The official documentation is at: http://docs.alfresco.com
Welcome to the Alfresco Community Edition 3.2r.
What's New with this Release
The Alfresco 3.2r Community Release introduces a DoD 5015.2 certified Records Management module. This enables you to create a Records Management site (RM) alongside other collaboration sites you may have, and manage records through the Share user interface.
In designing the Alfresco Records Management system, we aimed to achieve some key goals driven and informed by current records management practice and solutions. In looking at currently available products, they have typically been expensive to buy and implement, unfriendly and difficult to use, and in many cases disjointed from organizational requirements. This has resulted in systems which become the providence of the records management department and are used only to archive records.
The expense and complexity of such systems means that records management rarely extends out to the organizational departments where it needs to be. Leading on from this our key design goals were;
- Simplicity: of use for occasional users
- Reach: all users in an organization
- Cost: deliver the first open source records management solution
- Implementation: minimize the desktop footprint
- Future proofing: provide a potential model and basis for future standards work
The Records Management module comes with a wide range of features to enable these design goals, see Records Management Features page. For some additional background on the practice of records management see the Records Management Primer.
This release also provides the following enhancements:
- avm DAO Refactor
- Replaces Hibernate with iBatis.
- There are no AVM API or externally-visible configuration changes
- IMAP email extraction enhancement to configure which properties are extracted from the email message
- Web Studio is no longer installed by default
- For increased security, you must specify a valid administrator password
- Export options
- The ability to exclude a list of aspects and/or child associations
- The ability to maintain folder structure and file names within the exported ACP
- Share extensibility enhancements
- Various improvements and updates to the Mobile iPhone project including:
- Support for Favorite Sites
- Support for /mobile base URL
- Removed inactive links
- Fixes to Site naming issues
Download and Installation
For download and installation instructions, refer to the Download Community page.
Refer to Release Notes for details of the Alfresco Community Edition 3.2r release.
Upgrading from Community Edition 3.2
For instructions on how to upgrade to this version from Community Edition 3.2, refer to Upgrade Process.