Release Notes for XWiki 9.10-rc-1

Version 9.2 by Vincent Massol on 2017/11/13
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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 mostly a release focusing on improving the new Notifications feature, in order to make it as polished and usable as possible before the end of the year (i.e. before the end of the Cycle and before we elect a new LTS release). It also contains several bug fixes.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 9.9)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 9.10.

For Users

Improved Notifications email layout

The email layout for notifications has been totally redesigned.

Improved Notifications UI

The notifications menu is more clear now, and a link to see what has changed is available in the details of each event, when you click on the date.

Filter users in notifications

You now have the ability to black list some users in the notifications you receive (by default you follow everyone).

For Admins

  • Filesystem attachment improvements: A few of the long standing issues in the filesystem attachments storage have been fixed:

    • Deleted attachments are now available on the "Deleted Attachments" tab of the Page Index
    • The attachment porter script is not needed anymore (XWiki supports mixed attachment storage which means database attachment will stay in the database and keep working after changing the default store)
    • Various other bugfixes

For Developers

No changes!


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


The following translations have been updated: 

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.

Issues specific to XWiki 9.10-rc-1

  • XWiki#getURLContent() and XWiki#getURLContentAsBytes() now require Programming Rights. If you had wiki pages using those API, make sure that they are saved with a user having Programming Rights.

API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since <project> <version - 1>:

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

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