Release Notes for XWiki 7.1 Milestone 2

Version 16.1 by Thomas Mortagne on 2015/05/18

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 7.1 Milestone 1)

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


This feature is experimental and not bundled in XWiki by default. However, you can install and try it, but only for test purpose.

In the future, XWiki will offer different Flavors. A Flavor is a collection of applications. When you install a Flavor, you get a wiki fully configured for a use-case. In this release, we have implemented the ability to chose a Flavor when you create a new wiki.


See the Flavor Module page to see how to test it.

New debug mode

It's now possible to display various information about what happen during the request like the time spent on each step and sub steps.



  • Mail API has been slightly modified to fix a bug when waiting for all mails to have been processed (the waitForProcessing() wasn't really waiting!). As a consequence calls to MailResult.waitTillProcessed(long timeout) and MailResult.isProcessed() have been replaced by calls to MailStatusResult.waitTillProcessed(long timeout) and MailStatusResult.isProcessed(). Note that for backward compatibility reason the scripting API still supports the old API (but it's deprecated and you should move your code to use the new API).
  • Mail Status Store API has been refactored to provides ordered result based on any status fields. A new method also ease loading a single status for a given messageId.

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

For Developers

Mail API: Send prepared mime message to multiple users as independent message

A new mime message cloning factory (hint "message") is available to be used with iterator factories. It duplicates a given source message as is, to allow sending it to multiple users as independent messages. See Example 5 of the documentation for a sample.

Deprecated and Retired projects

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Job progress improvements

It's now possible to associate message to each step of the progress. Also a new API have been added to make easier to notify about progress in scripts.
See for more details.

A tree of step with the time spent on each one is now kept in the progress and can be retrieved during or after the progress is done. It's also automatically serialized in jobs statuses.


The following dependencies have been upgraded:


  • The Mail module's prepare step now does a better handling of the ExecutionContext by cloning it. This way you can safely use it while rendering your mail's template, when you are using the velocity bindings. More details on XWIKI-12090


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 <version>

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API Breakages

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

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