The following note provides information on Alfresco Community 4.2.a release, which is the first community release for Alfresco 4.2. This release will be followed by more 4.2 community releases in coming weeks.
App Server: Tomcat 7.0.30 with catalina.properties prepared according to these instructions.
JDK Version: 1.7.0 u7
Note for Mac users: Once the user has installed Java 1.7 using the Oracle installer, it is necessary to go to 'Utilities' > 'Java Preferences' and put Java 1.7 into the first choice.
The Alfresco supplied Installers will install all you need to run Alfresco on your machine, which includes Alfresco Explorer, Share, Web Quick Start, Google Docs integration, LibreOffice 3.5, Sharepoint module, ImageMagick, ghostscript, swftools, Tomcat native library.
Note, latest patches are always recommended.
Table 'alf_node': Column 'node_deleted' has been removed and replaced by using nodes of type 'sys:deleted'.
Please refer to Alfresco Jira system for the of known issues in Community 4.2. - Please refer to this before opening a new issue or raising it on the forums.