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 version adds Live Data usability improvements, new extension point for developers to provide additional "docextra" tabs and various other bugfixes and dependency upgrades.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 13.5)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 13.6.

For Users

Live Data popover menu

 
Before XWiki 13.6, a double click on a property of a Live Data would switch it to edit mode. This mechanism was causing different issues, especially when the entries were containing links.

We have deactivated the double click and a popover is now shown to the user.

On devices equipped with a mouse, the popover is shown when hovering over an editable property and it proposes a single edit action.

On touch-based devices, the popover is shown on touch on editable entries, and on touch on any links. They respectively propose the edit and follow link actions (touching a link in an editable property proposes both actions).

Improved display when there is no entry

 
A message is now displayed when there is not entries to be displayed in a Live Data.

For Admins

No changes!

For Developers

UI Extension Point for Document Extra Tabs

 
A new UI extension point has been added, allowing to insert a new tab at the bottom of a document. The parameters of this UIXP allow to specify the title of the tab, a number to show next to the title, and the order of the tab.

Miscellaneous

  • Java API to delete a range of versions: Exposed a Java API to delete a range of versions and used it inside DeleteVersionsAction.

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:
Chrome30.pngGoogle Chrome 92Not Tested
Firefox30.pngMozilla Firefox 90Not Tested
Edge30.pngMicrosoft Edge 92
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 11
Safari30.pngSafari 14Not Tested

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

 DatabaseTested on:
hypersql.pngHyperSQL 2.5.2Not Tested
mariadb.pngMariaDB 10.6Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
mysql.pngMySQL 8Tests run and results
postgresql.pngPostgreSQL 13
oracle.pngOracle 19cNot 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 9.0.50
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 13.5:

  • Unstable API: this API was not properly designed and shouldn't have returned that in first place.
    • Violation type:
      java.method.returnTypeChanged
    • Code:
      ## Old:
      method javax.mail.internet.InternetAddress org.xwiki.security.authentication.script.AuthenticationScriptService::requestResetPassword(org.xwiki.user.UserReference) throws org.xwiki.security.authentication.ResetPasswordException

      ## New:
      method void org.xwiki.security.authentication.script.AuthenticationScriptService::requestResetPassword(org.xwiki.user.UserReference) throws org.xwiki.security.authentication.ResetPasswordException
  • Unstable API: this API was not properly designed and shouldn't have returned that in first place.
    • Violation type:
      java.method.removed
    • Code:
      ## Old:
      method javax.mail.internet.InternetAddress org.xwiki.security.authentication.ResetPasswordRequestResponse::getUserEmail()

Credits

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

Clément Aubin
Eduard Moraru
Eunike Leti Kajiwara
Jarle Sandmo
Kryštof Valenta
Manuel Leduc
Marius Dumitru Florea
Pavel Bludov
Simon Urli
Thomas Mortagne
Vincent Massol
xrichard

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