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 July 2014 accept
  • 6.2: August 2014 cancel
  • 6.3: October 2014 cancel
  • 6.4: December 2014 cancel

XWiki 6.2

See what was done in the release notes.
Check the complete list of issues fixed for 6.2.

  • Make Flamingo production-ready and the default skin in XE - Guillaume + Caty. Specifically this means (at least):
    • Finish the AppBar implementation (with proper icons) 
    • Polishing everywhere 
    • Ensure it works fine on mobile devices 
    • Finish Theme Editor 
    • Investigation about UI standards (theme variables , css classes, html/macros, js) (some thoughts here
    Unknown macro: todo.
  • Continue on improving page loading times and performances in general as much as possible in the time frame - Thomas
    Unknown macro: todo.
  • Finish File Manager + javascript framework evaluation/proposal (propose angularJS with LT in angular + treeview, etc)  - Marius
    Unknown macro: todo.
  • Release a usable v1 of signed scripts with UI - Denis
    Unknown macro: todo.
  • Investigate Activity Stream v2 - Edy. Goal: take the occasion of the rewrite to:
    • Make it performant 
    • Catch up and leap over the competition in term of features/usability emoticon_wink 
    • Need find all use cases and gather feedback from everyone 
    Unknown macro: todo.
  • Implement as many JIRA issues as possible from the list below, starting with the top one and going down - Edy:
  • Usability recording analysis and conclusions (Caty made some interviews with newcomers to XWiki with some scenarios to see what we should improve) + New icon set (vectorial) investigation (needed for AppBar) + UI standards (see above) - Caty
  • Implement sending of mail invitations in Meeting Manager using the new Mail Sender API + Publish the Hierarchy Macro he’s been working on + work on Collaborative Apps - Lyes
    Unknown macro: todo.

Proposed dates

  • 6.2M1: 4th Aug 
  • 6.2M2: 18th Aug 
  • 6.2RC1: 1 sep 
  • 6.2Final: 15 sep 

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
  • First working version of the Script Signing feature - Denis
  • 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 21 May 2014
  • 6.1 M2: 9 June 2014 13 June 2014
  • 6.1 RC1: 23 June 2014 24 June 2014
  • 6.1 Final: 7 July 2014 8 July 2014
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