Alfresco Community Edition 201911 GA Release Notes
These release notes provide information for the 201911 GA release of Alfresco Community Edition containing the Alfresco Content Repository 6.2.0-ga. This release contains all fixes completed from the release of Alfresco Content Services through November of 2019.
We believe that this release is ready for the GA label because:
It has all the features we expect to add in the 6.2 series of releases. We have received positive feedback on the 201910 EA release suggesting that people are successful with them.
Our release readiness testing team have successfully completed their Enterprise Edition testing cycles adding confidence. The Enterprise Edition shares much of its code with this Community Edition release.
This will be the only Community GA release following the ACS 6.2 Enterprise GA on the 21-Nov.
The main goal of this release is to get feedback. You can leave that feedback in comments on this page, or by Reporting an Issue.
Please report issues with this release inthe issue tracker. You can collaborate on this release by using the discussion tools in this social community. Other feedback can be provided by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes on Specific Release Components
Solr6 is included as the default search provider in this release. Solr4 will continue to be available to facilitate upgrades.
Custom Transforms and Renditions
Alfresco Content Services (ACS) provides a number of content transforms, but also allows custom transforms to be added.
It is now possible to create custom transforms that run in separate processes known as Transform Engines. The same engines may be used in Community and Enterprise Editions. They may be directly connected to the ACS repository as Local Transforms. It should be noted that in the Enterprise edition the default option is to use them as part of the Alfresco Transform Service which provides more balanced throughput and scalability improvements.
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.
We also addressed a number of bugs since the release of Alfresco Community Edition 201910, more details in the Issues Addressed section below.
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 (6.2.0) is available on GitHub - rest-api-explorer to 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 6.2.0. For further details please consult the list of issues fixed in this release at the bottom of the page under Issues Addressed.
The latest version of Alfresco Search Services is 1.4.
AGS 3.2 is the latest GA edition and is compatible with ACS 6.2.
The latest version of Content Services for Android is version 1.8.7 which contains a number of minor improvements and fixes.
The latest version of Content Services for iOS is version 2.7.2 which contains a number of minor improvements and fixes.
The latest version of the Alfresco SDK is SDK 4.1, which is compatible with ACS 6.2 and available now.
This release includes localization into five new languages Polish, Czech, Danish, Swedish, Finnish in addition to the current supported language set: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Norwegian (Bokmål), Russian, Brazilian Portuguese and Simplified Chinese versions.
No further deprecations have been EOL’d/ removed from this release.