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5 This is the release notes for XWiki Platform, XWiki Enterprise and XWiki Enterprise Manager. They share the same release notes as they are released together and have the same version.
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7 This is the first milestone of the XWiki 4.3 version ([[Roadmap>>xwiki:Main.Roadmap]]). This release brings absolutely nothing? really? Oh, it's not released yet...
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9 = New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 4.2) =
10
11 == Workspace Templates ==
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13 Similar to what admins were doing with the [[Wiki Manager Application>>extensions:Extension.Wiki Manager Application]], we noticed the need for the [[Workspace Application>>extensions:Extension.Workspace Application]] to allow users to choose what type of workspace they want to create.
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15 {{image reference="workspaceTemplates.png"/}}
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17 Please see the current workaround for [[creating workspace templates>>http://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-8285]] (as admin) until an easy UI becomes available.
18
19 == Extension Manager improvements ==
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21 === UI ===
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23 When you click on "Show details" to get more information about an extension, the extension manager tries to resolve all the dependencies of that extension by making requests to the configured remote extension repositories. These requests slow down considerably the time needed to display the extension details. We fixed this by resolving only the local dependencies at first and then making consecutive AJAX requests to resolve the remote dependencies.
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25 {{image reference="EM-AsyncDependencyLoading.png"/}}
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27 The install and uninstall plan is now progressively displayed while it is being created. This is especially useful for the Distribution Wizard since you don't have to wait anymore for the install plan to be created without getting any feedback about its progress.
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29 {{image reference="EM-liveInstallPlan.png"/}}
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31 As you can see in the previous image, we also limited the height of the progress tab and the extension job log is automatically scrolled to the end while the job is running.
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33 === Private repositories ===
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35 Maven and XWiki repositories now support authentication. You can indicate a user and a password in ##xwiki.properties## file the following way:
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37 {{code language="properties"}}
38 extension.repositories=privatemavenid:maven:http://host.com/private/maven/
39 extension.repositories.privatemavenid.auth.user=someuser
40 extension.repositories.privatemavenid.auth.user=password
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42 extension.repositories=extensions.xwiki.org:xwiki:http://extensions.xwiki.org/xwiki/rest/
43 extension.repositories.extensions.xwiki.org.auth.user=someuser
44 extension.repositories.extensions.xwiki.org.auth.user=password
45 {{/code}}
46
47 == Distribution Wizard improvements ==
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49 The welcome step now lists only the available steps. For instance, when you install XWiki for the first time you don't have any extensions to upgrade so the "Extensions" step is not available.
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51 {{image reference="DistributionWizard-emptyDatabase.png"/}}
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53 When a step is done we visually mark it.
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55 {{image reference="DistributionWizard-stepDone.png"/}}
56
57 == Miscellaneous ==
58
59 * XWiki's multiwiki feature (a.k.a "virtual mode") now works with the HSQLDB database
60 * It's now possible to configure the LDAP timeout. See ##xwiki.authentication.ldap.timeout## property in xwiki.cfg file.
61 * New available syntax: [[APT>>http://maven.apache.org/doxia/references/apt-format.html]]
62 * Technical pages of the IRCBot Application are now hidden and the application now registers itself in the Application panel:(((
63 {{image reference="ircbotapp.png"/}}
64 )))
65
66 == Important Bug Fixes ==
67
68 * Fixed failure to import Office documents when using Filesystem Attachments.
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70 See the [[full list of JIRA issues>>http://jira.xwiki.org/sr/jira.issueviews:searchrequest-printable/temp/SearchRequest.html?jqlQuery=project+in+%28XCOMMONS%2C+XRENDERING%2C+XWIKI%2C+XE%2C+XEM%29+and+status+%3D+Closed+and+resolution+%3D+Fixed+and+fixVersion+%3D+%224.3-milestone-1%22&tempMax=1000]] fixed in this release.
71
72 = For Developers =
73
74 == <developer feature N> ==
75
76 <description of developer feature N>
77
78 == Deprecated and Retired projects ==
79
80 <description of deprecated and retired projects>
81
82 == Upgrades ==
83
84 The following dependencies have been upgraded:
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86 * HSQLDB [[2.2.9>>http://hsqldb.org/doc/2.0/changelist_2_0.txt]]
87
88 == Miscellaneous ==
89
90 * new ##org.xwiki.rendering.block.CompositeBlock## introduce to allow passing several Blocks as one Block
91
92 == Translations ==
93
94 The following translations have been updated:
95
96 {{language codes="code1, code2"/}}
97
98 = Tested Browsers =
99
100 Here's the list of browsers tested with this version (i.e. browsers that we've tested as working - Check the list of [[supported browsers>>dev:Community.BrowserSupportStrategy]]):
101
102 {{velocity}}
103 ## name = iexplorer, firefox, chrome, safari, opera
104 {{/velocity}}
105
106 {{browser name="browser" version="x.x"/}}
107
108 = Known issues =
109
110 * [[Bugs we know about>>http://jira.xwiki.org/secure/IssueNavigator.jspa?reset=true&jqlQuery=category+%3D+%22Top+Level+Projects%22+AND+issuetype+%3D+Bug+AND+resolution+%3D+Unresolved+ORDER+BY+updated+DESC]]
111
112 = Test Report =
113
114 You can check the [[manual test report>>TestReports.WebHome#<anchor to test report>]] to learn about what was tested and the results on various browsers.
115
116 = Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes =
117
118 == General Notes ==
119
120 You may also want to [[import the default wiki XAR>>Main.Download]] in order to benefit from all the improvements listed above.
121
122 {{warning}}
123 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.
124 {{/warning}}
125
126 == Issues specific to XWiki 4.3 Milestone 1 ==
127
128 <issues specific to the project>
129
130 == API Breakages ==
131
132 The following APIs were modified since 4.2:
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134 {{code language="none"}}
135 <clirr output here>
136 {{/code}}

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