Release Notes for XWiki 5.2.1

Last modified by Caleb James DeLisle on 2014/07/07

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 important bugfix release which fixes several regressions introduced in 5.2 (RSS, Watchlist, PDF export, etc).

Filesystem attachments are broken in this version, see: XWIKI-10610.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 5.2)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 5.2.1.

Full Issue List

  • Bug Closed XWIKI-9626 Document translations are not reindexed after they are modified
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-9622 Users are not properly authenticated on subwikis on first page load on domain based multiwiki
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-9611 Image attachments don't appear in the PDF export if their URL contains special characters
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-9610 BlogRss page generates a RSS feed with jsession id in URLs
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-9606 Scaled image attachments don't appear in the PDF export
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-9602 Jump To Page doesn't work for pages with dots or other escaped characters
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-9601 Links in Watchlist mail do not work anymore
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-9600 RSS feed readers still receive the same blog post entries from XWiki several times
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-9576 RSS feed readers receive the same blog post entries from XWiki several times
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-9563 Extension install freezes under some circumstances
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-9547 SOLR search suggest does not find pages which end with number or special characters
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-9539 Error in the console when migrating from 4.5.4 to 5.2 on HyperSQL
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-9279 Filtering by file type does not work
  • Bug Closed XE-1336 Bundle URL Legacy module
  • Bug Closed XE-1332 Debian installer MySQL connection string wrong, causing UTF-8 save problem
  • Bug Closed XCOMMONS-484 Silent conflict merge when diff between previous/next is not at the exact same indices than in previous/current diff
  • Bug Closed XCOMMONS-480 Attributes are lost when converting StAX events to SAX events
  • Improvement Closed XCOMMONS-471 Replace any object array element that fail to be serialized by a String when serializing Job status

Translations

No translations update.

Tested Browsers & Databases

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

BrowserStatus
Chrome30.pngGoogle Chrome 30Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
Firefox30.pngMozilla Firefox 25Not Tested
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 8Not Tested
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 9Not Tested

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

DatabaseStatus
hypersql.pngHyperSQL 2.3.0Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
mysql.pngMySQL 5.6.10Not Tested
oracle.pngOracle 11.2Not Tested
postgresql.pngPostgreSQL 9.2.4Not 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

The following APIs were modified since XWiki 5.2:

  • Very young API. Never fully worked:
    org.xwiki.xml.stax.SAXEventConsumer: Class org.xwiki.xml.stax.SAXEventConsumer removed
    org.xwiki.xml.stax.SAXEventWriter: Removed org.xwiki.xml.stax.SAXEventConsumer from the list of superclasses
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