Release Notes for XWiki 7.3 Milestone 2

Version 25.1 by Vincent Massol on 2015/10/15

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 <version - 1>)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for <version>.


The "more options" menu have been split and a "page admin" menu has been created:


When the hierarchy of a nested pages is long, we do not display it entirely anymore. Instead, we display a limited version, that the user can expand by clicking on the "ellipsis" character ('...'):

  • limited:


  • full:


Note that this behavior have also been added to all hierarchy breadcrumbs, including location of search results, etc...


Page Index

Since we have introduced the concept of Nested Spaces we needed to replace the Space column in the LiveTable with a more generic solution. Thus, the Index Application has now merged the previous Page + Space columns into a single Location column and we've introduced new column (which is still called Page) but which now displays the title of pages, as can be seen on the following screenshot:


The same strategy is implemented for the children and the siblings viewers.

XWiki currently doesn't support filtering on Page titles which is why the new Page column doesn't allow filtering. However since the Location column includes the full path, users can still search on Page names.

At a technical level the displaying of page titles was needed because all non-terminal Page names are called WebHome and displaying that would not be user-friendly.


<insert misc user stuff and important bug fix descriptions here in a list, when they are too small to warrant a section by themselves - Change the version in the URL below!>

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

For Developers


The content menus are now implemented with UI extensions. The new Extension Points are:





The extension point DrawerItem has now a parameter separator to add a line separator before the drawer item.

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Deprecated and Retired projects

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The following dependencies have been upgraded:


  • a displayTitle option has been added to the hierarchy macros. By default, it is set to true. When disabled, the names of the references are displayed in the breadcrumb, instead of the document titles.


The following translations have been updated: 

Tested Browsers & Databases

The QA Tests are executed after the release has been done. Thus, they are being prepared now and will be published soon.

Performances tests compared to <last super stable version>

<a summary of the comparison with latest super stable version>

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 <version>

<issues specific to the project>

API Breakages

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

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