Release Notes for XWiki Enterprise 1.6 Milestone 1

First milestone of the XWiki Enterprise 1.6 version (Roadmap).

Warning: This version of XWiki Enterprise has two known regressions regarding LDAP management : LDAP logins containing dots can't be used and the group synchronization feature does not work.

Summary of changes since XWiki Enterprise 1.5

Main changes:

  • New experimental support for other syntaxes (Confluence, JSPWiki, Creole, MediaWiki, TWiki and XHTML), including a new XWiki Syntax v2.0 (work in progress, see XWiki Syntax 2.0).
    To start entering page content using the new syntaxes, you must be logged with admin rights, go to the page you wish to edit and change the Syntax for the page to the one you wish to use. Note that all syntaxes except the XWiki 1.0 and XWiki 2.0 ones have important limitations (like links not working).
  • New experimental WYSIWYG editor (Work In Progress)
    The look & feel is not the final one. Please look at the new WYSIWYG Design page to see what it'll look like (except for the colors which will be different). To activate the new editor you must be logged with admin rights, go to the page you wish to edit, change the Syntax of the page to XWiki 2.0 (right panel in edit mode), save. From then on when you edit with the WYSIWYG editor you'll be using the new editor. For some details about the new syntax please see the XWiki Syntax 2.0. Again this is work in progress but we'd like as much feedback as possible. Known issues with the editor:
    - Some issues on IE6/7 (Heading doesn't work, the tool bar separator is not shown, disabled icons look like they are enabled)
    - Nested lists does not work
    - Any special char is transformed in an entity
  • Improved page footer displaying : comments, attachments, history, various informationpagebottom.png
  • New "Password Renewal and Forgot Username" feature
  • Default account validation & confirmation emails provided in the wiki preferences
  • Added .xml extensions to all exported wiki pages (XAR)
  • The generated HTML for wiki titles now start at h1 instead of h2
  • New or improved translations: german, french, czech, norwegian, ukrainian
  • The name of the main database in virtual wiki mode is not hardcoded to 'xwiki' anymore, and in virtual mode all database names can be prefixed with a configurable value
Important bug fixes:

  • Use of "." in LDAP logins fixed
  • Various fixes in the watchlist:
    • Watchlist now works with platform 1.5 and 1.6
    • Fixed rights checks in multiwiki mode
    • Fixed RSS feed generation in multiwiki

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.

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 2008/08/28
   

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