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 8.3 Milestone 1)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 8.3.

Miscellaneous

  • Added partial matches for the Document/Attachment Does Not Exist suggestions, in addition to the existing stemmed and fuzzy matches, for better results.
  • XWiki can now be deployed fine in WildFly 10.x.
  • Let's Encrypt root certificate is now automatically registered at runtime
  • Allowing to specify visibility restrictions separate from creation restrictions on a template provider and to set default values. See the documentation for more details

      TemplateProvider-Edit-creationRestrictions.png

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

For Developers

Upgrades

The following dependencies have been upgraded:

Miscellaneous

  • The Velocity #try() directive now accepts an optional parameter to specify the name of a Velocity variable into which to save the caught exception. For example:
    {{velocity}}
    #try("myexception")
    $services.query.xwql("zzzzz").execute()
    #end

    #if ($myexception != '')
      ... do something...
    #end
    {{/velocity}}
  • Added an order field to the "After Header" extension point.

Translations

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.

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

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.

API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since XWiki 8.2.1:

Credits

The following people have contributed code to this release (sorted alphabetically):

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