Release Notes for XWiki Enterprise 1.3 Milestone 1

First milestone of the XWiki Enterprise 1.3 version.

Note that general goals for XWiki Enterprise 1.3 are:

  • Bug fixes
  • More automated tests
  • Clean up the Skins, make it easy to create new skins and add the new xwiki.org skin
  • Improve performances (less Javascript files, more optimized CSS, better caching, etc)

Summary of changes since XWiki Enterprise 1.2.1

Main changes:

  • A good deal of bugs fixed
  • Added ability to export pages as HTML in a zip file
  • Added ability to export the current page in a XAR
  • Removed Finch and Dodo skin from the default distribution. They are now available as separate downloads.
  • Better support for Oracle with the upgrade to Hibernate 3.2.5.ga version.
+ lots of other changes, see Platform details and XWiki Enterprise details.

Known issues

  • Bugs we know about
  • The watchlist feature doesn't fully work yet when XWiki used in virtual mode and thus the Watchlist menu is automatically disabled and hidden in that mode.

Common Migration notes

The database structure has been changed but we have set up an automatic migration system so you shouldn't have to touch your Database to upgrade to 1.3M1. Thus you can simply install this version and configure it to point to your existing database.

Warning: If you're running in a multiwiki setup you'll also need to define the property xwiki.store.migration.databases=all to your xwiki.cfg file or explicitely name all databases to be migrated as in xwiki.store.migration.databases=db1,db2,....

You may also want to import the default wiki XAR in order to benefit from improvements listed above.

Warning: Always make sure you compare your xwiki.cfg file with the newest version since some configuration parameters were added. Of note, 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.

Migrating from 1.1.2 or later

Nothing additional to perform.

Migrating from versions earlier than 1.1.2

Check the release notes for 1.1.2.

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Created by Vincent Massol on 2008/01/30
   

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