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Welcome to the Alfresco Community Edition 3.2r2.
Records Management
Community Edition

What's New with this Release

Support for CMIS 1.0 Committee Draft 04 Specification

CMIS (Content Management Interoperability Services) is the upcoming specification from OASIS for content management interoperability. Recently, CMIS entered the public review phase with the latest version  CMIS 1.0 Committee Draft 04. It is expected that CMIS will be released as an OASIS standard, CMIS 1.0, in early 2010.

In line with CMIS public review, Alfresco Community Edition 3.2r2 introduces support for CMIS 1.0 Committee Draft 04, providing an implementation of:

  • RESTful AtomPub Binding
  • Web Services Binding
  • CMIS sql-like Query Language
  • Apache Chemistry TCK
  • Abdera CMIS Extension

The previous Alfresco Community Edition 3.2r release provided support for CMIS 0.61. The CMIS specification has evolved since that time featuring the following changes between 0.61 and 0.62, 0.62 and 0.7, and 0.7 and 1.0cd04. Alfresco's CMIS implementation has tracked the CMIS specification and features the following implementation changes. The result is support for the following services in both RESTful AtomPub and Web Services bindings:

  • Repository Information
  • Read
  • Write (Create/Update/Delete)
  • Query
  • Types
  • Versions
  • Checkout / In
  • Relationships
  • Allowable Actions

Upon downloading and installing Alfresco Community Edition 3.2r2, the installed Alfresco Repository provides the following URL for accessing its CMIS features:


where <host> is the machine name (or localhost if accessing locally) and port is the port number (8080 by default) where Alfresco is installed.

For further information on Alfresco's CMIS Implementation, refer to CMIS.

Records Management

The Alfresco 3.2r2 Community Release includes 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
  • Installers
    • 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
  • JavaScript enhancements for RM permissions
  • 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 3.2 r2 download page

For the latest version of Alfresco community the Download Community page.

Release Notes

Refer to Release Notes for details of the Alfresco Community Edition 3.2r2 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.