Release Notes for XWiki Enterprise 4.1 Release Candidate 1

Last modified by Thomas Mortagne on 2017/03/24

This is the first and hopefully final release candidate of the 4.1 release cycle (Roadmap). Being a release candidate, this release is sparse on new features, concentrating instead on stabilization of the features brought in Milestone 1 and Milestone 2.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki Enterprise 4.1 Milestone 2)

Extension Manager improvements

The merge conflict resolution UI is now displaying all document changes as if you are comparing two versions from a document's history.

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For developers

Diff module

A new diff/merge module has been added to make easier to deal with diff and merge both from component and scripts. See Diff module  for details.

Bug fixes and improvements

  • The activity macro no longer allows sending messages. That functionality has been extracted into a reusable macro called messageSender. See Closed XWIKI-7679 and Closed XWIKI-7875 for more details.
  • The Windows Installer should now work fine on Windows 7. The issue is that on Windows 7 the "Program Files" directory is now read only and since XWiki wanted to write in it it was causing startup issues. We've temporarily solved this in 4.1 by installing XWiki at the root of the C: drive for all Windows versions. This will be properly fixed in XWiki 4.2M1.

See the full list of JIRA issues fixed in this release.

Upgrades

No dependencies were upgraded in 4.1-rc-1

Translations

da.png Danish translation has been added.

Test Report

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

Tested Browsers

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

Firefox
13.0.1

Tested using the following Databases

For the list of supported databases please click here.

HyperSQL
2.2.8

Known issues

Upgrade Notes

Version-specific Upgrade Notes

No major changes were made in this version so upgrading should be smooth. Please review release notes for all versions newer than the version you are upgrading from.

General Upgrade Notes

If you're running in a multiwiki setup you'll also need to define the property xwiki.store.migration.databases in your xwiki.cfg file if you want to explicitly name some databases to be migrated as the default is now to migrate all databases. Database that are not migrated could not be accessed.

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 version 4.0:

  • Breakage in Query module done to support adding several Filters to a Query:
    org.xwiki.query.QueryFilter: Method 'public java.util.List filterResults(java.util.List)' has been added to an interface
  • This method should have been internal from the beginning:
    org.xwiki.environment.EnvironmentConfiguration: Class org.xwiki.environment.EnvironmentConfiguration removed
  • The Job module is new and is still considered a "young API":
    org.xwiki.job.AbstractJob: Changed type of field status from org.xwiki.job.internal.DefaultJobStatus to org.xwiki.job.internal.AbstractJobStatus
    org.xwiki.job.AbstractJob: Return type of method 'protected org.xwiki.job.internal.DefaultJobStatus createNewStatus(org.xwiki.job.Request)' has been changed to org.xwiki.job.internal.AbstractJobStatus
    org.xwiki.job.AbstractJob: Method 'protected java.lang.String getId()' has been removed
    org.xwiki.job.AbstractRequest: Return type of method 'public java.lang.String getId()' has been changed to java.util.List
    org.xwiki.job.Job: Method 'public void join()' has been added to an interface
    org.xwiki.job.Job: Method 'public boolean join(long, java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit)' has been added to an interface
    org.xwiki.job.JobManager: Method 'public org.xwiki.job.event.status.JobStatus getJobStatus(java.util.List)' has been added to an interface
    org.xwiki.job.Request: Return type of method 'public java.lang.String getId()' has been changed to java.util.List
    org.xwiki.job.event.JobEvent: Return type of method 'public java.lang.String getJobId()' has been changed to java.util.List
    org.xwiki.job.event.JobFinishedEvent: Return type of method 'public java.lang.String getJobId()' has been changed to java.util.List
    org.xwiki.job.event.JobStartedEvent: Return type of method 'public java.lang.String getJobId()' has been changed to java.util.List
    org.xwiki.job.event.status.JobStatus: Method 'public java.util.Date getEndDate()' has been added to an interface
    org.xwiki.job.event.status.JobStatus: Method 'public java.util.Date getStartDate()' has been added to an interface
  • The Extension module is relatively new and is still undergoing some API tuning:
    org.xwiki.extension.job.plan.ExtensionPlan: Return type of method 'public java.util.Collection getTree()' has been changed to org.xwiki.extension.job.plan.ExtensionPlanTree
    org.xwiki.extension.version.VersionConstraint: Method 'public boolean isCompatible(org.xwiki.extension.version.Version)' has been added to an interface
  •  This class was added in 3.2M2 by error in a user-public package. It's been moved again in the internal package as it should have been. We don't expect many users to be affected by this:
    com.xpn.xwiki.doc.merge.MergeUtils: Class com.xpn.xwiki.doc.merge.MergeUtils removed
  •  In 2.2M1 we refactored BaseCollection to add getXClass() but we forgot to add it to the ObjectInterface interface. Even though this could break user we think it's very limited since nobody should implement directly ObjectInterface; instead everyone should extend BaseClass or BaseCollection:
    com.xpn.xwiki.objects.ObjectInterface: Method 'public com.xpn.xwiki.objects.classes.BaseClass getXClass(com.xpn.xwiki.XWikiContext)' has been added to an interface
  • The Autotag plugin has been extracted from the oldcore module and is now a module on its own so the following are not real breakages:
    com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.autotag.AutoTagPlugin: Class com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.autotag.AutoTagPlugin removed
    com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.autotag.AutoTagPluginAPI: Class com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.autotag.AutoTagPluginAPI removed
    com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.autotag.FrenchStemmer: Class com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.autotag.FrenchStemmer removed
    com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.autotag.Tag: Class com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.autotag.Tag removed
    com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.autotag.TagCloud: Class com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.autotag.TagCloud removed
  • The WYSIWYG Diff and Sync plugins have been extracted into their own modules so the following are not real breakages:
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.Images: Method 'public com.google.gwt.resources.client.ImageResource sync()' has been removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.Strings: Method 'public java.lang.String sync()' has been removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.AddDelta: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.AddDelta removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.ChangeDelta: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.ChangeDelta removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.Chunk: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.Chunk removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.DeleteDelta: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.DeleteDelta removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.Delta: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.Delta removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.Diff: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.Diff removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.DiffAlgorithm: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.DiffAlgorithm removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.DiffException: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.DiffException removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.DifferentiationFailedException: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.DifferentiationFailedException removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.PatchFailedException: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.PatchFailedException removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.Revision: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.Revision removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.RevisionVisitor: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.RevisionVisitor removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.SimpleDiff: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.SimpleDiff removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.ToString: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.ToString removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.myers.DiffNode: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.myers.DiffNode removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.myers.MyersDiff: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.myers.MyersDiff removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.myers.PathNode: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.myers.PathNode removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.myers.Snake: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.diff.myers.Snake removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.plugin.sync.SyncPlugin: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.plugin.sync.SyncPlugin removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.plugin.sync.SyncPluginFactory: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.plugin.sync.SyncPluginFactory removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.plugin.sync.SyncResult: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.plugin.sync.SyncResult removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.plugin.sync.SyncService: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.plugin.sync.SyncService removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.plugin.sync.SyncServiceAsync: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.plugin.sync.SyncServiceAsync removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.plugin.sync.SyncStatus: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.plugin.sync.SyncStatus removed
    org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.plugin.sync.SyncTools: Class org.xwiki.gwt.wysiwyg.client.plugin.sync.SyncTools removed
    org.xwiki.wysiwyg.server.plugin.sync.SyncEngine: Class org.xwiki.wysiwyg.server.plugin.sync.SyncEngine removed
    org.xwiki.wysiwyg.server.plugin.sync.SyncException: Class org.xwiki.wysiwyg.server.plugin.sync.SyncException removed
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