XWiki Roadmap Archives for the 5.x Release Cycle

Version 8.1 by Thomas Mortagne on 2014/04/30

This page contains the roadmap for past releases that were part of the 5.x Release Cycle. Latest roadmaps can be found on the XWiki Enterprise Roadmap page.

XWiki Enterprise 5.x Cycle

  • Theme: Speed and Simplicity

Mission: Improve XWiki's usage for new and regular users by improving Usability and Usage Speed in order to make XWiki simpler and faster both from a pure performance point of view and from are user interface point of view.

Technical details:

  • Individual Feature Improvement from a Usability perspective including speed of access (real time updates, commenting in activity stream)
  • General Usability Improvements on XE for simplicity
  • Technical Rewrite of certain features (activity stream) for performance or architecture reasons
  • General Performance Improvement of XWiki (page loading, rendering time)
  • Bug Fixing in general

Release dates for the 5.x Cycle:

  • 5.0: April May 2013 accept
  • 5.1: June July 2013 accept
  • 5.2: September October 2013 accept
  • 5.3: November 2013 December 2013 accept
  • 5.4: January 2014 February 2014 accept

Here's the full list of what was achieved in the XWiki 5.x cycle.

XWiki Enterprise 5.4

See what was done in the release notes.
Check the complete list of issues fixed for 5.4.

  • SOLR Search improvements - Owner: Marius:
  • Multiwiki improvements - Owner: GuillaumeD:
  • DM/EM improvements - Owner: Thomas + Marius:
  • Scalable import/export + Confluence import - Owner: Thomas:
  • Signed script implementation - Owner: Denis:

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

+ XWIKI-9156 which is confidential (security issue)

Proposed dates

  • 5.4M1: 6th of Jan 2014 8th of Jan 2014
  • 5.4RC1: 20th of Jan 2014 27th of Jan 2014 30th of Jan 2014
  • 5.4Final: 27th of Jan 2014 3rd of Feb 2014 5th of Feb 2014

XWiki Enterprise 5.3

See what was done in the release notes.
Check the complete list of issues fixed for 5.3.

  • SOLR Search improvements - Owner: Marius:
  • Continue working on the workspaces integration by default in XWiki Enterprise - Owner: GuillaumeD:
  • Finish scalable import/export (and make it the default) - Owner: ThomasM:
  • Implement Confluence import using wikistream - Owner: ThomasM:
  • Improvements on EM/DW - Owner: ThomasM + Marius:
  • Signed script implementation - Owner: Denis:
  • If time permits: AWM improvements - Owner: Marius:

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

+ XWIKI-9156 which is confidential (security issue)

Proposed dates

  • 5.3M1: 21st of October 25th of October
  • 5.3M2: 4th of November 11th of November 14th of November 19th of November
  • 5.3RC1: 18th of November 20th of November 27th of November 4th of December Started 6th of December, finished 8th of December
  • 5.3Final: 25th of November 27th of November 4th of December 10th of December Started 11th of December, finished 13th of December

XWiki Enterprise 5.2

See what was done in the release notes.
Check the complete list of issues fixed for 5.2.

  • SOLR Search improvements/tuning + search suggest in SOLR - Thomas + Marius
  • Have Workspace by default in XE + improved home page - Caty + Guillaume Delhumeau
  • Scalable import/export based on wiki stream - Thomas
  • Improvements on EM (introduce "always" switch in the EM conflict UI, When uninstalling a XAR extension a question should be asked for various conflict use cases, various bugs, etc) - Thomas + Marius
  • Security issues - Thomas Delafosse
  • Add UI extension point in key places - Need someone!

    TODO

    Add jiras

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

Last, here's a list of interesting investigations to do (for future implementation):

  • Activity Stream UI + Notifications Investigations - Caty + GuillaumeD
  • Easier automatic field validation (including UI for advanced user). Ajax or Not - Marius (if enough time)

Proposed dates

  • 5.2M1: 12 Aug 13 Aug
  • 5.2M2: 9 Sep 13 Sep
  • 5.2RC1: 23 Sep 27 Sep
  • 5.2Final: 30 Sep 7 Oct

XWiki Enterprise 5.1

See what was done in the release notes.
Check the complete list of issues fixed for 5.1.

  • Security fixes and review/apply the feature-authorization-context branch - Thomas Delafosse and Andreas
  • First usable version of SOLR implementation - Thomas Mortagne for the back end, Caty for the UI design, Marius for the UI implementation and Sorin/Manuel for ensuring the quality of the new SOLR is at least as good as our current Lucene search so that we could switch to the SOLR version ASAP (would be great to be able to do that at the end of 5.1)
  • By order of priority and time permitting:
    • Horizontal menu - Marius
    • Home Page Improvements - Marius + Caty
    • AWM: Add the ability to publish an application as an extension - Marius
    • Some specific JIRAs:

Proposed dates

  • 5.1M1: 27 May 2013 31 May 2013
  • 5.1M2: 10 June 2013 14 June 2013
  • 5.1RC1: 24 June 2013 27 June 2013
  • 5.1 final: 1st of July 9 July 2013

XWiki Enterprise 5.0

Targeted features/Improvements/Bugs

  • Continue SOLR implementation
  • EM upgrade of subwikis in farm mode + flavor concept (add Flavor type in EM/Repository)  + leftover from 4.x for EM/DW:
  • AppWithinMinutes work, ordered by priority:
  • Scalable import/export
  • Home page improvements (XE) and usability improvements in general

    TODO

    JV to list jira issues and assign himselves to them + set fix for on them

  • Horizontal Menu management (add, remove pages)

    TODO

    JV to list jira issues and assign himselves to them + set fix for on them

  • virtual=1 by default
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Various important bugs to fix (ordered by priority - top is first priority):

Investigations

  • XEM Homepage / Portal - Caty
  • Knowledge base Flavor - Caty/Ludovic
  • New Activity Stream Investigation Part 1 - JV (he's agreed to become our AS champion emoticon_smile)
  • General Flavours Investigation - Caty

Proposed dates

  • 5.0M1: 4 March 2013 6 March 2013
  • 5.0M2: 25 March 2013 3 April 2013
  • 5.0RC1: 8 April 2013 15 April 2013 21 April 2013
  • 5.0Final: 15 April 2013 22 April 2013 26 April 2013
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