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5 This is the release notes for [[XWiki Commons>>http://commons.xwiki.org]], [[XWiki Rendering>>http://rendering.xwiki.org]], [[XWiki Platform>>http://platform.xwiki.org]] and [[XWiki Enterprise>>http://enterprise.xwiki.org]]. They share the same release notes as they are released together and have the same version.
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7 <insert description of release here>
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Marius Dumitru Florea 3.1 9 = New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 8.0) =
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Marius Dumitru Florea 3.1 11 [[Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 8.1>>http://jira.xwiki.org/secure/Dashboard.jspa?selectPageId=13603]].
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Marius Dumitru Florea 5.1 13 == Requires Java 8 ==
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Marius Dumitru Florea 5.1 15 Java 8 is now required to run XWiki. If you use an earlier version of Java, you'll get an error while starting XWiki such as:
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Marius Dumitru Florea 5.1 17 {{code language="none"}}
18 java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
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20 Caused by: java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: org/xwiki/tools/jetty/listener/NotifyListener : Unsupported major.minor version 52.0
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24 == Active Installs ==
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26 New widget displayed on the dashboard to see the number of Active Installs count per XWiki Cycle version:
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28 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki81M1@versionspercycle.png"/}}
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30 == Tips Panel ==
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32 A new [[Tips Panel>>extensions:Extension.Help Application||anchor="HTipsPanel"]] has been added by default. Example:
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34 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki81M1@tippanel-1.png"/}}
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36 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki81M1@tippanel-2.png"/}}
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38 == Sandbox Relocation ==
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40 The Sandbox pages were previously accessible through a link in the Quick Links Panel. This link has been removed and instead a Sandbox entry has been added in the [[Applications Panel>>extensions:Extension.Panels Application||anchor="HApplicationPanel"]].
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42 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki81M1@sandbox-appbar.png"/}}
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44 In addition the message about the shortcut key to use the "Jump To Page" feature has been moved to the new Tips Panel.
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46 Here's how the home page looks like now:
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48 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki81M1@home.png" width="960px"/}}
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50 == Extension Manager improvements ==
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52 === Repair invalid extensions ===
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54 The Extension Manager now tries to repair automatically any invalid dependency and also provides a "Repair" button to repair specific invalid extensions.
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56 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki81M1@repair.png"/}}
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58 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki81M1@repairplan.png"/}}
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60 === Apply namespaces constraints in the UI ===
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62 The namespaces constraints introduced in 8.0 are now taken into account in the UI which won't propose an option that will fail in the install plan.
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64 === Move to farm ===
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66 It's now possible to install on farm an extension installed in a subwiki directly from the UI.
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68 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki81M1@installonfarm.png"/}}
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70 === Dependency on root ===
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72 When using Extension Manager from main wiki it's now allowed to install/upgrade an extension which require upgrading/install farm level dependency. It also automatically propose to install on farm a new dependency which indicate it as constraint. This will make easier to deal with extension have an API that have to be installed on root and a XAR extension UI that should usualy be install on a wiki.
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74 It's still forbidden from subwiki in the standard UI (any script with programming right can enable it in the install request). That might change in the future but need to be discussed more.
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76 === Managed dependencies ===
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78 Extension Manager now support the concept of managed dependencies. It's pretty much the same thing that the {{code language="xml"}}<dependencyManagement>{{/code}} in Maven.
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80 It still need to be supported in the Repository Application. See [[http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-13281]].
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82 == Flavors improvements ==
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84 * Known flavors are not validated anymore before ending up in the flavor picker of the Distribution Wizard. This speed up a lot the use case where you just want to install default XWiki Flavor or XE UI. See [[extensions:Extension.Flavor Module||anchor="HKnownflavors"]] for more details.
85 * Flavors are now also searched in the local repository. This makes easier to embedded flavors in a distribution for setups with no network access.
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 1.1 87 == Miscellaneous ==
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Marius Dumitru Florea 5.1 89 * The Annotations Application's Administration section has been updated to present the exception spaces as "locations", using the ##documentTree## macro. The behavior has not been changed.(((
90 {{image reference="ReleaseNotesXWiki81M1@annotationsAdminSection.png" width="960px"/}}
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Thomas Mortagne 2.1 92 * Put a link to the product home page in the footer by default
Eduard Moraru 2.2 93 * Template providers that are restricted to certain pages are now also available on the children of those pages.
Marius Dumitru Florea 5.1 94 * The ##xwiki.usedefaultweb## parameter from ##xwiki.cfg## has been removed. See below.
95 * Job module does not validate stored status at startup. This might improve a lot the startup time when there is a lot of status. Also there seems to still be use cases where XStream get lost in edge case when parsing, this was blocking the whole XWiki startup for a very long time.
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Marius Dumitru Florea 3.1 97 See the [[full list of JIRA issues>>http://jira.xwiki.org/issues/?filter=14308]] fixed in this release.
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99 = For Developers =
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101 == <developer feature N> ==
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103 <description of developer feature N>
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105 == Deprecated and Retired projects ==
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107 <description of deprecated and retired projects>
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109 == Upgrades ==
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111 The following dependencies have been upgraded:
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113 * <list libraries that have been upgraded>
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115 == Miscellaneous ==
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117 <other dev stuff to add and link to JIRA for all issues fixed>
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119 = Translations =
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121 The following translations have been updated:
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123 {{language codes="none, none"/}}
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125 = Tested Browsers & Databases =
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127 {{warning}}
128 The QA Tests are executed after the release has been done. Thus, they are being prepared now and will be published soon.
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132 TODO: uncomment and update with proper link when the report is ready.
133 {{include reference="TestReports.ManualTestReportTemplateSummary"/}}
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136 = Performances tests compared to <last super stable version> =
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138 <a summary of the comparison with latest super stable version>
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140 More details on <link to the test report>.
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142 = Known issues =
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144 * [[Bugs we know about>>http://jira.xwiki.org/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&jqlQuery=category+%3D+%22Top+Level+Projects%22+AND+issuetype+%3D+Bug+AND+resolution+%3D+Unresolved+ORDER+BY+updated+DESC]]
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146 = Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes =
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148 == General Notes ==
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150 When upgrading make sure you compare your ##xwiki.cfg##, ##xwiki.properties## and ##web.xml## files with the newest version since some configuration parameters may have been modified or added. Note that you should add ##xwiki.store.migration=1## so that XWiki will attempt to automatically migrate your current database to the new schema. Make sure you backup your Database before doing anything.
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152 == Issues specific to XWiki <version> ==
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154 <issues specific to the project>
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156 == API Breakages ==
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Marius Dumitru Florea 3.1 158 The following APIs were modified since XWiki 8.0:
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Marius Dumitru Florea 4.1 160 {{backwardCompatiblityReport version="8.1"/}}

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