Release Notes for XWiki Enterprise Manager 1.1

This is the second XEM version.

Bug fixes and new features in 1.1 (from 1.0)

Based on XWiki Enterprise 1.3

Some of the main new features and bug fixes for XEM:

  • Ability to export multiwiki pages as HTML in a zip file
  • New Toucan skin
  • Complete rewrite of the LDAP authentication support including the support for LDAP groups and possibility to have different LDAP configuration by wiki even enable/disable LDAP
  • Watchlist feature now works in multiwiki

All Application Manager 1.1 bug fixes and new features

New features

  • XAAM-56: Add WebHome page to XApp space
  • XAAM-51: Display an error in a page when plugin it depends on can't be loaded
  • XAAM-52: By default protect all Application Manager spaces from being edited by not Admin users
  • XAAM-55: Improve comment/log/exception messages handling
See Jira for full list of fixed bugs and new features: Application Manager

All Wiki Manager 1.1 bug fixes and new features

New features

  • XAWM-51: Improve handling of the XWikiServer aliases
  • XAWM-52: Display an error in a page when plugin it depends on can't be loaded
  • XAWM-53: By default protect all Wiki Manager spaces from being edited by not Admin users
  • XAWM-57: Delete database when deleting virtual wiki
  • XAWM-48: Improve wiki creation page
Bug fixes

  • XAWM-56: Main wiki should not be deletable
See Jira for full list of fixed bugs and new features: Wiki Manager

XWiki Enterprise Manager application

New features

  • XEM-89: Display an error in a page when plugin it depends on can't be loaded
  • XEM-90: By default protect all XEM "system" spaces from being edited by not Admin users
See Jira for full list of fixed bugs and new features: XEM

Known issues

Installation

A XEM installation works like XWiki Enterprise (XE). Thus to install XEM check the XE installation instructions.

When compared to XE, XEM is different in the following areas:

  • Actually at this time only MySQL and Oracle databases engines are fully supported.
  • You'll have to configure your database so that it has the rights to create new databases. See the Virtualization guide for details on how to do this.
Once you have finished the standard XE-like installation, go to the XEM home page and follow the instructions there.

Common Migration notes

The database structure has been changed but we have set up an automatic migration system so you shouldn't have to touch your Database to upgrade to 1.3. Thus you can simply install this version and configure it to point to your existing database.

Warning: You'll also need to define the property xwiki.store.migration.databases=all to your xwiki.cfg file or explicitely name all databases to be migrated as in xwiki.store.migration.databases=db1,db2,....

You may also want to import the default XEM wiki XAR in order to benefit from improvements listed above.

Warning: Always make sure you compare your xwiki.cfg file with the newest version since some configuration parameters were added. Of note, 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.

Make sure you import the new Panels Application XAR 1.4 since it's required by the new Albatross and Toucan skin versions.
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Created by Thomas Mortagne on 2008/03/10
   

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