Version 1.1 by Vincent Massol on 2010/11/19

XWiki Enterprise 2.6 is a release mostly focused on stabilization but in which we've implemented a redesigned Activity Stream and the Share Page by mail feature (See the initial Roadmap).

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki Enterprise 2.5)

1 Activity Stream

  • Overhaul of the Recent Changes section of the Dashboard:
    • New UI
    • Support for more events compared to the previous Recent Changes: annotations, comments, document deletion
    • It's now called Recent Activity (was called Recent Changes)


2 Share Page by Mail




Currently doesn't work on IPv6 systems

3 Icon/Emoticon Support

  • Added a syntax in the experimental XWiki Syntax 2.1 for inserting an icon from the XWiki Icon Set.

    image:icon:<icon name>

  • Added the ability to map characters to an icon in any XWiki Syntax (edit to modify or add new mappings).

    Default mappings:

  • Box Macro's image parameter now support referencing an icon.

    {{box image="icon:accept"}}
    Some content

4 Auto linking of WikiWords

  • Added ability to automatically create wiki links on Wiki Words (not enabled by default, to enable edit

5 New Activity Macro

6 Others

  • Scheduler jobs can be located in any page in the wiki and not only in the Scheduler space.
  • Converted several Administration application pages to XWiki Syntax 2.0
  • Improved livetable performance by throttling the requests sent (one every few milliseconds).
  • All the translations have been updated
  • Lot of bug fixes and small improvements (full list in JIRA)

7 For developers

  • Added new event types: add/update/delete comment/annotation/attachment
  • Added ability to define in which Rendering Transformations to execute when rendering a document.
  • Replace Velocity Date Tool by Velocity Date Comparison Tool which offers even more APIs.

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 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 so that XWiki will attempt to automatically migrate your current database to the new schema. Make sure you backup your Database before doing anything.

Notes specific to XWiki Enterprise 2.6

  • The Main.RecentChages page was removed and replaced by Main.Activity
  • The configuration option controlling the experimental CSRF protection mechanism introduced in 2.5 was changed from core.csrf.enabled to csrf.enabled.  If you are using CSRF protection, make sure to re-enable it by setting csrf.enabled = true in
  • The configuration option to define macro categories was changed from rendering.macroCategories to rendering.transformation.macro.categories. If you're using this option make sure you modify its name in

API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since XWiki Enterprise 2.5:


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