First release candidate of the XWiki Enterprise 2.6 version (Roadmap).

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki Enterprise 2.5)

New features

  • Add a syntax in the experimental XWiki Syntax 2.1 for inserting an icon from the XWiki Icon Set.

    Usage:
    image:icon:<icon name>
    Example:
    image:icon:accept

  • Added the ability to map characters to an icon in any XWiki Syntax (edit xwiki.properties to modify or add new mappings).

    Default mappings:

    CharactersResult
    TODO
  • Box Macro's image parameter now support referencing an icon.

    Example:
    {{box image="icon:accept"}}
    Some content
    {{/box}}

  • Added ability to automatically create wiki links on Wiki Words (not enabled by default, to enable edit xwiki.properties).
  • Added better Portlet integration support TODO: need better description here XWIKI-5596

Performance improvements

  • Improved livetable performance TODO: need better description here XWIKI-5104

Security improvements

For developers

  • Added new event types: add/update/delete comment/annotation/attachment

    The classes will change package during the 2.6 RC2 release.

  • Added ability to define in xwiki.properties which Rendering Transformations to execute when rendering a document.
  • Replace Velocity Date Tool by Velocity Date Comparison Tool which offers even more APIs.

Translations

  • All the translations have been updated

Known issues

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 the improvements listed above.

Always make sure you compare your xwiki.cfg file with the newest version since some configuration parameters were added. Note 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.

Incompatible Configuration Changes

  • The configuration option controlling the experimental CSRF protection mechanism introduced in 2.5 was changed from core.csrf.enabled to csrf.enabled.  If you are using CSRF protection, make sure to re-enable it by setting csrf.enabled = true in xwiki.properties.
  • The configuration option to define macro categories was changed from rendering.macroCategories to rendering.transformation.macro.categories. If you're using this option make sure you modify its name in xwiki.properties.
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