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5 This is the release notes for [[XWiki Commons>>http://commons.xwiki.org]], [[XWiki Rendering>>http://rendering.xwiki.org]], [[XWiki Platform>>http://platform.xwiki.org]] and [[XWiki Enterprise>>http://enterprise.xwiki.org]]. They share the same release notes as they are released together and have the same version.
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7 This is the first of the 2 stabilization releases that happen at the end of each yearly Cycles. Lots of polishing has been done, especially for the recently introduced Nested Pages feature and its consequences on the UI redesign (modified menus for example). Some extensions started exploit nested spaces to bring some improvements.
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9 = New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 7.3 Milestone 1) =
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11 [[Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 7.3>>http://jira.xwiki.org/secure/Dashboard.jspa?selectPageId=13500]].
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13 == Flamingo ==
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15 The "More Options" menu has been split and a new "Page Administration" menu has been introduced:
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17 {{gallery}}
18 image:content_menus.png
19 image:page-admin-menus.png
20 image:more-options-menu.png
21 {{/gallery}}
22
23 == Breadcrumb ==
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25 When the hierarchy of a Nested Pages is long, we do not display it entirely anymore. Instead, we display a limited version, that the user can expand by clicking on the "ellipsis" character ('...'):
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27 * limited:(((
28 {{image reference="breadcrumb-limited.png"/}}
29 )))
30 * full:(((
31 {{image reference="breadcrumb-full.png"/}}
32 )))
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34 Note that this behavior have also been added to all hierarchy breadcrumbs, including location of search results, etc...
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36 (((
37 {{image reference="breadcrumb-search-results.png"/}}
38 )))
39
40 == Page Index ==
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42 Since we have introduced the concept of Nested Spaces we needed to replace the Space column in the LiveTable with a more generic solution. Thus, the [[extensions:Extension.Index Application]] has now merged the previous Page + Space columns into a single Location column and we've introduced new column (which is still called Page) but which now displays the title of pages, as can be seen on the following screenshot:
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44 {{image reference="livetable-location.png" width="50%"/}}
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46 The same strategy is implemented for the ##children## and the ##siblings## viewers.
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48 Note that you can filter at several path levels in the Location column. For example:
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50 {{image reference="location-filter.png" width="50%"/}}
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52 {{info}}
53 XWiki currently doesn't support filtering on Page titles which is why the new Page column doesn't allow filtering. However since the Location column includes the full path, users can still search on Page names.
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55 At a technical level the displaying of page titles was needed because all non-terminal Page names are called ##WebHome## and displaying that would not be user-friendly.
56 {{/info}}
57
58 == New Panels ==
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60 * A [[Children Panel>>extensions:Extension.Panels Application||anchor="HChildrenPanel"]] has been added to display the list of Children pages of the current Page.(((
61 {{image reference="children.png"/}}
62 )))
63 * A [[Siblings Panel>>extensions:Extension.Panels Application||anchor="HSiblingsPanel"]] has been added to display the list of Sibling pages of the current Page.(((
64 {{image reference="siblings.png"/}}
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66 * The [[SpaceDocs Panel>>extensions:Extension.Panels Application||anchor="HSpaceDocsPanel"]] has been deprecated and the [[Children Panel>>extensions:Extension.Panels Application||anchor="HChildrenPanel"]] or [[Siblings Panel>>extensions:Extension.Panels Application||anchor="HSiblingsPanel"]] should be used instead. A warning message has been added (visible only to Admins) to explain this:(((
67 {{image reference="spacedocs-warning.png"/}}
68 )))
69
70 == Template Providers Administration ==
71
72 The template provider UI has been adapted to Nested Pages and it now supports:
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74 * Creating template providers deeper than the first level (as it was restricted before), reusing the location picker widget
75 * Setting allowed locations (i.e. spaces) using the tree widget
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77 {{gallery}}
78 image:TemplateProviderCreationUI-NestedPages.png
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80 image:TemplateProviderEditUI-NestedPages.png
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82 image:TemplateProviderViewUI-NestedPages.png
83 {{/gallery}}
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85 For more details, see the [[XWIKI-12275>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-12275]] issue and the [[documentation>>extensions:Extension.Administration Application||anchor="HTemplates"]].
86
87 == Miscellaneous ==
88
89 * The [[Active Installs Client module>>extensions:Extension.Active Installs Client API||anchor="HFormatEvolution"]] had a bug leading to the ##sinceDays## field not being set correctly (was almost always set to 0).
90 * [[New ##xpage## parameter>>platform:DevGuide.Standard URL Format||anchor="HParameter:xpage"]]: ##outputTitle##. If ##true## then also display the title in addition to the content. Defaults to ##false## if not specified.
91 * The XWiki Syntax help now no longer shows help for syntaxes that are not available in the wiki.
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93 See the [[full list of JIRA issues>>http://jira.xwiki.org/sr/jira.issueviews:searchrequest-printable/temp/SearchRequest.html?jqlQuery=project+in+%28XCOMMONS%2C+XRENDERING%2C+XWIKI%2C+XE%29+and+status+%3D+Closed+and+resolution+%3D+Fixed+and+fixVersion+%3D+%22<version>%22&tempMax=1000]] fixed in this release.
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95 = For Developers =
96
97 == Flamingo ==
98
99 The content menus are now implemented with [[UI extensions>>extensions:Extension.UIExtension Module]]. The new Extension Points are:
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101 |= [[##org.xwiki.plaftorm.editactions##>>platform:ExtensionPoint.Edit Actions]]|=[[##org.xwiki.plaftorm.adminactions##>>platform:ExtensionPoint.Admin Actions]]|=[[##org.xwiki.plaftorm.moreoptions##>>platform:ExtensionPoint.More Options]]
102 |(((
103 {{image reference="editactions.png" width="50%"/}}
104 )))|(((
105 {{image reference="adminactions.png" width="50%"/}}
106 )))|(((
107 {{image reference="moreoptions.png" width="50%"/}}
108 )))
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110 The extension point [[platform:ExtensionPoint.DrawerItem]] has now a parameter ##separator## to add a line separator before the drawer item.
111
112 == Extensions repository improvements ==
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114 * New extensions are now create in their own space by default (as the space home page). It will make easier to organize documentation of big extensions.
115 * Custom extension repositories are now sent by the Extension Repository REST service
116
117 == Upgrades ==
118
119 The following dependencies have been upgraded:
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121 * [[Jackson 2.6.3>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XCOMMONS-861]]
122 * [[LiveValidation 1.4>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-12712]]
123
124 == Miscellaneous ==
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126 * A ##displayTitle## option has been added to the hierarchy macros. By default, it is set to true. When disabled, the names of the references are displayed in the breadcrumb, instead of the document titles.
127 * The ##documentTree## macro has been moved to its own module, under the Index application, so that it can be used as a dependency in other modules without pulling the entire Index application.
128
129 = Tested Browsers & Databases =
130
131 {{warning}}
132 The QA Tests are executed after the release has been done. Thus, they are being prepared now and will be published soon.
133 {{/warning}}
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135 {{comment}}
136 TODO: uncomment and update with proper link when the report is ready.
137 {{include reference="TestReports.ManualTestReportTemplateSummary"/}}
138 {{/comment}}
139
140 = Known issues =
141
142 * [[Bugs we know about>>http://jira.xwiki.org/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&jqlQuery=category+%3D+%22Top+Level+Projects%22+AND+issuetype+%3D+Bug+AND+resolution+%3D+Unresolved+ORDER+BY+updated+DESC]]
143
144 = Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes =
145
146 == General Notes ==
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148 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.
149
150 == API Breakages ==
151
152 The following APIs were modified since 7.3 Milestone 1:
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