Roadmap

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The XWiki development process uses JIRA for listing all tasks to be implemented and all bugs to be fixed.

You'll find there the dates and versions planned for issues to be fixed and hence the XWiki roadmaps. There's also a release calendar listing all known dates for future releases. Please understand that these dates are often tentative since XWiki's development is open source and lots of committers/contributors are working in their free time on XWiki.

If you're interested to help out check the contributing page.

We're releasing several top level projects together and as such we've decided to have the same Roadmap page for all of them. Thus this page contains the roadmap for the following projects: XWiki Commons, XWiki Rendering, XWiki Platform and XWiki Enterprise.

General goals for all releases:

  • More tests
  • Better javadoc
  • More documentation on xwiki.org
  • Code cleanup/refactoring

Already implemented roadmaps can be found in the archives.

Note that all planned release dates are also entered in the Calendar on JIRA.

XWiki Enterprise 6.x Cycle

  • Theme: Slick, Slim and Secure

Explanations:

  • Performance improvements across the board: page load time, scalability, activity stream rewrite, memory usage rationalization.
  • Introduce the flavor mechanism (as already discussed here) with the idea of removing the maximum of extensions from the base and be able to build a minimal, lightweight wiki, have a few flavors.
  • Slickiness achieved with things like new skin, syntax highlighting + autocompletion, easier rights UI and more.
  • Also spend time improving various security aspects, including the addition of Signed scripts.

In short we’ve realized that XWiki has grown along the years and it’s becoming a bit heavyweight in various aspects. So the idea would be to focus on performances and ease of use to slim it down and ensure it’s kicking fast!

Release dates for the 6.x Cycle:

  • 6.0: April 2014 cancel
  • 6.1: June 2014 cancel
  • 6.2: August 2014 cancel
  • 6.3: October 2014 cancel
  • 6.4: December 2014 cancel

XWiki 6.0

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  • Collaborative Applications (Meeting, Calendar, (new) Forum, Tasks, Doodle, Photo) - Caty + Andrea + Victor

    TODO

    Add specific jira issues here

  • New Skin - Caty + Guillaume

    TODO

    Add specific jira issues here

  • Performance analysis + Regression framework + improve page load times - Thomas
  • CKEditor investigation - Marius

    TODO

    Add specific jira issues here

  • Writing modern web apps in XWiki (JS framework and dev model investigation) - Marius (with Guillaume)

    TODO

    Add specific jira issues here

  • Finish signed scripts - Denis
  • Finish making WikiStream based standard XAR import the default - Thomas

Here are also some JIRA issues that were raised as important (in this order of importance):

+ XWIKI-9156 (security issue)

Proposed dates

  • 6.0 M1: 10th of March 2014
  • 6.0 M2: 31st of March 2014
  • 6.0 RC1: 14th of April 2014
  • 6.0 Final: 28th of April 2014

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