Release Notes for XWiki 6.0 Release Candidate 1

Last modified by Thomas Mortagne on 2014/05/05

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.

First and hopefully last release candidate before 6.0 final. This release contain mostly improvements on Distribution Wizard and new experimental Flamingo skin.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 6.0 Milestone 2)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 6.0.

Distribution Wizard improvements

The Extensions step now lets global administrators choose between:

  • computing the upgrade plan for the entire farm
  • computing the upgrade plan only for the main wiki + global namespace

The first option is suited when the farm is managed by a single entity while the second option is suited when each wiki in the farm is managed by a different entity. Obviously computing the upgrade plan for the entire farm takes longer (with the number of wikis) than computing the upgrade plan only for the main wiki.

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Extensions are now sorted by their name (but still grouped by wiki) and paginated on the Extensions step.

We also paginated the Wikis step, which could have been pretty long if you had many wikis. See the Distribution Wizard documentation for more information.

Experimental Flamingo Skin

  • The "page export" action is now handled via a modal popup:

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  • Create/rename/delete actions are now handled by Flamingo:

    flamingo-create-page.png

Miscellaneous

  • We improved the way attachment file names are indexed by Solr so you should be able to find attachments more easily from now on.

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

For Developers

Upgrades

The following dependencies have been upgraded:

Miscellaneous

  • We added a new field "filename_exact" to the Solr Schema to store the attachment file names as verbatim (without being analysed) for exact and prefix matching. The existing filename field is analysed and thus cannot be used for exact/prefix matching.
  • The Wiki module does not handle the application descriptors of the deprecated Application Manager anymore.

Translations

The following translations have been updated: 

  • French
  • German

Tested Browsers & Databases

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

BrowserStatus
Chrome30.pngGoogle Chrome 34Not Tested
Firefox30.pngMozilla Firefox 28 Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 8Not Tested
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 9Full manual test, Migration from 5.4.4
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 10Migration from 5.4.4
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 11Migration from 5.4.4

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, Full manual test, Migration from 5.4.4
mysql.pngMySQL 5.6.17Not Tested
oracle.pngOracle 11.2Not Tested
postgresql.pngPostgreSQL 9.3.4Not 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.

Solr Search Index

We made changes to the Solr schema in this release (see XWIKI-10225) and unfortunately we don't have support for automatic Solr search index migration at this point. If you upgrade from XWiki 4.3 Milestone 2 or greater then you have to delete the 'solr' folder from the configured permanent directory of your XWiki instance. The Solr index will be recreated automatically and the entire wiki/farm will be re-indexed after a server restart.

API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since XWiki 5.4.4:

  • 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
  • This method did not make any sense and was unusable:
    org.xwiki.model.reference.LocalDocumentReference: Method 'public org.xwiki.model.reference.WikiReference getWikiReference()' has been removed
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