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1 -ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise2xCycle
1 +Top 10 Features introduced in XWiki Enterprise 2.x Cycle
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1 -XWiki.Sorin
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1 1  {{toc/}}
2 2  
3 +{{info}}To see the detailed list of features done in the 2.x cycle please check the [[Release Notes>>ReleaseNotes.WebHome]].{{/info}}
3 3  
4 -= Top 10 Features introduced in 2.x cycle =
5 += User Interface Improvements =
5 5  
6 -== User Interface Improvements ==
7 +== Colibri skin ==
7 7  
8 -=== Colibri skin ===
9 -
10 10  XWiki 2.0 introduces a new, lightweight, easily customizable skin. The main goal of the Colibri skin is to provide the proper support for fast and easy modifications of the look and feel of the wiki.
11 11  
12 12  [[image:platform:Features.Skins@Colibri.png]]
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13 13  
14 14  See [[Colibri skin documentation>>extensions:Extension.Colibri Skin]] for more details.
15 15  
16 -=== Color Theme Editor ===
15 +== Color Theme Editor ==
17 17  
18 18  The new editor allows fast and easy modifications for the look and feel of the wiki. You'll find in this editor
19 19  
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27 27  
28 28  Read more about Color Themes on the dedicated [[application page>>extensions:Extension.Color Theme Application]].
29 29  
30 -=== Improvements to Action Menus ===
29 +== Improvements to Action Menus ==
31 31  
32 32  * New Add menu: Use the "Add" menu to create new spaces, pages, add attachments and comments.(((
33 33  [[image:ReleaseNotes.ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise25@AddMenu.png||style="border: 1px solid black;"]]
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36 36  * New Page menu: Integrates the Watch, Copy, Rename and Delete actions.
37 37  * The Edit, Export, More actions and Profile menus also benefited from a refresh.
38 38  
39 -=== New Profile UI ===
38 +== New Profile UI ==
40 40  
41 41  * Complete **overhaul of the Profile UI**: better display of the user information, recent changes by the user are shown, different tabs for user details, user settings, and watchlist information:
42 42  image:ReleaseNotes.ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise22@profile.png
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45 45  * Added a tab in the //Profile// for managing **user preferences**, which is currently rather small, but will be improved later to include more settings
46 46  * User profiles have been converted to XWiki Syntax 2.0
47 47  
48 -=== Visible content menu when scrolling down ===
47 +== Visible content menu when scrolling down ==
49 49  
50 50  * When scrolling down on a document, the content menu will follow, so the user will not have to scroll up on top of the page in order to access it.
51 51  [[image:ReleaseNotes.ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise25@ActionMenu.png||style="border: 1px solid black;"]]
52 52  
53 -=== New Search Interface ===
52 +== New Search Interface ==
54 54  
55 55  * The default search page UI has been improved to be easier to understand and use.
56 56  [[image:ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise20M1@newsearchui.png||style="border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0); width: 600px;"]]
57 57  
58 -=== Preliminary optional accessibility stylesheet ===
57 +== Preliminary optional accessibility stylesheet ==
59 59  
60 60  Moving further on the quest for better accessibility in the XWiki platform, we introduced a preliminary stylesheet which makes the skin slightly more accessible to people with visual disabilities: bigger fonts by default, and underlined links to make them more easily distinguished by colorblind people. This stylesheet can either be activated globally in a wiki, or individually from each user's preferences.
61 61  
61 +== More consistent use of user avatars ==
62 62  
63 -=== More consistent use of user avatars ===
64 -
65 65  Avatars now come in three default sizes:
66 66  
67 67  * small avatars, 30px wide, used in secondary actions and where there's very little space available
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73 73  * Four new velocity macros have been added for making it easier to display avatars:
74 74  * User avatars are also displayed in annotations.
75 75  
76 -=== Further improvements to the edit UI ===
74 +== Further improvements to the edit UI ==
77 77  
78 78  After the improvements to the object and class editors introduced in 1.8 and 2.4, the wiki and WYSIWYG editors also see some enhancements in this release, bringing in some of the proposed changes from [[an older proposal>>http://incubator.myxwiki.org/xwiki/bin/Improvements/ImprovedEdit]], with some additional improvements. Specifically:
79 79  
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82 82  * Better positioning of the "minor edit" option
83 83  * Better positioning and display of the "autosave" option\\
84 84  
85 -== Annotations ==
83 += Annotations =
86 86  
87 87  The scope of this feature is to allow users to annotate text in a XWiki document. With the new feature you can:
88 88  
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97 97  
98 98  You can find a more detailed description of the annotations feature on the [[documentation page>>platform:Features.Annotations]].
99 99  
100 -== Activity Stream ==
98 += Activity Stream =
101 101  
102 102  * Overhaul of the Recent Changes section of the Dashboard:(((
103 103  * New UI
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106 106  [[image:ReleaseNotes.ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise26RC1@activityMacro||style="border: 1px solid black;"]]
107 107  )))
108 108  
109 -== Invitation Manager Application ==
107 += Invitation Manager Application =
110 110  
111 111  * The Invitation Manager application allows users to send emails, inviting friends and colleagues to join a wiki. You will be able to configure your wiki to send emails through an open mail relay on the server or through an email account of your choosing.
112 112  image:ReleaseNotes.ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise24@InvitationSending.png
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113 113  
114 114  Read more about this application and learn how to configure it by visiting the [[application page>>extensions:Extension.Invitation Application]].
115 115  
116 -== Anonymous commenting with Captcha ==
114 += Anonymous commenting with Captcha =
117 117  
118 118  Now thanks to the [[captcha module>>extensions:Extension.Captcha Module]] you can require unregistered users to solve a captcha in order to post comments. To require guests to solve a captcha simply go to the "Rights" section of the [[Administration Application>>extensions:Extension.Administration Application]] for the wiki or just the space, and check the box saying "Require unregistered users to solve a captcha when posting a comment on a page". **Note** This box does not give guests permission to comment, it only adds a requirement for commenting if they already have permission.
119 119  [[This feature is documented here.>>platform:AdminGuide.Configuration]]
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120 120  * Sample:
121 121  [[image:ReleaseNotes.ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise23M1@CommentCaptcha.png||style="border: 1px solid black;" width="550px;"]]
122 122  
123 -== Deleted documents and attachments ==
121 += Deleted documents and attachments =
124 124  
125 125  While deleted documents and attachments have been stored in a trash instead of being completely deleted since XWiki 1.2, there was no general interface for viewing the contents of the trash. This has been remedied by the introduction of two new tabs in the wiki's Document Index, //Deleted Documents// and //Deleted Attachments//.
126 126  * Sample:
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128 128  * Both use the livetable, thus allowing filtering and ordering for easier browsing. A document from the trash can be viewed, permanently deleted, or restored if the location is still available.
129 129  * The attachment trash contains only attachments deleted from a document, and not attachments that were deleted together with their owner document; in the latter case, the attachments are kept together with the document in the document trash. For attachments, there is no restore option yet, it will be implemented in a future release.
130 130  
131 -== New Template-based page creation ==
129 += New Template-based page creation =
132 132  
133 133  Starting with XWiki Enterprise 2.4 users and applications can provide documents that can be used as template when creating new pages. The new document content (content, objects and other metadata) will be replicated from the template.
134 134  
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139 139  
140 140  Find more details about the template creation and administration on the [[documentation page>>extensions:Extension.Administration Application#HEasyTemplatesCreationandAdministration28StartingwithXWikiEnterprise2.4M229]].
141 141  
142 -== Clustering ==
140 += Clustering =
143 143  
144 144  XWiki provides an easy way to setup clustered instances of XWiki based on network events distribution.
145 145  
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149 149  
150 150  Follow the [[Clustering Admin Guide >>platform:AdminGuide.Clustering]] and [[Clustering Tutorial >>platform:AdminGuide.DistributedEventClusterSetup]] for a complete tutorial on how to setup a simple cluster between two instances of XWiki on the same server.
151 151  
152 -== Easier development of configurable applications using [[XWiki.ConfigurableClass>>extensions:Extension.Administration Application#HMaking20your20application20easily20configurable20with203Ctt3EConfigurableClass3C2Ftt3E20Since2023M1]] ==
150 += Easier development of configurable applications using [[XWiki.ConfigurableClass>>extensions:Extension.Administration Application#HMaking20your20application20easily20configurable20with203Ctt3EConfigurableClass3C2Ftt3E20Since2023M1]] =
153 153  
154 154  If you are developing an application and you need to provide your users with a way to configure it from the [[Administration Application>>extensions:Extension.Administration Application]] you are in luck. All you need to do is create a custom class holding all of the configuration for your application, then add an object of your custom configuration class and an object of ##XWiki.Configurable## class. You will be able to configure your application from the administration interface.
155 155  The following is an image of the administration interface with additional applications to be configured (you can customize the icon used).
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158 158  
159 159  Note the current user does not have permission to edit one of the configurable applications.
160 160  
161 -== Office Preview (support for viewing attached office documents in the wiki) ==
159 += Office Preview (support for viewing attached office documents in the wiki) =
162 162  
163 163  * XWiki now supports viewing attached office documents without saving them on the client side. Click on the eye icon near the edit and delete buttons corresponding to the attachment you want to preview.
164 164  image:ReleaseNotes.ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise25@OfficePreview.png

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