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5 This is the release notes for [[XWiki Commons>>http://commons.xwiki.org]], [[XWiki Rendering>>http://rendering.xwiki.org]], [[XWiki Platform>>http://platform.xwiki.org]] and [[XWiki Enterprise>>http://enterprise.xwiki.org]]. They share the same release notes as they are released together and have the same version.
6
7 [[Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 6.1>>http://jira.xwiki.org/secure/Dashboard.jspa?selectPageId=12290]].
8
9 = New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 6.0.1) =
10
11 [[Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 6.1>>http://jira.xwiki.org/secure/Dashboard.jspa?selectPageId=12290]].
12
13 == Improved Active Installs ==
14
15 The [[Active Installs feature>>extensions:Extension.Active Installs Server Application]] has been improved a lot and a new data format has been set up in order to be able to provide more information, namely:
16
17 * Graphing of Active Installs counter over time
18 * Display pie charts of XWiki versions, Java versions, Servlet Containers and Databases used for Active Installs
19
20 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki61M1@as-dashboard" width="650px"/}}
21
22 In addition it's now registered in the Applications Panel:
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24 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki61M1@activeinstallsentry.png"/}}
25
26 == Flamingo Skin improvements ==
27
28 * Flamingo skin CSS is now computed at the runtime, using the [[LESS Module>>extensions:Extension.LESS Module]].
29 * Thanks to this, we have introduced a compatibility between this skin and the old color themes:
30 [[[[image:ReleaseNotesXWiki61M2@flamingo-default.png||width="32%"]]>>attach:ReleaseNotesXWiki61M2@flamingo-default.png]] [[[[image:ReleaseNotesXWiki61M2@flamingo-dusk.png||width="32%"]]>>attach:ReleaseNotesXWiki61M2@flamingo-dusk.png]] [[[[image:ReleaseNotesXWiki61M2@flamingo-mint.png||width="32%"]]>>attach:ReleaseNotesXWiki61M2@flamingo-mint.png]] [[[[image:ReleaseNotesXWiki61M2@flamingo-ruby.png||width="32%"]]>>attach:ReleaseNotesXWiki61M2@flamingo-ruby.png]] [[[[image:ReleaseNotesXWiki61M2@flamingo-nocolortheme.png||width="32%"]]>>attach:ReleaseNotesXWiki61M2@flamingo-nocolortheme.png]]
31 * Flamingo has a simplified Add menu
32 [[[[image:ReleaseNotesXWiki61M2@flamingo-menu.png]]>>attach:ReleaseNotesXWiki61M2@flamingo-menu.png]]
33 * A lot of fixes and polishing have been made too (changes to the layout, panels, menus).
34 * The Annotations enabler is now located in the "More Actions" menu:(((
35 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki61RC1@flamingo-annotations.png"/}}
36 )))
37 * The global menu entries have now double functionality (navigation, menu) again :(((
38 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki61RC1@flamingo-separation.png"/}}
39 )))
40 * The log-in form has been improved:(((
41 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki61RC1@login-flamingo.png" width="60%"/}}
42 )))
43 * The skin can now be seen on a smartphone, but it is only a first step to have a fully-usable wiki on mobile phones:(((
44 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki61RC1@flamingo-phone.png"/}}
45 )))
46 * Still for mobiles, we have improved the annotation settings panel:(((
47 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki61RC1@annotations-phone.png"/}}
48 )))
49 * And a lot of polishing have been made too.
50 * The preview action has been implemented:(((
51 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki61RC1@preview.png" width="60%"/}}
52 )))
53 * The user's avatar is now displayed in the main menu:(((
54 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki61RC1@navbar.png" width="60%"/}}
55 )))
56 * 'Share by email' menu entry is moved from 'Page' submenu to 'More actions' submenu:(((
57 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki61RC1@moreActions.png"/}}
58 )))
59 * Buttons have now gradients:(((
60 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki61RC1@gradients.png"/}}
61 )))
62 * Annotations are back!(((
63 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki61RC1@flamingo-annotations.png" width="60%"/}}
64 )))
65 * A lot of polishing have been made too, in order to have a skin usable in production.
66
67 == Applications Panel improvements ==
68
69 * It is now possible to change the width of the panel columns:
70
71 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki61M1@panelWizard.png" width="65%"/}}
72
73 * Inside a panel, you can know the current width with the ##$xwikiPanelWidth## variable.
74
75 * The applications panel has been modified to adapt itself to the panel column width. The design is different when the size is small, to look closer to a "dock" bar:
76 [[[[image:ReleaseNotesXWiki61M2@appbar.png||width="32%"]]>>attach:ReleaseNotesXWiki61M2@appbar.png]] (on this screenshot you can see the small version on the left, and the normal version on the right).
77
78 == Extension Manager improvements ==
79
80 Extension-related jobs (install, uninstall, install plan calculation, etc.) which are not executing on the same namespace can now be run concurrently. You won't be stuck anymore, trying to install an extension when someone else is doing the same thing somewhere else on a farm.
81
82 == Miscellaneous ==
83
84 * The [[user directory>>extensions:Extension.User Directory Application]] is now displaying the user id (alias) instead of the full user document reference which is too technical:(((
85 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki61M1@userDirectory.png" width="400px"/}}
86 )))
87 * Added [[ability to configure Pie Chart labels>>extensions:Extension.Chart Macro]] using the ##pie_label_format## property. For example using ##pie_label_format:{0} - {2}## would give:(((
88 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki61M1@pielabel.png"/}}
89 )))
90 * XWiki now support resolving a Maven extension with a parent from a different Maven repository
91 * More HTTP cache settings, configurable using ##xwiki.httpheaders.cache## in ##xwiki.cfg## or ##headers_nocache## in ##XWiki.XWikiPreferences##:
92 ** ##0##: **no Cache-Control header** sent, use the browser's defaults. RFC 2616 only specifies optional behavior in this case
93 ** ##1## (default): **no-cache**; caches must not serve this response in a subsequent response, but the page is stored for the bf-cache
94 ** ##2##: **no-store, no-cache and max-age=0**; the response will never be reused, not even for bf-cache; note that unsaved changes may be lost
95 ** ##3##: **private**; the response will be cached by personal caches, such as a browser cache
96 ** ##4##: **public**; the response may be cached by both personal and shared caches
97 * To ensure the compatibility with Internet Explorer 8, the Flamingo skin uses [[Respond.js>>https://github.com/scottjehl/Respond]] and [[HTML5Shiv>>https://github.com/aFarkas/html5shiv/]]. It enables CSS3 media queries and HTML5 tags.
98 * "Human" requests like ##view## or ##edit## are not waiting XWiki initialization forever and display a waiting page with initialization progress instead: {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki61M1@init.png"/}}
99 * [[extensions:Extension.SpaceIndex Macro]] has now a new parameter to sort the document by creation date, modification date, or by name.
100 * User Profile page display email hyperlink (if the email is not obfuscated) on view and preview mode.
101 * The SOLR index synchronization which is automatically run at XWiki startup can now be disabled using ##solr.synchronizeAtStartup## property in ##xwiki.properties## file
102
103 See the [[full list of JIRA issues>>http://jira.xwiki.org/sr/jira.issueviews:searchrequest-printable/temp/SearchRequest.html?jqlQuery=project+in+%28XCOMMONS%2C+XRENDERING%2C+XWIKI%2C+XE%29+and+status+%3D+Closed+and+resolution+%3D+Fixed+and+fixVersion+%3D+%22<version>%22&tempMax=1000]] fixed in this release.
104
105 = For Developers =
106
107 == LESS integration ==
108
109 * We are happy to propose the ability of using the [[LESS preprocessor>>http://lesscss.org/]] directly in XWiki. Right now, it is only able to compile some files located in the skin directory in the WAR. See [[extensions:Extension.LESS Module]].
110
111 * The [[LESS Module>>extensions:Extension.LESS Module]] is now bundled with XWiki Enterprise.
112 * Some progress have been made on the DefaultLESSSkinFileCache. The cache is now cleared when a skin or a color theme is changed, but only on the concerned wiki.
113 * The LESS Compiler now compress the generated CSS.
114 * A new component has been added to compute a Color Theme compatible with [[extensions:Extension.Color Theme Application]] from a LESS file.
115
116 == New Mail module (Experimental) ==
117
118 Allows to send mails in Java and from wiki pages.
119
120 See [[Mail Sender API>>extensions:Extension.Action API]] for all details.
121
122 Example to send an email from a wiki page:
123
124 {{code language="none"}}
125 {{velocity}}
126 #set ($message = $services.mailsender.createMessage("localhost@xwiki.org", "john@doe.com", "subject"))
127 #set ($discard = $message.addPart("text/plain", "text content"))
128 #set ($discard = $message.send())
129 #set ($discard = $message.waitTillSent(10000))
130 #foreach ($error in $message.getErrors())
131 * $error.message
132 #end
133 {{/velocity}}
134 {{/code}}
135
136 == Job module improvements ==
137
138 A new ##org.xwiki.job.JobExecutor## component has been introduce to replace ##org.xwiki.job.JobManager## (which is now deprecated). This component adds support for parallel execution of jobs and also support grouping jobs that need to be executed in the same thread.
139
140 See [[extensions:Extension.Job Module]] for more details.
141
142 == Log from a script ==
143
144 A new API to get a SLF4J Logger has been added to the ##logging## script service.
145
146 {{code language="velocity"}}
147 $services.logging.getLogger('My script').info('Hello {}', 'world')
148 {{/code}}
149
150 == New contextual authorization manager role ==
151
152 A new role is now available to ease the replacement of the old Right Service (com.xpn.xwiki.user.api.XWikiRightService).
153 Compared to the old service, the component does not manage authentication which should have been ensured previously if needed. (No redirection to login is ever done)
154 The new component has a similar interface to the AuthorizationManager, but it take care of all external context aspects, like the currently executed macro block, the rendering context restrictions, the dropping of rights, etc...
155 This new role should be used from now on by any component that needs to check rights for the current user, in the current context.
156
157 == New security authorization script service ==
158
159 A new script service is now available to access the default AuthorizationManager and the ContextualAuthorizationManager.
160
161 Here is some sample:
162
163 {{code language="velocity"}}
164 #if ($services.security.authorization.hasAccess("edit"))
165 ... show some UI that require edit access on the current document by the current user ...
166 #end
167 #if ($services.security.authorization.hasAccess("edit", "xwiki:Sandbox.TestPage1"))
168 ... show some UI that require edit access on Sandbox.TestPage1 document by the current user ...
169 #end
170 #if ($services.security.authorization.hasAccess("edit", "xwiki:XWiki.User1", "xwiki:Sandbox.TestPage1"))
171 ... show some UI that require edit access on Sandbox.TestPage1 document by XWiki.User1 ...
172 #end
173 {{/code}}
174
175 {{code language="velocity"}}
176 $services.security.authorization.checkAccess("edit")
177 ... do some task that require edit access ...
178 {{/code}}
179
180 In this second sample, the macro will fail with an AccessDeniedException if the right is not allowed.
181
182 == Access to BlockMatchers from velocity scripts ==
183
184 To be able to use the ##Block.getBlocks(BlockMatcher, Block.Axes)## method on the rendering blocks in the documents XDOM from velocity, a converter has been introduced that maps string expressions to BlockMatcher objects. The current implementation only supports mapping to ClassBlockMatchers, and allows to get all blocks of a given type from the XDOM.
185
186 {{code language="velocity"}}
187 #foreach($headerBlock in $doc.getDocument().getXDOM().getBlocks("class:HeaderBlock", "DESCENDANT"))
188 ... do something with the header block ...
189 {{/code}}
190
191 == Upgrades ==
192
193 The following dependencies have been upgraded:
194
195 * [[Guava 17.0>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XCOMMONS-570]]
196 * [[Jackson 2.3.3>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XCOMMONS-593]]
197 * [[sisu guice 3.2.1>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XCOMMONS-592]]
198 * [[commons-compress 1.8.1>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XCOMMONS-591]]
199 * [[cssparser 0.9.14>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XCOMMONS-590]]
200 * [[commons-lang 3.3.2>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XCOMMONS-589]]
201 * [[JGroups 3.4.4>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-10354]]
202 * [[Groovy 2.3.3>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XCOMMONS-598]]
203 * [[Apache Lucene and Solr 4.8.1>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-10357]]
204 * [[commons-collections 4.0>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XCOMMONS-605]]
205 * [[httpclient 4.3.4>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XCOMMONS-606]]
206 * [[commons-beanutils 1.9.2>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XCOMMONS-607]]
207 * [[reflections 0.9.9-RC2>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XCOMMONS-608]]
208
209 == Miscellaneous ==
210
211 * [[XCOMMONS-582>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XCOMMONS-582]]: ##$escapetool.json## should be used instead of ##$escapetool.javascript## for escaping manually constructed JSON; ##$jsontool.serialize## should be used for generating JSON, though, since it is safer.
212 * Introduced job progress helper API, see [[Job Module>>doc:extensions:Extension.Job Module||anchor="HNotifyaboutprogress"]] for more details.
213 * All component related API of ##com.xpn.xwiki.web.Utils## are now using the context ##ComponentManager## by default.
214 * We added a new method to the component script service to access the component manager corresponding to a specific namespace:(((
215 {{code language=""}}
216 {{groovy}}
217 def instanceForTestWiki = services.component.getComponentManager("wiki:test").getInstance(SomeRole.class)
218 {{/groovy}}
219 {{/code}}
220 )))
221 * The [[Mail Sender API>>extensions:Extension.Mail Sender API]] now allows to send Mails from a Template with internationalization support by retrieving the ##XWiki.Mail## Object which has its ##language## property equals to a passed language. For example:(((
222 {{code language="none"}}
223 $message.addPart("xwiki/template", $documentReference, {"language" : "fr", "velocityVariables" : { "var1" : "value1" }})
224 {{/code}}
225 )))
226 * xwiki.cfg file properties are now accessible through ##org.xwiki.configuration.ConfigurationSource## component with role hint ##xwikicfg##
227 * Complete refactoring of the [[Resource module>>extensions:Extension.Resource API]]. Note that the Action module has been removed and folded into the new Resource module.
228 * The ##getInstance## methods in the [[Component Script Service>>extensions:Extension.Component Module||anchor="HAccessfromScripts"]] are now public and return ##null## if the Component cannot be looked up. A ##getLastError()## method was also added to get the last exception.
229 * New converter for ##java.lang.refect.Type## which allows converting from String to Type and opposite in Velocity and wiki macros parameters for example.
230 * The wiki manager API always returns a descriptor for the main wiki, and if there is no descriptor document it returns a "virtual" one that can be saved. Basically it now means that if a wiki exists there is always a corresponding descriptor, even for the main wiki.
231 * The "skin" parameter in the URL is now taken into account when generating the links to the skin CSS (see: [[XWIKI-10426>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-10426]]).
232 * Filesystem Attachment Storage now allows you to disable cleaning of empty directories on startup since on a large installation this may take considerable time. (see: [[XWIKI-10431>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-10431]])
233 * Start of implementation of the [[Resource Reference Serializer>>extensions:Extension.Resource API]] notion, still need more work.
234 * The [[Mail Sender API>>extensions:Extension.Mail Sender API]] now allows to send Mails from a Template. This is achieved with 2 calls:
235 ** One for setting the Subject from the Template. The following will generate a ##MimeMessage## with the subject pre-filled. The value will be that of the ##subject## xproperty from an ##XWiki.Mail## xobject in the Document pointed to by the passed ##documentReference##:(((
236 {{code language="none"}}
237 #set ($message = $services.mailsender.createMessage("template", documentReference))
238 #set ($message = $services.mailsender.createMessage("template", documentReference, parameters))
239 {{/code}}
240 )))
241 ** One for setting the Body Part content from the Template:(((
242 {{code language="none"}}
243 $message.addPart("xwiki/template", $documentReference, {"velocityVariables" : { "var1" : "value1" }})
244 $message.addPart("xwiki/template", $documentReference, {"velocityVariables" : { "var1" : "value1" }, "attachments" : $attachments})
245 {{/code}}
246 )))
247
248 = Translations =
249
250 The following translations have been updated:
251
252 {{language codes="da, de, fr"/}}
253
254 = Tested Browsers & Databases =
255
256 {{include reference="TestReports.ManualTestReportXWiki61Summary"/}}
257
258 = Known issues =
259
260 * [[Bugs we know about>>http://jira.xwiki.org/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&jqlQuery=category+%3D+%22Top+Level+Projects%22+AND+issuetype+%3D+Bug+AND+resolution+%3D+Unresolved+ORDER+BY+updated+DESC]]
261
262 = Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes =
263
264 == General Notes ==
265
266 When upgrading make sure you compare your ##xwiki.cfg##, ##xwiki.properties## and ##web.xml## files with the newest version since some configuration parameters may have been modified or 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.
267
268 == API Breakages ==
269
270 The following APIs were modified since XWiki 6.0:
271
272 * Young APIs
273
274 {{code language="none"}}
275 org.xwiki.activeinstalls.server.DataManager: Method 'public com.google.gson.JsonObject countInstalls(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.util.Map)' has been added to an interface
276 org.xwiki.activeinstalls.server.DataManager: Method 'public long getInstallCount(java.lang.String)' has been removed
277 org.xwiki.activeinstalls.server.DataManager: Method 'public com.google.gson.JsonObject searchInstalls(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.util.Map)' has been added to an interface
278 org.xwiki.activeinstalls.server.script.ActiveInstallsScriptService: Method 'public long getInstallCount(java.lang.String)' has been removed
279 {{/code}}
280
281 {{code language="none"}}
282 org.xwiki.crypto.store.CertificateStore: Class org.xwiki.crypto.store.CertificateStore removed
283 org.xwiki.crypto.store.CertificateStoreException: Class org.xwiki.crypto.store.CertificateStoreException removed
284 org.xwiki.crypto.store.KeyStore: Class org.xwiki.crypto.store.KeyStore removed
285 org.xwiki.crypto.store.KeyStoreException: Class org.xwiki.crypto.store.KeyStoreException removed
286 {{/code}}
287
288 * Not supposed to be public
289
290 {{code language="none"}}
291 com.xpn.xwiki.store.XWikiHibernateBaseStore: In method 'protected void createHibernateSequenceIfRequired(java.lang.String, org.hibernate.Session)' the number of arguments has changed
292 com.xpn.xwiki.render.XWikiMacrosMappingRenderer: Removed org.xwiki.observation.EventListener from the set of implemented interfaces
293 com.xpn.xwiki.render.XWikiMacrosMappingRenderer: Method 'public java.util.List getEvents()' has been removed
294 com.xpn.xwiki.render.XWikiMacrosMappingRenderer: Method 'public java.lang.String getName()' has been removed
295 com.xpn.xwiki.render.XWikiMacrosMappingRenderer: Method 'public void onEvent(org.xwiki.observation.event.Event, java.lang.Object, java.lang.Object)' has been removed
296 {{/code}}

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