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  1. XWiki Platform
  2. XWIKI-11502

Add a simulation feature to the distribution wizard

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    • Type: New Feature
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 6.2.4
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Labels:
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    • Development Priority:
      High
    • Difficulty:
      Medium
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      Description

      The idea would be to have the possibility to go through the same steps as distribution wizard, see the conflicts, make decisions, see the documents that DW proposes to delete, see the documents that DW will change, but without actually changing anything on the wiki.

      This would be useful when preparing an upgrade of a wiki / farm, allowing to analyse all the changes that DW would perform, and re-doing that multiple times. Today, one cannot re-see the diffs they saw with Distribution Wizard, and cannot go back to the state from before the wizard once the wizard has closed.

      An even improved feature would be to be able to automatically make a copy of the wiki which is being upgraded, allow to execute DW on it and then test the result at the end, as many times as needed and then when it's done, actually execute the DW on the actual wiki. However, this is just a next step, for the beginning it would be enough to be able to just go through DW without actually making the changes.

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              • Assignee:
                mflorea Marius Dumitru Florea
                Reporter:
                lucaa Anca Luca
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