The XWiki development process uses JIRA for listing all tasks to be implemented and all bugs to be fixed.

You'll find there the dates and version planned for issues to be fixed and hence the XWiki roadmaps. There's also a release calendar listing all known dates for future releases. Please understand that these dates are often tentative since XWiki's development is open source and lots of committers/contributors are working in their free time on XWiki.

If you're interested to help out check the contributing page.

We're releasing several top level projects together and as such we've decided to have the same Roadmap page for all of them. Thus this page contains the roadmap for the following projects: XWiki Commons, XWiki Rendering, XWiki Platform, XWiki Enterprise and XWiki Enterprise Manager.

General goals for all releases:

  • More tests
  • Better javadoc
  • More documentation on xwiki.org
  • Code cleanup/refactoring

Already implemented roadmaps can be found in the archives.

Note that all planned release dates are also entered in the Calendar on JIRA.

XWiki Enterprise 5.x Cycle

  • Theme: Speed and Simplicity

Mission: Improve XWiki's usage for new and regular users by improving Usability and Usage Speed in order to make XWiki simpler and faster both from a pure performance point of view and from are user interface point of view.

Technical details:

  • Individual Feature Improvement from a Usability perspective including speed of access (real time updates, commenting in activity stream)
  • General Usability Improvements on XE and XEM for simplicity
  • Technical Rewrite of certain features (activity stream) for performance or architecture reasons
  • General Performance Improvement of XWiki (page loading, rendering time)
  • Bug Fixing in general

Release dates for the 5.x Cycle:

  • 5.0: April 2013 cancel
  • 5.1: June 2013 cancel
  • 5.2: September 2013 cancel
  • 5.3: November 2013 cancel
  • 5.4: December 2014 cancel
  • 5.5: January 2014 cancel

XWiki Enterprise 5.0

Targeted features/Improvements/Bugs

  • Continue SOLR implementation
  • EM upgrade of subwikis in farm mode + flavor concept (add Flavor type in EM/Repository)  + leftover from 4.x for EM/DW:
  • AppWithinMinutes work, ordered by priority:
  • Scalable import/export
  • Home page improvements (XE) and usability improvements in general

    TODO

    JV to list jira issues and assign himselves to them + set fix for on them

  • Horizontal Menu management (add, remove pages)

    TODO

    JV to list jira issues and assign himselves to them + set fix for on them

  • virtual=1 by default
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Various important bugs to fix (ordered by priority - top is first priority):

Investigations

  • XEM Homepage / Portal - Caty
  • Knowledge base Flavor - Caty/Ludovic
  • New Activity Stream Investigation Part 1 - JV (he's agreed to become our AS champion emoticon_smile)
  • General Flavours Investigation - Caty

Proposed dates

  • 5.0M1: 4 March 2013 6 March 2013
  • 5.0M2: 25 March 2013 3 April 2013
  • 5.0RC1: 8 April 2013 15 April 2013 21 April 2013
  • 5.0Final: 15 April 2013 22 April 2013 26 April 2013
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