Release Notes for XWiki Enterprise 2.7.2

Last modified by Thomas Mortagne on 2017/03/24

This is the second (and probably last) bugfix release for the 2.7 series.

New and Noteworthy since 2.7.1


  • XWIKI-3537 - Change avatar UI does not support users with fully qualified names (wikiname:XWiki.username)
  • XWIKI-5677 - Fix 'Rename' page feature for document creators
  • XWIKI-5832 - Cannot create groups or add members to existing groups using the object editor
  • XWIKI-5861 - Overflow not handled well in the new ajax suggest layout
  • XWIKI-5958 - Visual aid (Accessibility Feature) doesn't work
  • XWIKI-6001 - EmptyStackException whren using #define in velocity macro HTML filter
  • XWIKI-6014 - Non existing attachment should return response code 404 and not 400
  • XWIKI-6029 - Latest modified pages don't show up in XEM path based
  • XWIKI-6037 - XWikiHiberbateStore#searchDocument methods does not work properly with checkright in multiwiki
  • XWIKI-6045 - Title of a pdf document which is an export of a translated page is the title of the default language version of the page
  • XWIKI-6046 - Wiki markup in document titles ends up as visible XML in exported PDFs
  • XWIKI-6050 - In some condition wiki syntax is converted inside links label in xwiki/1.0 to 2.0 syntax converter
  • XWIKI-6077 - Velocity with HTML filter can loop for ever
  • XWIKI-6083 - Package cache macro in distribution
  • XWIKI-6106 - XWikiServletResponse.setHeader should not addHeader!
  • XWIKI-6127 - Wrong author attribution when attaching files over WebDav
  • XWIKI-6164 - PyGments: Failed to highlight content when web server is rendering another page in the same time
  • XWIKI-6171 - XWiki -> WikiModel bridge does not convert some styles
  • XWIKI-6181 - It's possible to directly modify document reference from velocity
  • XWIKI-6194 - Wrong parent when creating a new document through the create action
  • XWIKI-6317 - Cannot drag&drop image in Internet Explorer
  • XWIKI-6318 - Children documents whose parent field contains the full prefixed name of the parent document are omitted from the export with 'includeChildren' option
  • XWIKI-6530 - Scaled images are not exported to PDF
  • XWIKI-6534 - When using a skin from another wiki templates override are not taken into account
  • XWIKI-6537 - Paste button doesn't insert text copied from Word in Internet Explorer
  • XWIKI-6545 - Style override in skin does not work
  • XWIKI-6573 - Request parameters retrieved from a form sent with multipart/form-data encoding (for file uploads) have the wrong encoding
  • XWIKI-6582 - XWikiServletURLFactory generates wrong links behind a reverse proxy with https
  • XWIKI-6583 - Images are not embedded when exporting a wiki page to an office format
  • XWIKI-6584 - Table of contents is missing from the office export
  • XWIKI-6592 - Can't move the caret after an image at the end of a paragraph in IE8
  • XWIKI-6621 - DBList properties with "Multiple Select" and "Use suggest" selected are not displayed in view mode
  • XE-836 - Spaces macro messes up inline edit on IE for administrators
  • XE-842 - JS errors on Send Page by Email
  • XE-913 - "Send" button of "Share page by e-mail" does not work


  • XWIKI-3843 - Strip leading and trailing white spaces to tags when white space is not the separator
  • XWIKI-6178 - Format changes when saving or switching mode after importing excel file
  • XWIKI-6549 - Prevent adding new tags that are equal ignoring case with existing tags
  • XWIKI-6594 - Enable configuration of $obfuscateEmail variable in user sheet

New Feature

  • XWIKI-5296 - Open office server based office export
  • XWIKI-6546 - Expose the PDF export options to the user


  • XWIKI-6076 - Upgrade to Jython 2.5.2 final
  • XWIKI-6554 - Remove the build number from the displayed version

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

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.

API Breakages since 2.7.1

ERROR: com.xpn.xwiki.pdf.api.PdfExport: Parameter 3 of 'public void export(com.xpn.xwiki.doc.XWikiDocument,, int, com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContext)' has changed its type to com.xpn.xwiki.pdf.api.PdfExport$ExportType
ERROR: com.xpn.xwiki.pdf.api.PdfExport: Parameter 3 of 'public void exportHtml(java.lang.String,, int, com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContext)' has changed its type to com.xpn.xwiki.pdf.api.PdfExport$ExportType
ERROR: com.xpn.xwiki.pdf.api.PdfExport: Parameter 3 of 'public void exportXHtml(byte[],, int, com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContext)' has changed its type to com.xpn.xwiki.pdf.api.PdfExport$ExportType

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