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Second milestone of the 4.2 release.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki Enterprise 4.2 Milestone 1)

New field types for email and list of pages

Improved display of users and groups fields

Improvements to the Extension Repository Application

We modified the extension sheet to display the release notes for all the available versions of an extension. Check for instance the release notes for the Extended TODO Application:


For Developers

Default custom displayers for Easier customization of the way object fields are displayed

While XWiki allowed to specify a custom display for a given field, it was impossible to change the way field types, such as DateProperty or IntegerProperty, are displayed in general. Now it is possible to define custom displayers at the farm or wiki level, which gives the administrators more power to change the look and feel of the wiki. For example, this allows to use HTML5 input types for dates and numbers, to use custom suggestions for list of users fields, or to always add a validation input for all the password field types.

To use this feature, first you need to compute a type name for your property type. This is obtained from the java class simple name, removing the Class suffix, and lowercasing. For example, for numbers the java class used is com.xpn.xwiki.objects.classes.NumberClass, with the simple name NumberClass, which gives number as the type name. For a database list, we get dblist from DBListClass.

Next, there are three places where a default custom displayer.

If a specific field provides custom display code in the XClass, then that code takes priority over the 

For the moment, the location of the default custom displayer is cached the first time a 

Deprecated and Retired projects

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The following dependencies have been upgraded:

  • GWT 2.5 RC1
  • Selenium 2.25


  • Office Importer/Exporter encoding issues have been fixed ().


The following translations have been updated: 

Tested Browsers

Here's the list of browsers tested with this version (i.e. browsers that we've tested as working - Check the list of supported browsers):


Known issues

Test Report

You can check the manual test report to learn about what was tested and the results on various browsers.

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

You may also want to import the default wiki XAR in order to benefit from all the improvements listed above.

Always make sure you compare your xwiki.cfg and files with the newest version since some configuration parameters were 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 <projet> <version>

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API Breakages

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

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