Following the goals established for the 3.x cycle, XWiki Enterprise 3.3 delivers the first usable but experimental versions of App Within Minutes and Extension Manager features.

New and Noteworthy since XWiki Enterprise 3.2

App Within Minutes (Experimental)

This feature is experimental at this point which means you shouldn't use it in production at this stage. However we need the maximum number of feedback on this new feature in order to finalize it and to make it reach the production-ready status which we'd like to reach in 3.4 or 3.5.

This feature offers a wizard to help you create collaborative web applications within minutes, based on XWiki's powerful structured data management system.

Check the App Within Minutes documentation for more details.

Extension Manager (Experimental)

This feature is experimental at this point which means you shouldn't use it in production at this stage. However we need the maximum number of feedback on this new feature in order to finalize it and to make it reach the production-ready status which we'd like to reach in 3.4 or 3.5.

Check the Extension Manager Application documentation for more details.

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Link Checker

It's now possible to check the statuses of all external links found in your wiki.

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FAQ Application

A new FAQ application is now made available (but not bundled by default in XWiki Enterprise):

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Better support for exporting CJK documents as PDF

CJK characters, shorthand for Chinese, Japanese and Korean, need special fonts not provided in the standard 14 fonts required by the PDF specification, nor in the FreeFonts distributed and enabled by default with XWiki. Starting with this version we also distribute three new free fonts, along with the configuration needed to enable them for their target languages.

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LDAP user membership improvements

Organization unit and search filter support have been added in the group membership mapping settings. To use them, replace the group DN with an organization unit DN or with any search filter.

Attachments improvements

Since the filesystem attachment storage allows uploading very large files, a necessary improvement is to be able to pause and resume downloads. Starting with this version, it is possible to do so, since the /download/ action now respects the Range HTTP header.

Several bugs with downloading attachments when the filesystem storage is enabled have also been fixed, making this feature ready for production use.

Debian packages

Starting with 3.3 Milestone 1 Debian packages and repositories are released.

You can add one of the following list files to /etc/debian/apt/source.list.d/:

sudo wget http://maven.xwiki.org/stable/xwiki-stable.list -P /etc/apt/sources.list.d

For Developers

<developer feature N>

<description of developer feature N>

Deprecated and Retired projects

<description of deprecated and retired projects>

Upgrades

The following dependencies have been upgraded:

  • <list libraries that have been upgraded>

Miscellaneous

<other stuff to add and link to JIRA for all issues fixed>

Translations

The following translations have been updated: 

Supported Browsers

Here's the list of supported browsers for this version (i.e. browsers that we've tested as working):

Internet Explorer
8
Internet Explorer
9
Firefox
3.6
Firefox
8
Chrome
15

Supported Databases

Here's the list of supported databases for this version (i.e. databases that we've tested as working):

  • HSQLDB
  • Oracle 10g and 11g
  • MySQL 5.x

Known issues

  • Bugs we know about
  • We've had reports that support for PostgreSQL has been broken since XWiki Enterprise 3.2. If you're using Postgre SQL we recommend you to stay on XWiki Enterprise 3.1.1 and wait for its support to be fixed in upcoming 3.3.1 or 3.4 versions.

Test Report

You can check the manual test report to learn about what was tested and the results on various browsers.

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

If you're running in a multiwiki setup you'll also need to define the property xwiki.store.migration.databases=all to your xwiki.cfg file or explicitly name all databases to be migrated as in xwiki.store.migration.databases=db1,db2,....

You may also want to import the default wiki XAR in order to benefit from all the improvements listed above.

Always make sure you compare your xwiki.cfg and xwiki.properties files with the newest version since some configuration parameters were 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.

Issues specific to <projet> <version>

<issues specific to the project>

API Breakages

The following APIs were modified since <project> <version - 1>:

<clirr output here>
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