Release Notes for XWiki Enterprise 1.5 Milestone 2

Last milestone of the XWiki Enterprise 1.5 version (Roadmap).

Summary of changes since XWiki Enterprise 1.5 Milestone 1

Main changes:

  • [Experimental] New ability to set the wiki syntax used in a page (Confluence,MediaWiki,TWiki,JSPWiki,Creole), thanks to the new Rendering Engine
  • Brand new Administration Application (see http://tinyurl.com/4qym7w)
  • Universal Edit button support (see http://universaleditbutton.org/)
  • An administrator can modify a user profile or password when visiting a user profile page
  • The copy page feature is now available from the top menu (Actions > Copy)
  • XWiki class property names are now translatable
  • New renamePage method in the XML-RPC API
  • New Croatian translation
+ lots of other changes, see Platform details.

Wiki migration from XWiki Enterprise 1.5M1 or earlier

Error: You must ensure that your xwiki.cfg file has the following new property, as otherwise your wiki will work without cache and be horribly slow (note that we are fixing this for 1.5RC1 so that it's on by default even if not defined in your xwiki.cfg file):
xwiki.cache.cachefactory.hint=oscache
xwiki.cache.cachefactory.local.hint=oscache/local

Error: In order to have the new administration working you have to import the default wiki XAR, here is the minimal list of the documents that you needs to import:
  • XWiki.AdminExportSheet (new)
  • XWiki.AdminFieldsDisplaySheet (new)
  • XWiki.AdminGeneralSheet (new)
  • XWiki.AdminGroupsSheet (new)
  • XWiki.AdminImportSheet (new)
  • XWiki.AdminInlineSheet (new)
  • XWiki.AdminPresentationSheet (new)
  • XWiki.AdminProgrammingSheet (new)
  • XWiki.AdminRegistrationSheet (new)
  • XWiki.AdminRightsSheet (new)
  • XWiki.AdminSheet (new)
  • XWiki.AdminUsersSheet (new)
  • XWiki.XWikiUserSheet (modified)
  • XWiki.CategorySheet (modified)
  • Panels.PanelWizard (modified)
  • Panels.PanelLayoutUpdate (modified)
  • Panels.QuickLinks (modified)
  • Photos.Links (modified)
  • Blog.Categories (modified)

Known issues

Warning: You may need to clear your browser cache since some javascript files (used by the import feature) have been modified, to do so, go to any page on you wiki and type:
  • IE : CTRL + F5
  • Firefox : CTRL + SHIFT + R
  • Bugs we know about
  • 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,....

    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 2008/06/25
       

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