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Release Notes for XWiki Enterprise 2.0 Milestone 3

Second milestone of the XWiki Enterprise 2.0 version (Roadmap).

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki Enterprise 2.0 Milestone 2)

At a glance (see below for details):

  • Lots of improvements and new features in the new WYSIWYG editor
  • Lots of improvements and bugfixes in the rendering engine and the syntax converter
  • Smaller XHTML output
  • Upgrade to SmartGWT 1.2
  • New footnote macro
  • New experimental network event distribution module
  • Macros can expose nicer human readable names

Smaller XHTML output

We introduced a light XHTML renderer which avoid having all extra datas needed by the WYSIWYG. You will not get any weird XHTML comment anymore in the rendered page.

Footnote macro

See Footnote macro documentation.

Remote Observation Manager

It's now possible to make different instances of XWiki or other programs shares events.

The main use cases for this are:

  • clustering
  • external monitoring of XWiki

This release include documents events support for code using new Observation Manager and remote events support in document cache so that's it's possible to do basic clustering already. The old code using old notification system will be upgraded during the RC process before the final 2.0 version and support will be added for other types of events. Note that Remote Observation Manager already support any kind of fully Serializable events.

Nicer macro names

WYSIWYG does not expose macro identifier anymore but human readable names provided by the different macros.

Important bugs fixed

  • XWIKI-4140 - Wiki macros are evaluating programming rights on wrong (local) documents when executed in virtual wikis
  • XWIKI-4114 - Not possible to put content in info, warning and error macro from the WYSIWYG

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

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.

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.

API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since XWiki Enterprise 2.0M1:

  • Rendering Module
    • TODO
    • Details:\

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