Release Notes for XWiki 14.4

Last modified by Ilie Andriuta on 2022/07/11

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 extra usability in 2 areas: images can now be searched for inside the WYSIWYG editor (when adding an image), and macros available in extension repositories but not installed are also visible directly from the WYSIWYG editor's Insert Macro feature (and can be installed in one click by admins). As usual, there are also bug & security fixes.

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 14.3)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 14.4.

For Users

CKeditor Image Gallery Picker

The new Attachment Gallery Picker Macro is integrated in the new CKEditor Image Dialog. That way, images can be searched by keyword and can be previewed before selection.

For Admins

Propose not yet installed macros

It's now possible for an admin to install and use a macro directly in the WYSIWYG macros picker. A list of not yet installed compatible macros is proposed at the end to improve discoverability. Note that in the future it'll be proposed to all users (even non-admins) for increased discoverability. Non-admins users will see a message asking them to contact an administrator to install the needed macro.

For Developers

Attachment Gallery Picker Macro

An Attachment Gallery Picker Macro is now available.

This macro allows to search and select attachments. The results of the search are presented in a grid.

The RSA Crypto script service issues SHA256 certificates by default

The RSA Crypto script service (accessible from services.crypto.rsa) now issues certificates signed with SHA256+RSA instead of SHA1+RSA. See XWIKI-19676 to learn more.


  • Live Data events: While Live Data always triggered some events in the browser, they were so far only usable internally as they were triggered on a detached element. This has been fixed and a new instanceCreated event has been added that is triggered just after a new instance has been created.

  • Contains queries for events: The SimpleEventQuery in the Event Stream Module now also support querying for text that is contained anywhere in a field.

  • Live Data extensions: A new JavaScript API has been added to Live Data that allows adding custom panels to extend to functionality of the Live Data Macro.


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: 

Tested Browsers & Databases

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

 BrowserTested on:
Edge30.pngMicrosoft Edge 101Tests run and results
Chrome30.pngGoogle Chrome 101
Firefox30.pngMozilla Firefox 100Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
Safari30.pngSafari 15Not Tested

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

 DatabaseTested on:
hypersql.pngHyperSQL 2.6.1Not Tested
postgresql.pngPostgreSQL 14Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
mysql.pngMySQL 8Tests run and results
oracle.pngOracle 19c
mariadb.pngMariaDB 10.6Not 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 9.0.63
jetty-icon.pngJetty 10.0.7 (XWiki Standalone packaging)
jetty-icon.pngJetty 10.0.7Not 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 14.3:

No breakage!


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

Andreas Jonsson
Clemens Klein-Robbenhaar
Clemens Robbenhaar
Clément Aubin
Manuel Leduc
Marius Dumitru Florea
Michael Hamann
Oana-Lavinia Florean
Pyungkyu Moon
Simon Urli
Thomas Mortagne
Vincent Massol

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