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Vincent Massol 3.2 3 {{info}}To see the detailed list of features done in the 2.x cycle please check the [[Release Notes>>ReleaseNotes.WebHome]] for each version.{{/info}}
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Vincent Massol 3.1 5 = User Interface Improvements =
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Vincent Massol 3.1 7 == Colibri skin ==
Sorin Burjan 1.2 8
9 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.
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Sorin Burjan 1.28 11 [[image:platform:Features.Skins@Colibri.png]]
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13 See [[Colibri skin documentation>>extensions:Extension.Colibri Skin]] for more details.
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Vincent Massol 3.1 15 == Color Theme Editor ==
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Sorin Burjan 1.4 17 The new editor allows fast and easy modifications for the look and feel of the wiki. You'll find in this editor
Sorin Burjan 1.2 18
Sorin Burjan 1.4 19 * A new way of displaying themes on the "Color Themes" space home(((
20 image:ReleaseNotes.ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise23M1@AvailableThemes.png
21 )))
Sorin Burjan 1.29 22 * The ability to create a new theme from the "Color Theme" space home
23 * A palette for each area you are editing with a popup listing everything you can customize at this level
24 * A dialog where you can make the desired changes
Sorin Burjan 1.4 25 * The possibility to undo the latest modifications or reset all changes
Sorin Burjan 1.2 26
Sorin Burjan 1.4 27 Read more about Color Themes on the dedicated [[application page>>extensions:Extension.Color Theme Application]].
Sorin Burjan 1.9 28
Vincent Massol 3.1 29 == Improvements to Action Menus ==
Sorin Burjan 1.16 30
31 * New Add menu: Use the "Add" menu to create new spaces, pages, add attachments and comments.(((
32 [[image:ReleaseNotes.ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise25@AddMenu.png||style="border: 1px solid black;"]]
33 )))
Sorin Burjan 1.29 34 * Improved Wiki and Space menus: You may now access the document index straight from the wiki & space menus.
35 * New Page menu: Integrates the Watch, Copy, Rename and Delete actions.
Sorin Burjan 1.16 36 * The Edit, Export, More actions and Profile menus also benefited from a refresh.
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Vincent Massol 3.1 38 == New Profile UI ==
Sorin Burjan 1.12 39
Sorin Burjan 1.31 40 * 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:
Sorin Burjan 1.11 41 image:ReleaseNotes.ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise22@profile.png
Sorin Burjan 1.31 42 * Improved inline-based editing for modifying profile details
43 * Inclusion of the **WatchList manager** page into the Profile as a tab
44 * Added a tab in the //Profile// for managing **user preferences**, which is currently rather small, but will be improved later to include more settings
Sorin Burjan 1.29 45 * User profiles have been converted to XWiki Syntax 2.0
Sorin Burjan 1.11 46
Vincent Massol 3.1 47 == Visible content menu when scrolling down ==
Sorin Burjan 1.16 48
Sorin Burjan 1.33 49 * 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.
Sorin Burjan 1.16 50 [[image:ReleaseNotes.ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise25@ActionMenu.png||style="border: 1px solid black;"]]
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Vincent Massol 3.1 52 == New Search Interface ==
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Sorin Burjan 1.32 54 * The default search page UI has been improved to be easier to understand and use.
Sorin Burjan 1.18 55 [[image:ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise20M1@newsearchui.png||style="border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0); width: 600px;"]]
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Vincent Massol 3.1 57 == Preliminary optional accessibility stylesheet ==
Sorin Burjan 1.2 58
Sorin Burjan 1.6 59 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.
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Vincent Massol 3.1 61 == More consistent use of user avatars ==
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Sorin Burjan 1.6 63 Avatars now come in three default sizes:
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65 * small avatars, 30px wide, used in secondary actions and where there's very little space available
66 * medium avatars, 50px wide, the preferred and most frequent display option for avatars
67 * large avatars,120px wide, to be used where a large version of the avatar must be displayed (for example in the user profile)
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Sorin Burjan 1.29 69 * Accordingly, the wiki dashboard has been changed to use the medium avatars, and as a new feature user avatars are displayed in the comments area.
Sorin Burjan 1.10 70 [[image:ReleaseNotes.ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise25@comment-avatars.png]]
Sorin Burjan 1.29 71 * Four new velocity macros have been added for making it easier to display avatars:
72 * User avatars are also displayed in annotations.
Sorin Burjan 1.6 73
Vincent Massol 3.1 74 == Further improvements to the edit UI ==
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76 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:
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Sorin Burjan 1.29 78 * A new label for the content area in the wiki editor:
Sorin Burjan 1.8 79 * A more descriptive label for the version summary field
80 * Better positioning of the "minor edit" option
Sorin Burjan 1.29 81 * Better positioning and display of the "autosave" option\\
Sorin Burjan 1.8 82
Vincent Massol 3.1 83 = Annotations =
Sorin Burjan 1.2 84
85 The scope of this feature is to allow users to annotate text in a XWiki document. With the new feature you can:
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Sorin Burjan 1.3 87 * Make annotations by selecting the text and pressing(((
Sorin Burjan 1.6 88 Ctrl + M (Meta + M)
89 image:ReleaseNotes.ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise23M1@NewAnnotation.png
Sorin Burjan 1.2 90 )))
Sorin Burjan 1.29 91 * Show annotations on your page
92 * See an annotation for a text item by hovering over the yellow icon next to it
93 * Edit and delete annotations straight from the page
94 * Manage annotations from the "Annotations" tab
Sorin Burjan 1.2 95
96 You can find a more detailed description of the annotations feature on the [[documentation page>>platform:Features.Annotations]].
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Vincent Massol 3.1 98 = Activity Stream =
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Sorin Burjan 1.24 100 * Overhaul of the Recent Changes section of the Dashboard:(((
101 * New UI
102 * Support for more events compared to the previous Recent Changes: annotations, comments, document deletion
103 * It's now called Recent Activity (was called Recent Changes)
104 [[image:ReleaseNotes.ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise26RC1@activityMacro||style="border: 1px solid black;"]]
105 )))
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Vincent Massol 3.1 107 = Invitation Manager Application =
Sorin Burjan 1.24 108
Sorin Burjan 1.32 109 * 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.
Sorin Burjan 1.23 110 image:ReleaseNotes.ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise24@InvitationSending.png
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112 Read more about this application and learn how to configure it by visiting the [[application page>>extensions:Extension.Invitation Application]].
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Vincent Massol 3.1 114 = Anonymous commenting with Captcha =
Sorin Burjan 1.2 115
116 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.
117 [[This feature is documented here.>>platform:AdminGuide.Configuration]]
Sorin Burjan 1.32 118 * Sample:
Sorin Burjan 1.3 119 [[image:ReleaseNotes.ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise23M1@CommentCaptcha.png||style="border: 1px solid black;" width="550px;"]]
Sorin Burjan 1.2 120
Vincent Massol 3.1 121 = Deleted documents and attachments =
Sorin Burjan 1.13 122
Sorin Burjan 1.25 123 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//.
Sorin Burjan 1.32 124 * Sample:
Sorin Burjan 1.25 125 [[image:ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise22M1@trash1.png]]
Sorin Burjan 1.29 126 * 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.
127 * 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.
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Vincent Massol 3.1 129 = New Template-based page creation =
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Sorin Burjan 1.14 131 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.
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133 * After you have [[created the template and the template provider>>extensions:Extension.Administration Application#HEasyTemplatesCreationandAdministration28StartingwithXWikiEnterprise2.4M229]] you can then start creating pages from this template:
Sorin Burjan 1.14 134 [[image:platform:Features.DocumentLifecycle@CreatePageFromTemplate.png]]
Sorin Burjan 1.13 135
136 * "Wanted Links" also offers the choice to create the new document from the available templates ( "My Template" template in the image below):
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138 Find more details about the template creation and administration on the [[documentation page>>extensions:Extension.Administration Application#HEasyTemplatesCreationandAdministration28StartingwithXWikiEnterprise2.4M229]].
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Vincent Massol 3.1 140 = Clustering =
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Sorin Burjan 1.19 142 XWiki provides an easy way to setup clustered instances of XWiki based on network events distribution.
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144 * events synchronization between XWiki instances
145 * multiple clustering channels
146 * possibility to start stop clustering channel at runtime
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Sorin Burjan 1.21 148 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.
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Vincent Massol 3.1 150 = Easier development of configurable applications using [[XWiki.ConfigurableClass>>extensions:Extension.Administration Application#HMaking20your20application20easily20configurable20with203Ctt3EConfigurableClass3C2Ftt3E20Since2023M1]] =
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Sorin Burjan 1.2 152 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.
153 The following is an image of the administration interface with additional applications to be configured (you can customize the icon used).
Sorin Burjan 1.32 154 * Sample:
Sorin Burjan 1.3 155 [[image:ReleaseNotes.ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise23M1@AdministrationPanelExtraIcons.png||style="border: 1px solid black;" width="550px;"]]
Sorin Burjan 1.2 156
157 Note the current user does not have permission to edit one of the configurable applications.
Sorin Burjan 1.19 158
Vincent Massol 3.1 159 = Office Preview (support for viewing attached office documents in the wiki) =
Sorin Burjan 1.27 160
Sorin Burjan 1.29 161 * 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.
Sorin Burjan 1.27 162 image:ReleaseNotes.ReleaseNotesXWikiEnterprise25@OfficePreview.png
Sorin Burjan 1.29 163 * We also included a new Macro for the WYSIWYG Editor. It allows to embed a office file into a page.

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