Release Notes for XWiki 7.4 Release Candidate 1

Version 11.1 by Guillaume Delhumeau on 2015/12/21

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 7.4 Milestone 2)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 7.4.

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  • The default logo is now optimized for "Retina" screens, and can be scaled to any dimensions since it's a vectorial image.
  • The Informations tab, in the bottom of each page, does not display the parent and the children of the current page anymore. Since these informations are accessible in the breadcrumb and in the children viewer, they were redundant.


  • The search and the notification icons have been inversed. In this order, it looks more natural when the search bar is extended.

      NotificationsAndSearch.png SearchExtended.png

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

For Developers

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<description of developer feature N>

Deprecated and Retired projects

<description of deprecated and retired projects>


The following dependencies have been upgraded:

  • <list libraries that have been upgraded>


  • The top level Commons POM now performs some checks on the POMs that have it as parent; for example it checks that non core POMs don't use the "XWiki Development Team" in the developers section so that non-core Extensions deployed on don't appear as developed by the XWiki Development Team.


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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>

<issues specific to the project>

API Breakages

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

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