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Alfresco Community Edition 7.1 Release Notes

angelborroy
Alfresco Employee
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Alfresco Community Edition 7.1 is our latest Open Source software release that has improvements to Alfresco Content Services which accelerate development of business solutions. With Alfresco Community Edition 7.1, Alfresco continues to enable open source communities, customers and partners to realize value from their most important information.

Alfresco Community Edition 7.1 delivers functionality to enable developers and customers to customise the product and extend through integrations. Customers can purchase an upgrade from Alfresco Community Edition to Alfresco Content Services 7.1 for advanced features and support of our for-fee Alfresco extensions and applications.

Alfresco Community Edition 7.1 shares much of its code with Alfresco Content Services 7.1 release. This release contains core functionality enhancements completed from the release of Alfresco Content Services 7.1. In addition this release contains an updated stack of supported databases, operating systems and platforms providing up to date support.

The release readiness testing team have successfully completed their regression testing cycles to help give you confidence. 

 

Goals for this Release

The main goal of this release is to enable customers to create solutions. As Alfresco and Hyland have a continuing commitment to Open Source, we value your feedback.

 Use Cases

  • Provide new features to allow partners and customers to create solutions.
  • Support customers using the Open Source version of our major products and components.
  • Support partners doing open source development for customisations for their customers.
  • Support customers in open source development.
  • Assisting partners and customers to migrate customisations from previous releases to Alfresco Community Edition 7.1.

When we released Community Edition 7.0 in March, we advised that we changed the way the Community should raise issues. Please report issues with this Alfresco Community Edition 7.1 using GitHub Issues or by using the discussion tools in the Alfresco Hub for Alfresco Community Edition.

Other feedback on Alfresco Community Edition 7.1 can be provided by emailing Community Edition@alfresco.com.

Installation

Alfresco Community Edition 7.1 is available as a distribution zip file for manual installation, or it can be installed using an Ansible playbook (Linux only) for non-containerized environments. It is also available as a set of Docker images that can be deployed in containerized environments using docker-compose or Helm charts (for Kubernetes).

You can find a summary of these options here:

https://www.alfresco.com/products/community/download

Download ZIP Distribution file from:

https://download.alfresco.com/cloudfront/release/community/7.1.0.1-build-2669/alfresco-content-servi...

 

Upgrading from previous releases

Care should be taken when upgrading from any previous releases of Alfresco Community Edition 7.1. There are some steps that should be reviewed and planned before you upgrade. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the guidance below and plan your upgrade.

Please refer to the detailed Upgrading documentation, including Alfresco Content Services upgrade paths.

In particular, please ensure that the following steps are completed before you start your upgrade process:

 

Specific Release Components

Content Repository

  • New REST API Endpoints:
    • New endpoints available for Direct Access URLs
      POST '/nodes/{nodeId}/request-direct-access-url'
      POST '/nodes/{nodeId}/renditions/{renditionId}/request-direct-access-url'
      POST '/nodes/{nodeId}/versions/{versionId}/request-direct-access-url'
      POST '/deleted-nodes/{nodeId}/request-direct-access-url'
      POST '/deleted-nodes/{nodeId}/renditions/{renditionId}/request-direct-access-url'

REST API Explorer

REST API Explorer is integrated into alfresco-repository-Community Docker image. It is accessible via the link provided in the /alfresco page either via using /api-explorer context on alfrescoServerPath (alfrescoScheme://alfrescoHost:alfrescoPort).

An updated release of the REST API Explorer (7.1.0.1) is available on GitHub - rest-api-explorer to navigate the details of the new REST API endpoints.

Alfresco Share

The latest release of Share is 7.1.0.

Search Services

Alfresco Search Services for Community Edition is 2.0 remains the latest release. Solr 6 is the underlying search engine for 2.0. Solr 4 will continue to be available for ACS 5.2 users to facilitate upgrades.

Alfresco Governance Services

AGS 7.1.0 is the latest release and is compatible with Alfresco Content Services 7.1.

Alfresco Mobile

Alfresco Mobile Workspace is 1.1 and is compatible with Alfresco Content Services 7.1.

SDK

The latest release of the Alfresco in-process SDK is SDK 4.3, which is compatible with Alfresco Community Edition 7.1.   

The latest release of the Alfresco Event SDK for out-of-process events (SDK v5.1), which is compatible with Alfresco Community Edition 7.1.

Alfresco Extension Inspector

This optional utility helps partners and customers better understand the customisations in their existing deployments. The Alfresco Extension Inspector is a utility for AMP inspection for Alfresco Community Edition and Alfresco Content Services 5.2.7, 6.2.2, 7.x releases. The inspector is recommended for use before installing new versions of our product to help expose any issues that might impeded success.

The alfresco-extension-inspector is a tool that scans and validates an Alfresco extension (amp or jar) against an alfresco.war file. The tool parses an extension and generates a report on possible overrides, discouraged usage of nonpublic API, Alfresco's 3rd-party libraries and incompatible libraries.

To download Alfresco Extension Inspector from Nexus click here or from GitHub.

 

Documentation

The documentation has been refreshed for this release:
https://docs.alfresco.com/content-services/community/

 

Localization

The Content Repository supports the following languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Norwegian (Bokmål), Russian, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Czech, Danish, Swedish, Finnish and Simplified Chinese.

Share supports the following languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Norwegian (Bokmål), Russian, Brazilian Portuguese and Simplified Chinese.

Alfresco Mobile app 1.1 supports French, German, Italian, Spanish and Dutch only.

 

Feature Removals

 

Contents

  • Alfresco Content Repository 7.1.0-ga (SCM tag)
  • Alfresco Share 7.1.0 (SCM tag)
  • Alfresco Content Application 2.6.0 (SCM_tag)
  • Alfresco File Transfer Receiver 7.0.0 (SCM tag)
  • Alfresco Search Services 2.0.2 (SCM tag)
  • Google Docs 3.2.1 (SCM tag)
  • AOS Module 1.4.0 (SCM tag)

 

Docker Images are available on Docker Hub

The source code for the packaging project that is used to create and run Docker images and build the distribution zip can be found here

 

3rd Party Components installed in the docker containers

  • CentOS 7.9 x64
  • Open JDK 11.0.12
  • Tomcat 9.0.52
  • PostgreSQL 13.1

 

Library Upgrades

A number of underlying libraries have been updated in both the Repository and Share.

  • Spring has been upgraded to 5.3.9
  • Camel has been upgraded to 3.7.4

 

Issues Addressed

The MNT (Maintenance) issues addressed in this release are available in JIRA. 

Issues Addressed.

 

Known Issues

  • #799 Wrong sintax in DB patch index props for MySQL/MariaDB

 

YouTube videos

 

17 Comments
maxodoble
Active Member

Hi,

congrats to your new community release.

One question though, are the security problems spoken about here mitigated in this release, and are there any infos about these problems available online anywhere?

Thanks,

Max

angelborroy
Alfresco Employee

Since that security vulnerability hasn't be publicly disclosed, it has been solved for Alfresco Community 7.1.

ostechman
Member II

Hello there,

Forgive me that I am new to the platform and the community, and so I don't know how things work or are related in the Alfresco space yet.

I am wondering where could I download the latest distribution.zip bits, for it says above under Installation: "Alfresco Community Edition 7.1 is available as a distribution zip file for manual installation, or ..."

Thanks very much in advance.

angelborroy
Alfresco Employee

It will be provided from https://www.alfresco.com/thank-you/thank-you-downloading-alfresco-community-edition

Currently updating the web page to replace 7.0 by 7.1 download.

ostechman
Member II

Hi angelborroy,

First of all, thanks for the response.

I went through that Thank-You-Download process and the actual link to download the distribution.zip. However, I ended up getting the same file for the version 7.0.GA that I downloaded about 10 days ago. I do not know where esle to download the main Alfresco distribution.zip artifact. And my installation reports this version:

Community - 7.0.0 (rdf924796-b1535)

I did managed to get the latest 7.1 for the Governance Service component.

Best regards

 

 

Laura_Suarez98
Member II

Hola,

Soy nueva manejando el software Alfresco, estoy intentado instalarlo pero solo me parece disponible la versión 5.2 en .exe, mi inquietud es, ¿las version como 7.0 o 7.1 ya no vendrán en .exe?

 

 

angelborroy
Alfresco Employee

@ostechman In the meantime you can download Alfresco 7.1 from the following link:

https://download.alfresco.com/cloudfront/release/community/7.1.0-build-2648/alfresco-content-service...

We are updating also this information in the web page.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

angelborroy
Alfresco Employee

@Laura_Suarez98 El instalador para Windows solo está disponible hasta la versión 5.2 del producto. A partir de esa versión, deberás utilizar alguna de las opciones descritas en https://www.alfresco.com/thank-you/thank-you-downloading-alfresco-community-edition

  • Docker Compose
  • Ansible
  • Instalación manual a partir del ZIP de distribución

 

ostechman
Member II

Hi AngelBorroy,

Thanks very much for the alternative download link. Since I am new and looking at the tedious upgrade/update process steps, I would rather wait and start with the latest version for serious use consideration. I did manage to get the 7.0 up and running after tinkering with it for a couple of day. It's a huge platform, to say the least, and I am coming to it from the CMDBuild application integration need by the way.

Best regards,

 

ostechman
Member II

I think the new distribution.zip package available from the link provided above is missing the Share-7.1 component. weapps folders  contains only these Aflresco.war, ROO.war and _vti_bin.war files. However, the release note mentioned the new share-7.1 as well.

angelborroy
Alfresco Employee

Thanks, @ostechman 

We also noted that. Final download link will include every component.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

angelborroy
Alfresco Employee
iblanco
Active Member II

Hi @angelborroy 

Could you please edit the article and add this to known issues ?

https://github.com/Alfresco/alfresco-community-repo/issues/799

It's fixed in master but can be worth knowing for people upgrading to 7.1

Thanks

angelborroy
Alfresco Employee

Thanks, @iblanco 

Added now as known issue.

sz
Member II

Hi there,

I installed Alfresco Community Edition 7.1 on CentOs8 yesterday.
How can i activate and enter the Alfresco Content Application?

 

Thanks!

angelborroy
Alfresco Employee

You may find URL for different services in:

https://github.com/alfresco/alfresco-docker-installer

Ports will depend on your installation details.

a_vargas_hito
Member II

Hola @angelborroy y a todos...

He creado la pregunta relacionada con un error al instalar la versión community en un servidor CentOS utilizando el metodo Ainsible.

He buscado pero no encuentro algo que me ayude a resolver el problema...

I have created the question related to an error when installing the community version on a CentOS server using the Ainsible method.

I've searched but I can't find anything that helps me solve the problem...

Gracias por el apoyo!!!