Release Notes for XWiki 6.1 Milestone 2

Version 24.2 by Vincent Massol on 2014/05/30

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.

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New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 6.1 Milestone 1)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 6.1.

Experimental Flamingo Skin

  • Flamingo skin CSS is now computed at the runtime, using the LESS Module.
  • Thanks to this, we have introduced a compatibility between this skin and the old color themes:
    flamingo-default.png flamingo-dusk.png flamingo-mint.png flamingo-ruby.png flamingo-nocolortheme.png

Applications Panel

The applications panel has been modified to adapt itself to the panel column width. The design is different when the size is small, to look closer to a "dock" bar:
appbar.png (on this screenshot you can see the small version on the left, and the normal version on the right).

Miscellaneous

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See the full list of JIRA issues fixed in this release.

For Developers

LESS module

  • The LESS Module is now bundled with XWiki Enterprise.
  • Some progress have been made on the DefaultLESSSkinFileCache. The cache is now cleared when a skin or a color theme is changed, but only on the concerned wiki.
  • The LESS Compiler now compress the generated CSS.

Deprecated and Retired projects

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Upgrades

The following dependencies have been upgraded:

Miscellaneous

  • xwiki.cfg file properties are now accessible through org.xwiki.configuration.ConfigurationSource component with role hint xwikicfg
  • Complete refactoring of the Resource module. Note that the Action module has been removed and folded into the new Resource module.
  • The getInstance methods in the Component Script Service are now public and return null if the Component cannot be looked up. A getLastError() method was also added to get the last exception.
  • New converter for java.lang.refect.Type which allows converting from String to Type and opposite in Velocity and wiki macros parameters for example.
  • The wiki manager API always returns a descriptor for the main wiki, and if there is no descriptor document it returns a "virtual" one that can be saved. Basically it now means that if a wiki exists there is always a corresponding descriptor, even for the main wiki.

Translations

The following translations have been updated: 

Tested Browsers & Databases

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

When upgrading make sure you compare your xwiki.cfg, xwiki.properties and web.xml files with the newest version since some configuration parameters may have been modified or added. Note that you should add xwiki.store.migration=1 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 <version>

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API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since XWiki 6.0:

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