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2 *Contents*
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6 1 Release Notes for XWiki Enterprise 1.4
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Vincent Massol 14.3 8 The focus for the 1.4 release was on improving the stability, performance and usability in general.
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Jean-Vincent Drean 17.1 10 #warning("Farm administrators : XWiki Enterprise 1.4 has introduced a regression for group management in farm mode. We strongly suggest to use XWiki Enterprise 1.3.2 or wait for XWiki Enterprise 1.4.1 (to be released ASAP) before upgrading a wiki farm.")
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Vincent Massol 1.1 12 1.1 Changes since XWiki Enterprise 1.3
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Vincent Massol 14.2 14 1.1.1 1 Platform Improvements
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Vincent Massol 13.2 16 * XWiki now requires [Java 1.5>http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/] to run.
Vincent Massol 17.3 17 * The XWiki GWT API was upgraded to [GWT 1.4>http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/]. GWT is used for [XWiki Watch>watch:Main.WebHome], [Curriki>curriki:Main.WebHome] & the coming [New WYSIWYG Editor>dev:DesignArchive.NewWysiwygEditorBasedOnGwt]
18 * Refactoring of the XWiki XMLRPC interface. Several new methods were added to the API (translations, objects querying, etc). Those improvements were required in order to add Object Edition Support to [XEclipse>xeclipse:Main.WebHome] (upcoming).
Vincent Massol 14.4 19 * JavaScript rationalization (functions written with Rico were coded anew using Scriptaculous in order to reduce the number of JS frameworks we use). Note that our preferred JavaScript framework is now Prototype + Scriptaculous. This means we'll first look in these frameworks to try to implement new features using JavaScript and only use another one if not found and we really need the feature implemented.
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Vincent Massol 14.2 21 1.1.1 2 Attachment Rollback
Guillaume Lerouge 8.1 22
Vincent Massol 13.2 23 * When [rollbacking a wiki page>platform:Features.VersionControl], [attachments>platform:Features.Attachments] versions are now rollbacked as well.
24 * The option to deactivate attachment versioning was added. If you're not interested in versioning attachments this can speed up your XWiki instance.
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Vincent Massol 14.2 26 1.1.1 3 Skin Improvements
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Vincent Massol 17.3 28 * 2 new colors were added for [the toucan skin>extensions:Extension.Toucan Skin] : Black & Dark Blue.
Vincent Massol 13.2 29
30 ~~The new Black color for the toucan skin~~<br />
Guillaume Lerouge 3.1 31 <img style="border: 1px solid #000;" src="$doc.getAttachmentURL("XWikiStats1-4.png")"></img>
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Vincent Massol 13.2 33 ~~The new Dark BLue color for the toucan skin~~<br />
Guillaume Lerouge 8.1 34 <img style="border: 1px solid #000;" src="$doc.getAttachmentURL("XWikiAllDocs1-4.png")"></img>
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Vincent Massol 17.3 36 * The brand new [skin extensions>dev:Design.Skin Extensions] [plugin>extensions:Extension.Skin Extension Plugin] was committed.
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Vincent Massol 14.2 38 1.1.1 4 Keyboard Shortcuts
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40 * [Keyboard shortcuts were made a generic feature using a standard keyboard shortcuts set>platform:Features.KeyboardShortcuts].
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Vincent Massol 14.2 42 1.1.1 5 Performance Improvements
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Vincent Massol 14.25 44 * [Improved statistics performances>platform:Features.IntegratedStatistics]. Statistics were impacting XWiki peformance. They're now queue and written to the database in a seprate thread resulting to minimal performance slowdown. We now recommend leaving them on.
Vincent Massol 14.22 45 * The Index page now scales to any unlimited number of documents in your wiki since it now uses a dynamic Ajax table with filtering features (see below).
46 * The TreeView on the AllDocs page (Main.AllDocs) now expands its nodes dynamically instead of loading all the wiki pages in memory, thus greatly improving the performances
Vincent Massol 14.6 47 * There's a new Admin page in the default XAR (XWiki.RequestsStatus) which allows you to monitor all requests coming into your XWiki instance. It gives you averages on execution times, current requests, unfinished requests and more.
Vincent Massol 14.10 48 * The Lucene plugin now indexes documents by batch (1000 at a time). This was required for heavy sites where indexing all documents at once required lots of memory.
49 * The Lucene plugin now check for documents to be indexed every 30 seconds (instead of every 5 minutes) thus leading to indexed documents that can be searched much faster.
Vincent Massol 14.15 50 * We've disabled some unused Radeox macros thus leading to improve rendering performances.
Vincent Massol 14.17 51 * The history page now load only the last 50 revisions by default, leading to much improved performances.
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Vincent Massol 14.6 53 ~~The new Admin page to monitor Requests in your XWiki instance~~<br />
54 <img style="border: 1px solid #000;" src="$doc.getAttachmentURL("RequestsStatus.png")"></img>
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Vincent Massol 14.2 56 1.1.1 6 Usability Improvements
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Vincent Massol 16.2 58 * The Index page was improved to add realtime page filtering.
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Vincent Massol 16.2 60 ~~The new Index page~~<br />
61 <img style="border: 1px solid #000;" src="$doc.getAttachmentURL("alldocsindex.png")"></img>
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Vincent Massol 14.2 63 1.1.1 7 Important bugs fixed
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65 * [Print and Print Preview now print the whole content of a document>platform:Features.DocumentLifecycle#HPrint].
Vincent Massol 14.13 66 * CC field is not taken into account when using sendMessageFromTemplate in the MailSender plugin.
67 * Fixed some statistics which were offset by one day in the graph.
Vincent Massol 14.25 68 * The paragraph filter now replaces any number of consecutive newlines with a paragraph (it was only replacing two consecutive newlines).
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Vincent Massol 14.10 70 1.1.1 8 Others
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Vincent Massol 14.21 72 * It's now possible to add [redirections for incoming requests>platform:AdminGuide.Configuration#HRedirections].
Sergiu Dumitriu 15.1 73 * The Lucene plugin can now do reverse sorting. Unfortunately, this feature is available only in the plugin API, and not in the provided Lucene search page, which will be refactored some time later.
Vincent Massol 14.12 74 * MailSender plugin now allows setting Reply-To, Sender (and any other) headers when sending mails.
Vincent Massol 14.14 75 * The Watchlist feature now adds a diff in the email it sends when watched documents or spaces are modified. The diff is between "first revision since last notification" and "last revision".
Vincent Massol 14.16 76 * Added better Active Directory support by supporting case insensitive username.
Vincent Massol 14.20 77 * Improved automated database migration support (for example when some documents have some invalid revisions, they are ignored and the migration continues without stopping, reporting the issue in the console).
Vincent Massol 14.23 78 * Added Galician translation
Vincent Massol 14.10 79
Vincent Massol 1.1 80 1.1 Known issues
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Thomas Mortagne 19.1 82 * [Bugs we know about>https://jira.xwiki.org/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&&type=1&pid=10010&resolution=-1&sorter/field=updated&sorter/order=DESC]
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84 1.1 Common Migration notes
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Vincent Massol 13.1 86 The database structure has been changed but we have set up an automatic migration system so you shouldn't have to touch your Database to upgrade to 1.4M2. Thus you can simply install this version and configure it to point to your existing database. Just make sure you [backup it>platform:AdminGuide.Backup] before upgrading.
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88 #warning("If you're running in a multiwiki setup you'll also need to define the property <tt>xwiki.store.migration.databases=all</tt> to your <tt>xwiki.cfg</tt> file or explicitely name all databases to be migrated as in <tt>xwiki.store.migration.databases=db1,db2,...</tt>.")
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Vincent Massol 13.1 90 You may also want to import the [default wiki XAR>Main.Download] in order to benefit from improvements listed above. Make sure you read the [XWiki upgrade guide>platform:AdminGuide.Installation#HUpgradinganXWikiInstallation] before importing the new XAR since it can cause an overwrite of changes you made to some pages.
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92 #warning("Always make sure you compare your <tt>xwiki.cfg</tt> file with the newest version since some configuration parameters were added. Of note, you should add <tt>xwiki.store.migration=1</tt> 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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