Release Notes for XWiki 6.0 Milestone 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 milestone is moving forward on new Flamingo skin and fix many bugs.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 6.0 Milestone 1)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 6.0.

Experimental Flamingo Skin

We have made some progress in the flamingo skin.

  • The administration is now implemented:

     flamingo-admin.png

  • The user profile too:

     flamingo-profile.png

  • The "advanced" edit modes are better (object, class, rights):

     flamingo-edit-objects.png

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

For Developers

Extension Manager improvements

It's now possible to exclude extension from upgrade plan calculation. This is useful to speed up execution when you know some extension won't have any valid upgrade available.

$upgraderequest.addExcludedExtension($extension.id) 

Upgrades

The following dependencies have been upgraded:

Miscellaneous

  • When debugging JavaScript by appending minify=false in the URL, pulled skin extensions are also included unminified.

Translations

The following translations have been updated: 

  • German
  • French

Tested Browsers & Databases

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

BrowserStatus
Chrome30.pngGoogle Chrome 33Not Tested
Firefox30.pngMozilla Firefox 28 Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
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:

DatabaseStatus
hypersql.pngHyperSQL 2.3.2 Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
mysql.pngMySQL 5.6.10Not Tested
oracle.pngOracle 11.2Not Tested
postgresql.pngPostgreSQL 9.2.4Not 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, xwiki.properties and web.xml files with the newest version since some configuration parameters may have been modified or added. Note that 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.

API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since XWiki 5.4.3:

  • Moved some method from EntityResource to Resource and changed EntityResource constructor:
    org.xwiki.resource.EntityResource: In method 'public EntityResource(org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReference)' the number of arguments has changed
    org.xwiki.resource.EntityResource: Method 'public java.lang.String getAction()' has been removed
    org.xwiki.resource.EntityResource: Method 'public void setAction(java.lang.String)' has been removed
    org.xwiki.resource.Resource: Method 'public org.xwiki.resource.ActionId getActionId()' has been added to an interface
  • This method is available on the standard JavaScript Window object:
    org.xwiki.gwt.dom.client.DOMUtils: Method 'public void stop(org.xwiki.gwt.dom.client.Window)' has been removed
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Created by Thomas Mortagne on 2014/03/26
   

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