Release Notes for XWiki Enterprise 2.3 Milestone 2

Version 4.1 by Vincent Massol on 2010/04/06

Second and last milestone of the XWiki Enterprise 2.3 version (Roadmap).

The highlights of this release are: annotations applications improvements, new spanish translations for the WYSIWYG editor, bugfixes.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki Enterprise 2.3 Milestone 1)

New Annotations Section in the Administration

It allows to:

  • specify if and where annotations are active (whole wiki, only some spaces, etc)
  • configure the annotation types
  • fine tune how annotations are displayed

Translations

  • WYSIWYG newly supported language: Spanish
  • All the translations have been updated

Rendering

  • Allow entering @, ? and # characters in link references
  • Many improvements to the MediaWiki parser

Important bugs fixed

  • XWIKI-5057 : Rights aren't saved if the groups/users radio button is not manually selected  
  • XE-634 : RecentChanges fails to display with some mysql versions  
  • Renaming pages with special characters in their names works fine now
  • WYSIWYG editor can now edit pages with special characters in their names

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

If you're running in a multiwiki setup you'll also need to define the property xwiki.store.migration.databases=all to your xwiki.cfg file or explicitly name all databases to be migrated as in <tt>xwiki.store.migration.databases=db1,db2,....

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

Always make sure you compare your xwiki.cfg file with the newest version since some configuration parameters were added. Note 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.

Migration Notes

  • headers id generation changed a bit and allow more characters: hyphens ("-"), underscores ("_"), colons (":"), and periods (".") are not filtered anymore.
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