The following regressions were found after this version has been released. Work is under way to provide a fix and release XWiki 7.4.6.

  • Closed XWIKI-13740 The document tree is not loading on a sub wiki dashboard 
  • Closed XWIKI-13727 Ratings app is unusable showing unrendered velocity macro call 

This is the release notes for XWiki Commons, XWiki Rendering, XWiki Platform and XWiki Enterprise. They share the same release notes as they are released together and have the same version.

This is a bugfix release that fixes important bugs discovered in the 7.4.4 version.

New and Noteworthy (since XWiki 7.4.4)

Full list of issues fixed and Dashboard for 7.4.5.

  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13717 Global user may loose local subwiki rights received via global groups
  • Improvement Closed XWIKI-13715 XWiki#getPlainUserName() should log only a warning instead of an error with full stack trace because it falls-back on the user profile reference name
  • New Feature Closed XWIKI-13714 Create a script service for the Instance Module
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13712 Document#saveDocument set the document author as guest reference instead of null when context has no user
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13708 Possible nullpointer in the log when deleting an attachment
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13689 Additional space before title when activating Ratings
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13688 Unable to delete/rename/move a copied document as a normal user
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13673 Wiki descriptor section from administration gives error on saving after changing owner
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13655 Catching errors with #try generates an error when it shouldn't
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13649 HTML special characters appear encoded in the application home page title
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13648 Group and Rendering (Listener) filters are in conflict
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13644 Document#getAuthor() return empty String instead of XWikiGuest user
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13622 Searching by two words separated by at least two spaces causes the web browser to block
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13617 NullPointerException in Page Creation on Wildfly
  • Improvement Closed XWIKI-13615 "one more" does not make sense
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13599 PDF Export broken by style border-image
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13586 Repository app returns non-extension search results
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13585 Bug in search result when using no defined icon theme
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13583 Page created by non-advanced user from a template provider of terminal page are non-terminal
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13574 Group nesting that build a network (not a simple tree) are not properly cached for security checks
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13570 When a XAR does not have any extension id associated the package.xml should not contain any <extensionId> element
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13569 XAR file reader should ignore empty extension id element
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13546 Error in the log when sending a mail through the Mail API
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13544 Velocity not evaluated when creating a page from template using the inline action
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13540 Scheduler Plugin uses the wrong class loader
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13539 Links in tree macro do not work if using wiki syntax
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13523 The default value for the 'Terminal Page' property of a Template Provider is set to Terminal
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13482 Uploading an attachment causes errors on all other hosts
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13468 The query used by the Document Tree to get the nested child pages is very costly
  • Task Closed XWIKI-13449 Upgrade to HSQLDB 2.3.4
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13401 XWikiGuest is set as author when renaming a page and updating the relative links
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13349 "X more..." link is not translated in the document tree
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13225 Finder in documentTree not working
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13183 Some document tree branches not translated
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-13087 The setup of user initial groups on user creation can set groups cache to a wrong value, resulting in wrong user groups until next restart
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-12976 PDF export fails when using the "tab-stops" CSS rule
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-12926 When you rename a page and choose Automatic Redirect in Activity Stream it shows that Unknown User created the page
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-12909 openTo doesn't work when root is specified as relative reference
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-12832 Add support for sorting the pages by their title in the document tree
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-12776 Rename and copy page operations don't update the page title
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-12753 Filter application does not display the status of a finished job
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-11611 Presentation Office documents (.ppt & .pptx) aren't displayed with LibreOffice
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-10804 The copy action requires EDIT rights on the source page
  • Bug Closed XWIKI-10118 Container macro cannot be added more than once with different number of columns
  • Bug Closed XRENDERING-459 Link broken by link syntax in a parameter
  • Bug Closed XCOMMONS-1065 Impossible to uninstall an extension for which component can't be loaded
  • Improvement Closed XCOMMONS-1056 Add ability to specify the name of the variable to store the exception into for the #try() directive
  • Improvement Closed XCOMMONS-1053 Make sure to get the event parameter name from the top interface/class
  • Improvement Closed XCOMMONS-1052 Allow overrriding Filter event name using annotation
  • Bug Closed XCOMMONS-1020 XWiki Repository client handler is not thread safe
  • Bug Closed XCOMMONS-1019 LogEvent#log(Logger) fail when argument array is null


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Tested Browsers & Databases

Here is the list of browsers we support and how they have been tested for this release:

BrowserTest Result
Chrome30.pngGoogle ChromeNot Tested
Firefox30.pngMozilla Firefox 49.0.2Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 10Not Tested
IE30.pngInternet Explorer 11Not Tested

Here is the list of databases we support and how they have been tested for this release:

DatabaseTest Result
hypersql.pngHyperSQLNot Tested
mysql.pngMySQLNot Tested
oracle.pngOracleNot Tested
postgresql.pngPostgreSQL 9.6.1Jira Tickets Marked as Fixed in the Release Notes

Known issues

Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes

General Notes

When upgrading make sure you compare your xwiki.cfg, and web.xml files with the newest version since some configuration parameters may have been modified or added. Note that you should add so that XWiki will attempt to automatically migrate your current database to the new schema. Make sure you backup your Database before doing anything.

API Breakages

No APIs were modified since XWiki 7.4.5.


The following people have contributed code to this release (sorted alphabetically):

Alexandru Cotiuga
Anca Luca
Denis Gervalle
Ecaterina Moraru (Valica)
Eduard Moraru
Guillaume Delhumeau
Lukas Raska
Manuel Smeria
Marius Dumitru Florea
Thomas Mortagne
Vincent Massol

Created by Ecaterina Moraru (Valica) on 2016/02/15

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