The Alfresco supplied installers will install all you need to run Alfresco on your machine; which includes JDK, Tomcat, SOLR, and LibreOffice. It also includes interfaces and extensions such as Share, the Google Docs integration, and the AOS module
JVM memory defaults to half system memory, minimum of 2GB.
Latest OS patches are always recommended.
The repository must be switched from jBPM to Activiti before upgrading to 5.1 from previous releases (see 'Feature Removals', below).
Goals for this Release
This is the second GA release of Alfresco 5.1. All feature development for Alfresco 5.1 is complete, and we have completed our testing goals. This release includes bug fixes added to Alfresco after the first GA release and a GA release of Records Management.
This is likely to be the last GA release of Alfresco 5.1, as we are shifting our attention back to development of new features. Our next release will be determined by our development progress, but we currently think it is likely that we will have improvements to release in mid-June.
Notable New Features
Records Management 2.4.b. This is the first GA release of RM to be compatible with 5.1.
This release contains all bug fixes since the Community Edition 5.0.d release.
The issues addressed specifically in this release are available in JIRA projects for the components of this release. Please look at the previous 5.1 releases to get a complete list of issues addressed 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.