Release Notes for XWiki 11.10

Last modified by Simon Urli on 2019/12/09

This is the release notes for XWiki Commons, XWiki Rendering and XWiki Platform. They share the same release notes as they are released together and have the same version.

This is the first version of what is soon going to be the Long Term Support branch. It's finally possible to be more selective in the standard export administration. This version also helps keep a cleaner installed extensions index after an uprade and allow completly disable the authentication security mechanism.

Some important bugs have been found since XWiki 11.10 has been released:

TypeKeySummaryStatusCreated Date
BugXWIKI-16911NPE when migrating subwikis on XWiki 11.10Closed09-Dec-2019

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 11.9)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for XWiki 11.10.

For Users

No changes!

For Admins

Partial Wiki XAR Export


You can now do a partial export of your wiki from the wiki administration by selecting the pages you wish to export from a tree.

Orphaned Dependencies Cleanup


A new step has been added to the Distribution Wizard right after the Flavor step. Its job is to make sure no orphaned dependency (extension installed as dependency but which don't have any backward dependency left) is left in the installed extensions. The step suggests to uninstall the invalid ones by default and make the others top level extensions (i.e. taken into account by the upgrade job). Among other things, it fixes long standing problems caused by deprecated extensions no longer included in the Standard Flavor, like the Watchlist UI.

Allow to disable authentication security mechanism


In order to avoid any problem in the future with the Authentication Security that we recently introduced, we created a dedicated UI to easily disable/enable this mechanism. Note that disabling the authentication security will also clear the information about login failures, which might unlock users in case of problems.

For Developers

No changes!

Miscellaneous

  • An API has been added to get backward dependencies including optional dependencies

  • An API has been added to get orphaned dependencies

Upgrades

The following runtime dependencies have been upgraded (they have a different release cycle than XWiki Commons, XWiki Rendering and XWiki Platform):

Translations

The following translations have been updated:

  • Catalan
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Marathi
  • Russian
  • Slovak

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

  • When upgrading make sure you compare and merge the following XWiki configuration files since some parameters may have been modified, removed or added:
    • xwiki.cfg
    • xwiki.properties
    • web.xml
    • hibernate.cfg.xml
  • Add xwiki.store.migration=1 in xwiki.cfg so that XWiki will attempt to automatically migrate your current database to any new schema. Make sure you backup your Database before doing anything.

API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since XWiki 11.9:

  • Not a breakage
    • Violation type:
      java.annotation.attributeValueChanged
    • Code:
      ## Old:
      class com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.scheduler.internal.SchedulerJobClassDocumentInitializer

      ## New:
      class com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.scheduler.internal.SchedulerJobClassDocumentInitializer
  • Not a real breakage since you're supposed to extend runInternal() and not call it
    • Violation type:
      java.method.exception.checkedAdded
    • Code:
      ## Old:
      method void com.xpn.xwiki.stats.impl.xwiki.XWikiStatsStoreService::runInternal()

      ## New:
      method void com.xpn.xwiki.stats.impl.xwiki.XWikiStatsStoreService::runInternal() throws java.lang.InterruptedException
  • Not a real breakage since this is an internal class. It's just located in a wrongly-named package for historical reasons (needs to be move to the 'internal' package)
    • Violation type:
      java.method.exception.checkedAdded
    • Code:
      ## Old:
      method void com.xpn.xwiki.util.AbstractXWikiRunnable::runInternal()

      ## New:
      method void com.xpn.xwiki.util.AbstractXWikiRunnable::runInternal() throws java.lang.InterruptedException
  • Not a real breakage since you're supposed to extend runInternal() and not call it
    • Violation type:
      java.method.exception.checkedAdded
    • Code:
      ## Old:
      method void com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.feed.UpdateThread::runInternal()

      ## New:
      method void com.xpn.xwiki.plugin.feed.UpdateThread::runInternal() throws java.lang.InterruptedException

Credits

The following people have contributed code and translations to this release (sorted alphabetically):

  • Alex Cotiugă
  • Christian Fröhlich
  • DenisF
  • Jan Prokop
  • Joan
  • Marius Dumitru Florea
  • Simon Urli
  • sugov5
  • Thomas Mortagne
  • Vincent Massol
  • xrichard
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