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Release Notes for XWiki Enterprise 1.8

Summary of changes since XWiki Enterprise 1.7

Main changes:
  • New Wiki Dashboard on the home page:
    • Spaces: all the spaces within your wiki (technical spaces are hidden):
      • Links to the list of pages within each spaces.
      • Links to the administration of each space.
      • Allows to create new spaces.
    • Tags: all the tags in the wiki under the form of a tag cloud.
    • Recent changes: all the recent modifications in the wiki, grouped by author and by date.
  • New way of displaying tags, with 2 new features:
    • Tag rename.
    • Tag delete.
  • Page loading time reduced by 30%. Statistics on Sandbox.WebHome, without client-side file caching (most of the downloaded files are cached on the client after the first request):{table}
  • | XE 1.8M1 | XE 1.8M2

    Requests number | 37 | 25 Total size | 332Ko | 200Ko Download @ T1 (seconds) | 9.16 | 6.06 {table}

  • Improved information section in document footer, including document children:
  • Added wiki syntax for embedded documents
  • Improved authentication performance for LDAP. By default the authentication system now calls the authenticator only once by session, this means it does not call the LDAP authenticator and does not generate queries on the LDAP server for each request anymore. This can be changed using the * Syntax API to convert a document from one syntax to another + first beta of the XWiki 1.0 syntax to XWiki 2.0 syntax. You can try it by changing the syntax identifier of a page.
  • New Office Importer
  • New converter from XWiki Syntax 1.0 to XWiki Syntax 2.0
  • New REST API
  • New Blog application
  • First usable version of the new GWT WYSIWYG editor
  • Upgrade to groovy 1.6.
  • new "useravatar" macro for 2.0 syntax
  • Add ability to configure xwiki to use the XWiki Syntax 2.0 as default when creating new pages
  • Update french translations
  • Update german translations
  • Update spanish translation

    Important bug fixes:

  • Many bug fixes and improvements in the new GWT WYSIWYG editor
  • Many bug fixes and improvements in the new XWiki 2.0 syntax rendering
  • Many bug fixes and improvements in 1.0->2.0 syntaxes conversion
  • Erroneous rendering of links to page anchors
  • If a macro fail it breaks the whole rendering process

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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