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5 This is a summary of the release notes for [[XWiki Commons>>http://commons.xwiki.org]], [[XWiki Rendering>>http://rendering.xwiki.org]] and [[XWiki Platform>>http://platform.xwiki.org]], for the whole 9.x cycle (i.e. the whole year 2017). They share the same release notes as they are released together and have the same version.
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7 Here are some [[stats of what happened during the 9.x cycle>>https://jira.xwiki.org/secure/Dashboard.jspa?selectPageId=13907]]:
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9 * 1003 issues were closed (see the [[full issue list>>https://jira.xwiki.org/issues/?filter=14607]])
10 * 480 bugs closed, 254 improvements, 53 new features and more:(((
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13 * And the top participants (those contributing to more than 1% of the total issue number):(((
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17 Congrats to all who participated!
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19 == Top 10 Features ==
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21 Here are the top 10 features that we wish to mention (arbitrarily hand-picked; it's hard to pick 10 out of 307 improvements and new features):
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29 === Flavors ===
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31 We switched from the old "XWiki Enterprise" package and we now provide the "[[XWiki Standard>>extensions:Extension.XWiki Standard Flavor]]" flavor. When creating a new wiki, Administrators can choose which flavor they want.
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33 In XWiki, a [[flavor>>platform:Features.Applications||queryString="#HFlavors"]] is simply a bundle of extensions that serve a particular usage. We expect in the future that the community members will provide additional flavors built on top of XWiki. Imagine a flavor for application development, one for documentation, one for procedures or even a flavor created especially for your team. Using flavors you can customize your XWiki to the smallest details.
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50 === Notifications ===
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52 [[Notifications>>extensions:Extension.Notifications Application]] is the biggest new feature for this cycle.
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54 You can subscribe to be notified about events happening in your wiki. You control the level of details you want to receive and what applications and pages are interesting for you. For example you can decide to receive Notifications when Comments are created but only on the Blog page and its children.
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56 Notifications can be received in the UI or by email. The emails are sent periodically and according to you preferences: hourly, daily, weekly or live. A user can now define notification filters that are either ##inclusive## or ##exclusive##, and can even black list some users.
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58 The [[Watchlist>>extensions:Extension.Watchlist Application]] feature has been deprecated by the Notifications functionality.
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77 === CKEditor Integration Improvements ===
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79 In 8.x we added the [[CKEditor>>extensions:Extension.CKEditor Integration]]. Since then we improved even more the integration by preventing the editor from generating content that cannot be saved as wiki syntax, adding more styles supported by XWiki, creating dedicated Insert Macro buttons, importing office files directly from the CKEditor, etc. The support for wiki rendering macros has also been improved. Inserting a block-level macro in-line will split the paragraph, avoiding the "macro cannot be used inline" error.
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81 We also upgraded the editor to the 4.7.3 version which brings a couple of improvements and bug fixes.
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83 We finally removed the old WYSIWYG editor based on Google WebToolkit.
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100 === Administration reorganization ===
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102 The [[Administration>>extensions:Extension.Administration Application]] has been reorganized. Most of the administration sections from the "Applications" group have been moved to existing or new groups. We applied a consistent style across all the administration sections and we added more hints for the configuration options. The administration menu is now implemented using a collapsible accordion and has a search input at the top that can be used to filter the administration categories and sections.
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118 === Protection against accidental deletion ===
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120 System and Extension pages are now protected against accidental deletion. When you try to [[delete>>extensions:Extension.Index Application||anchor="HAllDeletedPages"]] such pages, XWiki will now ask you to confirm the operation, and list all concerned pages.
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136 === Restore a batch of deleted pages ===
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138 If you have performed an operation that deletes multiple pages at the same time (like delete with children or delete space), it is now possible to [[restore>>extensions:Extension.Index Application||anchor="HRestoringanEntireBatch"]] all the deleted pages together, to their original state and location. For each deleted page, you can now also choose to see the batch where it was deleted from and if you want to restore just one page or the entire batch.
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156 === Attachments improvements ===
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158 Preview of attachments are displayed in the [[attachments tab>>Documentation.UserGuide.Features.Attachments||anchor="HUsingtheattachmenttabatthebottomofthepage"]] at the bottom of the page.
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160 We improved also the Attachments tab from the [[Page Index>>extensions:Extension.Index Application||anchor="HAllAttachments"]] by providing a thumbnail preview for image attachments, allowing filtering by attachment type, file size, date, etc.
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162 Added several improvements also to the [[Attachments Selector>>extensions:Extension.Attachment Selector Macro]]. Added support for attachments bigger than 2GB and many other Filesystem attachment improvements.
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180 === More Livetables filters ===
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182 We added user suggest and date filters for our [[LiveTables>>extensions:Extension.Livetable Macro]]. We also provide a suggest filter for any column that corresponds to a [[Database List>>Documentation.DevGuide.DataModel||anchor="HXWikiClasses2CObjects2CandProperties"]] property. Multilists are now filterable.
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200 === Blame View and Syntax Highlighting ===
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202 Working with the syntax has become easier. The [[Syntax Highlighting Application>>extensions:Extension.Syntax Highlighting Application]] is now bundled and used in the wiki and object editors.
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204 A new [[Blame View>>Documentation.UserGuide.Features.VersionControl||anchor="HBlameView"]] was also added to the code viewer (##More Actions > View Source##). In this mode, each line of the page's content is annotated with the last author that modified it and the revision in which this modification was introduced. The blame view also works when viewing the source of a page revision (other than the latest one) so it can be accessed at any point in the history of a page.
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222 === Other usability improvements ===
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224 We are slowly improving usability across the interface. From improving the grouping and naming of our menus, to bundling more useful applications for newcomers, like the [[Help Center>>extensions:Extension.Help Center Application]] and the [[Menu Application>>extensions:Extension.Menu Application]].
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226 We improved the way we recommend [[Templates>>extensions:Extension.Administration Application||anchor="HRecommendedTemplates"]] when creating pages. Example: When going to the Blog home page or when on any Blog post, if you try to create a page, you will see that the Blog Post Template will be displayed first in the list and it will be pre-selected.
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228 The Admin user used to be an ##Advanced## user by default, and this was troubling for users discovering XWiki since they were seeing advanced features from the onset. The Admin user is now a ##Simple## user.
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230 We will continue improving usability across XWiki. If you have suggestions don't hesitate to tell them at [[forum.xwiki.org>>https://forum.xwiki.org/]].
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242 == Top User Features ==
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244 For our users, here are the top features from the Release Notes:
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252 == Top Admin Features ==
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254 For our admins, here are the top features from the Release Notes:
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262 == Top Developer Features ==
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264 For our developers, here are the top features from the Release Notes:
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272 == Detailed Release Notes ==
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274 If you wish to see the full details of all features and improvements you can check each release note.
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