Release Notes for XWiki 14.10.15

Last modified by Ilie Andriuta on 2023/08/17

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, including security fixes.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 14.10.14)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 14.10.15.


The following translations have been updated: 

Tested Browsers & Databases

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

 BrowserTested on:
Firefox30.pngMozilla Firefox 115Not Tested
Chrome30.pngGoogle Chrome 116Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
Edge30.pngMicrosoft Edge 115Tests run and results
Safari30.pngSafari 16Not Tested

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

 DatabaseTested on:
hypersql.pngHyperSQL 2.7.1Not Tested
postgresql.pngPostgreSQL 15Not Tested
mariadb.pngMariaDB 10.11Not Tested
mysql.pngMySQL 8Tests run and results
oracle.pngOracle 19cJira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes

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

 Servlet ContainerTested on:
tomcat-icon.pngTomcat 9.0.78
jetty-icon.pngJetty 10.0.7 (XWiki Standalone packaging)Not Tested
jetty-icon.pngJetty 10.0.7Not Tested

Security Issues

Security issues are not listed in issue lists or dashboards to avoid disclosing ways to use them, but they will appear automatically in them once they're disclosed. See the XWiki Security Policy for more details.

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

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.

Issues specific to XWiki 14.10.15

  • The rendered changes now only download images to compare their content from trusted domains.
  • Several configuration options have been added to disable the feature of downloading images for comparison or to change the maximum size of downloaded images. Make sure you review these settings to make sure the comparison of images works as expected.
  • On startup after the upgrade, the search index will be emptied and all documents will be re-indexed to purge sensitive data from the search index. Features relying on the search index like the search itself but also the image picker or backlinks might be temporarily unavailable or incomplete.

API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since XWiki 14.10.14:

Unstable APIs

Not real backward compatibility breakages since they were done on APIs marked @Unstable (a.k.a Young APIs). Thus it's part of the contract that they can be broken until they become stable. They're listed purely for reference in case you decided to still use them (and thus agreed to be broken).

  • Replaced getXWikiHost() with getXWikiURI() in unstable configuration API.
    • Violation type:
    • Code:
      ## Old:
      method java.lang.String org.xwiki.export.pdf.PDFExportConfiguration::getXWikiHost()
  • Replaced getXWikiHost() with getXWikiURI() in unstable configuration API.
    • Violation type:
    • Code:
      ## Old:

      ## New:
      method org.xwiki.export.pdf.PDFExportConfiguration::getXWikiURI() throws


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

  • Anca Luca 
  • Dorian OUAKLI 
  • Gankov Andrey 
  • Manuel Leduc 
  • Marius Dumitru Florea 
  • Michael Hamann 
  • Nikita Petrenko 
  • Sautner 
  • Sereza7 
  • Simon Urli 
  • Simpel 
  • Thomas Mortagne 
  • Vincent Massol 
  • WestFarmer 
  • xrichard 

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