Release Notes for XWiki 6.1 Milestone 2

Version 33.1 by Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) on 2014/06/11
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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.

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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
  • Flamingo has a simplified Add menu
  • A lot of fixes and polishing have been made too (changes to the layout, panels, menus).

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).

Extension Manager improvements

Extension related jobs (install, uninstall, install plan calculation, etc.) which are not working on the same namespace can now be executed at the same time. You won't be stuck withing you extension install anymore when someone else in the whole farm is installing something. 


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  • SpaceIndex Macro has now a new parameter to sort the document by creation date, modification date, or by name.

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.
  • A new component has been added to compute a Color Theme compatible with Color Theme Application from a LESS file.

Job module improvements

A new org.xwiki.job.JobExecutor component has been introduce to replace org.xwiki.job.JobManager (which is now deprecated). This component adds support for parallel execution of jobs and also support grouping jobs that need to be executed in the same thread.

See Job Module for more details.

Deprecated and Retired projects

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The following dependencies have been upgraded:


  • 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.
  • The "skin" parameter in the URL is now taken into account when generating the links to the skin CSS (see: XWIKI-10426).
  • Filesystem Attachment Storage now allows you to disable cleaning of empty directories on startup since on a large installation this may take considerable time. (see: XWIKI-10431)


The following translations have been updated: 

Tested Browsers & Databases

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

Chrome30.pngGoogle Chrome 35Not Tested
Firefox30.pngMozilla Firefox 29Not Tested
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 8Not Tested
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 9Full tested
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 11 Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes

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

hypersql.pngHyperSQL 2.3.2 Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
mysql.pngMySQL 5.6.17Not Tested
oracle.pngOracle 11.2 
postgresql.pngPostgreSQL 9.3.4 

For the full list of tests see this page.

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 <version>

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API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since XWiki 6.0:

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