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5 This is the release notes for [[XWiki Commons>>http://commons.xwiki.org]], [[XWiki Rendering>>http://rendering.xwiki.org]], [[XWiki Platform>>http://platform.xwiki.org]] and [[XWiki Enterprise>>http://enterprise.xwiki.org]]. They share the same release notes as they are released together and have the same version.
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7 <insert description of release here>
8
9 = New and Noteworthy (since XWiki <version - 1>) =
10
11 [[Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for <version>>>http://jira.xwiki.org/secure/Dashboard.jspa?selectPageId=<fill id here>]].
12
13 == Requires Java 8 ==
14
15 Java 8 is now required to run XWiki. If you use an earlier version of Java, you'll get an error while starting XWiki such as:
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17 {{code language="none"}}
18 java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
19 [...]
20 Caused by: java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: org/xwiki/tools/jetty/listener/NotifyListener : Unsupported major.minor version 52.0
21 [...]
22 {{/code}}
23
24 == Active Installs ==
25
26 New widget displayed on the dashboard to see the number of Active Installs count per XWiki Cycle version:
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28 {{image reference="versionspercycle.png"/}}
29
30 == Tips Panel ==
31
32 A new [[Tips Panel>>extensions:Extension.Help Application||anchor="HTipsPanel"]] has been added by default. Example:
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34 {{image reference="tippanel-1.png"/}}
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36 {{image reference="tippanel-2.png"/}}
37
38 == Sandbox Relocation ==
39
40 The Sandbox pages were previously accessible through a link in the Quick Links Panel. This link has been removed and instead a Sandbox entry has been added in the [[Applications Panel>>extensions:Extension.Panels Application||anchor="HApplicationPanel"]].
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42 {{image reference="sandbox-appbar.png"/}}
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44 In addition the message about the shortcut key to use the "Jump To Page" feature has been moved to the new Tips Panel.
45
46 Here's how the home page looks like now:
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48 {{image reference="home.png" width="960px"/}}
49
50 == Extension Manager improvements ==
51
52 === Repair invalid extensions ===
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54 Extension Manager now try to repair automatically invalid dependency and provide a "Repair" button to repair specific invalid extension.
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56 {{image reference="repair.png"/}}
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58 {{image reference="repairplan.png"/}}
59
60 === Apply namespaces constraints in the UI ===
61
62 The namespaces constraints introduced in 8.0 are now taken into account in the UI which won't propose an option that will fail in the install plan.
63
64 === Move to farm ===
65
66 It's now possible to install on farm an extension installed in a subwiki directly from the UI.
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68 {{image reference="installonfarm.png"/}}
69
70 === Dependency on root ===
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72 When using Extension Manager from main wiki it's now allowed to install/upgrade an extension which require upgrading/install farm level dependency. It also automatically propose to install on farm a new dependency which indicate it as constraint. This will make easier to deal with extension have an API that have to be installed on root and a XAR extension UI that should usualy be install on a wiki.
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74 It's still forbidden from subwiki in the standard UI (any script with programming right can enable it in the install request). That might change in the future but need to be discussed more.
75
76 === Managed dependencies ===
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78 Extension Manager now support the concept of managed dependencies. It's pretty much the same thing that the {{code language="xml"}}<dependencyManagement>{{/code}} in Maven.
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80 It still need to be supported in the Repository Application. See [[http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-13281]].
81
82 == Flavors improvements ==
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84 * Known flavors are not tested anymore in the Distribution Wizard and directly displayed first in the list. This speed up a lot the use case where you just want to install default XWiki Flavor or XE UI.
85 * Flavors are now also searched in the local repository. This makes easier to embedded flavors in a distribution for setups with no network access.
86
87 == Miscellaneous ==
88
89 * The ##xwiki.usedefaultweb## parameter from ##xwiki.cfg## has been removed. See below.
90 * The Annotations Application's Administration section has been updated to present the exception spaces as "locations", using the ##documentTree## macro. The behavior has not been changed.(((
91 {{image reference="annotationsAdminSection.png" width="960px"/}}
92 )))
93 * Job module does not validate stored status at startup. This might improve a lot the startup time when there is a lot of status. Also there seems to still be use cases where XStream get lost in edge case when parsing, this was blocking the whole XWiki startup for a very long time.
94
95 See the [[full list of JIRA issues>>http://jira.xwiki.org/sr/jira.issueviews:searchrequest-printable/temp/SearchRequest.html?jqlQuery=project+in+%28XCOMMONS%2C+XRENDERING%2C+XWIKI%2C+XE%29+and+status+%3D+Closed+and+resolution+%3D+Fixed+and+fixVersion+%3D+%22<version>%22&tempMax=1000]] fixed in this release.
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97 = For Developers =
98
99 == <developer feature N> ==
100
101 <description of developer feature N>
102
103 == Deprecated and Retired projects ==
104
105 <description of deprecated and retired projects>
106
107 == Upgrades ==
108
109 The following dependencies have been upgraded:
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111 * [[JSqlParser 0.9.5>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-13215]]
112 * [[slf4j 1.7.20>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XCOMMONS-938]]
113 * [[Jackson 2.7.3>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XCOMMONS-940]]
114 * [[XStream 1.4.9>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XCOMMONS-941]]
115 * [[GWT 2.7>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-13236]]
116 * [[jQuery 2.2.2>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-11095]]
117 * [[RequireJS 2.2>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-11095]]
118 * [[Infinispan 8.2.0>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-13264]]
119 * [[logback 1.1.7>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XCOMMONS-953]]
120
121 == Miscellaneous ==
122
123 * IRC Bot Application has been moved to XWiki Contrib under the new extension id of ##org.xwiki.contrib:application-ircbot-ui##
124 * Selenium Application had been moved to XWiki Contrib under the new extension id of ##org.xwiki.contrib:application-selenium##
125 * FAQ Application has been moved to XWiki Contrib under the new extension id of ##org.xwiki.contrib:application-faq-ui##
126 * The XAR plugin now also verifies that Translations.xml pages are using the ##plain/1.0## syntax.
127
128 = Translations =
129
130 The following translations have been updated:
131
132 {{language codes="none, none"/}}
133
134 = Tested Browsers & Databases =
135
136 {{warning}}
137 The QA Tests are executed after the release has been done. Thus, they are being prepared now and will be published soon.
138 {{/warning}}
139
140 {{comment}}
141 TODO: uncomment and update with proper link when the report is ready.
142 {{include reference="TestReports.ManualTestReportTemplateSummary"/}}
143 {{/comment}}
144
145 = Performances tests compared to <last super stable version> =
146
147 <a summary of the comparison with latest super stable version>
148
149 More details on <link to the test report>.
150
151 = Known issues =
152
153 * [[Bugs we know about>>http://jira.xwiki.org/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&jqlQuery=category+%3D+%22Top+Level+Projects%22+AND+issuetype+%3D+Bug+AND+resolution+%3D+Unresolved+ORDER+BY+updated+DESC]]
154
155 = Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes =
156
157 == General Notes ==
158
159 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.
160
161 == Issues specific to XWiki 8.1-milestone-1 ==
162
163 * The ##xwiki.usedefaultweb## parameter has been removed from ##xwii.cfg##. This parameter had not been working since XWiki 7.2-milestone-1; when we introduced Nested Pages we had to make a choice and we decided to support addressing top-level Nested Pages without having to have ##WebHome## in the URL (nor having to finish URLs with a trailing ##/##). For example, ##http:~/~/<server>/xwiki/bin/view/something## points to ##something.WebHome## by default since XWiki 7.2-milestone-1.
164 * Since we've modified content of the Quick Links Panel, the Distribution Wizard may detect a merge conflict if this panel was customized. In addition, the Quick Links panel may disappear after an upgrade to 8.1M1+. You can add it back from the administration UI if you want to keep it (e.g. if it has
165 been customized).
166
167 == API Breakages ==
168
169 The following APIs were modified since <project> <version - 1>:
170
171 {{code language="none"}}
172 <clirr output here>
173 {{/code}}

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