Release Notes for XWiki 6.3-rc-1

Version 46.1 by Marius Dumitru Florea on 2014/11/06

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 6.3-milestone-2)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 6.3.

Flamingo Themes Application

Now, when you click on "Manage color theme" in the Administration, you reach the new application to manage the Flamingo Themes:


You can use it to change the current theme, modify any theme or create new ones.

We have also added 3 new themes: Marina, Garden and Kitty.

Bootswatch Themes for Flamingo

XWiki comes with 16 new themes for Flamingo, that have been adapted from Bootswatch.


  • Updated XAR export URL format to allow exporting a full space, a full wiki, or any list of pages matching a pattern. For example:
    See the full list of JIRA issues fixed in this release.
  • Added an edit button to easily change the default Welcome message that is displayed on the homepage. Users have reportedly been struggling with this task for a while now and, until we come up with a new format for the homepage, this is the solution we have proposed to make things easier.


  • The configuration of the Applications Panel now works with touch-screen devices too.
  • The Standalone Distribution now has a new startup parameter to enable monitoring/managing the Jetty instance. You can use it with -j (or --jmx).
  • Updated the notification message when the panel layout is saved to use the standard notification widget.

For Developers


  • Suggest widget now has an extra propagateEventKeyCodes option where key codes can be listed so their events will be propagated. See the documentation.
  • Extended modalPopup.js to support specifying keyboard shortcut options for the defined actions. See the documentation.
  • You can now render an icon from any icon theme present on the wiki, referenced by its name:
    $services.icon.render('globe', 'Silk')
    $services.icon.render('globe', 'Font Awesome')


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Tested Browsers & Databases

Performances tests compared to <last super stable version>

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More details on <link to the test report>.

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 6.3-rc-1

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API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since XWiki 6.3-milestone-2:

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