Release Notes for XWiki Enterprise 1.5

The focus for the 1.5 release was on improving the stability, performance and administration.

Warning: Since XWiki Enterprise 1.5 the Administration is an application made of wiki pages. Our default distributions (installers, standalone, wiki) are including it. If you are upgrading your wiki from a previous installation you can download this application from here but our advice is to go through the usual upgrading process which involves using the default wiki XAR, as described there.

Changes since XWiki Enterprise 1.4

1. Platform Improvements

  • Mail sender plugin now supports SMTP authentication
  • Better PDF export support
  • New renamePage method in the XML-RPC API
  • Automatic logging of deprecated method calls in Velocity
  • Better language negotiation
  • Don't display the login link on the login page
  • [Experimental] New ability to set the wiki syntax used in a page (Confluence,MediaWiki,TWiki,JSPWiki,Creole), thanks to the new Rendering Engine
  • XWiki class property names are now translatable
  • Ability to change just one (or several) object properties

2. Administration Overhaul

3. Usability Improvements

  • Toucan header height as been reduced, leaving more screen estate to content. Please note that the size of the logo is now : 220x80px.
  • The copy page feature is now available from the top menu (Actions > Copy)
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  • An administrator can modify a user profile or password when visiting a user profile page
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  • Have "from" (second to last version) and "to" (last version) fields checked by default in the the document history
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  • A message advising to install xwiki-enterprise-wiki is displayed in the importer when the wiki is empty

4. Translations

  • New Croatian translation
  • New Czech translation
  • Updated French translation
  • Updated Spanish translation
  • Updated German translation

5. LDAP Improvements

  • Add possibility to map one LDAP group with more that one XWiki group
  • Add the ability to configure LDAP groups classes and members fields names
  • LDAP authenticator re-save user page even there is no modification
  • "userPassword" LDAP field is now configurable
  • Makes the SSL provider implementation used to support LDAP communication over SSL configurable
  • LDAP authentication print error message with empty "group_mapping" property
  • LDAP authenticator no longer creates a local user if it exists at the global level

6. Important bugs fixed

  • Arguments passed to radeox macros like {image} or {attach} are not rendered anymore
  • UTF-8 characters are now all correctly rendered in PDF exports
  • Statistics database mapping working well under oracle

7. Others

Known issues

Common Migration notes

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. Make sure you read the XWiki upgrade guide before importing the new XAR since it can cause an overwrite of changes you made to some pages.

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.
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Created by Jean-Vincent Drean on 2008/07/23
   

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