Release Notes for XWiki 7.0 Milestone 1

Version 16.1 by Marius Dumitru Florea on 2015/02/03

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.

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New and Noteworthy (since XWiki <version - 1>)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for <version>.

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  • Differentiate external links from internal links using an icon


  • The property "@headings-color" is now editable in the Flamingo Theme Editor.
  • Using the edit welcome message button from the homepage now redirects back to the previous page (homepage) when the user is done editing (saves or cancels) instead of leaving the user on the Main.Welcome page, which was previously confusing for some users.

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

For Developers

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  • The build now checks if unit tests output content to stdout/stderr and fail the build if so. A new AllLogRule JUnit Rule has been introduced to capture and assert logs:
     * Capture logs.

    public AllLogRule logRule = new AllLogRule();
    assertEquals("Error getting resource [bad resource] because of invalid path format. Reason: [invalid url]",
  • The xwiki-commons-test-simple and xwiki-commons-test-component modules have been moved to the Commons Tools as xwiki-commons-tool-test-simple and xwiki-commons-tool-test-component respectively. If your Maven module depends on one of them you'll need to update the dependencies.

Deprecated and Retired projects


The following dependencies have been upgraded:


The following translations have been updated: 

Tested Browsers & Databases

Performances tests compared to <last super stable version>

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More details on <link to the test report>.

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.

Issues specific to XWiki 7.0M1

  • title are not extracted from document content anymore, you can enable it using xwiki.title.compatibility property but it will probably fully be removed at some point

API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since <project> <version - 1>:

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