Release Notes for XWiki 7.1

Version 1.10 by Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) on 2015/06/15

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 7.0)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 7.1.

Extension Manager

Diff View Summary

Since XWiki 7.0RC1 you can view the local changes that have been made to the wiki pages of an installed extension. In this release we have improved the diff view by adding a summary that will help you navigate the changes.


See the Extension Manager Application for more details.

Solr Search

Responsive UI

We worked on making the search UI responsive on small screens. On mobile phones the list of search facets is now collapsed above the search results and the user can toggle it with a tap. We improved the way the search results of type Object and Object Property are displayed (check the result title and location / breadcrumb). We switched to using the icon themes for the search result icons and we also fixed some small spacing and alignment issues introduced by the migration from the old Colibri skin to the new Flamingo skin. Last but not least, we worked on refreshing the search UI without reloading the entire page when the user sorts the search results, uses the pagination or drills down the results using the search facets.


See the Solr Search Application documentation for more details.


  • The WatchList application now uses the new Mail API instead of the old and deprecated Mail Plugin.
  • The WatchList Realtime notification option has been reworked and the previous performance penalty has been removed.
  • A new option was added to Watch a page that was just shared by mail directly from the email's body.


  • Running multiple XWiki instances on the same machine is now possible without affecting WatchList's realtime email threading/grouping. See the documentation for more details.

See the Watchlist Application documentation for more details.


This feature is experimental and not bundled in XWiki by default. However, you can install and try it, but only for test purpose.

In the future, XWiki will offer different Flavors. A Flavor is a collection of applications. When you install a Flavor, you get a wiki fully configured for a use-case. In this release, we have implemented the ability to chose a Flavor when you create a new wiki.


See the Flavor Module documentation for more details.

New debug mode

It's now possible to display various information about what happens during a request like the time spent on each step and sub steps.



  • The Script Macro has been improved to return any type of value even no binding is used to output content.
  • The default Java version triggered as dependency for the Debian packages is not Java 8
  • In the Administration Application, when you change the space you are administrating, you don't lose the current section anymore (if the current section exists in that space).


  • In edit mode, Password fields do not display the obfuscation placholder (*******) anymore when the password value is empty. For example this removes the confusion when editing the Mail Admin UI and users were thinking that the SMTP Server password was set.
  • Not existing document won't end up in the document cache anymore. That mean request lots of not existing document won't ditch "real" documents from the cache anymore.
  • In App Within Minutes Application, the newly created applications don't have 'App Within Minutes' as parent, but the home page of the current wiki and their home page title doesn't contain the word 'Home' any more.

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

For Developers

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The following dependencies have been upgraded:

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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.

API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since XWiki 7.0.1:

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