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21 21  {{image reference="savingNewDocumentWithTemplateHierarchy.png" width="50%"/}}
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23 +== Database Search ==
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25 +The [[database search>>extensions:Extension.Search Application||anchor="HDatabaseSearch"]] UI has been modified to support nested pages.
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27 +{{image reference="databaseSearch.png"/}}
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23 23  == Miscellaneous ==
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25 25  * The "annotations" button in the "More Actions" menu has been moved in the same menu but with other actions and renamed "Annotate".(((

This is the release notes for XWiki Commons, XWiki Rendering, XWiki Platform and XWiki Enterprise. They share the same release notes as they are released together and have the same version.

This is our last stabilization branch for the XWiki 7.x Cycle. It brings polishing and stabilization for the Nested Pages feature and the changes in UI that resulted from it. It also introduce a new API to indicate how long a cache entry to stay in the cache (since it was inserted in the cache).

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 7.4 Milestone 1)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 7.4.

Support for template hierarchies

When creating a new document from template, if the template has descendent documents under its path, those documents will also be copied over to the new document's location, preserving the hierarchy, as it was under the template document.

The save operation will display progress and if it was a Save&View operation, the form will be disabled until the operation is complete.

More details on the documentation page on document templates.


Database Search

The database search UI has been modified to support nested pages.



  • The "annotations" button in the "More Actions" menu has been moved in the same menu but with other actions and renamed "Annotate".


  • The Create Page UI allows you to view and change the location of the new page (that is going to be created) even when you open directly the URL of a new page.

See the full list of JIRA issues fixed in this release.

For Developers

New lifespan LRU Cache setup

It's now possible to define the maximum time to live since the entry is put in the cache. It used to be possible to set it only since the last time the value was used.

// Configure cache eviction policy
LRUEvictionConfiguration lru = new LRUEvictionConfiguration();
// Set maximum size of the cache as 1000 entries
// Set the maximum time to live since when the entry is used to 1 hour
// Set the maximum time to live since when the entry is put in the cache to 1 hour

Cache Macro and Rendering Cache are now based on this behavior.


Right now the VFS API works as Guest only, meaning that you'll only be able to access archives that are viewable by Guest users in your wiki.

Replacement of the Zip Explorer Plugin. API to access the content of archives files (zip, jar, gzip, tar, etc) located as attachments in wiki pages or elsewhere (external URLs, file system, et).

In addition a new Velocity Tool was added in order to be able to use a portion of the NIO2 API from Velocity: niotool.

See VFS API and VFS Tree Macro for more details. Some API examples:

## Get the URL to access the content of a file inside a zip:
[[link to file in zip>>$services.vfs.url("")]]

## Display inline an image from a zip attached to a wiki page:

## Read the content of a file inside a zip attached to a page:
$stringtool.toString($niotool.readAllBytes(""), "utf-8")

## List all entries inside a zip attached to a page:
#set ($dirStream = $niotool.newDirectoryStream(""))
#foreach ($entry in $dirStream)
  * {{{$entry}}} - $niotool.isDirectory($entry)

{{vfsTree root=""/}}

Example of using the vfsTree Macro:

{{vfsTree root=""/}}

Results in:



  • WebJars URL format now supports a wiki query string parameter to specify the wiki in which the webjars resource is available. For example: /xwiki/webjars/AjaxQ/0.0.2/ajaxq.js?wiki=mywiki
  • The default link behaviour can be disabled for a tree node, when you use the Tree Widget, by using the 'jstree-no-link' CSS class on the node anchor, which can be set from the node JSON:
      ... (node JSON) ...
      'a_attr': {
        'class': 'jstree-no-link',
        'href': 'some/url'

Deprecated and Retired projects


The following dependencies have been upgraded:


The following translations have been updated: 

  • German
  • French
  • Simplified Chinese

Tested Browsers & Databases

The QA Tests are executed after the release has been done. Thus, they are being prepared now and will be published soon.

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

When upgrading make sure you compare your xwiki.cfg, and web.xml files with the newest version since some configuration parameters may have been modified or added. Note that 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.

API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since :

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