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 a bugfix release that covers important issues that we have discovered since 10.8 has been released.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 10.8)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 10.8.1.

All Changes

Tested Browsers & Databases

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

 BrowserTests performed and results
Chrome30.pngGoogle Chrome 69Not Tested
Firefox30.pngMozilla Firefox 62Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
Edge30.pngMicrosoft Edge 17Smoke tests on product/extensions
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 11Smoke tests on product/extensions
Safari30.pngSafari 12Not Tested

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

 DatabaseTests performed and results
hypersql.pngHyperSQL 2.4.1Not Tested
mysql.pngMySQL 5.7Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes + Smoke tests on product/extensions
oracle.pngOracle 11.2Smoke tests on product/extensions
postgresql.pngPostgreSQL 10Not Tested

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

 Servlet ContainerTests performed and results
tomcat-icon.pngTomcatNot Tested
jetty-icon.pngJetty (XWiki Standalone packaging)Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes + Smoke tests on product/extensions
jetty-icon.pngJettyNot Tested

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.

Issues specific to XWiki 10.8.1

Cannot remove a property from an xobject

It's not possible anymore to completely delete a property from an xobject if that property exist in the xclass. It will be automatically added back (with null value) when the document is saved.

Default is empty in the list property editor

The List property select based editor now always make sure the default choice is empty value for non multi list. It's possible control that by indicate what is the default value in which case empty value won't be proposed anymore.

API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since XWiki 10.8:

  • Adding a parameter to a REST API is actually not a blocker.
    • Violation type:
      java.method.numberOfParametersChanged
    • Code:
      ## Old:
      method javax.ws.rs.core.Response org.xwiki.notifications.rest.NotificationsResource::getNotifications(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) throws java.lang.Exception

      ## New:
      method javax.ws.rs.core.Response org.xwiki.notifications.rest.NotificationsResource::getNotifications(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) throws java.lang.Exception
  • Adding a parameter to a REST API is actually not a blocker.
    • Violation type:
      java.method.numberOfParametersChanged
    • Code:
      ## Old:
      method java.lang.String org.xwiki.notifications.rest.NotificationsResource::getNotificationsRSS(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) throws java.lang.Exception

      ## New:
      method java.lang.String org.xwiki.notifications.rest.NotificationsResource::getNotificationsRSS(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) throws java.lang.Exception
  • Adding a parameter to a REST API is actually not a blocker.
    • Violation type:
      java.method.numberOfParametersChanged
    • Code:
      ## Old:
      method javax.ws.rs.core.Response org.xwiki.notifications.rest.NotificationsResource::getNotifications(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) throws java.lang.Exception

      ## New:
      method javax.ws.rs.core.Response org.xwiki.notifications.rest.NotificationsResource::getNotifications(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) throws java.lang.Exception
  • Adding a parameter to a REST API is actually not a blocker.
    • Violation type:
      java.method.numberOfParametersChanged
    • Code:
      ## Old:
      method java.lang.String org.xwiki.notifications.rest.NotificationsResource::getNotificationsRSS(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) throws java.lang.Exception

      ## New:
      method java.lang.String org.xwiki.notifications.rest.NotificationsResource::getNotificationsRSS(java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String, java.lang.String) throws java.lang.Exception
  • Adding a new REST API is actually not a blocker.
    • Violation type:
      java.method.addedToInterface
    • Code:
      ## Old:
      null

      ## New:
      method javax.ws.rs.core.Response org.xwiki.notifications.rest.NotificationsResource::postNotifications() throws java.lang.Exception

Credits

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

  • Adel Atallah
  • Guillaume Delhumeau
  • Marius Dumitru Florea
  • Simon Urli
  • Thomas Mortagne
  • Vincent Massol
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