Release Notes for XWiki 6.1 RC 1

Version 17.1 by Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) on 2014/06/19

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.

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New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 6.1 milestone 2)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 6.1.

Flamingo Skin

  • The preview action has been implemented:


  • The user's avatar is now displayed in the main menu:


  • A lot of polishing have been made too, in order to have a skin usable in production.


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

For Developers

Log from a script

A new API to get a SLF4J Logger has been added to the logging script service.

$services.logging.getLogger('My script').info('Hello {}', 'world')

New contextual authorization manager role

A new role is now available to ease the replacement of the old Right Service (com.xpn.xwiki.user.api.XWikiRightService).
Compared to the old service, the component does not manage authentication which should have been ensured previously if needed. (No redirection to login is ever done)
The new component has a similar interface to the AuthorizationManager, but it take care of all external context aspects, like the currently executed macro block, the rendering context restrictions, the dropping of rights, etc...
This new role should be used from now on by any component that needs to check rights for the current user, in the current context.

New security authorization script service

A new script service is now available to access the default AuthorizationManager and the ContextualAuthorizationManager.

Here is some sample:

#if ($"edit"))
... show some UI that require edit access on the current document by the current user ...
#if ($"edit", "xwiki:Sandbox.TestPage1"))
... show some UI that require edit access on Sandbox.TestPage1 document by the current user ...
#if ($"edit", "xwiki:XWiki.User1", "xwiki:Sandbox.TestPage1"))
... show some UI that require edit access on Sandbox.TestPage1 document by XWiki.User1 ...
... do some task that require edit access ...

In this second sample, the macro will fail with an AccessDeniedException if the right is not allowed.

Deprecated and Retired projects

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The following dependencies have been upgraded:


  • The Mail Sender API now allows to send Mails from a Template. This is achieved with 2 calls:
    • One for setting the Subject from the Template. The following will generate a MimeMessage with the subject pre-filled. The value will be that of the subject xproperty from an XWiki.Mail xobject in the Document pointed to by the passed documentReference:
      #set ($message = $services.mailsender.createMessage("template", documentReference, to))
      #set ($message = $services.mailsender.createMessage("template", documentReference, from, to))
    • One for setting the Body Part content from the Template:
      $message.addPart("xwiki/template", $documentReference, {"velocityVariables" : { "var1" : "value1" }})
      $message.addPart("xwiki/template", $documentReference, {"velocityVariables" : { "var1" : "value1" }, "attachments" : $attachments})


The following translations have been updated: 

Tested Browsers & Databases

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.

Issues specific to XWiki <version>

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API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since <project> <version - 1>:

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