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Release Notes for XWiki Enterprise 1.4 Milestone 2

Second (and last) milestone of the XWiki Enterprise 1.4 version (Roadmap).

Changes since XWiki Enterprise 1.4 Milestone 1

Main changes

  • New colors for the toucan skin : black and dark blue
  • New option to deactivate attachment versioning
  • New skin extensions plugin
  • Improvements on XWiki XMLRPC
  • Improved statistics performances
  • Print and Print Preview now print the whole content of a document
  • User creation from the administration lightbox is working fine now
  • Fixed character escaping using \

Detailed changes

Release Notes - XWiki Enterprise - Version 1.4 M2


  • XE-220 - The Change Password form should not allow empty passwords


  • XE-23 - Improve Treeview's performances on AllDocs by loading data on node expansion
  • XE-221 - Change the table that displays all the documents (Main.AllDocs) to use ajax for more rapid loading

New features

  • XE-224 - Write selenium test to verify the behaviour of the AllDocs ajax table
  • XE-225 - Write a selenium test to verify the behaviour of the new accordions for XWikiPreferences, object and class edition
  • XE-231 - Add Performance monitoring page in the Admin space

Release Notes - XWiki Core - Version 1.4 M2


  • XWIKI-1937 - Importing a document with attachments over an existing document fails
  • XWIKI-2073 - Print and Print Preview only print the first printer page
  • XWIKI-2249 - Statistics service slow down rendering a lot
  • XWIKI-2281 - When a user is removed it's not removed from the groups it belongs to
  • XWIKI-2283 - Overwrite on importing translation documents deletes the original document too
  • XWIKI-2293 - PropertyChangedRule does not work
  • XWIKI-2298 - Character escaping using doesn't work anymore
  • XWIKI-2299 - The XWiki object is created more than once
  • XWIKI-2300 - HibernateStore synchronization problem
  • XWIKI-2301 - Correct HibernateBaseStore connection monitoring 
  • XWIKI-2304 - When a user or a group is removed it's not removed from rights objects
  • XWIKI-2309 - Migration between xwiki 1.1.x and 1.2.x (and above) can fail because of some documents
  • XWIKI-2319 - Wrong parameter name for configuring the basic authentication realm name
  • XWIKI-2327 - Statistics api isEnabled return the wrong property
  • XWIKI-2336 - Broken attachments can break working with a document
  • XWIKI-1560 - Improve the XWiki implementation of the XML-RPC Confluence API
  • XWIKI-2302


  • XWIKI-2276 - Separate AttachmentVersioningStore from AttachmentStore
  • XWIKI-2277 - Add java5 generics to store#execute methods and callbacks
  • XWIKI-2303 - Create one paragraph for several empty lines
  • XWIKI-2321 - Generify the PluginApi base class
  • XWIKI-2324 - Rename Velocity component's VelocityManager into VelocityEngine
  • XWIKI-2329 - Set proper save comment when changing the rights through the rights UI
  • XWIKI-2330 - Alternate stylesheets should always be served through the /skin/ action

New features

  • XWIKI-650 - Mechanism for adding/using new css rules
  • XWIKI-2275 - Option to deactivate attachment versioning
  • XWIKI-2318 - Extend the XWikiPluginInterface with beginParsing and endParsing
  • XWIKI-2320 - Mechanism for adding/using javascript files


  • XWIKI-2279 - Fix checkstyle violations in core.
  • XWIKI-2337 - Move common dependencies versions to the parent pom dependencyManagement section
  • XWIKI-2338 - Upgrade some commons packages

Release Notes - XWiki Statistics Application - Version 1.2


  • XASTATS-8 - Generated charts does not have "alt" property configured
  • XASTATS-10 - Stats space forces the Albatross skin to be used


  • XASTATS-11 - Only Admins should be able to see statistics by default

Release Notes - XWiki Mail Sender Plugin - Version 1.2


  • XPMAIL-4 - CC field is not taken into account when using sendMessageFromTemplate

Release Notes - XWiki Lucene Plugin - Version 1.1


  • XPLUCENE-3 - Access to the internal plugin without rights check


  • XPLUCENE-2 - Lucene Plugin cannot currently do reverse sorting
  • XPLUCENE-10 - Reduce the default indexing period to 30 seconds

Release Notes - XWiki Toucan Skin - Version 1.4

New features

  • XSTOUCAN-29 - New Color - Black & Darkblue

Release Notes - XWiki Albatross Skin - Version 1.6


  • XSALBATROSS-24 - Cannot create new users using the Right Management UI

Known issues

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 1.4M2. Thus you can simply install this version and configure it to point to your existing database. 

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

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

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


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