You can now opt for a fluid form width, where the form takes all the width available in the browser window. This works with or without the wizard view, as well as in the view mode. Form Builder also shows the form being edited with a fluid width, which makes it easier to edit forms that require a wider view.
The Excel import now supports importing date and time formats. Cells that contain values formatted as date/time, date, or time in the Excel spreadsheet are automatically converted to their respective ISO formats before being stored as form data.
Repeated grids and sections support a menu allowing inserting, moving and removing repetitions.
This release adds the new option of clearing (or resetting) a repetition. When this option is activated, all data entered by the user in the repetition is cleared and all default values for the repetition are set.
Localizing Orbeon Forms for information about how to localize Form Builder and Form runner in additional languages. Localization depends on volunteers, so please let us know if you want to help!
Form Builder (creating forms)
Chrome 79 (latest stable version)
Firefox 71 (latest stable version) and the current Firefox ESR
Microsoft Edge 17 and 18
Safari 13 (latest stable version)
Form Runner (accessing form)
All browsers supported by Form Builder (see above)
IE11, Edge 15 and Edge 16
Safari Mobile on iOS 13
Chrome for Android (stable channel)
Removal of short namespaces support for the proxy portlet
This was disabled by default since 2017.2.3 and 2018.1. See the documentation.
There should be no impact unless you have client-side code which specifically looks for hardcoded short prefixes.
The following properties are removed:
oxf.xforms.client.events.filter: this was deprecated since Orbeon Forms 4.5.
oxf.xforms.client.events.mode: specifically, the deferred mode is removed.
oxf.xforms.cache-combined-resources: HTTP reverse proxies can cache resources without having access to a file on disk, which makes this feature obsolete.
Before upgrading, check whether your properties-local.xml contains these properties. It is unlikely, but if it does, and the properties are not blank or with a default value, please ask Orbeon for advice.
Custom CSS for PDF page size and orientation
In the past, if you wanted a specific PDF page orientation or size, you had to use custom CSS.
Instead, we now recommend using Form Builder settings and/or configuration properties. See Landscape mode support above for details.
Removal of oxf:url-serializer
This low-level XML processor was rarely used and is now removed.
Download and feedback
You can download the latest version of Orbeon Forms from the downloads page.