XWiki 12.5 Released

Last modified by Marius Dumitru Florea on 2020/08/05

Jun 29 2020

The XWiki development team is proud to announce the availability of XWiki 12.5.

Among other things, this release introduces the ability to mention a user, either inside the content of a page, object or comment, resulting in a notification being sent to that particular user. The in-place editing feature, additionally to the existing WYSIWYG mode, now also supports editing pages in source mode. Finally, it is now possible to toggle to "in context" modifications when using the "rendered diff" viewer to display the changes between 2 versions of a page.

On the performances side, a new method for storing and quering events inside the wiki has been introduced which will greatly improve the performance issues related to notifications, but it is not yet enabled by default, since more work is needed. Also, renaming a page is now finally an "atomic" operation, meaning that it will be properly handled as a "rename" and no longer as a combination of "delete" + "copy", as before, which was leading to many problems, specially when the page had a large history.

Some new tools have been added for developers and, as usual, many bugs have been fixed during this month.

See the release notes for more information.

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