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.
The repository must be switched from jBPM to Activiti before upgrading to 5.1 from previous releases (see 'Feature Removals', below).
Goals for this Release
This is the first GA release of Alfresco 5.1. All feature development for Alfresco 5.1 is complete, and we have completed our testing goals. This release benefits from the testing and feedback from people using the EA releases of Alfresco 5.1.
ACE-4321: Getting started link on the dashboard points to the wrong documentation.
Many localization strings have been updated in this release.
ACE-5056: Renamed Virtual Folders to Smart Folders.
The issues addressed specifically in this release are available in JIRA projects for the components of this release. Please look at the previous 5.1 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: 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.
MNT (fixes to Alfresco requested by customers): all fixes included in this release were copied to ACE.
AKU: Fixes to the Aikau UI library that Share uses.
Prerequisites for manual install
DB: MySQL 5.6 or PostgreSQL 9.4.4
App Server: Tomcat 7
Java Version: JDK 8
Records Management 2.3.c causes problems with the search screens and page permissions. We are working on Records Management 2.4.a, which will be compatible with Alfresco 5.1. UPDATE: RM 2.4.a EA was released on March 21.