Release Notes for XWiki 9.9-rc-1

Last modified by Alex Cotiugă on 2017/10/16

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.

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New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 9.8)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 9.9.

For Users

Watched Locations Enhanced


The notifications toggles now take into account the preferences that you have enabled. Events that have not been enabled first will not be displayed anymore, even if you watch a location where these events happen.

This feature is still disabled by default. See how to test it.

For Admins

No changes!

For Developers

The server is now able to check for its new versions


The server can now check if a new version of its distribution is available. Note that currently, no notification will be sent to an administrator about this new version.

The version check can be enabled through the parameter extension.versioncheck.environment.enabled in xwiki.properties.

Moved Modules

<description deprecated, retired and moved projects>

Upgrades

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

Translations

The following translations have been updated: 

  • Language
  • Language

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.

Issues specific to XWiki 9.9 Release Candidate 1

  • JSONTool#parse is now deprecated and JSONTool#fromString should be used instead. This means that Velocity code like $jsontool.parser($content) should be replaced by $jsontool.fromString($content)

API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since <project> <version - 1>:

Credits

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

<code contributors>

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