XWiki Roadmap Archives for the 6.x Release Cycle

Last modified by Vincent Massol on 2018/02/05

This page contains the roadmap for past releases that were part of the 6.x Release Cycle. Latest roadmaps can be found on the XWiki Enterprise Roadmap page.

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 May 2014 accept
  • 6.1: June 2014 July 2014 accept
  • 6.2: August 2014 September 2014 accept
  • 6.3: October 2014 November 2014 accept
  • 6.4: December 2014 January 2015 accept

XWiki 6.4

See what was done in the release notes.
Check the complete list of issues fixed for 6.4.

  • Performances and core bug fixes/stabilization - Thomas
  • New Trees - Marius
  • Flamingo polishing + Add button/Navbar decisions - Guillaume + Caty (+ Others to help)
  • General stabilization - Edy/Vincent (+ Others to help)

    + XWIKI-11355 (confidential)

  • Collaborative Apps improvements/new design - Caty + Lyes + Victor + Gabriela
    • Forum - finishing touches
    • Meeting, FAQ, Ideas - fixing bugs, design
  • Addition of Ratings feature in Repository app - Victor
  • Improved mail sender for large volumes - Vincent + Lyes

Proposed dates

  • 6.4M1: 1st of Dec 3rd of Dec accept
  • 6.4M2: 15 Dec 18th of Dec accept
  • 6.4M3: not planned initially 5th of Jan 7th of Jan accept
  • 6.4RC1: 22 Dec 12th of Jan 15th of Jan accept
  • 6.4Final: 29 Dec 19th of Jan 21th of Jan accept

XWiki 6.3

See what was done in the release notes.
Check the complete list of issues fixed for 6.3.

XWiki 6.3 is the first of the 2 stabilization releases leading to the end of the 6.x cycle. As such it’s important to polish and fix bugs. It’s also going to be short so that we can finish 6.4 by the end of the year and start the new XWiki cycle (7.x) at beginning of next year. 

  • Guillaume with help from Caty: Continue polishing Flamingo. Some specific items:
    • Ensure it works fine on mobile devices
    • Fix known bugs. Among them:
      • Make Livetables responsive with screen size XWIKI-10727
      • Make Tables responsive XWIKI-10736
    • Polishing
    • Fix the xwiki-enterprise-test-webstandards build!
  • Thomas: Continue on improving page loading times and performances in general as much as possible in the time frame, with the goal of having better performances than we had in 5.4.5. 
  • Marius: Finish File Manager + javascript framework evaluation/proposal (propose angularJS with LT in angular + treeview, etc)
    • Would also be good to fix the Tree view in AllDocs using the new jstree-based tree used for FM (and support drag and drop reorganization)
  • Edy: Implement the JIRAs from this list (sorted by priority, first is most important):
  • Caty: Collaborative apps investigations and specific investigation on some Collaborative apps + help the work on polishing Flamingo and make it work on mobile devices.
  • Lyes: Work on the Repository Application/Extension Manager (with Thomas) to be able to surface the “best” extensions both inside XWiki’s EM UI and on e.x.o + work on Collaborative apps (especially on File Manager to take over from Marius) 

Dates

  • 6.3M1: 13 October (3 weeks) 17 October accept
  • 6.3M2: 27 October (2 weeks) accept
  • 6.3RC1: 3 November (1 week) 7 November accept
  • 6.3Final: 10 November (1 week) 12 November accept

XWiki 6.2

See what was done in the release notes.
Check the complete list of issues fixed for 6.2.

  • Make Flamingo production-ready and the default skin in XE - Guillaume + Caty. Specifically this means (at least):
    • Finish the AppBar implementation (with proper icons) 
    • Polishing everywhere 
    • Ensure it works fine on mobile devices 
    • Finish Theme Editor 
    • Investigation about UI standards (theme variables , css classes, html/macros, js) (some thoughts here
  • Continue on improving page loading times and performances in general as much as possible in the time frame - Thomas

    No JIRA issues defined since Thomas didn't know what he was going to work on since he wanted to run some Profiling tools first...

  • Finish File Manager + javascript framework evaluation/proposal (propose angularJS with LT in angular + treeview, etc)  - Marius
  • Release a usable v1 of signed scripts with UI - Denis
  • Investigate Activity Stream v2 - Edy. Goal: take the occasion of the rewrite to:
    • Make it performant 
    • Catch up and leap over the competition in term of features/usability emoticon_wink 
    • Need find all use cases and gather feedback from everyone 
  • Implement as many JIRA issues as possible from the list below, starting with the top one and going down - Edy:
  • Usability recording analysis and conclusions (Caty made some interviews with newcomers to XWiki with some scenarios to see what we should improve) + New icon set (vectorial) investigation (needed for AppBar) + UI standards (see above) - Caty
  • Implement sending of mail invitations in Meeting Manager using the new Mail Sender API + Publish the Hierarchy Macro he’s been working on + work on Collaborative Apps - Lyes

Proposed dates

  • 6.2M1: 4th Aug 6th Aug accept
  • 6.2M2: 18th Aug 25th Aug 27th Aug accept
  • 6.2RC1: 1st Sep 9th Sep accept
  • 6.2Final: 15th Sep 18th Sep accept

XWiki 6.1

See what was done in the release notes.
Check the complete list of issues fixed for 6.1.

  • Continue work on the Flamingo skin with ideally the goal of having it finished and ready to be used by end of 6.1 - Guillaume & Caty
  • Continue work on improving performances and especially page loading times - Thomas
  • First working version of the Script Signing feature - Denis
  • Continue work on collaborative apps, namely:
    • Define new features for the File Manager app (Marius)
    • Design for the File Manager App (Caty + Marius)
    • Continue implementing the Meeting Ma,ager App (Max)
    • Implement the File Manager App (Marius + Sofiane)

    TODO

    Add specific jira issues here

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

Proposed dates

  • 6.1 M1: 19 May 2014 21 May 2014
  • 6.1 M2: 9 June 2014 13 June 2014
  • 6.1 RC1: 23 June 2014 24 June 2014
  • 6.1 Final: 7 July 2014 8 July 2014

XWiki 6.0

See what was done in the release notes.
Check the complete list of issues fixed for 6.0.

  • New Skin - Caty + Guillaume
  • 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
  • Collaborative Applications
    • Investigate the status of existing applications (Caty + Andreea)
    • Create requirements  and improvements for the selected applications (Caty + Andreea)
    • Design proposals for Calendar, Meeting, Forum (Caty)
    • Fixing applications bugs (Sofiane)

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

Proposed dates

  • 6.0 M1: 10th of March 2014 25th of March 2014
  • 6.0 M2: 31st of March 2014 2nd of April 2014
  • 6.0 RC1: 14th of April 2014 15th of April 2014
  • 6.0 Final: 28th of April 2014 12th of May 2014
Tags:
Created by Vincent Massol on 2018/02/05
   

Get Connected