Release Notes for XWiki Workspaces 1.1

Changes from XWiki Workspaces 1.1 Release Candidate 2

  • Bug
    • XWS-157 - Simple members can access XWS Administration pages
    • XWS-164 - Typo in XWiki Workspaces Administration title
    • XWS-169 - Cannot invite in a workspace a member whose name has a single quote, like "D'Almeda"
  • Task
    • XWS-165 - Updated english translation

Full release notes

You can read the full release notes on JIRA

New features since XWiki Workspaces 1.0 (Summary)

  • New publication mode : Open
Your workspaces can now be open, allowing every registered user to access such workspaces with both view and edit permissions. As for public workspaces, those will be listed for everybody, in the "All my spaces" interface.

  • Application management
Because you do not always need all the provided applications, you can now uninstall and install applications in a workspace whenever you want. To do so, click on the "Administration" link of a workspace, and in the administration menu, click the "Manage Applications" link. (You will need to be administrator of that workspace to be able to do that).

  • New application : the Workstream
With this release, a new application is made available for every workspace : the Workstream. The workstream allow the workspace members to keep their coworkers informed of what they are doing. The workstream is a simple update stream, that also allows users to decide if they want their story published on the workspace dashboard and on user dashboards.

  • Global roles
It is now possible to affect registered users to global roles : Power Users and Administrators, in order to delegate responsibilities: workspace creation or invitation of new members to workspaces (see invitations of external users). You can manage this new groups of users, and tune the responsibilities per-role in the global administration.

  • Public registration mode
The public registration mode allows a XWiki Workspaces admin to configure his instance so that external people can create their own accounts in order to join the Workspace. User creation is captcha-protected to prevent robots from registering. The feature can be activated / deactivated by editing settings on the Global Admin page.

  • Invite external users to your workspaces
Now you can invite people who are not registered yet on the XWiki Workspaces instance to come and work in existing workspaces. To do so, simply click on the "Manage users" link while in a workspace. You can enter either an email address or a mailing list email address (the invitation will therefore remain open until you choose to close it). You can restrict external user invitation to Power Users only for security reasons.

  • Installers
There are now both Windows and generic java installers for a smoother first installation of XWiki Workspaces.

Known issues

Issues we know about

Installation

Read the Installation guide? on workspaces.xwiki.org

Upgrading from an older version

The process to upgrade an existing WAR installation of XWiki Workspaces is very similar as the one described here for XWiki Enterprise. You will need to save your configuration files (xwiki.cfg and hibernate.cfg.xml) in order to keep the new war working with your environment.

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Created by Jerome on 2008/10/01
   

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