Alfresco Community Edition 201808 EA Release Notes
These release notes provide information for the 201808 EA release of Alfresco Community Edition.
This is the first EA release of Alfresco Community Edition containing the Alfresco Content Repository 6.1. This release contains all fixes completed from the release of Alfresco Content Services through Aug of 2018, including a number of fixes contributed by the open source community.
If you wish to run Alfresco Community Edition from plain war files, for instance to update an existing system, you can still download the distribution zip file from the Alfresco Community 201808 EA File List.
The source code for the packaging project that is used to create and run docker images and build the distribution zip can be found here.
This release comes with a set of docker images instead of a GUI installer. These docker images produce a deployment that is more closely aligned with production best practices than the previous installers were capable of creating. The docker-compose and helm charts can be found in a separate project acs-community-deployment and for this release the changes were tagged with 6.1.0-ea.
To configure Alfresco Community Edition, it is recommended to add -Dkey=value properties to the JAVA_OPTS environment variable in the docker-compose.yml file. In this EA release, all the data is still stored inside the docker containers. This is sufficient for test and development purposes. For production like environments however, it is recommended to mount locations on the host machine into the containers so that all the data (content store, DB and SOLR indexes) gets stored on the host.
Anonymous usage metrics
Additional data points have been added to existing data collector since last Alfresco Community Edition 201806 GA Release. These metrics are sent every 24 hours and include: version information, numbers of users and groups, numbers of models, aspects and types, whether smart folders are enabled or not as well as the JVM total, max and free memory size. On the receiving side, we detect the country where the data is sent from, but we do not store the IP address of reports coming from our open source products.
Alfresco is using this data to better target new features and their prioritization to actual usage patterns. We also track the adoption of new versions and features in our install base. To see exactly what is being sent, feel free to look at the log output generated by
If you wish to deactivate this data transmission, then you just need to add
to your configuration, either as value in alfresco-global.properties or as part of the JAVA_OPTS environment variable in the docker-compose file.
We also addressed a number of bugs since the release of Alfresco Community Edition 201806.
REST API Explorer
REST API Explorer is now integrated into alfresco-repository-community docker image. It is accessible via the link provided in the /alfresco page either via using /api-explorer context on alfrescoServerPath (alfrescoScheme://alfrescoHost:alfrescoPort).
An updated release of the REST API Explorer (6.1.0-ea) is available onGitHub - rest-api-explorerto navigate the details of the new REST API endpoints. This version includes a new API definition for Alfresco Insight Engine.
The latest version of Share is 6.0.c. For further details please consult the list of share issues fixed in this release at the bottom of the page under Issues Addressed.
The latest version of Alfresco Search Services is 1.2.
The latest version of the RM module is 3.0.a and compatible with Alfresco Content Repository 6.0.x. Additional details are available in the release blog post: Alfresco Governance Services 3.0.
No incremental updates since Alfresco Community Edition 201702 GA Release.