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Release Notes for XWiki Enterprise 1.6 Milestone 1

First milestone of the XWiki Enterprise 1.6 version (Roadmap).

Summary of changes since XWiki Enterprise 1.5

Main changes:
  • New experimental support for other syntaxes (Confluence, JSPWiki, Creole, MediaWiki, TWiki and XHTML), including a new XWiki Syntax v2.0 (work in progress, see XWiki Syntax 2.0 Draft).To start entering page content using the new syntaxes, you must be logged with admin rights, go to the page you wish to edit and change the Syntax for the page to the one you wish to use. Note that all syntaxes except the XWiki 1.0 and XWiki 2.0 ones have important limitations (like links not working).
  • Improved rendering module (used by all syntaxes except xwiki/1.0)
  • New experimental WYSIWYG editor (Work In Progress)

    To activate it you must be logged with admin rights, go to the page you wish to edit, change the Syntax of the page to * Improved page footer displaying : comments, attachments, history, various information

    • New "Password Renewal and Forgot Username" feature
    • Default account validation & confirmation emails provided in the wiki preferences
    • Added .xml extensions to all exported wiki pages (XAR)
    • Wiki titles now generates h1,h2,h3,etc instead of only h3 with specific CSS class
      Important bug fixes:
    • Use of "." in LDAP logins fixed 
    • Various fixes in the watchlist:
      • Watchlist now works with platform 1.5 and 1.6
      • Fixed rights checks in multiwiki mode
      • Fixed RSS feed generation in multiwiki

Known issues

Common Migration notes

If you're running in a multiwiki setup you'll also need to define the property to your xwiki.cfg file or explicitely name all databases to be migrated as in,db2,....

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

Always make sure you compare your xwiki.cfg file with the newest version since some configuration parameters were added. Of note, you should add so that XWiki will attempt to automatically migrate your current database to the new schema. Make sure you backup your Database before doing anything.


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