The XWiki development process uses JIRA for listing all tasks to be implemented and all bugs to be fixed.

You'll find there the dates and versions planned for issues to be fixed and hence the XWiki roadmaps. There's also a release calendar listing all known dates for future releases. Please understand that these dates are often tentative since XWiki's development is open source and lots of committers/contributors are working in their free time on XWiki.

If you're interested to help out check the contributing page.

We're releasing several top level projects together and as such we've decided to have the same Roadmap page for all of them. Thus this page contains the roadmap for the following projects: XWiki Commons, XWiki Rendering, XWiki Platform and XWiki Enterprise.

General goals for all releases:

  • More tests
  • Better javadoc
  • More documentation on xwiki.org
  • Code cleanup/refactoring

Already implemented roadmaps can be found in the archives.

Note that all planned release dates are also entered in the Calendar on JIRA.

XWiki Enterprise 6.x Cycle

  • Theme: Slick, Slim and Secure

Explanations:

  • Performance improvements across the board: page load time, scalability, activity stream rewrite, memory usage rationalization.
  • Introduce the flavor mechanism (as already discussed here) with the idea of removing the maximum of extensions from the base and be able to build a minimal, lightweight wiki, have a few flavors.
  • Slickiness achieved with things like new skin, syntax highlighting + autocompletion, easier rights UI and more.
  • Also spend time improving various security aspects, including the addition of Signed scripts.

In short we’ve realized that XWiki has grown along the years and it’s becoming a bit heavyweight in various aspects. So the idea would be to focus on performances and ease of use to slim it down and ensure it’s kicking fast!

Release dates for the 6.x Cycle:

  • 6.0: April 2014 May 2014 accept
  • 6.1: June 2014 cancel
  • 6.2: August 2014 cancel
  • 6.3: October 2014 cancel
  • 6.4: December 2014 cancel

XWiki 6.1

See what was done in the release notes.
Check the complete list of issues fixed for 6.1.

  • Continue work on the Flamingo skin with ideally the goal of having it finished and ready to be used by end of 6.1 - Guillaume & Caty
  • Continue work on improving performances and especially page loading times - Thomas
    Unknown macro: todo.
  • First working version of the Script Signing feature - Denis
    Unknown macro: todo.
  • Continue work on collaborative apps, namely:
    • Define new features for the File Manager app (Marius)
    • Design for the File Manager App (Caty + Marius)
    • Continue implementing the Meeting Ma,ager App (Max)
    • Implement the File Manager App (Marius + Sofiane)
    Unknown macro: todo.

Here are also some JIRA issues that were raised as important (in this order of importance):

Proposed dates

  • 6.1 M1: 19 May 2014
  • 6.1 M2: 9 June 2014
  • 6.1 RC1: 23 June 2014
  • 6.1 Final: 7 July 2014

XWiki 6.0

See what was done in the release notes.
Check the complete list of issues fixed for 6.0.

  • New Skin - Caty + Guillaume
  • Performance analysis + Regression framework + improve page load times - Thomas
  • CKEditor investigation - Marius
    Unknown macro: todo.
  • Writing modern web apps in XWiki (JS framework and dev model investigation) - Marius (with Guillaume)
    Unknown macro: todo.
  • Finish signed scripts - Denis
  • Finish making WikiStream based standard XAR import the default - Thomas
  • Collaborative Applications
    • Investigate the status of existing applications (Caty + Andreea)
    • Create requirements  and improvements for the selected applications (Caty + Andreea)
    • Design proposals for Calendar, Meeting, Forum (Caty)
    • Fixing applications bugs (Sofiane)

Here are also some JIRA issues that were raised as important (in this order of importance):

Proposed dates

  • 6.0 M1: 10th of March 2014 25th of March 2014
  • 6.0 M2: 31st of March 2014 2nd of April 2014
  • 6.0 RC1: 14th of April 2014 15th of April 2014
  • 6.0 Final: 28th of April 2014 12th of May 2014
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