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.
Prerequisites for manual install
DB: MySQL 5.6 or PostgreSQL 9.3.6
App Server: Tomcat 7.0.59
Java Version: JDK 8 (installer shipped with JDK 1.8.0_31)
No major changes.
We intended this release to support Java 7 and Java 8, but we accidentally introduced into the Solr4 WAR a reference that only works in Java 8. If you must run with Java 7, you can compile this WAR yourself. See ALF-21333 for details. Note: It appears that running 5.0.d under Java 7 also produces a problem with Records Management. See ALF-21333.
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). This means they will 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. Details are in ACE-3025