This is the release notes for XWiki Platform, XWiki Enterprise and XWiki Enterprise Manager. 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 4.3 Milestone 1)

New localization module

A new localization module has been introduced to replace the old XWikiMessageTool.

See Localization Module for more details.

Default date picker

The date picker from AppWithinMinutes is now the default picker for all XClass properties of type Date. This means that you'll get a date picker when editing an object with a Date property even if you didn't use AppWithinMinutes to create the XClass.

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If for some reason you don't want to use the new date picker then you can edit the XClass and uncheck "Use Date Picker" for the Date property.

User picker

We added a user picker that is used by default for all XClass properties of type "List of Users". When multiple selection is enabled, each selected user is added to the list above the picker. You can remove individual users from the list of selected users or you can clear the entire list.

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In single selection mode whenever you select an user it overwrites the previously selected user.

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The list of selected users is displayed in view mode in a similar way. For each user there is a link to their profile page.

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REST API Improvements

Some improvements have been done to the REST API with respect to wiki management.

  • XARs can be imported in Wikis by POSTing it to the /wikis/{wikiName}
  • New wikis can be created using the /wikimanager resource. (This resource is only available with XWiki Enterprise Manager)

For more information see XWiki RESTful API

Miscellaneous

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

For Developers

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  • XWiki REST API refactoring. Introduction of a new xwiki-platform-rest-api module containing all resource declarations. This is important for client and modules willing to use the REST API so that they can have all the information about resources using Java annotation. See XWikiRESTfulAPI

Execution context property declarations

Execution context properties can now be associated with various metadata attributes.  See the documentation on the execution context for more information.

Deprecated and Retired projects

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Upgrades

The following dependencies have been upgraded:

Miscellaneous

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Translations

The following translations have been updated: 

Tested Browsers

Here's the list of browsers tested with this version (i.e. browsers that we've tested as working - Check the list of supported browsers):

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Known issues

Test Report

You can check the manual test report to learn about what was tested and the results on various browsers.

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

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

Always make sure you compare your xwiki.cfg and xwiki.properties files with the newest version since some configuration parameters were 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.

Issues specific to XWiki 4.3 Milestone 2

  • The methods setUrlPatternMatcher and getUrlPatternMatcher have been removed from the core class com.xpn.xwiki.XWiki.  The underlying URLPatternMatcher could not really be used as a singleton instance and was causing irregular failures in the basic authentication method.  Thus these methods cannot be meaningfully relied upon and have therefore been removed.
  • When setting the value using setValue (or setList) on a list field in an XWiki object, the list will now be copied.  To be able to update the list, you must call getValue (or getList) and update the returned list.  This is due to XWIKI-8398.

API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since <project> <version - 1>:

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