This is the release notes for XWiki Commons, XWiki Rendering, XWiki Platform and XWiki Enterprise. They share the same release notes as they are released together and have the same version.

This release is a bugfix release that brings usability improvements to the Drawer, Wiki Index and Template Providers. 

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 8.4.2)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 8.4.3.

For Users

Drawer menu has changed

 
The drawer menu has changed to display the "scope" of the displayed items. Items are ordered regarding if their scope is "local" (i.e. it affects only the current wiki) and "global" (i.e. it affects the whole farm).

The change have been made after users complaining the old menu was not very clear, and after a poll sent on the mailing list.

Some items like "Home", "Create Wiki" and "Delete Wiki" has been removed from that menu, in order to focus on frequent operations that really deserve a place in this important menu. We offer other means in the UI to achieve these operations.

Create Wiki button in the Wiki Index

 
A button "Create Wiki" has been added on the top of the Wiki Index, so you can decide to create a wiki after browsing the existing ones. 

This behavior is more consistent with the Blog Application, where you can create a new post in the same page that you could read existing ones. In the future, we will make this behavior generic in XWiki.

Template Provider Improvements

 
We have improved the template provider edit form:

  • Both the creation and the visibility restrictions are now using a location picker. When you click on the "+" icon a popup appears with the page tree from where you can select one or multiple locations.
  • The icon field is now using an icon picker.
  • We rearranged the fields in order to better fill the available space. The left column contains visibility / display options, while the right column contains creation options.
  • We added more hints and improved some of the field labels.

See the Template Provider documentation for more information.

For Admins

No changes!

Miscellaneous

  • Default UI JAR dependencies installed on root namespace: JAR extensions of the default UI are now automatically installed on root namespace. This allows subwikis to be installed/upgraded by users without programming right.

For Developers

Update of the UI extension point for the Drawer

 
The UI extension point DrawerItem has a new parameter called category in order to specify where the drawer item should be located (either in the local or global section).


All Changes

Translations

The following translations have been updated: 

  • Catalan
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • French
  • Dutch

Tested Browsers & Databases

Here is the list of browsers we support and how they have been tested for this release:

BrowserTest Result
Chrome30.pngGoogle Chrome 55Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes + New and Noteworthy Features
Firefox30.pngMozilla FirefoxNot Tested
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 10Not Tested
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 11Not Tested

Here is the list of databases we support and how they have been tested for this release:

DatabaseTest Result
hypersql.pngHyperSQLNot Tested
mysql.pngMySQLNot Tested
oracle.pngOracleNot Tested
postgresql.pngPostgreSQL 9.6Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes + New and Noteworthy Features

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

API Breakages

No API has been broken since XWiki 8.4.2!

Credits

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

Ecaterina Moraru (Valica)
Eduard Moraru
Guillaume Delhumeau
Marius Dumitru Florea
Sergiu Dumitriu
Thomas Mortagne
Vincent Massol

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