC1]
#-# Indicate whether the JavaScript skin extensions should be parsed and minified using strict mode. When strict mode is
#-# enabled:
#-# * the JavaScript minification may fail if the code is poorly written. See
#-#   https://github.com/google/closure-compiler/wiki/Warnings for a list of errors that may occur. When this happens
#-#   XWiki uses the original (unminified) JavaScript source as a fall-back and logs some error messages that indicate
#-#   how the bad code can be fixed.
#-# * the minified JavaScript includes the "use strict;" statement which means the code may fail at runtime if it doesn't
#-#   follow the ECMAScript strict rules. See https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Strict_mode
#-#
#-# The default value is:
# skinx.jsStrictModeEnabled = false

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
    • xwiki.properties
    • web.xml
    • hibernate.cfg.xml
  • Add xwiki.store.migration=1 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 API changes since XWiki 12.7.

Credits

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

Marius Dumitru Florea
Simon Urli
Thomas Mortagne

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Created by Simon Urli on 2020/09/04
   

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