Second milestone of the XWiki Enterprise 2.5 version (Roadmap).

The highlights of this release are: support for viewing attached office documents in the wiki, further improvements to the edit UI, more consistent use of user avatars.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki Enterprise 2.4)

Support for viewing attached office documents in the wiki

Further improvements to the edit UI

More image manipulation settings

For a long time it was possible to scale attached images on the server, thus reducing the download time and ensuring consistent scaling of images across browsers. This is achieved by appending width and/or height query string parameters to the URL of the image.

Various Security improvements

Continuing a push for better security started this summer, 2.5M2 fixes some of the few cross-site scripting and SQL injections holes, and tightens the scope of programming rights. Of particular concern:

  • With a default skin, programming rights are no longer available after the main content of the page; this means that the panels and the bottom tabs can't use restricted APIs anymore.
  • To explicitly drop programming rights, a new API method was introduced: $xcontext.dropPermissions()

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

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

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

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

API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since XWiki Enterprise 2.4:

[ERROR] org.xwiki.rendering.transformation.MacroTransformationContext: Method 'public org.xwiki.rendering.internal.transformation.MacroTransformation getMacroTransformation()' has been removed
[ERROR] org.xwiki.rendering.transformation.MacroTransformationContext: Method 'public void setMacroTransformation(org.xwiki.rendering.internal.transformation.MacroTransformation)' has been removed
[ERROR] org.xwiki.rendering.transformation.Transformation: Method 'public void transform(org.xwiki.rendering.block.Block, org.xwiki.rendering.transformation.TransformationContext)' has been added to an interface
[ERROR] org.xwiki.rendering.transformation.TransformationManager: Method 'public void performTransformations(org.xwiki.rendering.block.Block, org.xwiki.rendering.transformation.TransformationContext)' has been added to an interface
Created by Sergiu Dumitriu on 2010/10/03

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