Release Notes for XWiki 10.5

Version 1.4 by Eduard Moraru on 2018/06/20

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

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New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 10.4)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 10.5.

For Users

Visible Save

The save buttons bar is now always visible which makes it simpler to see the buttons, even for long pages (some users used to not find the buttons).

Messages in Notifications

When the Message Stream Application is enabled (which is not the case by default), you can now see your messages in the notifications.

With this feature in place, the Notifications application is now able to fully replace the Activity Stream one (which will happen in the following versions of XWiki).

New Tip

New tip about x+x+x+a and x+x+x+h key combos.

For Admins

XAR entry types improvements

Starting XWiki 10.4 we started to introduce the concept of page "Types".

  • Several ways to protect extension pages are now provided and can be configured in

    #-# The possible choices are:
    #-# * none: no protection at all
    #-# * warning (the default): everyone get a warning when trying to edit a protected document
    #-# * deny = EDIT/DELETE right is denied for everyone except for admins who just get a warning
    #-# * forcedDeny = EDIT/DELETE right is denied for everyone, admins can't force edit/delete
    #-# * denySimple = EDIT/DELETE right is denied for simple users except for simple admins who just get a warning
    #-# * forcedDenySimple = EDIT/DELETE right is denied for all simple users, simple admins can't force edit/delete
  • Main.WebHome page entry type is now demo since the wiki home page is configurable so there is no reason to prevent its deletion
  • XWiki.XWikiAdminGroup page entry type is now configuration, was forgotten in previous version
  • the type home has been removed since it was designed for wiki home page use case which does not make much sense anymore

Improved Navigation Panel Administration

The Navigation Panel administration section has been improved with support for drag & drop. You can now drag pages from the navigation tree to exclude them and back to the tree to include them. See the Navigation Panel documentation for more information.


  • Filesystem store by default: Filesystem store is now the default location for attachments and deleted documents. See attachment storage documentation for more details.

For Developers

Date Script Services

A new script service called $ is now available. It currently implements the "time ago" displays (such as "12 minutes ago") and it support a lot of locales. See: Date Script Service.


  • The component NamespaceContextExecutor has been introduced to be able to execute some code in the context of a different namespace (e.g. in a different wiki).

  • The content of 'doc.location' in Livetables is automatically set to HTML: The content of the 'doc.location' column in livetables is now automatically set to HTML, there is no need to add 'doc.location':{'html':true} to the $columnProperties of the livetable anymore.

Moved Modules

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


The following translations have been updated: 

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

When upgrading make sure you compare your xwiki.cfg, and web.xml files with the newest version since some configuration parameters may have been modified or added. Note that you should add 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>:


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

Adel Atallah
Alex Cotiugă
Anca Luca
Clément Aubin
Ecaterina Moraru (Valica)
Eduard Moraru
Guillaume Delhumeau
Marius Dumitru Florea
Pierre Bondoerffer
Stéphane Laurière
Thomas Mortagne
Vincent Massol

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