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Update: September 23, 2017
As can be seen below, the main goal of this release was to exercise the build and test tooling that creates the release from our new code structure hosted at GitHub (see More of Alfresco Content Services on GitHub). When doing our review of the release checklist, we decided that the new approach produces Maven artifacts that do not adequately differentiate this Early Access release from a Generally Available release. Given the lack of support for modules such as Records Management, we want to be careful that people do not accidentally upgrade from a GA release. This release doesn't contain significant fixes or lots of new functionality to explore, so we chose to cancel the release instead of figuring out a quick fix. This decision was further prompted by comments that our current way of specifying Early Access Releases from Generally Available Releases is confusing. Instead of rushing, we are going to re-examine how we name the releases throughout the release cycle containing the 6.0 Content Repository.
As we continue the significant architectural changes that we want to make for the next major version release of the Content Repository, we are currently unsure if the product will be in a releasable state in October or if it will be best to wait until November. We will make that determination in three weeks. In the meantime, you can watch our progress in source control (see Project Overview: Repository) or play with the Nightly Community Build.
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Draft Release Notes
These release notes provide information for the 201709 EA release of Alfresco Community Edition.
This is the first Early Access release of Alfresco Community Edition containing the Alfresco Content Repository 6.0. This release contains all fixes completed from the release of Alfresco Content Services 5.2.1 in July of 2017 through August of 2017.
Even though this release does not include any backwards incompatible changes, we have planned significant architectural evolution for the 6.0 family of releases.
Care should be taken when upgrading from any previous version of Alfresco Community Edition. Backup your Alfresco alf_data directory and database before upgrading, and read the documentation.
The Alfresco supplied installers will install all you need to run Alfresco on your machine; which includes JDK, Tomcat, SOLR, and LibreOffice. It also includes interfaces and extensions such as Share, the Google Docs integration, and the AOS module.
JVM memory defaults to half system memory, minimum of 2GB.
Latest OS patches are always recommended.
Goals for this Release
We plan significant architectural improvements in the 6.0 family of release, but this release does not yet differ significantly from the 5.2 releases of Alfresco Community Edition. This release continues our monthly release cadence and allows us to ship the incremental work that we have available alongside the initial refactoring of the code base to support future changes.
An updated release of the REST API Explorer (v6.0.a) is available (Github - alfresco-rest-api-explorer) to navigate the details. This is included in the SDK, or can be installed by adding the WAR to your Alfresco install and configuring CORS.
The Records Management Module is not yet compatible with the 6.0 series of the Alfresco Repository, and so no RM module is included in this release. The support for Content Services 6.0.a will be added in a later release.
There is a new release of the RM module that works with the 201707 GA release of Alfresco Community Edition, which includes the complete record operation to the REST API. The updated module and additional details are available in the blog post Records Management 2.6.b.
No incremental updates since Alfresco Community Edition 201702 GA Release.
We provide an Early Access release of an Alfresco Java Client SDK which contains a Java lib project to easily consume Alfresco Public REST APIs. It includes a set of APIs that allows developers to quickly build Alfresco-enabled Java & Android applications:
The Alfresco SDK is not yet updated with the new code locations. For more details, see More of Alfresco Content Services on GitHub. The support for 6.0.a version in Alfresco SDK will be added in next releases of Alfresco SDK.
content-services-community-6.0.a.war contains version 6.0.a (build d3965007-b8).
alfresco-share-services-5.2.f.amp contains version 5.2.f.
share-5.2.f.war contains version 5.2.f.
alfresco-solr4-6.5.war contains version 6.5.
Prerequisites for Manual Install
DB: MySQL 5.6 or PostgreSQL 9.4.12
App Server: Tomcat 7
Java Version: JDK 8
This release contains all bug fixes since the Alfresco Community Edition 5.0.d release.
The issues addressed specifically in this release are available in JIRA projects for the components of this release. Please look at the previous 5.2 releases to get a complete list of issues addressed since the previous GA release (5.0.d). Note that JIRA behaves inconsistently with these queries when you are not logged in.
ALF: Improvements to Alfresco's products requested by open source collaborators. Most issues are linked to another project to get assigned to a team.
ACE: Improvements to Alfresco's products requested by product management. Most issues are linked to another project to get assigned to a team.
MNT: Fixes to Alfresco's products requested by customers (many are private).