Release Notes for XWiki 7.3 Milestone 2

Version 24.1 by Guillaume Delhumeau on 2015/10/15

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>.


The "more options" menu have been split and a "page admin" menu has been created:


When the hierarchy of a nested pages is long, we do not display it entirely anymore. Instead, we display a limited version, that the user can expand by clicking on the "ellipsis" character ('...'):

  • limited:


  • full:


Note that this behavior have also been added to all hierarchy breadcrumbs, including location of search results, etc...


Page Index

Since we have introduced the concept of Nested Spaces we needed to replace the Space column in the LiveTable with a more generic Location column. Thus, the LiveTable of the Index Application now displays the title and the location of the pages, as shown in the following screenshot:


The same strategy is implemented for the children and the siblings viewers.

The user cannot filter on the page column. But it's not a problem, since she can always filter on the "location" filter, which includes the page name. The user might have some extra results, for example all children of a page matching the search, but the user will still be able to find what she needs.

This change was needed because now we display the title of the page, and not its name (because, technically, most of them are now called "WebHome"). For technical reasons, it's not possible to filter on titles yet.


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

For Developers


The content menus are now implemented with UI extensions. The new Extension Points are:





The extension point DrawerItem has now a parameter separator to add a line separator before the drawer item.

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Deprecated and Retired projects

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The following dependencies have been upgraded:


  • a displayTitle option has been added to the hierarchy macros. By default, it is set to true. When disabled, the names of the references are displayed in the breadcrumb, instead of the document titles.


The following translations have been updated: 

Tested Browsers & Databases

The QA Tests are executed after the release has been done. Thus, they are being prepared now and will be published soon.

Performances tests compared to <last super stable version>

<a summary of the comparison with latest super stable version>

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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