Alfresco Community 5.0.c Release Notes

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Alfresco Community 5.0.c Release Notes

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Alfresco 5.0.c Community Release

The following note provides information on Alfresco Community 5.0.c release, which is the next community release for Alfresco 5.0.

Alfresco Community 5.0.c release contains all bug fixes since the last Community 4.2 release.
See the list of the issues fixed since 4.2.e and the list of the issues fixed since 5.0.b.

Care should taken upgrading any previous Alfresco Community version, backup your Alfresco alf_data and database before upgrading.

Note that Java 1.7 is required for this release.


For download and installation instructions, refer to the Download and Install Alfresco page.

Prerequisites for manual install

  • DB: MySQL 5.6 or PostgreSQL 9.3.5
  • App Server: Tomcat 7.0.53
  • Java Version: 1.7.0 u67
  • LibreOffice 4.2.5

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.

Schema Changes

Known Issues

  • 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 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.

Please refer to Alfresco JIRA system known issues in Community 5.0

Public SVN revision number for Alfresco Community 5.0.c is revision 91299 as TAGS/COMMUNITY/V5.0.c

Major Changes

There are no major feature related changes in 5.0.c - this is a maintenance release of Community that includes 250+ bug fixes since 5.0.b to improve stability and performance, of Solr 4 in particular.

Feature Removals

With the release of Enterprise Edition 5.0, we have stopped supporting the Explorer UI and AVM functionality. Therefore we removed this code from Community Edition 5.0.c.

In addition, we removed the following developer platform features:

  • The old Java SDK (replaced with the Maven-based SDK in Github)
  • The CMIS API endpoints from 3.x and 4.0 (superseded by the CMIS API endpoints in the Public API which have been available since 4.2)
  • CML SOAP (superseded by CMIS)
  • JCR * JCR-RMI (superseded by CMIS)
  • URL Addressability API (superseded by WebScripts)
  • Flex SDK (hard to maintain)
  • Forms Development Kit (superseded by Aikau)
  • Web Framework Samples (out of date)
  • KB Sample App (out of date)
  • Alfresco Benchmark v1 (superseded by a newer version)

And the following user level platform features:

  • Google Docs v1 (superseded by a newer version)
  • Records Management v1 (superseded by a newer version)
  • Google Gadgets (deprecated by Google)
  • Liferay Portlets (superseded in Liferay 6.1 by the Documents and Media portlet that uses CMIS)
  • Blog Publishing (hard to maintain because of changing target APIs)
  • Social Publishing (hard to maintain because of changing target APIs)
  • Lucene (superseded by Solr, documentation on migrating to Solr)

Though included in Alfresco Community Edition 5.0.c, the following features are considered deprecated and will be removed in a future version:

  • NFS
  • jBPM (superseded by Activiti)