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2 *Contents*
3 #toc ("2" "3" "")
4 #endfloatingbox()
5
6 #macro(displayImg $img)
7 <a href="/xwiki/bin/download/Main/ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise18M2/${img}"><img src="/xwiki/bin/download/Main/ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise18M2/${img}" style="width:600px;border: 2px solid #CDCDCD;"/></a><br />
8 #end
9
10 1 Release Notes for XWiki Enterprise 1.8
11
12 The focus on 1.8 branch was on making the new rendering architecture and the new GWT based WYSIWYG able to fully replace the "old" rendering and TinyMCE based WYSIWYG.
13 #warning("This version introduce conditional loading of JavaScript and StyleSheet in order for pages to load faster, sending to the browser only the files it needs to display the requested pages. This might break existing applications developed on top of XWiki that relied on such JavaScript and CSS files being present all the time. See [Applications migration section>#HApplicationsmigration] for more details")
14
15 1.1 Changes since XWiki Enterprise 1.7
16
17 1.1.1 1. First usable version of new rendering and new WYSIWYG editor
18
19 * Add ability to configure xwiki to use the XWiki Syntax 2.0 as default when creating new pages
20 * First usable version of the new GWT WYSIWYG editor
21 * Upgrade to groovy 1.6.
22 * new "useravatar" macro for 2.0 syntax
23 * new "rss" macro for 2.0 syntax
24 * Added [wiki syntax for embedded documents>platform:Main.XWikiSyntax#HEmbeddeddocuments28XWikisyntax20only29]
25 * Syntax API to convert a document from one syntax to another + new converter from XWiki Syntax 1.0 to XWiki Syntax 2.0. #info("You can try it by changing the syntax identifier of a page.")
26 * Many bug fixes and improvements in the new GWT WYSIWYG editor
27 * Many bug fixes and improvements in the new XWiki 2.0 syntax rendering
28
29 1.1.1 2. Usability Improvements
30
31 * *New Wiki Dashboard* on the home page:
32 ** Spaces: all the spaces within your wiki (technical spaces are hidden):
33 *** Links to the list of pages within each spaces.
34 *** Links to the administration of each space.
35 *** Allows to create new spaces.
36 ** Tags: all the tags in the wiki under the form of a tag cloud.
37 ** Recent changes: all the recent modifications in the wiki, grouped by author and by date.\\\\#displayImg("dashboard.jpg")
38
39 * *New way of displaying tags*, with 2 new features:
40 ** Tag rename.
41 ** Tag delete.\\\\#displayImg("tags.jpg")
42
43 * *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}
44 - | XE 1.8M1 | XE 1.8M2
45 Requests number | 37 | 25
46 Total size | 332Ko | 200Ko
47 Download @ T1 (seconds) | 9.16 | 6.06
48 {table}
49 * *Improved information section in document footer*, including document children:\\\\#displayImg("footer.jpg")
50
51 1.1.1 3. Authentication
52
53 * 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 <tt>xwiki.authentication.always</tt> configuration property in <tt>xwiki.cfg</tt>.
54
55 1.1.1 4. Translations
56
57 * New or improved translations:
58 ** french
59 ** german
60 ** spanish
61
62 1.1.1 5. Important bugs fixed
63
64 * Scaled images in exported PDF and RTF have wrong dimensions
65 * When a wiki is removed, it's not removed form the cache
66 * Including a document with first or second heading level breaks the including document section edit link
67 * PDF export does not take into account the encoding specified in xwiki.cfg
68
69 1.1.1 6. Others
70
71 * *[New Office Importer>code:Applications.OfficeImporterApplication]*: makes use of a running OpenOffice server to convert the office documents into HTML before they are transformed into XWiki 2.0 syntax
72 <img src="http://code.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/download/Applications/OfficeImporterApplication/OfficeImporter.png" style="width:600px;border: 2px solid #CDCDCD;"/>
73
74 * *New REST API*
75 * *[New Blog application>code:Applications.BlogApplication]*
76
77 ## + lots of other changes, see [Platform details>http://jira.xwiki.org/jira/secure/ReleaseNote.jspa?version=10696&styleName=Text&projectId=10010&Create=Create].
78
79 1.1 Known issues
80
81 * [Bugs we know about>http://jira.xwiki.org/jira/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&&type=1&pid=10010&resolution=-1&sorter/field=updated&sorter/order=DESC]
82
83 1.1 Common Migration notes
84
85 #warning("If you're running in a multiwiki setup you'll also need to define the property <tt>xwiki.store.migration.databases=all</tt> to your <tt>xwiki.cfg</tt> file or explicitely name all databases to be migrated as in <tt>xwiki.store.migration.databases=db1,db2,...</tt>.")
86
87 You may also want to [import the default wiki XAR>Main.Download] in order to benefit from improvements listed above.
88
89 #warning("Always make sure you compare your <tt>xwiki.cfg</tt> file with the newest version since some configuration parameters were added. Of note, you should add <tt>xwiki.store.migration=1</tt> so that XWiki will attempt to automatically migrate your current database to the new schema. Make sure you backup your Database before doing anything.")
90
91 1.1.1 Applications migration
92
93 XE 1.8M2 has introduced [conditional loading of JavaScript and StyleSheet files>http://jira.xwiki.org/jira/browse/XWIKI-3177] in order for pages to load faster, sending to the browser only the files it needs to display the requested pages. This might break existing applications developed on top of XWiki that relied on such JavaScript and CSS files being present all the time. Concerned files and libraries are the following:
94 * scriptaculous files
95 * accordions files
96 * chart wizard files
97 * usersandgroups.js and usersandgroups.css
98 * livetable.js and livetable.css
99 * lightbox.js
100 * tablefilterNsort.js and table.css
101 * fullscreenEdit.js and fullscreenEdit.css
102
103 If you have applications that relies on one or several of these libraries, you will need to explicitly make them request the desired files using the [Skin Extension plugin>code:Plugins.SkinExtensionsPlugin]. For example, if your application needs the live-table feature (the dynamic AJAX grid), add the following lines to the code page that requires it:
104
105 {code}
106 $xwiki.jsfx.use('js/xwiki/table/livetable.js') ## Inject livetable.js <script> tag in the header
107 $xwiki.ssfx.use('js/xwiki/table/livetable.css') ## Inject livetable.css <link> tag in the header
108 {code}

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