Re: [xwiki-users] New installation - top menu bar missing?

2016-12-06 Thread Mahomed Hussein
Hi Patrick

When we started using XWiki, we also used the spaces to separate documents for 
different departments (Accounts, Sales, HR, Tech etc.).

The upgrade from spaces to nested (I can't remember at which version) was a bit 
confusing at first. But basically we now have something similar to:

-- Accounts
-- Sales
-- HR
-- Tech

Where the pages under Home are top level pages using the "Dashboard" template 
(I think this dashboard template may have changed after 8.1 but I haven't 
experimented yet).

I then created groups for Accounts-Read, Accounts-Write, Accounts-Admin (repeat 
for each department). Then go into the "top-level" page and administer the page 
and go to "Page and Children" rights. You can then set the permissions for the 
relevant group.

Once your users are registered, you simply add them to the relevant group and 
XWiki handles the security for you :)

You may need to experiment with the permissions because I found that I also had 
to give permissions at the Wiki level (Administer Wiki > Users & Groups > 
Rights) and then further lock it down on the "per page" permissions. Tip: Use 
different browsers and incognito/private mode so you can test permission 
application in one browser and run as Admin in the other to change permissions.

I also use the "Panels.Navigation" in the right panel to navigate the top level 
pages (Administer Wiki > Look & Feel > Page Elements > Display Right Panel = 
Yes, Panels displayed on the right = Panels.Navigation)

I hope that helps in some way.

Kind regards,

Mahomed Hussein
Custodian Data Centre

-Original Message-
From: users [] On Behalf Of Patrick M. Hausen
Sent: 02 December 2016 07:49
To: XWiki Users 
Subject: Re: [xwiki-users] New installation - top menu bar missing?

Hi all,

> Am 01.12.2016 um 17:05 schrieb Guillaume Delhumeau 
> :
> Exactly. You can see each individual page as a space actually :)

While I appreciate the streamlined implementation - just one concept for 
content separation - would it be possible to get the "space" look and feel back?

I.e. remove the topmost hierarchy level from the left navigation tree and put 
those items at the top?
And switch the left navigation depending on the top item selected?

Simple? Hardcore customization, i.e. paid support? Impossible?


Re: [xwiki-users] Extension Release notes 1.3.1 : releasenotechanges macro

2016-12-06 Thread Yann
Hello Vincent,

Here is a quick update to inform you that I was able to make the RN
extension work the way I wished.
What I did :

- modified the ReleaseNotes.Code.ReleaseNotesChangesMacro :

{{changes displayer="simple" displayEditLink="true" products="$product"
versions="$versionsParameter" audience="user" containsScreenshots="true"/}}

instead of  ->

{{changes displayer="simple" displayEditLink="true" products="XWiki"
versions="$versionsParameter" audience="user" containsScreenshots="true"/}}

and I also translated everything I needed inside the macro.

Now I can manage different products within the app and everything works
fine. Maybe I was doing a few things wrong, but your email and the demo app
helped me understand the logic behind the extension after a few try.

Thanks again for your help,


On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 3:39 PM, Yann  wrote:

> Hi Vincent,
> Thanks a lot for your answer. I was able to install the demo (through
> not through the extension manager but that was not a
> problem) and it works fine.
> The problem with my own RNs is that the {{releasenotechanges}} macro does
> not detect the changes or can't make the link between the changes I created
> and the release note, so I guess (I was convinced actually) that the macro
> works fine but that I do something wrong.
> In fact I don't understand what parameters the macro uses to link changes
> / RN.
> Playing with the demo Xwiki RNs, I was able to add changes that were
> immediatly displayed on the corresponding RN, but I noticed something weird
> when I displayed the object page for the RN and the changes : the version
> parameter is not the same...
> For the changes version = 8.3-rc-1
> For the RN version = 8.3RC1
> (I thought the link was made on the product + version parameters.)
> If I configure the version parameter for the change to 8.3RC1, the change
> won't show up in the RN (8.3RC1). If I revert back to 8.3-rc-1 it appears
> again. I think I am pretty close to the solution just need to know the
> right parameters for the link.
> Regarding multilanguage support, I am going to open a jira as soon as I
> can.
> For the last part I need to learn a little bit more about Xwiki but will
> definetely try it when I feel more confortable.
> Thanks again for your help,
> Yann
> On Fri, Nov 25, 2016 at 9:59 AM, Vincent Massol 
> wrote:
>> Hi Yann,
>> > On 24 Nov 2016, at 14:23, Yann  wrote:
>> >
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > I am new to xwiki (though like it a lot already...), I have installed
>> the
>> > release notes extension (1.3.1) but I have a problem with the
>> > {{releasenotechanges}} macro. I may not use it properly, but I can't
>> get my
>> > changes appear in the release note page. I changed the default macro to
>> use
>> > the {{changes...}} macro instead, and it works better (but i need to
>> > manually enter the product, version etc...) which is less convenient.
>> Yep that’s why I introduced that {{releasenotechanges}} indeed :)
>> > Once again I think I may not be using the extension correctly, but if
>> > someone could point me to the documentation that could help me
>> understand
>> > how it works it would be much appreciated. (of course i have read this
>> page
>> >
>> +Notes+Application/
>> > )
>> It’s probably not very clear but at
>> iki/bin/view/Extension/Release+Notes+Application/#HPrerequis
>> ites26InstallationInstructions there’s an explanation about how to
>> install a Demo application using the Release Notes app.
>> Could you try installing it and see if it helps?
>> > Also is there a way to change the default template of the RN to adapt
>> it to
>> > different context (for instance different languages)?
>> Good point. I haven’t implemented support for multilanguage release
>> notes. You could open a jira at (and
>> provide a pull request if you know how to do that :)).
>> The template can be configured (see
>> iki/bin/view/Extension/Release+Notes+Application/#HConfiguration) but
>> this won’t work to dynamically decide what template to use based on various
>> parameters.
>> ATM of you want to do this, you’ll need to modify a page:
>> ReleaseNotes.Code.HomeExistingReleaseNotes and modify the following
>> lines:
>> #set ($configDoc = $xwiki.getDocument("${topSpace
>> }.Code.ReleaseNotesConfig"))
>> #set ($defaultProduct = $configDoc.getValue('product'))
>> #set ($defaultTemplateReferenceString = $configDoc.getValue('template'))
>> If you compute the reference to the doc you wish to use as template in
>> the variable $defaultTemplateReferenceString the rest should work fine.
>> Thanks
>> -Vincent
>> > Regards,
>> >
>> > Yann
>> >

[xwiki-users] [ANN] XWiki 8.4.2 released

2016-12-06 Thread Vincent Massol
The XWiki development team is proud to announce the availability of XWiki 8.4.2.
This release is a bugfix release that brings some improvements to the CKEditor 
integration and a some usability improvements too.

You can download it here:

Make sure to review the release notes:

Thanks for your support
-The XWiki dev team