New and Noteworthy

XWiki Enterprise Manager is now using XWiki Enterprise 3.3. See the XWiki Enterprise 3.3 release notes. Apart from that, this release actually sees some major changes:

XEM now behaves as a workspace manager

After the introduction of the "Workspaces" aspect of virtual farms in the previous release, now XWiki Enterprise Manager has been changed to be a Workspaces distribution.

The previous virtual farm usecase is still achievable by using XWiki Enterprise and installing the Wiki Manager Application.

Path-based multiwiki enabled by default

In virtual mode, XWiki can work in two ways: based on domain names, where each virtual wiki is accessed from a different DNS domain, like, and path-based, where each virtual wiki is accessed on a different path of the same domain, like Since the former mode is harder to set up, since it requires a custom DNS server, we have enabled the second mode by default in this release.

Artifact renaming

In this release the two XARs specific to XEM have been renamed, xwiki-manager-application-xem becoming xwiki-manager-ui, and xwiki-manager-wiki-administrator becoming xwiki-manager-ui-all.

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

See the XWiki Enterprise 3.3 Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes.

Created by Sergiu Dumitriu on 2011/12/17

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