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What's new in XWiki 8.x and half of 9.x

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This reviews the new features and improvements implemented by XWiki between Jan 2016 and Jul 2017

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What's new in XWiki 8.x and half of 9.x

  1. 1. what's new in xwiki 8.x and half of 9.x xwiki 8.x , 9.x #xwiki@evalica
  2. 2. 8.x summary 2016 8.2 +
  3. 3. 9.x summary 2017 (first-half)9.6 -
  4. 4. distribution wizard
  5. 5. custom admin user to replace standard 5 / 65 8.0-RC1
  6. 6. xwiki standard flavor 6 / 65 8.0; 9.5-RC1 - XE does not exist anymore - Flavors listing - New XIP package - Removal of .exe and .jar installers
  7. 7. homepage
  8. 8. homepage: xwiki 7.4.6 8 / 65
  9. 9. new homepage 9 / 65 8.2-M2 - Replaced Dashboard - Navigation tree - Tips + Help panel
  10. 10. homepage: xwiki 9.6-rc-1 10 / 65
  11. 11. help: tour 11 / 65 8.2-RC1
  12. 12. 12 / 65 help: tips 8.1-M1; 8.2
  13. 13. help center bundled 13 / 65 9.1; 9.4-RC1
  14. 14. actions
  15. 15. page actions: create location picker 15 / 65 8.0-M1
  16. 16. page actions: create templates 16 / 65 8.2-M1-M2-RC1; 8.4-RC1
  17. 17. template creation and visibility restrictions 17 / 65 8.3-M1; 8.4.3
  18. 18. awm: configure entries creation location 18 / 65 8.4 - Generates a template provider - Not use the ‘Data’ page any more - Configure the creation location
  19. 19. recommended template on create 19 / 65 9.5-RC1
  20. 20. ckeditor: default editor 20 / 65 8.2-RC1 CKEditor Integration closed issues: - 7.x = 3 issues - 8.x = 74 issues - 9.x = 26 issues
  21. 21. ckeditor 21 / 65 8.2-RC1; 8.4-RC1; 8.4.1; 9.1-RC1 - Old WYSIWYG still available - Support CKEditor configuration - CKEditor version upgrades - V 4.6.0 brings a new flat skin - Styles drop down; creating links; macros; unsaved changes; drag&drop; source - GWT Editor removed in 9.7
  22. 22. 22 / 65 page actions: consistency 8.0-RC1; 9.5-RC1
  23. 23. 23 / 65 page actions: asynchronous 8.0-M1; 9.1-RC1
  24. 24. page actions: delete protection 24 / 65 9.1-RC1
  25. 25. page actions: restore deleted batch 25 / 65 9.4-RC1
  26. 26. navigation
  27. 27. content menu changes 27 / 65 9.4-RC1
  28. 28. drawer: application index 28 / 65 8.2-M2
  29. 29. drawer: local / global scope 29 / 65 8.4.3
  30. 30. menu: mobile + bundled + visibility change 30 / 65 9.2-RC; 9.4-RC; 9.6-RC
  31. 31. administration
  32. 32. reorganization + live search + hints 32 / 65 9.2-RC1; 9.3-RC1
  33. 33. re-order applications panel 33 / 65 8.4-RC1
  34. 34. language picker + timezone filter 34 / 65 8.4-RC1; 8.4.2
  35. 35. configure syntaxes 35 / 65 8.2-M1
  36. 36. global color themes 36 / 65 8.3-M1
  37. 37. simplified logo changing 37 / 65 9.5-RC1
  38. 38. extension manager
  39. 39. repair invalid extensions 39 / 65 8.1-M1
  40. 40. move to farm 40 / 65 8.1-M1
  41. 41. repository ratings + active installs 41 / 65 8.3-M1
  42. 42. repository recommendations + rating sort 42 / 65 8.3-RC1; 8.4-RC1
  43. 43. conflict resolution behavior 43 / 65 9.2-RC1
  44. 44. reset extension changes 44 / 65 9.3-RC1
  45. 45. notifications
  46. 46. notifications: grouping, comment, blog 46 / 65 9.2-RC1; 9.4-RC1
  47. 47. notifications by mails + diff 47 / 65 9.5-RC1; 9.5
  48. 48. filters + live mails + rss + templates 48 / 65 9.5-RC1; 9.6
  49. 49. other
  50. 50. profile: hints + default values 50 / 65 8.3-M1; 8.4 - Admin as Simple user (9.3-RC1)
  51. 51. separation for tabs 51 / 65 9.5-RC1
  52. 52. standard version in history 52 / 65 9.4-RC1
  53. 53. image attachment preview 53 / 65 9.5-RC1
  54. 54. attachment selector: summary, replace, svg 54 / 65 9.5-RC1
  55. 55. not found suggestions 55 / 65 8.3-M1
  56. 56. xar children export 56 / 65 8.3-M1
  57. 57. improved html export 57 / 65 9.1-RC1
  58. 58. livetable: boolean, multilist, date 58 / 65 8.2-M2; 9.5-RC1
  59. 59. other consistency 59 / 65 - Edit section styling - PNG ratings (8.2-M2) - Blog Icons (8.4.1) - Avatar image quality (8.4.4)
  60. 60. other usability 60 / 65 - Search button (8.4-RC-1) - Bigger "page type" picker (8.4.2) - Create Wiki button (8.4.3)
  61. 61. macros 61 / 65 - New Children Macro (8.3-M1) - Chart Macro new params (8.0-RC1) - Documents Macro imprv (8.1-M2) - Document Tree Macro imprv [root, openTo, rendered page title, etc. ] (8.3) - Generate {{toc}} from another page (9.6-RC1) - RSS Macro encoding (9.6-RC1) - Better categories for some macros (9.7-RC1) - XWiki.XWikiSyntaxMacrosList (9.7-RC1).
  62. 62. applications 62 / 65 - Blog has moved to Contrib (9.3-RC1). - 40+ issues on Blog (9.x) - 25+ issues on LDAP (8.x+) - 63+ issues on MediaWiki (8.x-9.x) - Work done for Multipage Tours (9.x) - Work done for Supported Apps (Forum, Meeting, Diagram, etc.) - Release Notes app (8.2)
  63. 63. performance 63 / 65 - LESS: limit for the number of compilations (8.0-M2) - Performance tree (8.3-RC1)
  64. 64. other dev 64 / 65 - 1 month releases (8.4+) - Deprecated Syntax 1.0 (8.0) - Java 8 runtime (8.1-M1) - Added an order for "After Header" UIX (8.3-M2) - XWiki Select Widget (8.4-RC1) - Content Menu UIXP (9.3-RC1) - IconThemes usage+icons [Menus, Tabs] (9.5-RC1) - Optional extension dependencies (9.6-RC1) - Syntax Highlight by default (9.7-RC1). - New official Docker images (9.0).
  65. 65. thank you #xwiki@evalica

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