Release Notes for XWiki 5.4.2

Last modified by Thomas Mortagne on 2017/03/24

This is the release notes for XWiki Commons, XWiki Rendering, XWiki Platform and XWiki Enterprise. They share the same release notes as they are released together and have the same version.

This is a bugfix release.

We've discovered an important regression in 5.4.2: Creation of a sub-wiki based on a template is not working anymore (it was working in XWiki 5.4). We're working on fixing this for 5.4.3.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 5.4.1)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for XWiki 5.4.2.


In order to be consistent with the old Workspace Application (that was bundled by default in 5.2.x), the default rights for new subwikis has been modified.
Now, a subwiki is viewable by everyone by default.

  • The "membership type" options are more clear.


  • The creation date of each wiki is now displayed in the Wiki Index.


Full Issue List


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Tested Browsers & Databases

Here is the list of browsers we support and how they have been tested for this release:

Chrome30.pngGoogle Chrome 33Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
Firefox30.pngMozilla Firefox 27Not Tested
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 8Not Tested
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 9Not Tested

Here is the list of databases we support and how they have been tested for this release:

hypersql.pngHyperSQL 2.3.1Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
mysql.pngMySQL 5.6.10Not Tested
oracle.pngOracle 11.2Not Tested
postgresql.pngPostgreSQL 9.3.2Not Tested

For the full list of tests see this page.

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

When upgrading make sure you compare your xwiki.cfg, and web.xml files with the newest version since some configuration parameters may have been modified or 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.

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