Release Notes for XWiki Enterprise 3.3 Release Candidate 1

Last modified by Thomas Mortagne on 2017/03/24

First release candidate of the 3.3 version. There are very few new things in this release, compared to 3.3 Milestone 2, most of the effort going into the extension manager and the Application Within Minutes features.

New and Noteworthy (since 3.3 Milestone 2)

The full unabridged list of issues fixed in this release is available in our JIRA Dashboard.

Improvements to the Extension Manager

The Extension Manager has been improved on all fronts, from the internal management of extensions, to the administration UI, and to the XWiki Extension Repository. Now the extensions wiki is enabled by default as a source for extensions, although only a handful of extensions have been validated at the moment.

First version of the App Within Minutes wizard

After the introduction of the new class editor and the live table generator, this release brings the App Within Minutes wizard tying all the other aspects making up the App Within Minutes feature. The wizard helps you create collaborative web applications within minutes, based on XWiki's powerful structured data management system.

Start by going to the App Within Minutes home page. There you can see listed the existing applications. Click on the "Create Application" button to start the wizard.

AppWithinMinutes-Step0.png

In the first step you have to provide the application name, which will determine the application home page URL and the application space. Each application is mapped to an XWiki space.

AppWithinMinutes-Step1.png

In the second step you define the application structure, i.e. the type of data the application will handle. At the end of this step the wizard will create for you the template and the sheet that will be used to create new application entries.

AppWithinMinutes-Step2.png

In the last step you customize the way the home page of your application will look like. You can choose which columns to display in the entries live table.

AppWithinMinutes-Step3.png

At the end the wizard takes you to the home page of your application, which is the place from where you can manage the application data: edit the application structure, add new entries, edit or delete existing ones.

AppWithinMinutes-HomePage.png

For Developers

Miscellaneous

  • XE-1055: Several bugs fixed in the Activity Stream, mostly caused by wrong usage of timezones
  • XWIKI-7215: The Livetable "loading" status is enabled sooner, right after starting to type a new filter, although the actual fetching of new rows is still delayed until the user stops typing
  • XEM-204: By default path-based multiwiki is enabled in XEM, making it easier to test and run a virtual wiki farm
  • XRENDERING-161: Starting with XE 3.2 we had introduced caching of rendered content to improve performances but that led to a huge increase in memory needs. We've now tuned this and we've been able to keep the performance improvement and at the same time to drastically reduce the memory need.

Translations

The following translations have been updated: 

  • Czech
  • French
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Ukrainian

Supported Browsers

Here's the list of supported browsers for this version (i.e. browsers that we've tested as working):

Internet Explorer
8
Internet Explorer
9
Firefox
3.6
Firefox
8
Chrome
15

Known issues

Test Report

You can check the manual test report to learn about what was tested and the results on various browsers.

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 xwiki.store.migration.databases=db1,db2,....

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

Always make sure you compare your xwiki.cfg and xwiki.properties files with the newest version since some configuration parameters were added. Note that 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.

API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since 3.2:

org.xwiki.component.annotation.ComponentAnnotationLoader: In method 'public void initialize(org.xwiki.component.manager.ComponentManager, java.lang.ClassLoader, java.util.List, java.util.List)' the number of arguments has changed
org.xwiki.rendering.configuration.RenderingConfiguration: Method 'public java.util.List getTransformationNames()' has been added to an interface
org.xwiki.rendering.configuration.RenderingConfiguration: Method 'public java.util.List getTransformations()' has been removed
org.xwiki.rendering.listener.chaining.TextOnNewLineStateChainingListener: Class org.xwiki.rendering.listener.chaining.TextOnNewLineStateChainingListener removed
org.xwiki.rendering.macro.box.AbstractBoxMacro: Return type of method 'protected org.xwiki.rendering.internal.macro.MacroContentParser getMacroContentParser()' has been changed to org.xwiki.rendering.macro.MacroContentParser
org.xwiki.rendering.transformation.icon.IconTransformationConfiguration: Method 'public void addMapping(java.lang.String, java.lang.String)' has been added to an interface
org.xwiki.annotation.event.AbstractAnnotationEvent: Added abstract modifier to class
org.xwiki.annotation.reference.IndexedObjectReference: Accessibility of method 'public void setName(java.lang.String)' has been decreased from public to protected
com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.applicationmanager.ApplicationManagerPlugin: Removed org.xwiki.observation.EventListener from the set of implemented interfaces
com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.applicationmanager.ApplicationManagerPlugin: Method 'public java.util.List getEvents()' has been removed
com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.applicationmanager.ApplicationManagerPlugin: Method 'public void onEvent(org.xwiki.observation.event.Event, java.lang.Object, java.lang.Object)' has been removed
org.xwiki.cache.eviction.EntryEvictionConfiguration: Method 'public void setAlgotithm(org.xwiki.cache.eviction.EntryEvictionConfiguration$Algorithm)' has been removed
org.xwiki.model.reference.AttachmentReference: Accessibility of method 'public void setParent(org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReference)' has been decreased from public to protected
org.xwiki.model.reference.AttachmentReference: Accessibility of method 'public void setType(org.xwiki.model.EntityType)' has been decreased from public to protected
org.xwiki.model.reference.ClassPropertyReference: Accessibility of method 'public void setParent(org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReference)' has been decreased from public to protected
org.xwiki.model.reference.ClassPropertyReference: Accessibility of method 'public void setType(org.xwiki.model.EntityType)' has been decreased from public to protected
org.xwiki.model.reference.DocumentReference: Accessibility of method 'public void setParent(org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReference)' has been decreased from public to protected
org.xwiki.model.reference.DocumentReference: Accessibility of method 'public void setType(org.xwiki.model.EntityType)' has been decreased from public to protected
org.xwiki.model.reference.DocumentReference: Method 'public void setWikiReference(org.xwiki.model.reference.WikiReference)' has been removed
org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReference: Method 'public org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReference clone()' has been removed
org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReference: Method 'public java.lang.Object clone()' has been removed
org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReference: Method 'public org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReference getChild()' has been removed
org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReference: Method 'public java.lang.String getName()' is now final
org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReference: Method 'public org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReference getParent()' is now final
org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReference: Method 'public org.xwiki.model.EntityType getType()' is now final
org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReference: Method 'public void setChild(org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReference)' has been removed
org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReference: Accessibility of method 'public void setName(java.lang.String)' has been decreased from public to protected
org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReference: Accessibility of method 'public void setParent(org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReference)' has been decreased from public to protected
org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReference: Accessibility of method 'public void setType(org.xwiki.model.EntityType)' has been decreased from public to protected
org.xwiki.model.reference.ObjectPropertyReference: Accessibility of method 'public void setParent(org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReference)' has been decreased from public to protected
org.xwiki.model.reference.ObjectPropertyReference: Accessibility of method 'public void setType(org.xwiki.model.EntityType)' has been decreased from public to protected
org.xwiki.model.reference.ObjectPropertyReferenceResolver: Method 'public org.xwiki.model.reference.ObjectPropertyReference resolve(java.lang.Object, java.lang.Object[])' has been added to an interface
org.xwiki.model.reference.ObjectReference: Accessibility of method 'public void setParent(org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReference)' has been decreased from public to protected
org.xwiki.model.reference.ObjectReference: Accessibility of method 'public void setType(org.xwiki.model.EntityType)' has been decreased from public to protected
org.xwiki.model.reference.ObjectReferenceResolver: Method 'public org.xwiki.model.reference.ObjectReference resolve(java.lang.Object, java.lang.Object[])' has been added to an interface
org.xwiki.model.reference.SpaceReference: Accessibility of method 'public void setParent(org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReference)' has been decreased from public to protected
org.xwiki.model.reference.SpaceReference: Accessibility of method 'public void setType(org.xwiki.model.EntityType)' has been decreased from public to protected
org.xwiki.model.reference.WikiReference: Accessibility of method 'public void setType(org.xwiki.model.EntityType)' has been decreased from public to protected
com.xpn.xwiki.api.XWiki: Method 'public com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.query.XWikiQuery createQueryFromRequest(java.lang.String)' has been removed
com.xpn.xwiki.api.XWiki: Method 'public java.lang.String displaySearch(java.lang.String, java.lang.String)' has been removed
com.xpn.xwiki.api.XWiki: Method 'public java.lang.String displaySearch(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.query.XWikiCriteria)' has been removed
com.xpn.xwiki.api.XWiki: Method 'public java.lang.String displaySearch(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.query.XWikiCriteria)' has been removed
com.xpn.xwiki.api.XWiki: Method 'public java.lang.String displaySearchColumns(java.lang.String, com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.query.XWikiQuery)' has been removed
com.xpn.xwiki.api.XWiki: Method 'public java.lang.String displaySearchColumns(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.query.XWikiQuery)' has been removed
com.xpn.xwiki.api.XWiki: Method 'public java.lang.String displaySearchOrder(java.lang.String, com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.query.XWikiQuery)' has been removed
com.xpn.xwiki.api.XWiki: Method 'public java.lang.String displaySearchOrder(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.query.XWikiQuery)' has been removed
com.xpn.xwiki.api.XWiki: Method 'public java.util.List search(com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.query.XWikiQuery)' has been removed
com.xpn.xwiki.api.XWiki: Method 'public java.lang.String searchAsTable(com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.query.XWikiQuery)' has been removed
org.xwiki.query.QueryExecutorProvider: Class org.xwiki.query.QueryExecutorProvider removed
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