Release Notes for XWiki Enterprise 1.1.2

This is a bug fix release following the release of XWiki Platform 1.1.2. This release also introduce experimental new rights management system.

Changes from 1.1.1

New features:

  • Improved rights management (experimental and not active by default). The old rights management UI was too difficult to use and thus we have created a new Ajax-based UI, much easier to use and that scales well with the number of users/groups. Note that this new UI replaces the old one in XWiki Enterprise 1.2.
To enable, add xwiki.rights.defaultui=new to your xwiki.cfg to use this new UI.
  • Added Velocity macro to display a list of panels in columns inside a document. See DisplayPanelLayoutMacro for more.

Screenshots of new Rights Management UI

Setting permissions at the wiki level with on the fly filtering for users and groups:

globalrightsusers.png

Setting permissions at the space level showing groups settings:

spacerightsgroups.png

List of all users in the wiki with ability to filter, edit users, delete users or add new users:

users.png

List of all groups in the wiki with ability to filter, edit groups, add a new group, or delete groups:

groups.png

Adding a new user:

adduser.png

Adding a new user to a group with auto suggest for finding the user to add:

addusertogroup.png

 

The following bugs were fixed:

  • Impossible to translate page in 1.1.1.
  • Error while importing a XAR containing XWiki.XWikiServerClass object(s) in a non-virtual wiki.
  • Issue in EditAction which allows to create a bad translation state.
  • EditTranslations panel does not handle empty default language properly.

See Jira for full list of fixed bugs and new features:

Known issues

Upgrading from any version

Upgrading from 1.1 Milestone 4 or later doesn't require any special steps, as there weren't any changes in the core structure.

If you've been using XWiki prior to version 1.1 Milestone 4, then you may have noticed that the document version and the history do not match (there's an offset of one in the printed versions, the history being one version smaller). We have fixed this and we are providing a patch for you to run on your wiki installation. To run the patch install the RCS Fix XAR file using the Importer Tool and then go to the XWiki.FixRCS page and follow the instructions.

You only need to run this patch if you're upgrading from a version prior to 1.1 Milestone 4 and if you want the versions displayed in the history to be in sync with the document's version displayed when you view the documents

For the new rights management UI to work fine, you'll need to import the following pages into your wiki: xwiki-enterprise-wiki-1.1.1-1.1.2.xar.** The xar file contains XWiki.WebPreferences page that fix XE default xar wrong name for a group from "XWiki.AdminGroup" to "XWiki.XWikiAdminGroup". New right management interface is only fully supported by Albatros theme : all new template, js and css code is in Albatros theme directory.

Follow the instructions below for upgrading from your specific version.

Upgrading from 1.0 or from earlier 1.1 Milestones or Release Candidates

There have been no changes to the database structure so you can simply install this version and configure it to point to your existing database. However you may want to import the default wiki XAR in order to benefit from improvements listed above.

Upgrading from versions earlier than 1.0

Check the release notes for 1.0.

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Created by Thomas Mortagne on 2007/10/29
   

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