Release Notes for XWiki 12.6.2

Last modified by Ilie Andriuta on 2020/10/20

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.

This is a bugfix release that covers important issues that we have discovered since 12.6.1 has been released. In addition, a little improvement has been added on the comment section on the bottom of the pages, avoiding to load the "add comment" form when not needed.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 12.6.1)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 12.6.2.


The following translations have been updated:

Tested Browsers & Databases

Here is the list of browsers we support and how they have been tested for this release:

 BrowserTested on:
Chrome30.pngGoogle Chrome 85Not Tested
Edge30.pngMicrosoft Edge 85Tests run and results
Firefox30.pngMozilla Firefox 80Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 11Not Tested
Safari30.pngSafari 13Not Tested

Here is the list of databases we support and how they have been tested for this release:

 DatabaseTested on:
hypersql.pngHyperSQL 2.5.1Not Tested
oracle.pngOracle 19cTests run and results
mysql.pngMySQL 8Not Tested
postgresql.pngPostgreSQL 12Not Tested
mariadb.pngMariaDB 10.5Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes

Here is the list of Servlet Containers we support and how they have been tested for this release:

 Servlet ContainerTested on:
tomcat-icon.pngTomcat 9.0.37Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes

Tests run and results
jetty-icon.pngJetty 9.4.29 (XWiki Standalone packaging)
jetty-icon.pngJetty 9.4.29Not Tested

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.

API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since XWiki 12.6.1:

  • NamespaceURLClassLoader no longer inherits from URIClassLoader since this one is now deprecated.
    • Violation type:
    • Code:
      ## Old:
      class org.xwiki.classloader.NamespaceURLClassLoader

      ## New:
      class org.xwiki.classloader.NamespaceURLClassLoader
  • Not a binary breakage (no API breakage), only source level.
    • Violation type:
    • Code:
      ## Old:

      ## New:


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

  • Clemens Robbenhaar
  • Eduard Moraru
  • Guillaume Delhumeau
  • Manuel Leduc
  • Marius Dumitru Florea
  • Simon Urli
  • Thomas Mortagne

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