The default view without a user login is now the Guest Home Space. The Login action can be used to Login as a specific user. Alfresco content, template and external access URLs now support Guest for remote access to Guest readable repository objects without a specific user login.
NOTE: Cookie support is now required in your web browser for the 1.2 web-client.
NOTE: For RC1, Guest access and Guest access URLs are supported in servlet containers only!
NOTE: For RC1, to activate Saved Searches functionality for a pre 1.2 database, the Admin user must grant the 'Contributor' role to the 'Everyone' Group for the 'Saved Searches' folder (found in 'Company Home/Data Dictionary') using the Manage Space Users dialog.
Advanced Search improvements - full-text/filename field is no longer mandatory for an advanced search, so user can perform searches without including a specific text/name match, such as 'show all files in category abc', 'show all content with author of xyz', 'show all folders under my home folder created after date 1-2-05'.
Simple and Advanced Search now supports basic operators - use '-' for NOT and '+' for AND terms e.g. one +two -three will find documents containing 'one' and containing 'two' but not 'three', the default is still OR if no operators specified.
Import and Export process improvements - supports Permissions import and export,
Signficant performance improvements to the Permissions framework - response time to generate most screens in the web-client improved by up to 70%
Performance improvements to login response time when there are many 100's of users loaded into the system.
Multiple category search added to Advanced Search screen
Take Ownership of a Space functionality available through the web-client
WebDav URLs now correctly support non-ASCII characters correctly (UTF-8 encoding)
Node Browser admin tool XPath support and improvements
Action web-service, Admin web-service, Access Control Web Service
Client config setting to allow the Shelf component to be hidden by default
System users administration page now uses a search based approach rather than showing all users by default.
Additonal Open Office and Star Office document formats added for full-text indexing
CIFS support for a URL link file that maps back to the web-client browse view of the same folder.
CIFS server can now be disabled by removing the configuration section from file-servers.xml
More action and conditions added
Support for Model content type allowing dictionary models to be stored and bootstraped from within the repository.
Java web service client moved to a separate JAR with clearer samples and utility classes to help with common actions.
Memory leak issue patched (in Lucene 3rd party library) - would eventually cause an out-of-memory error after thousands of requests to the server
Fix to remove the 'AccessDenied' error message seen on some installs when the user first logs into their Home Space.
Date Picker Component now correctly displays current year and N years before it.
Fix to problem trying to access the Alfresco WebDAV server using OpenOffice.
Default email reply address for Alfresco notifications is now configurable
Fixed a number of common CIFS problems when running under Linux (and other non-Windows platforms) where the firewall settings and/or broadcast mask default setting can cause CIFS server startup problems.
Many other fixes - please see JIRA!
Override the transformer.ImageMagick bean found in <config>/alfresco/content-services-context.xml and modify the commands to suit your OS needs.