Release Notes for XWiki Enterprise 1.3 Milestone 2

Second and last milestone of the XWiki Enterprise 1.3 version. Next version will be a release candidate.

Summary of changes since XWiki Enterprise 1.3 Milestone 1

Main changes:

Warning: The Toucan skin requires that you have the Albatross 1.2 or greater version installed and that you have XWiki Enterprise 1.3M2 or greater installed.

  • Complete rewrite of the LDAP authentication support (see XWIKI-1079 for more details). Main changes:
    • Support for LDAP groups
    • If LDAP authentication fails, XWiki DB authentication takes over
    • Improved configuration parameters
Warning: The old LDAP authentication is still present but deprecated. See the Authentication Guide for details on how to configure LDAP authentication.
  • Allow skin document attachments to override/provide templates
  • Tightened Wiki Syntax for strikethrough (XWIKI-1207), underline (XWIKI-1243), italics (XWIKI-1245) and strong (XWIKI-1248).
  • Verified XWiki on PostGreSQL 8.3
  • Syntax Help Panel now opens the XWiki Syntax help from xwiki.org in a separate window
+ 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.
Error: The Toucan skin v1.0 still has some issues with Internet Explorer. See XSTOUCAN-3 for more details and follow up.

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 1.3M2. 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.

Make sure you import the new Panels Application XAR 1.3 since it's required by the new Albatross and Toucan skin versions.

Migrating from 1.1.2 or later

No additional steps required.

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 2008/02/19
   

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