Monday, November 19, 2012

Orbeon Forms 4.0 M16

Today we released Orbeon Forms 4.0 M16 (Milestone 16). Like 4.0 M15 and the previous milestones this is not a final release.

In M16, we addressed the following issues:
  • Form Builder
    • FB: cut to clipboard fails if fr-form-binds id is missing (#579)
    • FB: tabbing out of field reaches delete icon (#580)
    • FB: don't run custom event handlers at design time (#583)
    • Fix crash when section template is non-existing (91cee9a750)
    • Section editor is in wrong place (#572)
    • On Firefox, in the section label editor, pressing enter does not close the editor (#585)
    • FB: cut/paste control with bind/@nodeset adds bind/@ref attribute (#588)
  • Form Runner
    • Improvements to fr:number
      • Add fr:number field to Controls form (#399)
      • fr:number: decimal formatting not working (#547)
      • fr:number: support blank thousands separator (#587)
    • Value of components in section templates are not saved (#596)
    • CE: DMV-14 PDF returns XML document (#253)
    • fr:section doesn't output grouping span elements
    • fr:grid: exclude +/- from tab navigation
    • Move forms to eXist
      • Controls form
      • Bookshelf form
    • Hide help and hints in PDF
    • Regression: With MySQL, Form Builder summary page doesn't show app/form names (#598)
  • XForms engine
    • Page crashes if xforms:output refers to not found resource (#582)
    • Document implemented XBL modes and related code updates (#394)
    • Support XBL "value" mode (#437)
  • Other
    • User can download page flow XML (#564)
    • Upgrading jQuery from 1.7.1 to 1.8.2
    • Standardize usages
      • xforms:var (#369)
      • ref instead of nodeset
      • xforms:property instead of xxforms:context
      • targetid instead of target on xforms:dispatch
      • xforms and xhtml namespaces (#368)
      • xf:trigger instead of fr:button
More information is available in the in-progress release notes for 4.0.

You can download the builds using these links:
Don't forget to grab a trial license for the PE version.

Please send feedback:


  1. Hi,
    In orbeon-4.0.0.M14-PE FB was a usefull button "save as" which copy a form definition and save with other name. But in M15, M16 there is no button "save as". How can we copy a form definition now?

  2. There is this issue, which we didn't think we could fix in time for 4.0:

    So for now we disabled this button:

    Is this something you badly need?

    1. Yes, it is very usefull button. Because we have a lot of the same forms and it's easy to just copy form definition. Regarding the issue, we don't have any atachments in the form.

  3. now in Repeat Section we can't give a name to a textoutput cell in every row. Only one name as header. It's not practical. That's why we can't make a simple table with headers in first column and first row like in MS Excel. It will be nice if you make cell borders in grid section like in repeat section too.