Release Notes for XWiki 11.2

Version 2.3 by Vincent Massol on 2019/03/22

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.

This release brings a warning to the users when they are editing a page and other users are saving the same content. The Object editor has a new way of presenting XClasses meant to increase the user experience, while the top level application pages are not displayed anymore in the Navigation Panel.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 11.1)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 11.2.

For Users

Improved view of XClasses in Object editor

It is easier now to find the XWiki Class of interest by using the new suggest box that replaces the old select element. The old way of searching is still available so the user still can explore the full list of available classes.

Exclude top level application pages from the Navigation Panel

The top level application pages are now excluded by default from the Navigation Panel. This allows the Navigation Panel to focus more on your own content pages.

Warning conflict when editing a page

The edition of document is now protected against edition conflicts. It means that a user might now obtain a warning conflict window, in case another user saved the document in the meantime. This window prevents from erasing the changes made by the first user having saved. 


  • Notifications Performances: The performance of the Notifications feature has been improved by implementing some in-memory caching of events for the users and more importantly its impact on the rest of the XWiki instance has been drastically reduced by limiting the resource allocated to it. This is a stopgap solution while waiting for a future redesign of the Notifications feature for better scalability for large volumes.

  • Backlink support improvements: The following areas containing backlinks are now refactored when renaming a page:

    • Images and attachments in wiki content
    • Wiki content in TextArea XObjects when the content is marked as containing markup

For Admins

No changes!

For Developers

No changes!

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 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.

Issues specific to XWiki 11.2

Language Settings

The default value of the option xwiki.language.forceSupported is now set to true.
That means that only the supported languages defined in the Administration (section Content > Internationalization) will be used to display the wiki to our users.
If you want to support the previous behaviour, you can edit the default value of the option in xwiki.cfg by setting it to 0:

#-# Force only one of the supported languages to be accepted. Default set to true.

API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since XWiki 11.1:


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

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