Roadmap

Last modified by Guillaume Delhumeau on 2014/09/25

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 May 2014 accept
  • 6.1: June 2014 July 2014 accept
  • 6.2: August 2014 September cancel
  • 6.3: October 2014 cancel
  • 6.4: December 2014 cancel

XWiki 6.3

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!
    TypeKeyStatusSummaryAssignee
    BugXWIKI-10840OpenInvalid HTML5 meta tags used in flamingoGuillaume Delhumeau
    BugXWIKI-11100ClosedThe Color Themes picker isn't properly displayed when using the scrollbarGuillaume Delhumeau
    New FeatureXWIKI-10333OpenManage listed applications in Applications PanelUnassigned
    ImprovementXWIKI-11034OpenUse LESS4J for the implementation of LESSCompilerGuillaume Delhumeau
    BugXWIKI-11027OpenThe "templates" directory has VMs from ColibriGuillaume Delhumeau
    ImprovementXWIKI-11029OpenRemove the 'default' marker from our ColorThemesGuillaume Delhumeau
  • 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):
    TypeKeyStatusSummaryAssignee
    ImprovementXWIKI-9920OpenExtension Manager add extension search should suggest only compatible versionsUnassigned
    ImprovementXE-1389OpenWelcome block is too hard to editUnassigned
    ImprovementXWIKI-8320OpenDelete space should list all pages that are going to be deletedClemens Robbenhaar
    BugXWIKI-6328OpenWrong rendering of annotations on BlogUnassigned
    BugXWIKI-10296ClosedThe default value of a date field should be empty or today, not the date when the class has been createdEduard Moraru
    ImprovementXWIKI-9170OpenAllow user directory to be customized globallyUnassigned
  • 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) 
  • 6.3M2: 27 October (2 weeks)
  • 6.3RC1: 3 November (1 week)
  • 6.3Final: 10 November (1 week)
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