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Release Notes for XWiki Enterprise 1.4

Changes since XWiki Enterprise 1.3

Platform Improvements

  • XWiki now requires Java 1.5 to run.
  • The XWiki GWT API was upgraded to GWT 1.4. GWT is used for XWiki Watch, Curriki & the coming New WYSIWYG Editor
  • Improvements on the XWiki XMLRPC interface. Those improvements were required in order to add Object Edition Support to XEclipse
  • JavaScript changes (functions written with Rico were coded anew using Scriptaculous in order to reduce the number of JS frameworks we use)

Attachment Rollback

  • When rollbacking a wiki page, attachments versions are now rollbacked as well.
  • The option to deactivate attachment versioning was added. If you're not interested in versioning attachments this can speed up your XWiki instance.

Skin Improvements

  • 2 new colors were added for the toucan skin : Black & Dark Blue.

    The new Black color for the toucan skin

    The new Dark BLue color for the toucan skin

  • The brand new skin extensions plugin was committed.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Performance Improvements

  • Improved statistics performances. Statistics were impacting XWiki peformance. They're now queue and written to the database in a seprate thread resulting to minimal performance slowdown. We now recommend leaving them on. See screenshot below
  • Generally improve XWiki's performances. (TODO: explain more here)

Usability Improvements

  • The Index page was improved to add real-time page filtering. See screenshot below

Important bugs fixed

Known issues

Common Migration notes

The database structure has been changed but we have set up an automatic migration system so you shouldn't have to touch your Database to upgrade to 1.4M2. Thus you can simply install this version and configure it to point to your existing database. Just make sure you backup it before upgrading.

If you're running in a multiwiki setup you'll also need to define the property xwiki.store.migration.databases=all to your xwiki.cfg file or explicitely name all databases to be migrated as in xwiki.store.migration.databases=db1,db2,....

You may also want to import the default wiki XAR in order to benefit from improvements listed above. Make sure you read the XWiki upgrade guide before importing the new XAR since it can cause an overwrite of changes you made to some pages.

Always make sure you compare your xwiki.cfg file with the newest version since some configuration parameters were added. Of note, 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.

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