These release notes provide information for the 201508 Early Access release of Alfresco Community Edition.
Early access releases are intended for interested parties to test new features, provide feedback, and collaborate on development. This release is not meant to replace the previous Generally Available release.
Care should be taken when upgrading any previous Alfresco Community version. Backup your Alfresco alf_data and database before upgrading, and read the documentation.
Goals for this Release
This is the first release of the 5.1 code line of the Alfresco Platform and Alfresco Share. We want to get feedback on stability and quality. Custom Model Management is a significant new feature, and the area where we would most appreciate feedback.
With this release, we have evolved how we are packaging Alfresco, and we are differentiating between Early Access and Generally Available releases. Our reasoning behind these changes are explained in a blog post from June. We would also appreciate feedback on this topic.
A new Alfresco Share based user interface to allow business analysts to define and deploy content models for use by Alfresco Share end users. No need to write or even see XML files. Models can be deployed automatically without a server restart.
ALF-21333: Problems with JDK 7. Note that we addressed the build problem so this release should work with Java 7. However, we are only testing on Java 8.
The individual JIRA projects that contain the components of this release can be queried to get a complete list of issues addressed in this release since the previous GA release (5.0.d). Note that JIRA behaves inconsistently with these queries when you are not logged in.
ALF: Fixes to Alfresco requested by the open source community (often copied to another project to get assigned to a team).
ACE: Improvements to Alfresco requested by product management.