Release Notes for XWiki Enterprise 1.8 Milestone 1

First milestone of the XWiki Enterprise 1.8 version (Roadmap).

Summary of changes since XWiki Enterprise 1.7.1

Main changes:

  • Syntax API to convert a document from one syntax to another + first beta of the XWiki 1.0 syntax to XWiki 2.0 syntax.
    You can try it by changing the syntax identifier of a page.
  • New Office Importer.
  • Make it easier to disable footer information (comments, history, etc)
  • New Blog application
  • First usable version of the new GWT WYSIWYG editor (Beta)
Important bug fixes:

  • Erroneous rendering of links to page anchors
  • If a macro fail it breaks the whole rendering process

Known issues

Common Migration notes

Warning: If you're running in a multiwiki setup you'll also need to define the property to your xwiki.cfg file or explicitly 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.

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 so that XWiki will attempt to automatically migrate your current database to the new schema. Make sure you backup your Database before doing anything.
Created by Thomas Mortagne on 2009/01/13

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