June 5, 2023

OpenXava 7.1.1 released

This is a maintenance version with many bug fixes and some small improvements.

To update edit the pom.xml file in your project and change the value of the openxava.version property, in this way:


Then rebuild your project:

  • With OpenXava Studio:
    • Right mouse button in your project > Run As > Maven clean
    • Right mouse button in your project > Run As > Maven install
  • Or with command line: mvn clean package

Look at the migration instructions.


We have done some improvements:

  • It's possible to go to the page from a link in @HtmlText.
  • Button for changing font color added to button bar for @HtmlText editor. 

Upgraded libraries

We have upgraded the following third party libraries:

  • JasperReports and fonts upgraded to 6.20.5.
  • Groovy upgraded to 4.0.12. 
  • Pdfbox upgraded to 2.0.28.
  • Jaxb impl upgraded to 2.3.8.
  • Embedded Tomcat used in development upgraded to 9.0.75.
  • Driver version in doc and new projects upgraded for MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Informix.


We have been working to improve documentation:

  • MS SQL documentation improved to deal with secure connection problems.

We release new docs and videos constantly, not waiting for the official release of the code. So you have been already using some of the above material, although all the above docs are in the GitHub under the 7.1.1 tag.

Bug fixes

We have done many fixes:

  • Fix: Sign in form does not work if the user presses ENTER to login.
  • Fix: Custom style from custom.css file in xava/style of your project is no longer recognized.
  • Fix: Impossible to add links in @HtmlText.
  • Fix: X for closing dialogs is no longer shown.
  • Fix: The simple attribute in @HtmlText has no effect.
  • Fix: Applications no longer work in root context ("") or ROOT.war).
  • Fix: Server error in calendar when the property name for date does not contain 'date' or 'fecha'.
  • Fix: @OnChange in date property not fired sometimes when using popup calendar.
  • Fix: When @OnChange in a date property on modifying date year is set to current year.
  • Fix: Default action is not executed on pressing ENTER.
  • Fix: @Icon badly aligned in ManyToMany, @OrderColumn or calculated collections.
  • Fix: All resources other than CSS from xava/style folder ignored.
  • Fix: Broken link in reference guide main menu to Overview, a no longer existing section.
  • Fix: Wrong classifier in dependency for AS/400 JDBC driver in template projects and doc.
  • Fix: FirstSteps module does not show left modules menu with narrow screen.
  • Fix: Missing space in group filter name, now instead of "in group(v1, v2)" it's "in group (v1, v2)".  
  • Fix: Mixed encoding introduced by new Brazilian Portuguese messages translation.

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