Draft

This is a summary of the release notes for XWiki Commons, XWiki Rendering and XWiki Platform, for the whole 10.x cycle (i.e. the whole year 2018). They share the same release notes as they are released together and have the same version.

The biggest highlight of this cycle is ...

Work Done

The work is organised using JIRA and here are some JIRA stats of what happened during the 10.x cycle:

  • x issues were closed (See the full JIRA issue list)
  • x bugs closed, x improvements, x new features and more:

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  • And the top JIRA participants (those contributing to more than 1% of the total jira issue number):

    jira-assignees-10x.png

Congrats to all who participated!

Top User Features

For our users, here are the top features that we wish to highlight:

Notifications fully replace the Watchlist

It's finally done! In this version, we have decided to disable the Watchlist in XWiki, by default. Instead, the Notifications Application is now the central feature in XWiki for notifications. 

Don't forget to warn your users about the need to enable email in their notification settings!

Note: you can rollback this change by disabling the Notifications Application and enabling the Watchlist again.

New Notifications Macro

It is now possible to list the notifications for the wiki by using the Notifications Macro. You can use it in any page or any dashboard. The goal is to be able to replace the Activity Stream which is going to be deprecated (too slow and missing some features).

New default Color Theme

We wanted to refresh the default color theme (Charcoal) for the XWiki Standard 10.x cycle and the community voted for the Iceberg theme, which is our new default theme. We kept a professional / clean look and feel and opted for blue as our main color. The purpose of the default color theme is to cover as many use cases as possible, so if you want to spice up your instance try one of our community contributed color themes

Top Admin Features

For our admins, here are the top features that we wish to highlight:

Filesystem store by default

Filesystem store is now the default location for attachments and deleted documents. See attachment storage documentation for more details.

Top Developer Features

For our developers, here are the top features that we wish to highlight:

New document type in XAR extensions

It's now possible to indicate a type for each entry in a XAR extension. The type indicates what actions are allowed for a document once it's installed (edit, delete) and how it should be handled during upgrade (merge, skip, overwrite, etc.). See XAR package format for more details about this new property.

Detailed Release Notes

If you wish to see the full details of all features and improvements you can check each release note.

Check the highlight and summary of the XWiki 10.x cycle.

Version 10.5.x

Version 10.4.x

Version 10.3.x

Version 10.2.x

Version 10.1.x

Version 10.0.x

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Created by Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) on 2018/01/05
   

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