This is the release notes for XWiki Commons, XWiki Rendering and XWiki Platform. 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 12.2)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 12.3.

For Users

In-place edit for plain wiki pages


You can now edit plain wiki pages in-place, if the WYSIWYG editor is the preferred content editor.

Extended Page Information


The information tab displayed at the bottom of each page has been extended with more information such as the original page locale, the current page locale, the available page translations, the page syntax and whether the page is hidden or not. Moreover, some of the page information is now editable in-place, from view mode.

In-place edit for application entries


The entries of a newly-created AppWithinMinutes application are now editable in-place. For existing applications you will need to edit the application and go through the application wizard so that the application sheet is re-generated, but be aware that you might loose you customizations in the process.

For Admins

No changes!

Miscellaneous

  • On MySQL, the character set utf8mb4 is now set on the main database for new instances installed via our debian packages.

For Developers

Solr multi-core improvements


Solr core are now created at runtime (for embedded Solr setup) so it's not needed to restart after installing an extension which require a custom Solr core.

This version introduces org.xwiki.search.solrAbstractSolrCoreInitializer which provide a lot of helpers for creating/migrating Solr cores. See more details on Solr Search Application.

Miscellaneous

  • VFS content type: It's now possible to explicitly indicate the Content-Type to return with the HTTP response containing the file. See VFS API for more details.

  • Support targeting groups in Notifications: Using a TargetableEvent in the Notification API now allows to target also Groups and not only Users anymore.

Upgrades

The following runtime dependencies have been upgraded (they have a different release cycle than XWiki Commons, XWiki Rendering and XWiki Platform):

Translations

The following translations have been updated: 

  • Catalan
  • French
  • Norwegian

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

  • When upgrading make sure you compare and merge the following XWiki configuration files since some parameters may have been modified, removed or added:
    • xwiki.cfg
    • xwiki.properties
    • web.xml
    • hibernate.cfg.xml
  • Add xwiki.store.migration=1 in xwiki.cfg so that XWiki will attempt to automatically migrate your current database to any new schema. Make sure you backup your Database before doing anything.

API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since XWiki 12.2:

  • Not a Breakage. Moved to Legacy.
    • Violation type:
      java.class.removed
    • Code:
      ## Old:
      class org.xwiki.velocity.tools.CollectionsTool
  • Not a breakage. Work around a bad code design and tell our Component checker that this is not a component
    • Violation type:
      java.annotation.added
    • Code:
      ## Old:
      class org.xwiki.rendering.wikimodel.xhtml.impl.LocalEntityResolver

      ## New:
      class org.xwiki.rendering.wikimodel.xhtml.impl.LocalEntityResolver
  • Wrongly placed extension. Breakage is limited
    • Violation type:
      java.annotation.removed
    • Code:
      ## Old:
      interface org.xwiki.xar.XarEntryTypeResolver

      ## New:
      interface org.xwiki.xar.XarEntryTypeResolver

Credits

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

  • Cami Andrei
  • Clemens Robbenhaar
  • Damoebai¬∑Cloud
  • Guillaume Delhumeau
  • Jarle Sandmo
  • Joan
  • Manuel Leduc
  • Marius Dumitru Florea
  • Simon Urli
  • Thomas Mortagne
  • Varad Thokal
  • Vincent Massol
  • xrichard
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Created by Simon Urli on 2020/04/07
   

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