This is the release notes for XWiki Commons, XWiki Rendering, XWiki Platform and XWiki Enterprise. They share the same release notes as they are released together and have the same version.

This is a bugfix release that fixes important bugs discovered in the 7.4.5 version. This release is the last release for the 7.x cycle, since the 7.4 branch reached end of life on January 2017.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 7.4.5)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for XWiki 7.4.6.

All Changes

  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13940 DefaultWikiCopier might produce broken progress tree
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13939 Serializing solr indexer job progress on big wikis takes way too much memory
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13928 Explicit attachment mime type is lost when importing a XAR
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13904 The "Space Documents Panel" makes the Panel Wizard slow on wikis with many users
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13898 Error while scanning core extensions in WebSphere
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13880 "Show details" on ldap Authenticator displayed a velocity error
  • Improvement Closed XWIKI-13870 Send extension features in active install
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13861 Hidden and unpublished blog articles should not be displayed on the search results or AS
  • Improvement Closed XWIKI-13849 Also send distribution features in active install
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13840 XWiki Select Widget does not work with IE10
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13826 Failed automatic object data conversion during a property rename results in data loss
  • Improvement Closed XWIKI-13825 XWikiServletRequest should extend HttpServletRequestWrapper
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13817 Retrieving Certificate from the Wiki store does not work in nested spaces
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13815 Can't list extensions versions when the extension has no custom properties
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13812 Some of the translations are broken at step 3 on AWM on subwikis
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13772 A warning is displayed on the log when a Flamingo Theme is being edited
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13756 Repository extension update might end up deleteding and recreating the same dependencies over and over
  • Improvement Closed XWIKI-13748 Save embedded images that use Data URI as attachments when importing an office document
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13746 Users may loose access rights related to their group memberships on heavy loaded sites
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13740 The document tree is not loading on a sub wiki dashboard
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13732 The create page form occasionally needs to be submitted twice
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13729 Script right missing in a subwiki's default rights setup
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13727 Ratings app is unusable showing unrendered velocity macro call
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13706 Cannot add a custom favicon anymore
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13524 Attachments are not copied from a Template Provider
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13493 The parent-child relationship of a page is not updated during a move
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13372 Failed to upgrade XWiki.TemplateProviderTemplate between pre-NS and post-NS version
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13310 Menus entries are stuck to the arrow indicating a sub-menu
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13274 Subpages don't inherit properly space rating configuration
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13256 Viewing a PPT / ODP with the Office Macro fails when on a nested page
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13172 Section Name displayed with Markup
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13160 Cannot change most of the @xwiki-* variables in a Flamingo Theme
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-12937 Impossible to copy a page if the user has no edit right at the wiki or space level
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-12912 Improve authorization checks based on the current user for accessing a VFS attachment archive
  • Improvement Closed XWIKI-10375 Refactor the temporary resource concept inside the Resource module
  • Bug Closed XCOMMONS-1142 When starting/stoping a progress step with a different source, the progress tree might get broken
  • Bug Closed XCOMMONS-1122 Job progress serializes a lot of useless stuff
  • Improvement Closed XCOMMONS-1119 Provide constructors for ExtensionUpgradedEvent that do not take namespace
  • Bug Closed XCOMMONS-1117 List converter crashes with <?> generic argument
  • Bug Closed XCOMMONS-1116 List converter does not take into account generics when the input is already a List
  • Bug Closed XCOMMONS-1114 Velocity automatic parameter convertion skip generics
  • Bug Closed XCOMMONS-1112 Null Log arguments are not serialized
  • Bug Closed XCOMMONS-1087 Storing crypto keys to the X509 file system key store could fails due to inappropriate chars in filenames
  • Bug Closed XCOMMONS-1083 Some exceptions make XStream go nuts
  • Bug Closed XCOMMONS-1082 Stop trying to serialize all possible log arguments


No translations have been updated.

Tested Browsers & Databases

The QA Tests are executed after the release has been done. Thus, they are being prepared now and will be published soon.

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

When upgrading make sure you compare your xwiki.cfg, and web.xml files with the newest version since some configuration parameters may have been modified or added. Note that you should add so that XWiki will attempt to automatically migrate your current database to the new schema. Make sure you backup your Database before doing anything.

API Breakages

No API has been broken since XWiki 7.4.5!


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

Alexandru Cotiuga
Denis Gervalle
Ecaterina Moraru (Valica)
Eduard Moraru
Guillaume Delhumeau
Manuel Smeria
Marius Dumitru Florea
Michiel Hobbelman
Sergiu Dumitriu
Thomas Mortagne
Vincent Massol

Created by Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) on 2017/02/10

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