First milestone of the XWiki Enterprise 2.3 version (Roadmap).

This release contains a regression in the rights management user interface. This bug prevents rights to be correctly saved unless you manually select either groups or users radio button first.

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The highlights of this release are: new annotation feature, new colibri color theme editor, anonymous commenting with captcha.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki Enterprise 2.2.3)

Annotations

The scope of this feature is to allow users to annotate text in an XWiki document. With the new feature you can:

  • Make annotations by selecting the text and pressing
    Ctrl + M (Meta + M)

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  • Show annotations on your page

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  • See an annotation for a text item by hovering over the yellow icon next to it

    HoverAnnotation.png

  • Edit and delete annotations straight from the page

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  • Manage annotations from the "Annotations" tab

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You can find a more detailed description of the annotations feature on the documentation page.

Color Theme Editor

The new editor allows fast and easy modifications for the look and feel of the wiki. You'll find in this editor 

  • A new way of displaying themes on the "Color Themes" space home

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  • The ability to create a new theme from the "Color Theme" space home

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  • A palette for each area you are editing with a popup listing everything you can customize at this level

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  • A dialog where you can make the desired changes

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  • The possibility to undo the latest modifications or reset all changes

Read more about Color Themes on the dedicated application page.

Anonymous commenting with Captcha

Now thanks to the captcha module you can require unregistered users to solve a captcha in order to post comments. To require guests to solve a captcha simply go to the "Rights" section of the Administration Application for the wiki or just the space, and check the box saying "Require unregistered users to solve a captcha when posting a comment on a page". Note This box does not give guests permission to comment, it only adds a requirement for commenting if they already have permission.
This feature is documented here.
Sample:

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Easier development of configurable applications using XWiki.ConfigurableClass

If you are developing an application and you need to provide your users with a way to configure it from the Administration Application you are in luck because all you need to do is create a custom class holding all of the configuration for your application then add an object of your custom configuration class and an object of XWiki.Configurable class and your application will be able to be configured in the administration interface.
Image of administration interface with additional applications to be configured. (You can customize the icon used)

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Note the current user does not have permission to edit one of the configurable applications.

Translations

  • Newly supported language: Vietnamese
  • WYSIWYG newly supported language: Traditional Chinese
  • All the translations have been updated

Known issues

There is a regression in this version: empty paragraph or paragraph containing only a macro is not parser properly. See https://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-5046 for more details.

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

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 explicitly name all databases to be migrated as in <tt>xwiki.store.migration.databases=db1,db2,....

You may also want to import the default wiki XAR in order to benefit from the improvements listed above.

Always make sure you compare your xwiki.cfg file with the newest version since some configuration parameters were added. 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.

Migration Notes

  • headers id generation changed a bit and allow more characters: hyphens ("-"), underscores ("_"), colons (":"), and periods (".") are not filtered anymore.
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Created by Jean-Vincent Drean on 2010/03/24
   

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