Release Notes for XWiki 8.4.2

Last modified by Vincent Massol on 2017/06/09

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

This release is a bugfix release that brings some improvements to the CKEditor integration and some usability improvements too.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 8.4.1)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 8.4.2.

For Users

CKEditor Integration Improvements


CKEditor has been upgraded to version 4.6.0 which brings a new flat skin and a lot of improvements and bug fixes. The XWiki integration has been improved to support automatic link creation when dropping a non-image file over the editing area. Creating a link to a non-existing wiki page has been simplified. Check the CKEditor Integration documentation for more information.

The "page type" picker is bigger


In order to better see the available page types (like Encyclopedia, Article, etc...), the "page type" selector has been enlarged.

For Admins

Localization Section


It's now easier to pick a time zone or a language in the "Localization" section of the Administration, thanks to a filter box.

For Developers

No changes!

Moved Modules

No retired or moved projects in this release!

Upgrades

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

All Changes

Translations

The following translations have been updated: 

  • French
  • Catalan

Tested Browsers & Databases

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

BrowserTest Result
Chrome30.pngGoogle ChromeNot Tested
Firefox30.pngMozilla Firefox 50Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes + New and Noteworthy Features
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 10Not Tested
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 11Not Tested

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

DatabaseTest Result
hypersql.pngHyperSQLNot Tested
mysql.pngMySQL 5.7Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes + New and Noteworthy Features
oracle.pngOracleNot Tested
postgresql.pngPostgreSQLNot Tested

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

When upgrading make sure you compare your xwiki.cfg, xwiki.properties and web.xml files with the newest version since some configuration parameters may have been modified or added. Note that you should add xwiki.store.migration=1 so that XWiki will attempt to automatically migrate your current database to the new schema. Make sure you backup your Database before doing anything.

API Breakages

No API has been broken since XWiki 8.4.1!

Credits

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

Eduard Moraru
Guillaume Delhumeau
Marius Dumitru Florea
Thomas Mortagne
Vincent Massol

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Created by Guillaume Delhumeau on 2016/11/24
   

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