These release notes provide information for the 201509 Early Access release of Alfresco Community Edition.
Early access releases are intended for interested parties to test new features, provide feedback, and collaborate on development. This release is not meant to replace the previous Generally Available release.
Care should be taken when upgrading any previous Alfresco Community version. Backup your Alfresco alf_data and database before upgrading, and read the documentation.
Goals for this Release
This is the second release of the 5.1 code line of the Alfresco Platform and Alfresco Share. It contains no new features since 201508-EA, but has lots of bug fixes. Though still an EA release due to a lack of documentation, incomplete localization, and incomplete testing, our preliminary test results make us optimistic that this release should be reliable in most circumstances. Early adopters might consider upgrading after completing their own tests.
Also, this release contains a number of security fixes related to XSS attacks and XML injection attacks. These security concerns require authenticated access to exploit, and so were labeled as 'Medium' and did not warrant a security advisory. But deployments of Community Edition with specific security concerns might consider upgrading to this release to take advantage of these fixes..
ALF-21333: Problems with JDK 7. Note that we addressed the build problem so this release should work with Java 7. However, we are only testing on Java 8.
The individual JIRA projects that contain the components of this release can be queried to get a complete list of issues addressed in this release since the previous GA release (5.0.d). Note that JIRA behaves inconsistently with these queries when you are not logged in.
ALF: Fixes to Alfresco requested by the open source community (often copied to another project to get assigned to a team).
ACE: Improvements to Alfresco requested by product management.