Release Notes for XWiki 13.4.5

Last modified by Vincent Massol on 2021/11/10

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, including 3 blockers, that we have discovered since XWiki 13.4.4 has been released.

The following regressions were introduced in this release (and found after it was released). Please check them out and if they impact you we recommend waiting to upgrade to a version where they are fixed.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 13.4.4)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 13.4.5.

Upgrades

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

Translations

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:
Firefox30.pngMozilla Firefox 94Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
Chrome30.pngGoogle Chrome 95Not Tested
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 11Tests run and results
Edge30.pngMicrosoft Edge 95
Safari30.pngSafari 14Not Tested

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

 DatabaseTested on:
oracle.pngOracle 19cNot Tested
mysql.pngMySQL 8Tests run and results
postgresql.pngPostgreSQL 14
mariadb.pngMariaDB 10.6Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
hypersql.pngHyperSQL 2.5.2Not Tested

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

 Servlet ContainerTested on:
tomcat-icon.pngTomcat 9.0.54
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
    • xwiki.properties
    • web.xml
    • hibernate.cfg.xml
  • Add xwiki.store.migration=1 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 13.4.4:

Unknown Criticality

These violationq are missing a criticality and need to be fixed.

  • Not a breakage, the old XWikiContextInitializationFilter content has been moved to a new class of the same name in a new package and old class now inherits from the new one
    • Violation type:
      java.class.nonFinalClassInheritsFromNewClass
    • Code:
      ## Old:
      class org.xwiki.wysiwyg.filter.XWikiContextInitializationFilter

      ## New:
      class org.xwiki.wysiwyg.filter.XWikiContextInitializationFilter
  • Unstable API: this method should not have been made public in first place, the cache clean is handled by listening on the events automatically.
    • Violation type:
      java.method.removed
    • Code:
      ## Old:
      method void org.xwiki.like.script.LikeScriptService::cleanCacheUIX()
  • Has been deprecated for a long time.
    • Violation type:
      java.field.removed
    • Code:
      ## Old:
      field org.xwiki.rest.XWikiResource.logger

Credits

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

  • Manuel Leduc
  • Marius Dumitru Florea
  • Simon Urli
  • Thomas Mortagne

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