This is the release notes for XWiki Commons, XWiki Rendering, XWiki Platform and XWiki Enterprise. They share the same release notes as they are released together and have the same version.

This version brings a new notifications menu and some improvements in the Menu Application, the CKEditor integration and the Extension Manager. As usual, many bugs have been fixed as well.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 9.1.2)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 9.2.

For Users

Notifications


We have introduced a list of notifications in the top menu, that list some events that have occurred in the wiki recently: a page has been created, a new blog post has been published, etc...

See the Notifications Application's page to have more infos.

Confirmation before clearing notifications


Now a confirmation is asked before clearing all notifications.

Administration Improvements


The Administration has been reorganized. Most of the administration sections from the "Applications" group have been moved to existing or new groups. We applied a consistent style across all the administration sections and we added more hints for the configuration options. The administration menu is now implemented using a collapsible accordion. 

Improvements of the Menu Application on Mobile


The space taken by the horizontal menus created with the Menu Application has been reduced by introducing menu burgers on Mobile display. The burgers are placed on the left side of the page, to avoid confusion between the Drawer menu and the horizontal menus.

CKEditor Integration Improvements


The integration with the CKEditor has been improved to support putting dedicated Insert Macro buttons on the tool bar. We enabled the native (in-browser) spellchecker and we fixed a few bugs.

For Admins

Extension Manager improvements


Extension Manager now gives a chance to users requesting it in their profile configure default conflict resolution behavior at the beginning of the install/upgrade/uninstall.

For Developers

Ability to store events in the event stream and display them as notifications


It is now possible to say to the Event Stream Module that some events, sent with the Observation Module, should be stored.

In addition, this events can be displayed in the notifications menu of users. See the tutorial: How to send notifications.

Filer Stream improvements


Instance Filter output stream now support xobjects without class definition so input filters don't have to generate events for it. It automatically fallback on the xclass located in the current wiki.

Jobs improvements

 

  • The JobStatus now indicates the job type. There is nothing to do for Job extending AbstractJob but other will have to properly support it in the their JobStatus.
  • The Job REST API now automatically injects context information (current user, current caller, current wiki, current document, current secure document, the request URL and parameters) in the job thread.

Miscellaneous

  • Extension Manager improvements: Extension Manager now generate events just before starting to install/uninstall/upgrade an extension.

Moved Modules

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Upgrades

The following runtime dependencies have been upgraded (they have a different release cycle than XWiki Commons, XWiki Rendering, XWiki Platform and XWiki Enterprise):

Translations

The following translations have been updated: 

  • Language
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Tested Browsers & Databases

The QA Tests are executed after the release has been done. Thus, they are being prepared now and will be published soon.

Performances tests compared to <last super stable version>

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More details on <link to the test report>.

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

When upgrading make sure you compare your xwiki.cfg, xwiki.properties and web.xml files with the newest version since some configuration parameters may have been modified or 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.

Issues specific to XWiki <version>

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API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since <project> <version - 1>:

Credits

The following people have contributed code to this release (sorted alphabetically):

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Created by Guillaume Delhumeau on 2017/03/21
   

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