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.

This is a minor milestone release that adds new template provider restrictions, improved support for the WildFly application server, default support for Let's Encrypt certificates and 26 additional bugfixes which contribute to stabilizing XWiki.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 8.3 Milestone 1)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 8.3.

For Users

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For Admins

Template Restrictions

 
It's now possible to specify visibility restrictions separate from creation restrictions on a template provider and to set default values. See the documentation for more details.

Miscellaneous

For Developers

  • Added an order field to the "After Header" extension point.

  • The Velocity #try() directive now accepts an optional parameter to specify the name of a Velocity variable into which to save the caught exception. For example:

    {{velocity}}
    #try("myexception")
    $services.query.xwql("zzzzz").execute()
    #end

    #if ($myexception != '')
      ... do something...
    #end
    {{/velocity}}

Upgrades

The following dependencies have been upgraded:

Translations

The following translations have been updated: 

Tested Browsers & Databases

Here is the list of browsers we support and how they have been tested for this release:

BrowserTest Result
Chrome30.pngGoogle Chrome 53Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes + New and Noteworthy Features
Firefox30.pngMozilla FirefoxNot Tested
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 10Not Tested
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 11Not Tested

Here is the list of databases we support and how they have been tested for this release:

DatabaseTest Result
hypersql.pngHyperSQLNot Tested
mysql.pngMySQLNot Tested
oracle.pngOracle 11.2Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes + New and Noteworthy Features
postgresql.pngPostgreSQLNot Tested

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

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.

API Breakages

No API has been broken since XWiki 8.2.1.

Credits

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

  • Ecaterina Moraru (Valica)
  • Eduard Moraru
  • Guillaume Delhumeau
  • Lukas Raska
  • Marius Dumitru Florea
  • Thomas Mortagne
  • Vincent Massol
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