Blog - posts for April 2012

Apr 30 2012

XWiki Enterprise and XWiki Enterprise Manager 3.5.1 Released

The XWiki development team is proud to announce the availability of XWiki Enterprise 3.5.1. This is the first bugfix release for the 3.5 series, and, since 3.5 is the final major release in the 3.x cycle, a bugfix release for the whole 3.x cycle. The main focus has been on quality assurance, improving the compatibility with various database systems, polishing the new sheet mechanism, the new extension manager, the skin, the WYSIWYG, and other parts of the XWiki platform.

See the full release notes for more details.

Apr 28 2012

Deprecation Fixing Day #1 

On the 26th of April 2012, we had our first Deprecation Fixing Day. Its goal was to have the maximum number of XWiki committers and contributors work together on a focused topic for the day. This time it was about fixing the maximum number of deprecation calls and moving deprecated APIs not used anymore to our Legacy modules.

We had 6 committers participating which was an ok turnout.

CommitterDeprecated calls fixedAPIs moved to Legacy
Caleb James DeLisle116
Jean-Vincent Drean02
Marius Florea80
Sergiu Dumitriu1020
Thomas Mortagne5313
Vincent Massol52
TOTAL7753

In addition one new Legacy module was created in the XWiki Rendering repository and one plugin (old technology) was moved out of the "oldcore".

The Sonar Dashboard says we had 1758 deprecated calls so we fixed about 4%. It's a start!

But even more important we moved 53 deprecated API to Legacy which means nobody coding on the XWiki project will be able to use those APIs by errors from now on.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Apr 11 2012

XWiki Enterprise 4.0 Release Candidate 1 Released

The XWiki development team is proud to announce the availability of XWiki Enterprise 4.0 Release Candidate 1. This is mostly a polishing release before the final one.

See the full release notes for more details.

Apr 09 2012

Training about XWiki Development Process

On 7 Apr 2012 we had the pleasure to hold a training about XWiki's Development Process to about 30 students, most of them from "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi, Romania. ...

Apr 06 2012

Feature Survey Result for XWiki 4.x

In February 2012 we launched a Survey to gather information from the XWiki Community about you would like to see implemented in the XWiki 4.x development cycle. Note that we had a similar exercise in 2009 and we had posted the results.

This survey had 2 purposes:

  • Find out the main Development Themes for XWiki 4.x.
  • Have a pioritized feature list that we could pick for when we decide each specific roadmap for the 4.x releases (4.0, 4.1, etc).

The most voted themes were:

  • Theme 1: Ease of use
  • Theme 2: Quality

Themesrating.jpg

Jointly with us, the XWiki SAS company also did the same exercise asking the same questions to its customers. They have published the full results which aggregate both Community votes and Customers votes. You can also check out the Raw CSV Data.

We'd like to thank everyone who took the time to answer and thus who've helped drive the direction of XWiki! emoticon_smile

Apr 05 2012

XWiki Enterprise 4.0 Milestone 2 Released

The XWiki development team is proud to announce the availability of XWiki Enterprise 4.0 Milestone 2.  This version mainly introduces various ways of customizing users directory and profiles and it also bring all comments features to annotation (answer, threaded annotation, etc.) by merging the two concepts in one comment with optional precise location.

See the full release notes for more details.

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