Release Notes for XWiki 7.4 Release Candidate 1

Last modified by Thomas Mortagne on 2017/03/24

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 our last stabilization branch for the XWiki 7.x Cycle. It brings polishing and stabilization for the Nested Pages feature and the changes in UI that resulted from it.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 7.4 Milestone 2)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 7.4.

Changes in the UI

  • The default logo is now optimized for "Retina" screens, and can be scaled to any dimensions since it's a vectorial image.
  • The Information tab, at the bottom of each page, does not display the parent and the children of the current page anymore. Since this information is available both in the breadcrumb and in the children viewer, they were redundant and have been removed.

     InformationsTab.png

  • The search and the notification icons have been inverted. The new order looks more natural when the search bar is expanded.

     NotificationsAndSearch.png SearchExtended.png

  • To be more intuitive, the titles of the Rights sections in the page administration have been changed.

     RightsAdmin.png

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

For Developers

Miscellaneous

  • 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 extensions.xwiki.org don't appear as developed by the XWiki Development Team.
  • You can now disable the default Live Table query filters by passing the empty string as the value of the queryFilters parameter.

Translations

The following translations have been updated: 

  • Language
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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 47Not Tested
Firefox30.pngMozilla Firefox 43Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 10Not Tested
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 11Not Tested

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

DatabaseTest Result
hypersql.pngHyperSQL 2.3.3Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
mysql.pngMySQL 5.6.24Not Tested
oracle.pngOracle 11.2Not Tested
postgresql.pngPostgreSQL 9.3.10Not Tested

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.

Issues specific to XWiki 7.4-rc-1

None

API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since XWiki 7.3:

  • was wrongly extending internal class:
org.xwiki.extension.job.history.ReplayJobStatus: Removed org.xwiki.job.internal.AbstractJobStatus from the list of superclasses
org.xwiki.extension.job.history.ReplayJobStatus: Removed org.xwiki.job.internal.DefaultJobStatus from the list of superclasses
org.xwiki.extension.xar.job.diff.DiffXarJobStatus: Removed org.xwiki.job.internal.AbstractJobStatus from the list of superclasses
org.xwiki.extension.xar.job.diff.DiffXarJobStatus: Removed org.xwiki.job.internal.DefaultJobStatus from the list of superclasses
org.xwiki.refactoring.job.EntityJobStatus: Removed org.xwiki.job.internal.AbstractJobStatus from the list of superclasses
org.xwiki.refactoring.job.EntityJobStatus: Removed org.xwiki.job.internal.DefaultJobStatus from the list of superclasses
  • impossible to implement it without dependeing on XMLRPC module:
com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContext: Method 'public org.apache.xmlrpc.server.XmlRpcServer ajc$get$xmlRpcServer(com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContext)' has been removed
com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContext: Method 'public void ajc$set$xmlRpcServer(com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContext, org.apache.xmlrpc.server.XmlRpcServer)' has been removed
com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContext: Method 'public org.apache.xmlrpc.server.XmlRpcServer getXMLRPCServer()' has been removed
com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContext: Method 'public void setXMLRPCServer(org.apache.xmlrpc.server.XmlRpcServer)' has been removed
com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContextCompatibilityAspect: Method 'public org.apache.xmlrpc.server.XmlRpcServer ajc$interFieldGetDispatch$com_xpn_xwiki_XWikiContextCompatibilityAspect$com_xpn_xwiki_XWikiContext$xmlRpcServer(com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContext)' has been removed
com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContextCompatibilityAspect: Method 'public void ajc$interFieldInit$com_xpn_xwiki_XWikiContextCompatibilityAspect$com_xpn_xwiki_XWikiContext$xmlRpcServer(com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContext)' has been removed
com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContextCompatibilityAspect: Method 'public void ajc$interFieldSetDispatch$com_xpn_xwiki_XWikiContextCompatibilityAspect$com_xpn_xwiki_XWikiContext$xmlRpcServer(com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContext, org.apache.xmlrpc.server.XmlRpcServer)' has been removed
com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContextCompatibilityAspect: Method 'public org.apache.xmlrpc.server.XmlRpcServer ajc$interMethod$com_xpn_xwiki_XWikiContextCompatibilityAspect$com_xpn_xwiki_XWikiContext$getXMLRPCServer(com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContext)' has been removed
com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContextCompatibilityAspect: Method 'public void ajc$interMethod$com_xpn_xwiki_XWikiContextCompatibilityAspect$com_xpn_xwiki_XWikiContext$setXMLRPCServer(com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContext, org.apache.xmlrpc.server.XmlRpcServer)' has been removed
com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContextCompatibilityAspect: Method 'public org.apache.xmlrpc.server.XmlRpcServer ajc$interMethodDispatch1$com_xpn_xwiki_XWikiContextCompatibilityAspect$com_xpn_xwiki_XWikiContext$getXMLRPCServer(com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContext)' has been removed
com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContextCompatibilityAspect: Method 'public void ajc$interMethodDispatch1$com_xpn_xwiki_XWikiContextCompatibilityAspect$com_xpn_xwiki_XWikiContext$setXMLRPCServer(com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContext, org.apache.xmlrpc.server.XmlRpcServer)' has been removed
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