The following note provides information on Alfresco Community 5.0.b release, which is the next community release for Alfresco 5.0. This release will be followed by more 5.0 community releases in coming weeks. This is the first Community release with SOLR4.
The Alfresco supplied Installers will install all you need to run Alfresco on your machine; which includes JDK, Tomcat, SOLR, Share, Google Docs integration, LibreOffice, Sharepoint module etc.
Note: JVM memory now defaults to half system memory, minimum of 2GB.
Note: latest OS patches are always recommended.
Solr suggest index is only rebuilt on Solr server startup. Bounce the solr server to rebuild it. Or add
to solrconfig.xml and use the Optimize button in the Solr admin console: yourserver/solr4/#/alfresco
Solr 4 will be required going forward to use all new features in Share Search screen - Lucene sub-system is deprecated and if selected as the Search sub-system via a manual WAR file install route, will cause a lot of search related screens and pickers to produce no results.
Some of the files that used to be available for edit in the alfresco.war (such as repository.properties) are now inside JAR files (due to the structure of the maven build) - so may not be as obvious as they were in 4.2 for editing. They can be overridden in the usual way, or extracted if you prefer.