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 bug fix release with lots of issues fixed to stabilize the recent Flamingo skin.

We've discovered an issue with IE9 related to cursor position when editing in the WYSIWYG editor and using the Flamingo skin. If you're using IE9 and Flamingo you may want to postpone any upgrade to 6.2.3 (or after).

Also, we have discovered some issues related to the usage of the same skin (eg: xwiki:XWiki.DefaultSkin) in different wikis (XWIKI-11304, XWIKI-11300 and XWIKI-11302). If you are concerned by this use-case, you should wait for the upcoming 6.2.3 version.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 6.2.1)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 6.2.2.

Flamingo

The Flamingo skin was introduced as experimental in XWiki 6.0 & 6.1 and has been deemed usable in XWiki 6.2. However we're still tuning details. It happens that we did not all agree on the location of the "Add" button (some wanted it inside the content, next to the "Edit" buttons and others wanted it back at the top - You can follow the discussion here if you're interested emoticon_wink). Thus we've decided for the moment to put it back at the top where it was in the Colibri skin in order to not force our users to learn a new location for the moment. This is still a discussion in progress and if you have inputs and preferences please do not hesitate to let us know on the XWiki Users Mailing List or on the related Issue. Thanks!
  • The 'Add' button has been moved back to the top bar and the search bar to the right:

    flamingo-add.png

  • When you click on the 'add' button, the order of the choices have been inverted, to propose to create a page first, then a space, and finally a wiki:

    flamingo-add-options.png

  • The Wiki/Space/Page buttons in the top bar have been changed and are no longer split into two parts. You do not need to click the arrow specifically any more to open the contextual menu:

    flamingo-menubar.png

  • To navigate to the current Wiki/Space/Page in the top bar, there is now a new "Go to..." item:
    WikiSpacePage
    flamingo-goto-wiki.pngflamingo-goto-space.pngflamingo-goto-page.png
  • The languages selection is now located in the top bar. It is displayed only when the multilingual mode is enabled:

    languages.png
    When there is no translation available:
    languages-no-alternative.png
    When there is some translations available:
    languages-with-alternatives.png

  • The Livetable is now responsive to the screen size, so you can use them with smartphones:

    Livetable-Responsive.png

  • To sum up, this is the new look:

    flamingo.png

Full Issue List

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Translations

The following translations have been updated: 

  • French
  • Latvian

Tested Browsers & Databases

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

BrowserTest Result
Chrome30.pngGoogle Chrome 37Not Tested
Firefox30.pngMozilla Firefox 33Jira 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:

DatabaseTest Result
hypersql.pngHyperSQL 2.3.2Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
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.

API Breakages

There is no API breakage since XWiki 6.2.1 and 6.2.

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Created by Guillaume Delhumeau on 2014/09/30
   

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