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5 This is a summary of the release notes for [[XWiki Commons>>http://commons.xwiki.org]], [[XWiki Rendering>>http://rendering.xwiki.org]], [[XWiki Platform>>http://platform.xwiki.org]] and [[XWiki Enterprise>>http://enterprise.xwiki.org]], for the whole 8.x cycle (i.e. the whole year 2016). They share the same release notes as they are released together and have the same version.
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 3.61 7 The 8.x cycle focused a lot on usability and consistency, starting with a new homepage that is more easy to edit, and continuing with tours and more help information in form of tips.
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 3.130 9 We replaced the old GWT WYSIWYG editor with the CKEditor, making sure you can configure it to your needs.
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 3.63 11 We started providing more default page templates and made the Application Within Minutes to create automatically the template for your new application. You can define creation and the visibility restrictions for the page template, choose an icon and description, for an optimal display in the creation step.
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 3.143 13 We also added recommendations for extensions in Extension Manager and many more other improvements.
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 3.3 15 == Work Done ==
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17 The work is organised using [[JIRA>>http://jira.wiki.org]] and here are some [[JIRA stats of what happened during the 8.x cycle>>https://jira.xwiki.org/secure/Dashboard.jspa?selectPageId=13906]]:
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 1.1 19 * 1461 issues were closed (See the [[full JIRA issue list>>https://jira.xwiki.org/issues/?filter=14606]])
20 * 745 bugs closed, 423 improvements, 66 new features and more:(((
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23 * And the top JIRA participants (those contributing to more than 1% of the total jira issue number):(((
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27 Congrats to all who participated!
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 3.66 29 == Top 10 Features ==
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 3.67 31 Here are some top 10 features that we wish to highlight (arbitrarily hand-picked; it's hard to pick 10 out of 489 improvements and new features):
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 3.79 51 === CKEditor by default ===
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 3.75 53 * We have a new default WYSIWYG editor: the [[CKEditor>>extensions:Extension.CKEditor Integration]]. The integration with CKEditor was already available as an extension and now this extension is bundled with the standard XWiki distribution.
Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 3.80 54 * The old WYSIWYG editor is still available and if you want to switch back to it you can do it from the "Edit Mode Settings" section in the [[Wiki Administration>>extensions:Extension.Administration Application]].
55 * The "WYSIWYG Editor" section from the Wiki Administration has been extended to support CKEditor configuration.
56 * The XWiki integration has been improved to support automatic link creation when dropping a non-image file over the editing area.
57 * Creating a link to a non-existing wiki page has been simplified.
Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 3.94 58 * CKEditor has been upgraded to version [[4.6.0>>http://ckeditor.com/release/CKEditor-4.6.0]] which brings a new flat skin and a lot of improvements and bug fixes.
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 3.89 92 === Tour for Homepage ===
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 3.89 94 * A [[tour>>extensions:Extension.Tour Application]] has been created to present the existing UI elements from the home page. Every user will be guided through this tour in order to become familiar with XWiki.
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 3.100 123 === Default Templates ===
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 3.100 125 * We added 4 default templates that will appear in the Create step. Their purpose is to showcase the template feature, by providing pre-created page structures that can be used immediately. The templates added are: Article, Encyclopedia, Meeting Report and Simple Page.
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 3.141 165 There are many more improvements we added in this cycle, like continuing the Nested Pages polishing, while we deprecated and retired multiple projects like Colibri Skin, Color Themes, old XWiki 1.0 syntax. Also we added a new experimental minimal XWiki distribution, a new Distribution Wizard step to create the first user with administration right instead of importing the Admin user and an upgrade to the Java 8 runtime.
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 3.144 167 These are our top 10 features for the 8.x cycle. What are yours?
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 1.17 170 == Top User Features ==
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 3.129 172 For our users, here are the top features that were implemented:
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 3.20 180 == Top Admin Features ==
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 3.129 182 For our admins, here are the top features that were implemented:
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 3.21 190 == Top Developer Features ==
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 3.129 192 For our developers, here are the top features that were implemented:
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Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) 1.17 201 == Detailed Release Notes ==
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203 If you wish to see the full details of all features and improvements you can check each release note.
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