Release Notes for XWiki 5.3 Release Candidate 1

Version 10.2 by Vincent Massol on 2013/12/03

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.

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New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 5.3 Milestone 2)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 5.3.

Import large XARs

It's possible to enable the use of new WikiStream framework in standard import action (used in the standard import UI for example). Among other things it allows importing a wiki XAR of pretty much any size.

WikiStream is too young to be enabled by default and will require heavy testing. In the meantime you can try it by uncommenting #xwiki.action.import.xar.usewikistream=1 at the end of xwiki.cfg file.

Miscellaneous

  • We added a hint to explain the 'No language' value in the language search facet

      search-languageFacet-noLanguageHint.png

  • We improved the way a custom interval is specified in the date search facet

      searchDateFacet.png

  • Added new configuration parameter for the Link Checker: rendering.transformation.linkchecker.excludedReferencePatterns (See Reference documentation).
  • If you want to change the wiki owner or the prettyname of the wiki, you cannot go to the "Wiki" section of the Wiki Administration anymore since it's been removed for the moment due to some technical issue. Instead, go to the Wiki Index and then click on the "edit" action corresponding to the wiki for which to update the settings.
  • Bugfix: When creating an empty wiki you now get the Distribution Wizard even when ALLINONE upgrade is selected (this used to wrongly disable the Distribution Wizard on subwikis)

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

For Developers

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Deprecated and Retired projects

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Upgrades

The following dependencies have been upgraded:

  • <list libraries that have been upgraded>

Miscellaneous

Translations

The following translations have been updated: 

Tested Browsers & Databases

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

General Notes

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.

Issues specific to XWiki <version>

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API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since XWiki 5.2.1:

  • Requesting a dependency without indicating the namespace does not really make sense. This interface is not really supposed to be implemented anyway.
org.xwiki.extension.ExtensionManager: Method 'public org.xwiki.extension.Extension resolveExtension(org.xwiki.extension.ExtensionDependency, java.lang.String)' has been added to an interface
  • Needed to filter search by namespace. This interface is not really supposed to be implemented anyway.
org.xwiki.extension.repository.InstalledExtensionRepository: Method 'public org.xwiki.extension.repository.result.IterableResult searchInstalledExtensions(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, int, int)' has been added to an interface
  • Young API. Not supposed to be implemented from outside.
org.xwiki.filter.xml.parser.XMLParserFactory: Method 'public javax.xml.stream.XMLEventWriter createXMLEventWriter(java.lang.Object, org.xwiki.filter.xml.XMLConfiguration)' has been added to an interface
org.xwiki.filter.xml.serializer.XMLSerializerFactory: Method 'public java.lang.Object createSerializer(java.lang.Class[], javax.xml.transform.Result, org.xwiki.filter.xml.XMLConfiguration)' has been added to an interface
  • Young API. Not supposed to be implemented from outside.
org.xwiki.filter.FilterDescriptorManager: Method 'public java.lang.Object createCompositeFilter(java.lang.ClassLoader, java.lang.Object[])' has been added to an interface
org.xwiki.filter.FilterDescriptorManager: Method 'public java.lang.Object createFilterProxy(java.lang.Object, java.lang.ClassLoader, java.lang.Class[])' has been added to an interface
  • Young API that has been refactored to introduce the new Resource module.
org.xwiki.url.AbstractXWikiURL: Class org.xwiki.url.AbstractXWikiURL removed
org.xwiki.url.URLCreationException: Class org.xwiki.url.URLCreationException removed
org.xwiki.url.UnsupportedURLException: Class org.xwiki.url.UnsupportedURLException removed
org.xwiki.url.XWikiEntityURL: Class org.xwiki.url.XWikiEntityURL removed
org.xwiki.url.XWikiURL: Class org.xwiki.url.XWikiURL removed
org.xwiki.url.XWikiURLFactory: Class org.xwiki.url.XWikiURLFactory removed
org.xwiki.url.XWikiURLManager: Class org.xwiki.url.XWikiURLManager removed
org.xwiki.url.XWikiURLSerializer: Class org.xwiki.url.XWikiURLSerializer removed
org.xwiki.url.XWikiURLType: Class org.xwiki.url.XWikiURLType removed
  • XWikiURL (now Resource) should only be in the Execution Context and not in the Request.
org.xwiki.container.servlet.ServletRequest: Method 'public org.xwiki.url.XWikiURL getURL()' has been removed
org.xwiki.container.servlet.ServletRequest: Method 'public void setXWikiURL(org.xwiki.url.XWikiURL)' has been removed
org.xwiki.container.portlet.PortletRequest: Method 'public org.xwiki.url.XWikiURL getURL()' has been removed
org.xwiki.container.portlet.PortletRequest: Method 'public void setXWikiURL(org.xwiki.url.XWikiURL)' has been removed
org.xwiki.container.Request: Field XWIKI_URL has been removed, but it was previously a constant
  • Lots of refactoring in WikiStream.
org.xwiki.wikistream.WikiStream: Class org.xwiki.wikistream.WikiStream removed
org.xwiki.wikistream.descriptor.DefaultWikiStreamBeanParameterDescriptor: Method 'public java.lang.reflect.Type getPropertyType()' has been removed
org.xwiki.wikistream.descriptor.WikiStreamPropertyDescriptor: Method 'public java.lang.reflect.Type getPropertyType()' has been removed
org.xwiki.wikistream.descriptor.WikiStreamPropertyDescriptor: Method 'public java.lang.reflect.Type getType()' has been added to an interface
org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.FarmFilter: Class org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.FarmFilter removed
org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.WikiAttachmentFilter: Class org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.WikiAttachmentFilter removed
org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.WikiClassFilter: Class org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.WikiClassFilter removed
org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.WikiClassPropertyFilter: Class org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.WikiClassPropertyFilter removed
org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.WikiDocumentFilter: Class org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.WikiDocumentFilter removed
org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.WikiFilter: Class org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.WikiFilter removed
org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.WikiObjectFilter: Class org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.WikiObjectFilter removed
org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.WikiObjectPropertyFilter: Class org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.WikiObjectPropertyFilter removed
org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.WikiSpaceFilter: Class org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.WikiSpaceFilter removed
org.xwiki.wikistream.input.BeanInputWikiStreamFactory: Removed org.xwiki.wikistream.WikiStream from the set of implemented interfaces
org.xwiki.wikistream.input.InputWikiStreamFactory: Removed org.xwiki.wikistream.WikiStream from the set of implemented interfaces
org.xwiki.wikistream.output.BeanOutputWikiStreamFactory: Removed org.xwiki.wikistream.WikiStream from the set of implemented interfaces
org.xwiki.wikistream.output.BeanOutputWikiStreamFactory: Method 'public org.xwiki.wikistream.output.OutputWikiStream creaOutputWikiStream(java.lang.Object)' has been removed
org.xwiki.wikistream.output.BeanOutputWikiStreamFactory: Method 'public org.xwiki.wikistream.output.OutputWikiStream createOutputWikiStream(java.lang.Object)' has been added to an interface
org.xwiki.wikistream.output.OutputWikiStreamFactory: Removed org.xwiki.wikistream.WikiStream from the set of implemented interfaces
org.xwiki.wikistream.output.OutputWikiStreamFactory: Method 'public org.xwiki.wikistream.output.OutputWikiStream creaOutputWikiStream(java.util.Map)' has been removed
org.xwiki.wikistream.output.OutputWikiStreamFactory: Method 'public org.xwiki.wikistream.output.OutputWikiStream createOutputWikiStream(java.util.Map)' has been added to an interface
org.xwiki.wikistream.type.WikiStreamType: Removed field XWIKI_XAR
org.xwiki.wikistream.instance.input.AbstractInstanceInputEventGenerator: Removed org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.FarmFilter from the set of implemented interfaces
org.xwiki.wikistream.instance.input.AbstractInstanceInputEventGenerator: Removed org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.WikiDocumentFilter from the set of implemented interfaces
org.xwiki.wikistream.instance.input.AbstractInstanceInputEventGenerator: Removed org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.WikiFilter from the set of implemented interfaces
org.xwiki.wikistream.instance.input.AbstractInstanceInputEventGenerator: Removed org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.WikiSpaceFilter from the set of implemented interfaces
org.xwiki.wikistream.instance.input.EntityEventGenerator: Method 'public org.xwiki.wikistream.descriptor.WikiStreamDescriptor getDescriptor()' has been added to an interface
org.xwiki.wikistream.instance.input.InstanceInputEventGenerator: Removed org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.FarmFilter from the set of implemented interfaces
org.xwiki.wikistream.instance.input.InstanceInputEventGenerator: Removed org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.WikiDocumentFilter from the set of implemented interfaces
org.xwiki.wikistream.instance.input.InstanceInputEventGenerator: Removed org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.WikiFilter from the set of implemented interfaces
org.xwiki.wikistream.instance.input.InstanceInputEventGenerator: Removed org.xwiki.wikistream.filter.WikiSpaceFilter from the set of implemented interfaces
org.xwiki.wikistream.instance.input.InstanceInputEventGenerator: Method 'public org.xwiki.wikistream.descriptor.WikiStreamDescriptor getDescriptor()' has been added to an interface
org.xwiki.wikistream.instance.input.InstanceInputEventGenerator: Method 'public java.util.Collection getFilterInterfaces()' has been added to an interface
org.xwiki.wikistream.instance.input.InstanceInputEventGenerator: Method 'public void setWikiDocumentParameters(java.lang.String, org.xwiki.filter.FilterEventParameters)' has been added to an interface
org.xwiki.wikistream.instance.input.InstanceInputEventGenerator: Method 'public void setWikiFarmParameters(org.xwiki.filter.FilterEventParameters)' has been added to an interface
org.xwiki.wikistream.instance.input.InstanceInputEventGenerator: Method 'public void setWikiParameters(java.lang.String, org.xwiki.filter.FilterEventParameters)' has been added to an interface
org.xwiki.wikistream.instance.input.InstanceInputEventGenerator: Method 'public void setWikiSpaceParameters(java.lang.String, org.xwiki.filter.FilterEventParameters)' has been added to an interface
org.xwiki.wikistream.instance.output.OutputInstanceWikiStreamFactory: Removed org.xwiki.wikistream.WikiStream from the set of implemented interfaces
org.xwiki.wikistream.instance.script.InstanceWikiStreamScriptService: Method 'public void export(org.xwiki.wikistream.type.WikiStreamType, org.xwiki.wikistream.instance.internal.input.InstanceInputProperties, java.util.Map)' has been removed
org.xwiki.wikistream.script.WikiStreamScriptService: Method 'public void convert(org.xwiki.wikistream.type.WikiStreamType, java.util.Map, org.xwiki.wikistream.type.WikiStreamType, java.util.Map)' has been removed
org.xwiki.wikistream.script.WikiStreamScriptService: Method 'public org.xwiki.wikistream.input.InputWikiStream createInputWikiStream(org.xwiki.wikistream.type.WikiStreamType, java.util.Map)' has been removed
org.xwiki.wikistream.script.WikiStreamScriptService: Method 'public org.xwiki.wikistream.output.OutputWikiStream createOutputWikiStream(org.xwiki.wikistream.type.WikiStreamType, java.util.Map)' has been removed
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