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Thomas Mortagne 1.1 1 #startfloatingbox()
2 *Contents*
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Thomas Mortagne 13.1 6 #macro(displayImg $img)
Vincent Massol 20.3 7 <a href="/xwiki/bin/download/ReleaseNotes/ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise18M2/${img}"><img src="/xwiki/bin/download/ReleaseNotes/ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise18M2/${img}" style="width:600px;border: 2px solid #CDCDCD;"/></a><br />
Thomas Mortagne 13.1 8 #end
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Thomas Mortagne 1.1 10 1 Release Notes for XWiki Enterprise 1.8
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Thomas Mortagne 6.1 12 The focus on 1.8 branch was on making the new rendering architecture and the new GWT based WYSIWYG able to fully replace the "old" rendering and TinyMCE based WYSIWYG.
13 #warning("This version introduce conditional loading of JavaScript and StyleSheet in order for pages to load faster, sending to the browser only the files it needs to display the requested pages. This might break existing applications developed on top of XWiki that relied on such JavaScript and CSS files being present all the time. See [Applications migration section>#HApplicationsmigration] for more details")
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Thomas Mortagne 6.1 15 1.1 Changes since XWiki Enterprise 1.7
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Vincent Massol 19.3 17 1.1.1 1. First usable versions of new Rendering and new WYSIWYG editor
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Vincent Massol 18.2 19 * Add ability to [configure XWiki to use the XWiki Syntax 2.0 as default when creating new pages>platform:AdminGuide.Configuration#HConfiguringWikiSyntaxesanddefaultSyntax].
20 * First usable version of the new GWT WYSIWYG editor.
Vincent Massol 20.3 21 * New [UserAvatar>extensions:Extension.User Avatar Macro] macro for 2.0 syntax.
22 * new [RSS>extensions:Extension.RSS Macro] macro for 2.0 syntax.
Thomas Mortagne 5.1 23 * Added [wiki syntax for embedded documents>platform:Main.XWikiSyntax#HEmbeddeddocuments28XWikisyntax20only29]
24 * Syntax API to convert a document from one syntax to another + new converter from XWiki Syntax 1.0 to XWiki Syntax 2.0. #info("You can try it by changing the syntax identifier of a page.")
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26 1.1.1 2. Usability Improvements
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Thomas Mortagne 1.1 28 * *New Wiki Dashboard* on the home page:
Thomas Mortagne 5.1 29 ** Spaces: all the spaces within your wiki (technical spaces are hidden):
30 *** Links to the list of pages within each spaces.
31 *** Links to the administration of each space.
32 *** Allows to create new spaces.
33 ** Tags: all the tags in the wiki under the form of a tag cloud.
34 ** Recent changes: all the recent modifications in the wiki, grouped by author and by date.\\\\#displayImg("dashboard.jpg")
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Thomas Mortagne 1.1 36 * *New way of displaying tags*, with 2 new features:
Thomas Mortagne 5.1 37 ** Tag rename.
38 ** Tag delete.\\\\#displayImg("tags.jpg")
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Vincent Massol 19.1 40 * *Improved information section in document footer*, including document children:\\\\#displayImg("footer.jpg")
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42 1.1.1 3. Performance Improvements
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Thomas Mortagne 1.1 44 * *Page loading time reduced by 30%*. Statistics on Sandbox.WebHome, ~~without client-side file caching~~ (most of the downloaded files are cached on the client after the first request):\\{table}
45 - | XE 1.8M1 | XE 1.8M2
46 Requests number | 37 | 25
47 Total size | 332Ko | 200Ko
48 Download @ T1 (seconds) | 9.16 | 6.06
49 {table}
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Thomas Mortagne 5.1 51 * Improved authentication performance for LDAP. By default the authentication system now calls the authenticator only once by session, this means it does not call the LDAP authenticator and does not generate queries on the LDAP server for each request anymore. This can be changed using the <tt>xwiki.authentication.always</tt> configuration property in <tt>xwiki.cfg</tt>.
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53 1.1.1 4. Translations
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Vincent Massol 19.1 55 * Most default applications have been internationalized. Some work remain for the Blog and Watchlist application to be performed in 1.8.x.
56 * New or improved translations for the UI:
57 ** French
58 ** German
59 ** Spanish
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Vincent Massol 19.1 61 1.1.1 5. Office Importer
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Vincent Massol 20.3 63 * *[New Office Importer>extensions:Extension.Office Importer Application]*: makes use of a running OpenOffice server to convert Office documents (MS Office or OO) into HTML before they are transformed into XWiki 2.0 syntax
Vincent Massol 19.1 64 <img src="http://code.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/download/Applications/OfficeImporterApplication/OfficeImporter.png" style="border: 2px solid #CDCDCD;"/>
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Vincent Massol 19.1 66 1.1.1 6. REST API
Thomas Mortagne 7.1 67
Fabio Mancinelli 20.1 68 * New *[REST API>http://platform.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Features/XWikiRESTfulAPI]*. Currently implemented:
Vincent Massol 19.1 69 ** Access to wikis, spaces and pages
70 ** Access to page history, translations and page children
71 ** Access to tags, comments, objects and classes in general
72 ** Access to attachments
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74 1.1.1 7 New Blog Application
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Vincent Massol 20.3 76 * *[New Blog application>extensions:Extension.Blog Application]*
Vincent Massol 19.1 77 ** Lightweight publishing workflow
78 ** Category and sub-category support
79 ** Ability to change published date
80 ** Panels to display blog categories and unpublished posts
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82 1.1.1 8. Others
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Vincent Massol 18.2 84 * Upgrade to Groovy 1.6 final.
Vincent Massol 19.1 85 * Important bugs fixed
86 ** Scaled images in exported PDF and RTF have wrong dimensions
87 ** When a wiki is removed, it's not removed form the cache
88 ** Including a document with first or second heading level breaks the including document section edit link
89 ** PDF export does not take into account the encoding specified in xwiki.cfg
Thomas Mortagne 7.1 90
Thomas Mortagne 22.1 91 ## + lots of other changes, see [Platform details>https://jira.xwiki.org/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?version=10696&styleName=Text&projectId=10010&Create=Create].
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93 1.1 Known issues
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Thomas Mortagne 22.1 95 * [Bugs we know about>https://jira.xwiki.org/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&&type=1&pid=10010&resolution=-1&sorter/field=updated&sorter/order=DESC]
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Vincent Massol 19.5 97 #error("We've discovered that the Office Importer doesn't work on Windows in some cases because of an invalid character in filename issue. We're still analysing the problem but it could be happening when using a multi wiki setup. This will be fixed in XE 1.8.1 ASAP.")
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Thomas Mortagne 1.1 99 1.1 Common Migration notes
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101 #warning("If you're running in a multiwiki setup you'll also need to define the property <tt>xwiki.store.migration.databases=all</tt> to your <tt>xwiki.cfg</tt> file or explicitely name all databases to be migrated as in <tt>xwiki.store.migration.databases=db1,db2,...</tt>.")
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103 You may also want to [import the default wiki XAR>Main.Download] in order to benefit from improvements listed above.
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105 #warning("Always make sure you compare your <tt>xwiki.cfg</tt> file with the newest version since some configuration parameters were added. Of note, you should add <tt>xwiki.store.migration=1</tt> 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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107 1.1.1 Applications migration
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Thomas Mortagne 22.1 109 XE 1.8M2 has introduced [conditional loading of JavaScript and StyleSheet files>https://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-3177] in order for pages to load faster, sending to the browser only the files it needs to display the requested pages. This might break existing applications developed on top of XWiki that relied on such JavaScript and CSS files being present all the time. Concerned files and libraries are the following:
Thomas Mortagne 3.1 110 * scriptaculous files
111 * accordions files
112 * chart wizard files
113 * usersandgroups.js and usersandgroups.css
114 * livetable.js and livetable.css
115 * lightbox.js
116 * tablefilterNsort.js and table.css
117 * fullscreenEdit.js and fullscreenEdit.css
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Vincent Massol 20.3 119 If you have applications that relies on one or several of these libraries, you will need to explicitly make them request the desired files using the [Skin Extension plugin>extensions:Extension.Skin Extension Plugin]. For example, if your application needs the live-table feature (the dynamic AJAX grid), add the following lines to the code page that requires it:
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121 {code}
122 $xwiki.jsfx.use('js/xwiki/table/livetable.js') ## Inject livetable.js <script> tag in the header
123 $xwiki.ssfx.use('js/xwiki/table/livetable.css') ## Inject livetable.css <link> tag in the header
124 {code}

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