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Release Notes for XWiki Enterprise 1.5 Release Candidate 1

First release candidate of the XWiki Enterprise 1.5 version (Roadmap).

Main changes since XWiki Enterprise 1.5 Milestone 2

  • Updated french translation
  • Updated spanish translation
  • LDAP authenticator no longer creates a local user if it exists at the global level
  • Mail sender plugin now supports SMTP authentication
  • Arguments passed to radeox macros like {image} or {attach} are not rendered anymore
  • UTF-8 characters are now all correctly rendered in PDF exports
  • Statistics database mapping working well under oracle

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 1.5RC1. Thus you can simply install this version and configure it to point to your existing database. 

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

You may also want to import the default wiki XAR in order to benefit from improvements listed above.

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

Known issues

Detailed changes changes since XWiki Enterprise 1.5 Milestone 2

Release Notes - XWiki Enterprise - Version 1.5 Release Candidate 1


  • XE-256 - Exception while generating lucene search RSS feed


  • XE-270 - Move administration related pages to the administration application (XAADMINISTRATION)
  • XE-271 - Write integration tests for the new administration application

Release Notes - XWiki Core - Version 1.5 Release Candidate 1


  • XWIKI-715 - Arguments passed to radeox macros like {image} or {attach} should not be rendered
  • XWIKI-1609 - Some UTF-8 characters replaced with '#' when generating PDF
  • XWIKI-1976 - Importing attachments will increase the attachment version
  • XWIKI-2193 - LDAP error message with stack trace in xwiki.log when processing invalid LDAP credentials. User gets "Internal Error" feedback on UI.
  • XWIKI-2296 - EventCalendar Exception after creating Events
  • XWIKI-2472 - Wrong mapping for stats on oracle
  • XWIKI-2495 - LDAP Authentication re-create global user locally
  • XWIKI-2498 - Exporting a page with an image to PDF fails on Jetty
  • XWIKI-2509 - Empty StringProperty-s are loaded as null in Oracle
  • XWIKI-2510 - Make the Link and Url filters more stable
  • XWIKI-2514 - Velocity renderer loop (Stack Overflow)
  • XWIKI-2523 - mindmap macro fails to generate a https url
  • XWIKI-2524 - more hard coded 'http' in macros.vm
  • XWIKI-2525 - hard coded http in watchlistrss.vm
  • XWIKI-2526 - When any value follow the eviction rule, the entire cache is removed
  • XWIKI-2527 - Evicted elements does not generate REMOVE event
  • XWIKI-2535 - Patch to English translation
  • XWIKI-2536 - French translation is outdated
  • XWIKI-2543 - LDAP authentication lost during a session if user synchronisation fail
  • XWIKI-2548 - When updating user LDAP should check if given field key exists in users's class


  • XWIKI-2363 - Spanish Translation of, corrected, updated and tested
  • XWIKI-2508 - Firm up the new rendering module implementation
  • XWIKI-2511 - Add missing internal API to get a URL with an anchor from a XWikiDocument
  • XWIKI-2528 - By default, allow guests to register new users
  • XWIKI-2537 - Makes core use oscache cache component by default in place of "default"
  • XWIKI-2541 - Create the FopFactory object only once

New Features

  • XWIKI-1685 - Allow XWikiDocument.newDocument to get real JAVA Class as "custom class"
  • ??? XWIKI-2182 - Custom Velocity Uberspector that allows chaining several introspectors
  • XWIKI-2515 - Add group exclusion filter in LDAP authentication
  • XWIKI-2531 - Custom Velocity Uberspector that allows linking several uberspectors
  • XWIKI-2542 - Allow FOP configuration to be specified in a filesystem file


  • XWIKI-2395 - The version of XercesImp pulled in as a dependency is too old
  • XWIKI-2534 - Put a message explaining that the administration is now an application in the import screen when the admin app is not present
  • XWIKI-2538 - Resolve conflicts between ApplicationResources and ApplicationResources_en

Release Notes - XWiki Mail Sender Plugin - Version 1.4

New Features

  • XPMAIL-10 - Add support for SMTP authentication
  • XPMAIL-11 - Add support for extra javamail configuration

Release Notes - XWiki Panels Application - Version 1.7


  • XAPANELS-51 - Context root 'xwiki' is hard coded in the search panel
  • XAPANELS-52 - Editing mode continuity

Release Notes - XWiki Administration Application - Version 1.1


  • XAADMINISTRATION-1 - Can't create user using Guest in empty wiki using Administration app
  • XAADMINISTRATION-2 - Application categories displayed even if the applications are not installed
  • XAADMINISTRATION-4 - New Administration UI doesn't display nicely under the Albatross skin
  • XAADMINISTRATION-5 - The goto select (top right) is going past the header when the wiki contains spaces with a long name

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