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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.
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7 This release comes with 16 new Flamingo themes adapted from Bootswatch and a new application to manage them. The document index tree and the Navigation panel have been greatly improved by using a new tree widget which is exposed as a wiki macro. The developers will be interested by the new WebJar integration features. This, along with 17 improvements and 33 bug fixes, makes the release worth trying.
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10 We've had some issues during the release of XWiki 6.3RC1 [[which led to a bug in the Jetty/HSQLDB distribution>>https://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XCOMMONS-680]]. If you create new wikis with this distribution the Distribution Wizard may not appear. This is fixed in XWiki 6.3. If you use the WAR distribution you shouldn't have any problem.
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12
13 = New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 6.3-milestone-2) =
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15 [[Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 6.3>>https://jira.xwiki.org/secure/Dashboard.jspa?selectPageId=12599]].
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17 == Flamingo Themes Application ==
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19 Now, when you click on "Manage color theme" in the Administration, you reach the [[new application to manage the Flamingo Themes>>extensions:Extension.Flamingo Theme Application]]:
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21 (((
22 {{image reference="ReleaseNotes.ReleaseNotesXWiki624@FlamingoThemeWebHome.png" width="50%"/}}
23 )))
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25 You can use it to change the current theme, modify any theme or create new ones.
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27 We have also added 3 new themes: Marina, Garden and Kitty.
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29 {{gallery}}
30 image:Marina.png
31 image:Garden.png
32 image:Kitty.png
33 {{/gallery}}
34
35 == Bootswatch Themes for Flamingo ==
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37 XWiki comes with [[16 new themes for Flamingo>>extensions:Extension.Bootswatch Themes for Flamingo]], that have been adapted from [[Bootswatch>>http://bootswatch.com/]].
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39 {{gallery}}
40 image:Cerulean.png
41 image:Cosmo.png
42 image:Cyborg.png
43 image:Darkly.png
44 image:Flatly.png
45 image:Journal.png
46 image:Lumen.png
47 image:Paper.png
48 image:Readable.png
49 image:Sandstone.png
50 image:Simplex.png
51 image:Slate.png
52 image:Spacelab.png
53 image:Superhero.png
54 image:United.png
55 image:Yeti.png
56 {{/gallery}}
57
58 == Document Tree Macro ==
59
60 We introduce [[a new wiki macro>>extensions:Extension.Document Tree Macro]] to display the hierarchy of documents:
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62 {{code language="none"}}
63 {{documentTree /}}
64 {{/code}}
65
66 {{image reference="docHierarchyTree.png"/}}
67
68 === Document Index Tree ===
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70 The new [[Document Tree Macro>>extensions:Extension.Document Tree Macro]] is now used in the Wiki document index.
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72 {{image reference="index-alldocs-tree.png"/}}
73
74 === Navigation Panel ===
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76 We also changed the [[Navigation Panel>>extensions:Extension.Panels Application||anchor="HNavigationPanel"]] to use the new [[Document Tree Macro>>extensions:Extension.Document Tree Macro]].
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78 {{info}}
79 Very importantly the old Navigation Panel was a performance hog on large wikis and it's not longer the case (since nodes are now opened dynamically and not all documents are loaded in memory)!
80 {{/info}}
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82 {{image reference="navigationPanel.png"/}}
83
84 == Miscellaneous ==
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86 * Updated [[XAR export URL format>>platform:Features.Exports||anchor="HXARExport"]] to allow exporting a full space, a full wiki, or any list of pages matching a pattern. For example:(((
87 {{code language="none"}}
88 http://localhost:8080/xwiki/bin/export/Main/WebHome?format=xar&name=test&pages=Main.%25
89 http://localhost:8080/xwiki/bin/export/Main/WebHome?format=xar&name=test&pages=%25.%25
90 http://localhost:8080/xwiki/bin/export/Main/WebHome?format=xar&name=test&pages=%25.%25Home
91 {{/code}}
92 )))
93 * Added an edit button to easily change the default Welcome message that is displayed on the homepage. Users have reportedly been struggling with this task for a while now and, until we come up with a new format for the homepage, this is the solution we have proposed to make things easier.(((
94 {{image reference="editWelcomeMessage.png"/}}
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96 * The configuration of the [[Applications Panel>>extensions:Extension.Panels Application||anchor="HApplicationPanel"]] now works with touch-screen devices too.
97 * The Standalone Distribution [[now has a new startup parameter to enable monitoring/managing the Jetty instance>>platform:AdminGuide.Monitoring||anchor="HJMXConsole"]]. You can use it with ##start_xwiki.sh -j## (or ##start_xwiki.sh ~-~-jmx##).
98 * Updated the notification message when the panel layout is saved to use the standard notification widget.
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100 See the [[full list of JIRA issues>>https://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+%226.3-rc-1%22&tempMax=1000]] fixed in this release.
101
102 = For Developers =
103
104 == Tree Widget ==
105
106 We introduce a [[new JavaScript widget>>extensions:Extension.Tree Widget]] that can be used to create tree views for the structured data stored in the wiki. It is based on [[jsTree>>http://www.jstree.com/]] and thus has support for both static and dynamic (interactive) trees.
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108 == Tree Macro ==
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110 We introduce [[a new wiki macro>>extensions:Extension.Tree Macro]] that allows you to easily define a tree in a wiki page. It uses the tree widget.
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112 {{code language="none"}}
113 {{tree}}
114 * Parent
115 ** Child
116 {{/tree}}
117
118 {{tree reference="Space.MyDynamicTree" /}}
119 {{/code}}
120
121 == Improved WebJars Integration ==
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123 We added 2 new features to improve the WebJars Integration:
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125 * You can now omit the WebJar version:(((
126 {{code language="none"}}
127 $services.webjars.url('angularjs', 'angular.js')
128 {{/code}}
129 )))
130 * You can use Velocity code in WebJar resources. This means you can use for instance Color Theme variables inside your CSS files that are packaged inside a WebJar:(((
131 {{code language="none"}}
132 $services.webjars.url('org.xwiki.contrib:my-webjar', 'style.css', {'evaluate': true})
133 {{/code}}
134 )))
135
136 See the [[WebJar Integration documentation>>extensions:Extension.WebJars Integration]] for more information.
137
138 == Miscellaneous ==
139
140 * Suggest widget now has an extra ##propagateEventKeyCodes## option where key codes can be listed so their events will be propagated. See the [[documentation>>platform:DevGuide.AutoSuggestWidget||anchor="HJavascriptparametersfortheXWiki.widgets.Suggestconstructor"]].
141 * Extended modalPopup.js to support specifying keyboard shortcut options for the defined actions. See the [[documentation>>platform:DevGuide.ModalPopup||anchor="HConstructorfieldsfortheModalPopupJavascriptclass"]].
142 * You can now [[render an icon from any icon theme present on the wiki>>extensions:Extension.Icon Theme Application||anchor="HUsagewithscripts"]], referenced by its name:(((
143 {{code language="velocity"}}
144 $services.icon.render('globe', 'Silk')
145 $services.icon.render('globe', 'Font Awesome')
146 {{/code}}
147 )))
148
149 == Upgrades ==
150
151 The following dependencies have been upgraded:
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153 * [[httpcore 4.3.3>>https://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XCOMMONS-679]]
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155 = Translations =
156
157 The following translations have been updated:
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159 {{language codes="de, fr, lv"/}}
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161 = Tested Browsers & Databases =
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163 {{include reference="TestReports.ManualTestReportSummaryXWiki63RC1"/}}
164
165 = Known issues =
166
167 * [[Bugs we know about>>https://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]]
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169 = Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes =
170
171 == General Notes ==
172
173 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.
174
175 == Issues specific to XWiki 6.3-rc-1 ==
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177 * Wiki page does not have access anymore to Velocity macro defined in the skin template (except for macro.vm template).
178
179 == API Breakages ==
180
181 The following APIs were modified since XWiki 6.2.3:
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183 * Add issue management and SCM information to extension descriptors. Should be safe enough since most repository handlers extend AbstractExtension instead of directly implementing Extension.
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185 {{code language="none"}}
186 org.xwiki.extension.Extension: Method 'public org.xwiki.extension.ExtensionIssueManagement getIssueManagement()' has been added to an interface
187 org.xwiki.extension.Extension: Method 'public org.xwiki.extension.ExtensionScm getScm()' has been added to an interface
188 {{/code}}
189
190 * serializeReference method has never been public. AspectJ hacks...
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192 {{code language="none"}}
193 com.xpn.xwiki.doc.XWikiDocument: Method 'public java.lang.String ajc$privMethod$com_xpn_xwiki_doc_XWikiDocumentCompatibilityAspect$com_xpn_xwiki_doc_XWikiDocument$serializeReference(org.xwiki.model.reference.DocumentReference, org.xwiki.model.reference.EntityReferenceSerializer, org.xwiki.model.reference.DocumentReference)' has been removed
194 {{/code}}
195
196 * Never really been supposed to be exposed as an API
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198 {{code language="none"}}
199 com.xpn.xwiki.objects.BaseElement: Accessibility of field localEntityReferenceSerializer has been weakened from protected to private
200 {{/code}}
201
202 * Added new methods to the unstable Icon Module
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204 {{code language="none"}}
205 org.xwiki.icon.IconManager: Method 'public java.lang.String render(java.lang.String, java.lang.String)' has been added to an interface
206 org.xwiki.icon.IconManager: Method 'public java.lang.String render(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, boolean)' has been added to an interface
207 org.xwiki.icon.IconManager: Method 'public java.lang.String renderHTML(java.lang.String, java.lang.String)' has been added to an interface
208 org.xwiki.icon.IconManager: Method 'public java.lang.String renderHTML(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, boolean)' has been added to an interface
209 org.xwiki.icon.IconSetCache: Method 'public void clear(java.lang.String, java.lang.String)' has been added to an interface
210 org.xwiki.icon.IconSetCache: Method 'public org.xwiki.icon.IconSet get(java.lang.String, java.lang.String)' has been added to an interface
211 org.xwiki.icon.IconSetCache: Method 'public void put(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, org.xwiki.icon.IconSet)' has been added to an interface
212 org.xwiki.icon.IconSetManager: Method 'public org.xwiki.icon.IconSet getIconSet(java.lang.String)' has been added to an interface
213 {{/code}}

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