Release Notes for XWiki 5.0 Release Candidate 1

Version 14.1 by Denis Gervalle on 2013/04/18

This is the release notes for XWiki Platform, XWiki Enterprise and XWiki Enterprise Manager. 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 5.0 M2)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 5.0.

Full Issue List

New wiki mode in distribution wizard

By default you can now get the same distribution wizard you used to have for main wiki only on subwikis too. When enabled it means that each wiki administrator is able to take care of his own wiki upgrade and farm administrator will only deal with main wiki.

There is two modes:

  • ALL IN ONE: the former Distribution Wizard behavior where everything is done at main wiki level
  • WIKI: on main wiki only the main wiki is upgraded and each wiki gets its own Distribution Wizard and its own status

A new step to setup the upgrade mode has been added.


Extension Updater

We added a new section to the Extension Manager administration UI that lists the available extension updates.



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See the full list of JIRA issues fixed in this release.

For Developers

Joda Time plugin adds Duration API

The Joda Time plugin API was extended with 2 new methods for creating durations. Here's an example:

#set ($endDate = $xwiki.jodatime.getDateTime($endDateTimeStamp))
#set ($currentDate = $xwiki.jodatime.getDateTime())
#set ($duration = $xwiki.jodatime.getDuration($endDate, $currentDate))
The number of days passed since the end date is: $duration.standardDays

Check the Duration javadoc for more information.

Deprecated and Retired projects

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The following dependencies have been upgraded:

  • Groovy 2.1.3
  • Joda Time 2.2


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The following translations have been updated: 

Tested Browsers & Databases

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

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

Always make sure you compare your xwiki.cfg and files with the newest version since some configuration parameters were added. Note that you should add so that XWiki will attempt to automatically migrate your current database to the new schema. Make sure you backup your Database before doing anything.

Table xwikistringlists

 The xwikistringlists table added in 5.0M2 has been removed and that change is postponed to 5.1M1 due to serious migration issues.
Migration from release 5.0M2 to any newer version will be broken

Issues specific to XWiki 5.0 Release Candidate 1

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API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since XWiki 4.5.3:

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