Release Notes for ActivityPub Application 1.5

Last modified by Manuel Leduc on 2021/02/04

This is the release notes for ActivityPub Application 1.5.

This release adds the ability to start or contribute to discussions across the Fediverse and improves the likes feature.

This version is not working properly without restarting the server after the extension installation or upgrade. ActivityPub Application 1.6 fixes this issue and introduces some user interface improvements.

New and Noteworthy (since ActivityPub Application 1.4)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 1.4.

For Users

See number of likes from the fediverse

It's now possible to see how many people liked a page from the fediverse.

More details

Provides a reply button on the notifications

A reply button is now displayed in the ActivityPub notifications. Clicking on the reply buttons opens a modal windows the allows to add a message to the discussion related to the ActivityPub entity linked with the notification.

The discussion is created if the discussions was not already existing.

Displays the discussions in the dashboard

The dashboard of ActivityPub now contains a paginated list of the discussions of interest for the current user.

Send messages to the fediverse

The New message tab of the ActivityPub Application dashboard proposes a WYSIWYG editor for the message content and sending a new message is now starting a new discussion, listed in the discussions tab.

See who perform like from fediverse

It's possible to get the list of users who like a page from the fediverse.

Display notification in case of Like event from fediverse

It's now possible to enable Like notifications when a Like is performed from the fediverse.


  • Add notes received from the fediverse in the discussions: When an activity received from the Fediverse is handled by ActivityPub and contains a Note it is integrated in the discussions. Either by integrating it into an existing discussion if it is the answer to an existing Note, or by creating a new conversation.

For Admins

No changes!

For Developers

No changes!


The following translations have been updated: 

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

  • When upgrading make sure you compare and merge the following XWiki configuration files since some parameters may have been modified, removed or added:
    • xwiki.cfg
    • web.xml
    • hibernate.cfg.xml
  • Add in xwiki.cfg so that XWiki will attempt to automatically migrate your current database to any new schema. Make sure you backup your Database before doing anything.


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

  • Manuel Leduc
  • Simon Urli

The development of ActivityPub 1.5 has been partly funded by NLnet fundation as part of the NGI Search & Discovery call.

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