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Release Information and Schedule

Liferay generally aims to do a new release every 12-18 months, with update releases inbetween each major release.  Each release has an associated name (for example Liferay Social Office 2.0 CE GA1) and numeric version (for example 6.2.10).  You can read details about the versioning and the release process on the Versioning Policy page.

When new releases are planned or released, they will appear on this page.  To get notified, subscribe to the RSS feed at the bottom of the page, or get involved with our various community programs to keep abreast of latest developments.

Getting Support

Support for Liferay Portal comes from the wonderful and active community, from which Liferay itself was nurtured into the enterprise offering it is today. Please visit the community pages to find out more about the myriad avenues through which you can get your questions answered.

Liferay and its worldwide partner network also provide services, support, training, and consulting around its flagship enterprise offering, Liferay Portal EE, which is generally released 1-2 months after each Community Edition release.

Releases

Current (Stable) Releases

Liferay Portal 7.0 CE GA2
June 2016
 

 Release Details (click to expand)

What's New

  • Inline Image Editor: The new image editor allows for simple image editing directly from within Liferay eliminating the need for an external tool while creating content.  Easily resize, crop and make colors adjustments to any image uploaded to Documents and Media from within blogs or any other application that uses an item selector.  The image editor has been designed in a way to make it easy to customize and allows for developers to create and deploy tools that modify images.
  • New Upgrade Tool: Liferay 7 provides a new stand-alone upgrade tool which greatly improves the experience of upgrading your Liferay installation to the latest version.  Check out the Upgrade section in the official Liferay documentation for more details.

Release Nomenclature

Following Liferay's versioning scheme established in 2010, this release is Liferay 7.0 CE GA2.  The internal version number is 7.0.1 (i.e. the second release of 7.0).  Future CE releases of 7.0 will be designated GA3, GA4, .. and so on.  See below for upgrade instructions from 6.1, 6.0, and 5.x.

Downloads

You can find the 7.0 release on the usual downloads page. 

Source Code

As Liferay is an open source project, many of you will want to get at its guts. The source is available as a zip archive on the downloads page, or on its home on GitHub. Many community contributions went into this release, and hopefully many more in future releases! If you're interested in contributing, take a look at our contribution page.

Support Matrix

Liferay's general policy is to update our support matrix for each release, testing Liferay against newer major releases of supporting operating systems, app servers, browsers, and databases (we regularly update the bundled upstream open source libraries to fix bugs or take advantage of new features in the open source we depend on). 
 
Liferay 7.0 CE GA2 was tested extensively for use with the following Application/Database Servers: 
 
Liferay CE Application Servers:
  • Apache Tomcat 8.0 with Java 8
  • Wildfly 10.0 with Java 8
Liferay CE Databases:
  • HSQLDB 2 (only for demonstration, development, and testing)
  • MySQL 5.6
  • MariaDB 10
  • PostgreSQL 9.3

New Features Summary

  • Modularity inside: The #1 feature of Liferay 7 is not a feature, but a way to empower you to build more powerful, adaptable, lightweight and innovative systems for the digital world that is coming. Liferay 7's functionality has been modularized into hundreds of modules, allowing you to use what you need for each project and take away the rest, giving you an extensibility unthinkable until now, and a much more elegant development model. And all of this based on rock solid standards of the OSGi family. 
  • New Forms Experience: Liferay 7 includes a brand new application that allows defining and publishing advanced dynamic forms. The forms can have complex multi-column layouts and span several pages. They can be published in any Liferay site just by dropping the form into a page or also Google Forms style, by providing a URL that links directly to a full page form. Many field types are included out of the box and custom types can be added by deploying custom modules. Forms can also be integrated with Liferay's workflow system to submit forms through a predefined process. 
  • Optimized Content Authoring: As content management systems get more complicated and get more options, the more complex writing content might get. But it doesn't have to. We have rethought the authoring experience to let the authors, from web content to blogs, focus on writing great content, while still having available the full power that Liferay's applications provide when they are really necessary. All this thanks to our brand new WYSIWYG editor: Alloy Editor. In addition to this, many small improvements have been added such as the ability to organize web content in folders, visual content diffs, reuse of content structures and templates across sites, and more.
  • Geolocate any content: Liferay 7 provides out of the box the ability to geolocate all web content, data lists, documents & media. It also provides the ability to leverage the power of Liferay's Asset Publisher to create lists of geolocalized content and publish them in a Map.
  • Advanced modern sites easier than ever: Nowadays sites are more complex, dynamic and visually stunning than ever before. Liferay 7 contains a series of improvements  to provide more power to site administrators to create modern sites faster. As a proof of what is now possible Liferay now includes out of the box a new site template showcasing a modern product site, leveraging Liferay 7's new features such as application decorators, new application display templates, sets of pages and more. Additional site templates & themes will be delivered in the next few months in the marketplace.
  • Improved blogs, forum and wiki: When you need to host your own blog it's hard to compete with the simplicity of the online platforms like wordpress.com or Medium, but Liferay 7 makes it much easier. Beautiful and streamlined by default but with all of Liferay's power underneath. Our beloved Forum and Wiki applications have also seen incremental improvements targeted towards encouraging usage and engagement.
  • Easier to use staging, even for the most advanced scenarios: Publishing from staging to live is now as easy as clicking one button. And for more advanced publishing scenarios, it's now possible to save advanced configurations and reuse them to ensure successful publications every time.
  • New image, file and media selector: Whether you are writing a web content, a blog entry, a wiki page, … being able to select an already uploaded picture, upload one now, or even take a picture or video right now to be added to your content is becoming more common than ever before. Liferay's new media selector has been designed to make these common operations easy. Not only that, it's highly extensible so that new sources of media such as google, flickr, youtube, ... can be added to any application using the selector.
  • Faster loading and reduced bandwidth usage: Liferay 7 provides a much faster perceived performance for its users thanks to a new technology that automatically converts all applications (even custom ones) as well as the navigation across pages of a site into Single Page Applications. This means that only the pieces of a page that are necessary are loaded avoiding full page refreshes, reducing bandwidth usage, load times and rendering time in the browser. 
  • Stunning visual and usability improvements in all of the out of the box applications: The User Experience in Liferay 7 has improved so much that we have even created a new design language along the way, Lexicon. You will notice its presence in the stunning new look of all of Liferay's applications which have redesigned to make the best use of the screen real estate for screens of all sizes, make its features easier to find and learn and perform tasks faster than ever before. Liferay 7 provides an implementation of Lexicon as a CSS framework based on Bootstrap that can be used as well for third party applications to achieve the same effect with much less effort than ever before.
  • Optimized product navigation: A new menu provides a unified way for administrators and registered users to access all administrative and personal applications from a single place, leaving all the screen real estate available for the site navigation and decorations. The product navigation is fully extensible to allow customizing it for any need.
  • Better developer experience: By leveraging modularity and state of the art tooling, developing for Liferay 7 is going to be easier and more powerful than ever before. We are embracing Gradle and Maven and creating plugins and some additional command line and Eclipse tools on top. 
  • Infrastructure improvements: Many improvements have been incorporated at the core platform level, including replacing Lucene with ElasticSearch as the default search engine (providing better monitoring, tuning and clustering), JAX-RS infrastructure to build custom and secured RESTful Web Services, a device manager, a new Configuration API to make any application configurable with less effort, a brand new data upgrade framework, etc.
  • And more: there is much more than we can list here since this release has over 1750 new features and improvements. Not only that, in the next months we plan to leverage modularity to keep delivering features on top of the base Liferay 7 platform, such as a new image editor that will be integrated into Liferay's Documents and Media and the Image Selector.

Documentation

The Liferay Documentation Team has been hard at work updating all of the documentation for the new release.  This includes updated (and vastly improved/enlarged) javadoc and related reference documentation, and and updated installation and development documentation can be found on the Liferay Developer Network. Our community has been instrumental in identifying the areas of improvement, and we are constantly updating the documentation to fill in any gaps.

Deprecated Plugins

Several plugins have been deprecated in Liferay 7 and will be available in the Marketplace as a labs application after the Liferay 7 Release.  The list of deprecated plugins are:
  • Shopping Portlet
  • Mail Portlet
  • Invitation Portlet
  • Software Catalog

Bug Reporting

As always, the project continues to use issues.liferay.com to report and manage bug and feature requests.  If you believe you have encountered a bug in the new release (shocking, I know), please be cognizant of the bug reporting standards and report your issue on issues.liferay.com, selecting the "7.0.0 CE GA2" release as the value for the "Affects Version/s" field.

Upgrading

Good news for those of you on 6.0 or prior! Liferay introduced the seamless upgrade feature with Liferay 6.1. Seamless upgrades allow Liferay to be upgraded more easily. In most cases, pointing the latest version of Liferay to the database of the older version is enough. There are some caveats though, so be sure to check out the Upgrading section on the Liferay Developer Network for more detail on upgrading to 7.0.

Getting Support

Support for Liferay 7.0 CE comes from the wonderful and active community, from which Liferay itself was nurtured into the enterprise offering it is today.  Please visit the community pages to find out more about the myriad avenues through which you can get your questions answered.
 
Liferay and its worldwide partner network also provides services, support, training, and consulting around its flagship enterprise offering, which is due to be released shortly after this CE release.
 
Also note that customers on existing releases such as 6.1 and 6.2 continue to be professionally supported, and the documentation, source, and other ancillary data about these releases will remain in place.

What's Next?

Of course we in the Liferay Community are interested in your take on the new features in Liferay 7.0.  Work has already begun on the next evolution of Liferay, based on user feedback and community ideas.  If you are interested in learning more about how you can get involved, visit the Liferay Community pages and dig in.

Kudos!

This release was produced by Liferay's worldwide portal engineering team, and involved many hours of development, testing, writing documentation, translating, testing some more, and working with the wider Liferay community of customers, partners, and open source developers to incorporate all sorts of contributions, both big and small. We are glad you have chosen to use Liferay, and hope that it meets or exceeds your expectations!
 
The Liferay 7 Community Expedition program has also officially come to a close.  I would like to thank everyone who took time out of their busy schedules in order to participate in the program.  The program was a great success and achieved its goal of helping to improve the overall quality of Liferay 7.  We couldn't have done it without you so thank you again!

Links: Source Code | Official Docs | Official Downloads | Issue Tracker | Community



Liferay IDE 3.0.0 GA1
April 2016
 

 Release Details (click to expand)
The latest stable version of Liferay IDE 3.0.0 GA1 that supports Liferay 7 and OSGi/modular development has been released.  
 
For those that have installed Liferay IDE stable version, if you are using Eclipse 4.4 or greater can simple "Check for Updates".  Otherwise you can use the following updatesite URL: http://releases.liferay.com/tools/ide/latest/stable/
 
Visit this page if you want other downloads including Eclipse packages with Liferay IDE pre-installed.  
 
Release Highlights
  1. Liferay 7 Server support
    1. Tomcat
    2. Wildfly
    3. Open Gogo shell action
    4. Publishing uses OSGi Deployment
  2. Liferay Module Project support (Gradle only right now)
    1. Create new Liferay Modules stand alone and apart of Liferay workspace
    2. Import one or more existing Liferay modules (gradle only right now)
    3. Gradle commands support
  3. Liferay Workspace Support
    1. Create new Liferay Workspace projects
    2. Import existing projects
  4. New Liferay Component Class Wizard
  5. Liferay Plugins SDK 7 support
  6. Migration tool (Find Liferay 7 breaking API changes)
  7. Miscellaneous bug fixes
Release Notes
  1. Java 8 required
  2. IDE 3.0.0 is compatible with 6.2 and 7.0 CE, no support for 6.0 and 6.1
  3. One (Eclipse) workspace per one Plugins SDK 
  4. If you need to work with multiple Plugins SDKs at one time you will need to launch a separate Eclipse workspace

The full list of issues can be see here.

Links: Official Documentation | Eclipse Update Site | Download Bundles | Community



Liferay Sync 3.1.1
April 2016
 

 Release Details (click to expand)

The Sync team is pleased to announce SSO support in the latest releases of Liferay Sync desktop and mobile clients. Any SSO implementation that works against Liferay Portal will work with Liferay Sync as well (SiteMinder, OpenSSO, OAM, SAML, Shibboleth, etc). Please note this feature is for Portal EE customers only.

To try out Liferay Sync in your SSO environment, please install the latest Sync Connector EE app on your Portal 6.2 EE, download the latest Liferay Sync clients, and follow the configuration steps described in the documentation.

Links: Official Documentation | Issue Tracker | Forums | Downloads | Community



Liferay FACES 3.2.5 GA6
August 2015
 

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On August 12, 2015, Liferay released the 6th General Availability (GA) release of Liferay Faces:

  • Liferay Faces 4.2.5-ga6 (JSF 2.2 + Liferay 6.2)
  • Liferay Faces 3.2.5-ga6 (JSF 2.1 + Liferay 6.2)
  • Liferay Faces 3.1.5-ga6 (JSF 2.1 + Liferay 6.1)
  • Liferay Faces 3.0.5-ga6 (JSF 2.1 + Liferay 6.0)
  • Liferay Faces 3.0.5-legacy-ga6 (JSF 2.1 + Liferay 5.2)
  • Liferay Faces 2.2.5-ga6 (JSF 1.2 + Liferay 6.2)
  • Liferay Faces 2.1.5-ga6 (JSF 1.2 + Liferay 6.1)

Project Links

Read More...

Links: Project Site | Documentation | Download | Source Code | Issue Tracker | Community



Liferay Portal 6.1 EE GA3 SP5
February 2016
 

 Release Details (click to expand)

The Liferay team is pleased to announce the release of Liferay Portal 6.1 EE GA3 SP5! Liferay Portal 6.1 EE gives organizations one complete web platform for social collaboration, web content management, and development tools to create customized solutions.

Fix Packs Included

Upgrading from Previous Releases

See the Upgrading Liferay chapter of the Liferay User Guide for more detail on upgrading to 6.1 EE. 

Links: Official Documentation | Full Release Notes | Download 30-Day Trial | Plugins | Customer Portal | Community



Liferay Portal 6.2 EE SP14
November 2015
 

 Release Details (click to expand)

The Liferay team is pleased to announce the release of Liferay Portal 6.2 EE SP14! Liferay Portal 6.2 EE gives organizations one complete web platform for social collaboration, web content management, and development tools to create customized solutions.

To learn more about Liferay Portal, visit the Enterprise Subscription overview.

What's in SP14?

The SP14 (Service Pack 14) release is a bugfix release for Liferay Portal 6.2 EE. A full list of issues fixed can be found in the Release Notes.

Fix Packs in SP14

All of the below fixpacks are included in this release. Customers can click on the individual links to see detail about which bugs were fixed for each fix pack.

Upgrading from Previous Releases

Good news for those of you on 6.0 or prior! Liferay introduced the seamless upgrade feature with Liferay 6.1. Seamless upgrades allow Liferay to be upgraded more easily. In most cases, pointing the latest version of Liferay to the database of the older version is enough. There are some caveats though, so be sure to check out the Upgrading Liferay chapter of the Liferay User Guide for more detail on upgrading to 6.2.

Links: Official Documentation | Full Release Notes | Download 30-Day Trial | Plugins | Customer Portal | Community



Liferay Developer Studio 2.2.1 GA2
February 2015
 

 Release Details (click to expand)

Liferay Developer Studio is the official set of Eclipse plug-ins supporting development for the Liferay Portal Enterprise Edition application platform.

It is available as a set of Eclipse plug-ins installable from an update-site. The latest version supports developing 5 Liferay plug-in types: portlets, hooks, layout templates, themes, and EXT-style plug-ins. Liferay Developer Studio requires the Eclipse Java EE developer package using either Galileo or Helios versions.

Liferay Developer Studio is also available to current or potential EE customers that includes support for Websphere and Weblogic server adapters. For a free trial version, click the Trial Download link!

Links: Official Documentation | Developer Studio vs. IDE | Trial Download | Community



Alloy UI 3.0.0
October 2014
 

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AlloyUI is a framework built on top of YUI3 (JavaScript) that uses Bootstrap (HTML/CSS) to provide a simple API for building high scalable applications.

Major changes in AUI 3 include an update to use Bootstrap 3, new components, and many bugfixes and small improvements.

Links: Website | Documentation | Forums | Issue Tracker | Download | Community



Social Office 3.1 EE
September 2014
 

 Release Details (click to expand)

Social Office 3.1 EE provides several improvements over version 3.0 EE, released earlier in the year. You can view the changelog (follow the link above) to get a complete list of fixes and enhancements.

What's New

  • Improved Dockbar Notifications
  • More control over site creation
  • A new mobile responsive theme
  • [See the full list]

Bug Reporting

As always, the project continues to use the Social Office JIRA site to report and manage bug and improvement tickets (EE customers should use LESA). If you believe you have encountered a bug in the new release (shocking, I know), please be cognizant of the bug reporting standards and report your issue on issues.liferay.com, selecting the SOS project and the "3.1 EE" release as the value for the Affects Version/s field.

Links: Official Documentation | Source Code | Issue Tracker | Download from Marketplace | Community



Liferay Mobile SDK 6.2.0.6
July 2014
 

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The Liferay Mobile SDK makes it easier to create mobile apps that are connected to Liferay portals: it takes care of authentication, services discovery, JSON parsing and server error handling for you. It hides complexity from the developer and almost feels like you are making local service calls from a plugin.

For those developers who are familar with Service Builder, the Mobile SDK can be seen as a client side code generator. For each new Liferay Portal version, there will be a corresponding  Mobile SDK version that you can use to consume portal core services. Since the SDK is auto-generated, it also means that you can generate client side code for your custom portlet services as well. Right now the Mobile SDK supports iOS and Android.

Changes in 6.2.0.6:

  • Objective-C blocks support for callbacks (MOBILESDK-26)
  • Unauthenticated access to remote services (MOBILESDK-30)
  • Better server error handling for iOS, with localized messages (MOBILESDK-31)

Read more...

Links: Documentation | Project Page | Source Code | Forum | Downloads | Community



Liferay Social Office 3.0 CE GA1
February 2014
 

 Release Details (click to expand)

Liferay Social Office is a social collaboration solution for the enterprise that streamlines communication, saves time, builds group cohesion and raises productivity. It is built on Liferay Portal, and shares much of its functionality.

What's New

Social Office 3.0 contains a variety of bug fixes (see release notes) and is now available for download from Liferay's Marketplace. For those already using Social Office, you will have the option to upgrade through the Marketplace page in your portal Control Panel. Thanks for your input on our previous release!

Social Office can now leverage all the great new features provided by Liferay 6.2, including the upgrade to AlloyUI 2.0, the revamped Calendar and Document Library and a new, extensible Notifications portlet.

Additionally the default theme has been updated to provide an alternative look and feel for Sites, including the Users Dashboard and Profile pages.

Bug Reporting

As always, the project continues to use the Social Office JIRA site to report and manage bug and improvement tickets. If you believe you have encountered a bug in the new release (shocking, I know), please be cognizant of the bug reporting standards and report your issue on issues.liferay.com, selecting the SOS project and the "3.0 CE GA1" release as the value for the "Affects Version/s" field.

 

Links: Official Documentation | Source Code | Issue Tracker | Download | Community



Next (Development) Releases

 Liferay Mobile SDK 1.0 Beta (click to expand)
February 2014


Links: Documentation | Documentation | Source Code | Forum | Downloads | Community

The Liferay Mobile SDK makes it easier to create mobile apps that are connected to Liferay portals: it takes care of authentication, services discovery, JSON parsing and server error handling for you. It hides complexity from the developer and almost feels like you are making local service calls from a plugin.

For those developers who are familar with Service Builder, the Mobile SDK can be seen as a client side code generator. For each new Liferay Portal version, there will be a corresponding  Mobile SDK version that you can use to consume portal core services. Since the SDK is auto-generated, it also means that you can generate client side code for your custom portlet services as well. Right now the Mobile SDK supports iOS and Android.

Read more...


 Liferay Portal 6.2 - Release Candidate 6 (click to expand)
October 2013


Links: 6.2 Documentation | Source Code | Downloads (Binaries) | Community

Under Development

Liferay relies on its open source community to help validate Liferay releases before they are generally available, to maximize quality before the release. Liferay follows an iterative software release cycle, with interim development builds (called Milestones), followed by a Beta period in which feature-complete builds are produced, and then finally one or more Release Candidate builds, one of which becomes the final release (called the first "GA" release).

This is the sixth (and possibly last) Release Candidate for 6.2 - thanks to the community for everyone's help! 

For more information about this release:


 Liferay Portal 6.2 - Release Candidate 5 (click to expand)
October 2013


Links: 6.2 Documentation | Source Code | Downloads (Binaries) | Community

Under Development

Liferay relies on its open source community to help validate Liferay releases before they are generally available, to maximize quality before the release. Liferay follows an iterative software release cycle, with interim development builds (called Milestones), followed by a Beta period in which feature-complete builds are produced, and then finally one or more Release Candidate builds, one of which becomes the final release (called the first "GA" release).

This is the fifth (and possibly last) Release Candidate for 6.2 - thanks to the community for everyone's help! 

For more information about this release:


 Liferay Portal 6.2 - Release Candidate 4 (click to expand)
October 2013


Links: 6.2 Documentation | Source Code | Downloads (Binaries) | Community

Under Development

Liferay relies on its open source community to help validate Liferay releases before they are generally available, to maximize quality before the release. Liferay follows an iterative software release cycle, with interim development builds (called Milestones), followed by a Beta period in which feature-complete builds are produced, and then finally one or more Release Candidate builds, one of which becomes the final release (called the first "GA" release).

This is the fourth (and possibly last) Release Candidate for 6.2 - thanks to the community for everyone's help! 

For more information about this release:


 Liferay Portal 6.2 - Release Candidate 3 (click to expand)
October 2013


Links: 6.2 Documentation | Source Code | Downloads (Binaries) | Community

Under Development

Liferay relies on its open source community to help validate Liferay releases before they are generally available, to maximize quality before the release. Liferay follows an iterative software release cycle, with interim development builds (called Milestones), followed by a Beta period in which feature-complete builds are produced, and then finally one or more Release Candidate builds, one of which becomes the final release (called the first "GA" release).

This is the third (and possibly last) Release Candidate for 6.2 - thanks to the community for everyone's help! 

For more information about this release:


 Liferay Portal 6.2 - Release Candidate 2 (click to expand)
September 2013


Links: 6.2 Almost Official Docs | Source Code | Downloads (Binaries) | Community

Under Development

Liferay relies on its open source community to help validate Liferay releases before they are generally available, to maximize quality before the release. Liferay follows an iterative software release cycle, with interim development builds (called Milestones), followed by a Beta period in which feature-complete builds are produced, and then finally one or more Release Candidate builds, one of which becomes the final release (called the first "GA" release).

This is the second (and possibly last) Release Candidate for 6.2 - thanks to the community for everyone's help! 

For more information about this release:


 Liferay Portal 6.2 - Release Candidate 1 (click to expand)
September 2013


Links: 6.2 Almost Official Docs | Source Code | Downloads (Binaries) | Community

Under Development

Liferay relies on its open source community to help validate Liferay releases before they are generally available, to maximize quality before the release. Liferay follows an iterative software release cycle, with interim development builds (called Milestones), followed by a Beta period in which feature-complete builds are produced, and then finally one or more Release Candidate builds, one of which becomes the final release (called the first "GA" release).

This is the first (and possibly last) Release Candidate for 6.2 - thanks to the community for everyone's help! 

For more information about this release:


 Liferay Portal 6.2 - Beta 3 (click to expand)
September 2013


Links: Documentation (Under Development) | New Feature Details | Community Verifier | Downloads (Binaries) | Beta Testing Program | Source Code | Community

Under Development

 

Introduction #

Liferay relies on its open source community to help validate Liferay releases before they are generally available, to maximize quality before the release. Liferay follows an iterative software release cycle, with interim development builds (called Milestones), followed by a Beta period in which feature-complete builds are produced, and then finally one or more Release Candidate builds, one of which becomes the final release (called the first "GA" release).

For 6.2, the goal of this Liferay Beta Releases is to validate the Beta-quality releases of Liferay, and ensure that it meets the needs of its community of enthusiasts, users, partners, customers, and developers. Feedback will be taken at high priority to ensure that issues discovered by our community program are considered and acted upon before the release.

Beta 3 is the final Beta release - thanks to the community for everyone's help! We are moving into the Release Candidate phase after this Beta.

For more information about Beta-3:

 

 

 


 Liferay IDE 2.0 Milestone 1 (click to expand)
August 2013


Links: Project Site | Documentation | Source Code | Download | Issue Tracker | Community

We here on the IDE team are pleased to announce the new release of Liferay IDE: Liferay IDE 2.0 Milestone 1.  Since this is an Eclipse release all you need is to use the following update site url in the Help > Install New Software... dialog.

http://releases.liferay.com/tools/ide/latest/milestone/

This milestone release is the first in a series of milestones leading up to Liferay IDE 2.0 GA release that is planned for just after Liferay Portal 6.2 GA.  Below are some highlights Liferay IDE 2.0 M1:
 

Release Highlights


 Liferay Portal 6.2 - Beta 2 (click to expand)
August 2013


Links: Documentation (Under Development) | New Feature Details | Community Verifier | Downloads (Binaries) | Beta Testing Program | Source Code | Community

Under Development

 

Introduction #

Liferay relies on its open source community to help validate Liferay releases before they are generally available, to maximize quality before the release. Liferay follows an iterative software release cycle, with interim development builds (called Milestones), followed by a Beta period in which feature-complete builds are produced, and then finally one or more Release Candidate builds, one of which becomes the final release (called the first "GA" release).

For 6.2, the goal of this Liferay Beta Releases is to validate the Beta-quality releases of Liferay, and ensure that it meets the needs of its community of enthusiasts, users, partners, customers, and developers. Feedback will be taken at high priority to ensure that issues discovered by our community program are considered and acted upon before the release.

For more details about this Beta release, see the Community Beta Testing Program wiki!


 Liferay Portal 6.2 - Beta 1 (click to expand)
August 2013


Links: Documentation (Under Development) | New Feature Details | Community Verifier | Downloads (Binaries) | Beta Testing Program | Source Code | Community

Under Development

 

Introduction #

Liferay relies on its open source community to help validate Liferay releases before they are generally available, to maximize quality before the release. Liferay follows an iterative software release cycle, with interim development builds (called Milestones), followed by a Beta period in which feature-complete builds are produced, and then finally one or more Release Candidate builds, one of which becomes the final release (called the first "GA" release).

For 6.2, the goal of this Liferay Beta Releases is to validate the Beta-quality releases of Liferay, and ensure that it meets the needs of its community of enthusiasts, users, partners, customers, and developers. Feedback will be taken at high priority to ensure that issues discovered by our community program are considered and acted upon before the release.

For more details about this Beta release, see the Community Beta Testing Program wiki!


 Liferay Portal 6.2 - Milestone 6 (click to expand)
June 2013


Links: Documentation (Under Development) | New Feature Details | Community Verifier | Milestone 6 BugSquad | Source Code | Community

Under Development

 

Introduction #

Liferay has released the sixth milestone build of the next version of Liferay. This milestone includes most if not all of the bug fixes based on the feedback from the bug squad in previous milestones, as well as several new features.

Features #

There are many new features included in Milestone 6 that you may be interested in testing. As usual, Liferay is using a JIRA Structure to visualize new features ("Stories") in each Milestone. You can see the Milestone 5 Stories, or visit the overview of Stories for all Milestones.

 

How to report bugs and suggestions #

We are going to use an slightly different process this time to make the communication fully open.

The developers working on 6.2 will be monitoring the reported bugs and suggestions to provide timely answers.

 


 Liferay Portal 6.2 - Milestone 5 (click to expand)
April 2013


Links: Documentation (Under Development) | New Feature Details | Community Verifier | Milestone 5 BugSquad |  | Community

Under Development

 

Introduction #

Liferay has released the fifth milestone build of the next version of Liferay. This milestone includes most if not all of the bug fixes based on the feedback from the bug squad in previous milestones, as well as several new features.

Features #

There are many new features included in Milestone 5 that you may be interested in testing. As usual, Liferay is using a JIRA Structure to visualize new features ("Stories") in each Milestone. You can see the Milestone 5 Stories, or visit the overview of Stories for all Milestones.

 

How to report bugs and suggestions #

We are going to use an slightly different process this time to make the communication fully open.

The developers working on 6.2 will be monitoring the reported bugs and suggestions to provide timely answers.

 


 Liferay Portal 6.2 - Milestone 3 (click to expand)
January 2013


Links: Documentation (Under Development) | Milestone 3 Downloads | Milestone 3 Source Code (ZIP file) | Milestone 3 BugSquad | Community

Under Development

Liferay has released the third milestone build of the next version of Liferay. This milestone comes a few weeks after Milestones 1 and 2 and includes most if not all of the bug fixes based on the feedback from the bug squad as well as many several new features.

For details on what's new in this Milestone, check out the BugSquad Milestone 3 Wiki Page.

This build is not suitable for production use and no support or guarantee of any kind is implied.

Bug Reporting

When reporting bugs against this Milestone, be sure to select 6.2.0 CE M3 from for the Affected Version/s field.  Also, consider participating in BugSquad!

BugSquad

BugSquad is a volunteer team, whose main goal is to improve the quality and usability of Liferay project releases before they are generally available. Team members provide valuable feedback from their day-to-day usage of Liferay, incorporating the way they use Liferay directly into the resulting product. In addition, team members gain valuable experience in using the Liferay platform, both in existing features and functionality, and upcoming new features.


 Liferay Portal 6.2 - Milestone 4 (click to expand)
February 2013


Links: Documentation (Under Development) | New Feature Details | Community Verifier | Milestone 4 BugSquad |  | Community

Under Development

 

Introduction #

Liferay has released the fourth milestone build of the next version of Liferay. This milestone includes most if not all of the bug fixes based on the feedback from the bug squad in previous milestones, as well as several new features.

Features #

There are many new features included in Milestone 4 that you may be interested in testing. As usual, Liferay is using a JIRA Structure to visualize new features ("Stories") in each Milestone. You can see the Milestone 4 Stories, or visit the overview of Stories for all Milestones.

 

How to report bugs and suggestions #

We are going to use an slightly different process this time to make the communication fully open.

The developers working on 6.2 will be monitoring the reported bugs and suggestions to provide timely answers.

 


 Liferay Portal 6.2 - Milestone 2 (click to expand)
November 2012


Links: Documentation (Under Development) | Milestone 2 Downloads | Milestone 2 Source Code (ZIP file) | Milestone 2 BugSquad | Community

Under Development

Milestone 2 is a small update from Milestone 1, incorporating the following changes:

  • New Calendar App is bundled by default
  • Continue to refine the Liferay Portal and Liferay Apps (plugins) release process, to increase reliability and quality of each build.
  • A few other minor fixes

This build is not suitable for production use and no support or guarantee of any kind is implied.

Bug Reporting

When reporting bugs against this Milestone, be sure to select 6.2.0 CE Mx from for the Affected Version/s field.  Also, consider participating in BugSquad!

BugSquad

BugSquad is a volunteer team, whose main goal is to improve the quality and usability of Liferay project releases before they are generally available. Team members provide valuable feedback from their day-to-day usage of Liferay, incorporating the way they use Liferay directly into the resulting product. In addition, team members gain valuable experience in using the Liferay platform, both in existing features and functionality, and upcoming new features.


 Liferay Portal 6.2 - Milestone 1 (click to expand)
November 2012


Links: Documentation (Under Development) | Milestone 1 Downloads | Milestone 1 Source Code (ZIP file) | Milestone 1 BugSquad | Community

Under Development

Milestone 1 represents an interim build of the next version of Liferay Portal.  It includes many bugfixes and a few notable, but not yet completed features:

  • New WCM Management Interface
  • Application Display Templates
  • Recycle Bin
  • Enterprise Calendar

This build is not suitable for production use and no support or guarantee of any kind is implied.  For a complete list of changes, see the Release Notes.

Bug Reporting

When reporting bugs against this Milestone, be sure to select 6.2.0 CE Mx from for the Affected Version/s field.  Also, consider participating in BugSquad!

BugSquad

BugSquad is a volunteer team, whose main goal is to improve the quality and usability of Liferay project releases before they are generally available. Team members provide valuable feedback from their day-to-day usage of Liferay, incorporating the way they use Liferay directly into the resulting product. In addition, team members gain valuable experience in using the Liferay platform, both in existing features and functionality, and upcoming new features.


Past (Legacy) Releases

 Liferay Portal 7.0 CE GA1 (click to expand)
April 2016


Links: Source Code | Official Docs | Official Downloads | Issue Tracker | Community

Release Nomenclature

Following Liferay's versioning scheme established in 2010, this release is Liferay 7.0 CE GA1.  The internal version number is 7.0.0 (i.e. the first release of 7.0).  Future CE releases of 7.0 will be designated GA2, GA3, .. and so on.  See below for upgrade instructions from 6.1, 6.0, and 5.x.

Downloads

You can find the 7.0 release on the usual downloads page.  If you need additional files (for example, the source code, or dependency libraries), visit the additional files page.

Source Code

As Liferay is an open source project, many of you will want to get at its guts. The source is available as a zip archive on the downloads page, or on its home on GitHub. Many community contributions went into this release, and hopefully many more in future releases! If you're interested in contributing, take a look at our contribution page.

Support Matrix

Liferay's general policy is to update our support matrix for each release, testing Liferay against newer major releases of supporting operating systems, app servers, browsers, and databases (we regularly update the bundled upstream open source libraries to fix bugs or take advantage of new features in the open source we depend on). 

Liferay 7.0 CE was tested extensively for use with the following Application/Database Servers: 

Liferay CE Application Servers:

  • Apache Tomcat 8.0 with Java 8
  • Wildfly 10.0 with Java 8

Liferay CE Databases:

  • HSQLDB 2 (only for demonstration, development, and testing)
  • MySQL 5.6
  • MariaDB 10
  • PostgreSQL 9.3

New Features Summary

  • Modularity inside: The #1 feature of Liferay 7 is not a feature, but a way to empower you to build more powerful, adaptable, lightweight and innovative systems for the digital world that is coming. Liferay 7's functionality has been modularized into hundreds of modules, allowing you to use what you need for each project and take away the rest, giving you an extensibility unthinkable until now, and a much more elegant development model. And all of this based on rock solid standards of the OSGi family. 
     
  • New Forms Experience: Liferay 7 includes a brand new application that allows defining and publishing advanced dynamic forms. The forms can have complex multi-column layouts and span several pages. They can be published in any Liferay site just by dropping the form into a page or also Google Forms style, by providing a URL that links directly to a full page form. Many field types are included out of the box and custom types can be added by deploying custom modules. Forms can also be integrated with Liferay's workflow system to submit forms through a predefined process. 
     
  • Optimized Content Authoring: As content management systems get more complicated and get more options, the more complex writing content might get. But it doesn't have to. We have rethought the authoring experience to let the authors, from web content to blogs, focus on writing great content, while still having available the full power that Liferay's applications provide when they are really necessary. All this thanks to our brand new WYSIWYG editor: Alloy Editor. In addition to this, many small improvements have been added such as the ability to organize web content in folders, visual content diffs, reuse of content structures and templates across sites, and more.
     
  • Geolocate any content: Liferay 7 provides out of the box the ability to geolocate all web content, data lists, documents & media. It also provides the ability to leverage the power of Liferay's Asset Publisher to create lists of geolocalized content and publish them in a Map.
     
  • Advanced modern sites easier than ever: Nowadays sites are more complex, dynamic and visually stunning than ever before. Liferay 7 contains a series of improvements  to provide more power to site administrators to create modern sites faster. As a proof of what is now possible Liferay now includes out of the box a new site template showcasing a modern product site, leveraging Liferay 7's new features such as application decorators, new application display templates, sets of pages and more. Additional site templates & themes will be delivered in the next few months in the marketplace.
     
  • Improved blogs, forum and wiki: >When you need to host your own blog it's hard to compete with the simplicity of the online platforms like wordpress.com or Medium, but Liferay 7 makes it much easier. Beautiful and streamlined by default but with all of Liferay's power underneath. Our beloved Forum and Wiki applications have also seen incremental improvements targeted towards encouraging usage and engagement.
     
  • Easier to use staging, even for the most advanced scenarios: Publishing from staging to live is now as easy as clicking one button. And for more advanced publishing scenarios, it's now possible to save advanced configurations and reuse them to ensure successful publications every time.

     
  • New image, file and media selector: Whether you are writing a web content, a blog entry, a wiki page, … being able to select an already uploaded picture, upload one now, or even take a picture or video right now to be added to your content is becoming more common than ever before. Liferay's new media selector has been designed to make these common operations easy. Not only that, it's highly extensible so that new sources of media such as google, flickr, youtube, ... can be added to any application using the selector.
     
  • Faster loading and reduced bandwidth usage: Liferay 7 provides a much faster perceived performance for its users thanks to a new technology that automatically converts all applications (even custom ones) as well as the navigation across pages of a site into Single Page Applications. This means that only the pieces of a page that are necessary are loaded avoiding full page refreshes, reducing bandwidth usage, load times and rendering time in the browser. 
     
  • Stunning visual and usability improvements in all of the out of the box applications: The User Experience in Liferay 7 has improved so much that we have even created a new design language along the way, Lexicon. You will notice its presence in the stunning new look of all of Liferay's applications which have redesigned to make the best use of the screen real estate for screens of all sizes, make its features easier to find and learn and perform tasks faster than ever before. Liferay 7 provides an implementation of Lexicon as a CSS framework based on Bootstrap that can be used as well for third party applications to achieve the same effect with much less effort than ever before.
     
  • Optimized product navigation: A new menu provides a unified way for administrators and registered users to access all administrative and personal applications from a single place, leaving all the screen real estate available for the site navigation and decorations. The product navigation is fully extensible to allow customizing it for any need.
     
  • Better developer experience: By leveraging modularity and state of the art tooling, developing for Liferay 7 is going to be easier and more powerful than ever before. We are embracing Gradle and Maven and creating plugins and some additional command line and Eclipse tools on top. 
     
  • Infrastructure improvements: Many improvements have been incorporated at the core platform level, including replacing Lucene with ElasticSearch as the default search engine (providing better monitoring, tuning and clustering), JAX-RS infrastructure to build custom and secured RESTful Web Services, a device manager, a new Configuration API to make any application configurable with less effort, a brand new data upgrade framework, etc.

And more: there is much more than we can list here since this release has over 1750 new features and improvements. Not only that, in the next months we plan to leverage modularity to keep delivering features on top of the base Liferay 7 platform, such as a new image editor that will be integrated into Liferay's Documents and Media and the Image Selector.

Documentation

The Liferay Documentation Team has been hard at work updating all of the documentation for the new release.  This includes updated (and vastly improved/enlarged) javadoc and related reference documentation, and and updated installation and development documentation can be found on the Liferay Developer Network. Our community has been instrumental in identifying the areas of improvement, and we are constantly updating the documentation to fill in any gaps.

Deprecated Plugins

Several plugins have been deprecated in Liferay 7 and will be available in the Marketplace as a labs application after the Liferay 7 Release.  The list of deprecated plugins are:

  • Shopping Portlet
  • Mail Portlet
  • Invitation Portlet
  • Software Catalog

Bug Reporting

As always, the project continues to use issues.liferay.com to report and manage bug and feature requests.  If you believe you have encountered a bug in the new release (shocking, I know), please be cognizant of the bug reporting standards and report your issue on issues.liferay.com, selecting the "7.0.0 CE GA1" release as the value for the "Affects Version/s" field.

Upgrading

Good news for those of you on 6.0 or prior! Liferay introduced the seamless upgrade feature with Liferay 6.1. Seamless upgrades allow Liferay to be upgraded more easily. In most cases, pointing the latest version of Liferay to the database of the older version is enough. There are some caveats though, so be sure to check out the Upgrading section on the Liferay Developer Network for more detail on upgrading to 7.0.

Getting Support

Support for Liferay 7.0 CE comes from the wonderful and active community, from which Liferay itself was nurtured into the enterprise offering it is today.  Please visit the community pages to find out more about the myriad avenues through which you can get your questions answered.

Liferay and its worldwide partner network also provides services, support, training, and consulting around its flagship enterprise offering, which is due to be released shortly after this CE release.

Also note that customers on existing releases such as 6.1 and 6.2 continue to be professionally supported, and the documentation, source, and other ancillary data about these releases will remain in place.

What's Next?

Of course we in the Liferay Community are interested in your take on the new features in Liferay 7.0.  Work has already begun on the next evolution of Liferay, based on user feedback and community ideas.  If you are interested in learning more about how you can get involved, visit the Liferay Community pages and dig in.

Kudos!

This release was produced by Liferay's worldwide portal engineering team, and involved many hours of development, testing, writing documentation, translating, testing some more, and working with the wider Liferay community of customers, partners, and open source developers to incorporate all sorts of contributions, both big and small. We are glad you have chosen to use Liferay, and hope that it meets or exceeds your expectations!

In addition to Liferay's engineering staff, a special thanks goes to the many open source developers who participated in the Community Expedition who volunteered their time and energy to help with the release, whether it was bugfixing, idea generation, documentation, translations, or other contribution that helped to improve this release. 


 Liferay Sync 3.1.0 (click to expand)
March 2016


Links: Official Documentation | Issue Tracker | Forums | Downloads | Community

The Sync team is pleased to announce SSO support in the latest releases of Liferay Sync desktop and mobile clients. Any SSO implementation that works against Liferay Portal will work with Liferay Sync as well (SiteMinder, OpenSSO, OAM, SAML, Shibboleth, etc). Please note this feature is for Portal EE customers only.

To try out Liferay Sync in your SSO environment, please install the latest Sync Connector EE app on your Portal 6.2 EE, download the latest Liferay Sync clients, and follow the configuration steps described in the documentation.


 Liferay Portal 6.2 CE GA6 (click to expand)
January 2016


Links: Source Code | Compatibility Matrix | Official Docs | Official Downloads | Issue Tracker | Community

This is a minor update to address a significant incompatibility discovered in our community with Liferay  Sync. As Liferay 7 is right around the corner, we wanted to do this release so that those of you staying on 6.2 will be able to use Sync (and other mobile apps that heavily rely on JSONWS). No new features are added, and only these 9 commits are included.

The release also includes the latest Sync Connector plugin, so that you do not need to update it separately.

Release Naming

Following Liferay's official versioning scheme, this release is Liferay Portal 6.2 CE GA6. The internal version number is 6.2.5.  See below for upgrade instructions from 6.2.x, 6.1.x, 6.0.x, and 5.x.

Downloads

You can find the 6.2 CE GA6 release on the usual liferay.com downloads page. If you need additional files (for example, upgrade SQL scripts or dependency libraries), you can find them at the bottom of the downloads page.

Maven Artifacts

Developers can find this release in our Maven repository, and it should be showing up on Maven Central in the near future. As a reminder, you can also find Maven artifacts for Liferay 7 Preview & Beta Releases (here's one of them) in the liferay-previews repository!

Source Code

As Liferay is an open source project, many of you will want to get at its guts. The source is available as a zip archive on the downloads page, or in its source code repository on Github. The repository has also been tagged for the release (as a reminder, the liferay-plugins repo no longer gets tags for portal releases as the plugins are de-coupled from core). Many community contributions went into this release, and hopefully many more in future releases! If you're interested in contributing, take a look at our new participate page on the Liferay Developer Network.

What's New / Changed?

This update fixes a JSONWS incompatibility introduced in GA5. If you are experiencing issues with Sync with GA5, you'll need to update to this release. Even if you don't use Sync, you should update to this release, as the issue could affect other apps that use JSONWS. Part of the fix is in the sync-connector plugin, which is bundled with this release.

Documentation

The Liferay Documentation Team has been continuously adding and improving on the official documentation. This includes updated javadoc and related reference documentation, updated tutorials and learning paths, and a new home on the Liferay Developer Network.

Our community has been instrumental in identifying the areas of improvement, and we are constantly updating the documentation to fill in any gaps. Check out Rich's blog for more detail on how you can get involved.

Support Matrix

Liferay has published the official compatibility matrix for 6.1 and 6.2. This is the official support matrix for our Enterprise Subscription customers, but it's a pretty good reference for CE as well.

Liferay Marketplace

Most Liferay-authored Marketplace plugins were updated to support 6.2 GA1 when it was first released, and remain compatible with this updated GA6 release.

If you are a Marketplace Developer, and have authored a 6.2 CE GA1-GA5-compatible app, you should ensure your app continues to work with this 6.2 CE GA6 release. It is Liferay's aim to remain compatible within a given release family, so in the unlikely event that your app works with GA5 but NOT GA6, you will need to make any necessary changes and re-submit, and let the Marketplace team know about any incompatibilities you discovered. Chances are you will have nothing to do (since you declared compatibility with 6.2.0+, which includes 6.2.5).

Bug Reporting

As always, the project continues to use issues.liferay.com to report and manage bug and feature requests. If you believe you have encountered a bug in the new release (shocking, I know), please be cognizant of the bug reporting standards and report your issue on issues.liferay.com, selecting the 6.2.5 CE GA6 release as the value for the Affects Version/s field.

Upgrading

Good news for those of you on 6.0 or prior! Liferay introduced the seamless upgrade feature with Liferay 6.1. Seamless upgrades allow Liferay to be upgraded more easily. In most cases, pointing the latest version of Liferay to the database of the older version is enough. There are some caveats though, so be sure to check out the Upgrading Liferay information on the Liferay Developer Network for more detail on upgrading to this release.

Getting Support

Support for Liferay 6.2 CE comes from the wonderful and active community, from which Liferay itself was nurtured into the enterprise offering it is today. Please visit the community pages to find out more about the myriad avenues through which you can get your questions answered, and check out the new Liferay Developer Network for technical resources during your Liferay journey.

Liferay and its worldwide partner network also provides services, support, training, and consulting around Liferay via its Enterprise Subscription.

What's Next

Of course we in the Liferay Community are interested in your take on the new features in Liferay 6.2 and the updates in this GA5 release. We've been working on the next evolution of Liferay, based on user feedback and community ideas, and work is nearing completion. If you are interested in learning more, join our expedition team and see what's under the hood of Liferay 7!

As I mentioned earlier, we do regular open source releases of Liferay Portal every 6 months, until the next major release. So if you find bugs in this or previous releases, and want to up their priority to get them fixed, be sure to use JIRA and vote for your favorite issues! The next CE release will most likely be based on Liferay 7.

Kudos!

This release was produced by Liferay's worldwide portal engineering team, and involved many hours of development, testing, writing documentation, translating, testing some more, and working with the wider Liferay community of customers, partners, and open source developers to incorporate all sorts of contributions, both big and small. We are glad you have chosen to use Liferay, and hope that it meets or exceeds your expectations!

In addition to Liferay's engineering staff, a special thanks goes to the many open source developers who volunteered their time and energy to help with the release, whether it was bugfixing, idea generation, documentation, translations, testing, or other contribution that helped to improve this release. Check out the Community Contributor Hall of Fame and be sure to thank them if you run across them in the community (or add your name if you have contributed and are not listed).


 Liferay Portal 6.2 CE GA5 (click to expand)
November 2015


Links: Source Code | Compatibility Matrix | Official Docs | Official Downloads | Issue Tracker | Community

Release Naming

Following Liferay's official versioning scheme, this release is Liferay Portal 6.2 CE GA5. The internal version number is 6.2.4.  See below for upgrade instructions from 6.2.x, 6.1.x, 6.0.x, and 5.x.

Downloads

You can find the 6.2 CE GA5 release on the usual liferay.com downloads page (it might take an extra day to get this page updated, so use the above download links in the meantime). If you need additional files (for example, upgrade SQL scripts or dependency libraries), you can find them at the bottom of the downloads page.

Maven Artifacts

Developers can (or should be able to in the next day or so) find this release in our Maven repository, and it should be showing up on Maven Central in the near future. As a reminder, you can also find Maven artifacts for Liferay 7 Preview Releases (here's one of them) in the liferay-previews repository!

Source Code

As Liferay is an open source project, many of you will want to get at its guts. The source is available as a zip archive on the downloads page, or in its source code repository on Github. The repository has also been tagged for the release (as a reminder, the liferay-plugins repo no longer gets tags for portal releases as the plugins are de-coupled from core). Many community contributions went into this release, and hopefully many more in future releases! If you're interested in contributing, take a look at our new participate page on the Liferay Developer Network.

What's New / Changed?

This update fixes many issues [full list here], but here are some of the more important and/or popular ones that you may be interested in:

Known Issues

These are issues that were found during testing, but deemed not a showstopper (usually things are left as-is because they aren't severe (data loss/security breach), don't affect very many people, and there is a convenient workaround - luckily our 6 month cadence means you don't have to wait more than 6 months!). For details on workarounds, see the bug reports.
  • Changes in resource-related permissions for Site or Organization roles are not being applied to current created resources for Calendar & Bookmarks. Workaround is available. (LPS-59265
  • Localized redirects don't happen when language removed from Available Languages (LPS-59345).
  • Testing revealed startup issues with the JOnAS bundle (LPS-54391). Since this bundle has fallen in popularity and only gets a handful of downloads per month, the release team decided not to hold the release (after all, we did promise a November release - and it's the last day of November!). As soon as the issue is resolved we will release a JOnAS bundle.

Documentation

The Liferay Documentation Team has been continuously adding and improving on the official documentation. This includes updated javadoc and related reference documentation, updated tutorials and learning paths, and a new home on the Liferay Developer Network.

 
Our community has been instrumental in identifying the areas of improvement, and we are constantly updating the documentation to fill in any gaps. Check out Rich's blog for more detail on how you can get involved.

Support Matrix

Liferay has published the official compatibility matrix for 6.1 and 6.2. This is the official support matrix for our Enterprise Subscription customers, but it's a pretty good reference for CE as well.

Liferay Marketplace

Most Liferay-authored Marketplace plugins were updated to support 6.2 GA1 when it was first released, and remain compatible with this updated GA5 release.
 
If you are a Marketplace Developer, and have authored a 6.2 CE GA1-GA4-compatible app, you should ensure your app continues to work with this 6.2 CE GA5 release. It is Liferay's aim to remain compatible within a given release family, so in the unlikely event that your app works with GA4 but NOT GA5, you will need to make any necessary changes and re-submit, and let the Marketplace team know about any incompatibilities you discovered. Chances are you will have nothing to do (since you declared compatibility with 6.2.0+, which includes 6.2.4).

Bug Reporting

As always, the project continues to use issues.liferay.com to report and manage bug and feature requests. If you believe you have encountered a bug in the new release (shocking, I know), please be cognizant of the bug reporting standards and report your issue on issues.liferay.com, selecting the 6.2.4 CE GA5 release as the value for the Affects Version/s field.

Upgrading

Good news for those of you on 6.0 or prior! Liferay introduced the seamless upgrade feature with Liferay 6.1. Seamless upgrades allow Liferay to be upgraded more easily. In most cases, pointing the latest version of Liferay to the database of the older version is enough. There are some caveats though, so be sure to check out the Upgrading Liferay information on the Liferay Developer Network for more detail on upgrading to this release.

Getting Support

Support for Liferay 6.2 CE comes from the wonderful and active community, from which Liferay itself was nurtured into the enterprise offering it is today. Please visit the community pages to find out more about the myriad avenues through which you can get your questions answered, and check out the new Liferay Developer Network for technical resources during your Liferay journey.
 
Liferay and its worldwide partner network also provides services, support, training, and consulting around Liferay via its Enterprise Subscription.

What's Next

Of course we in the Liferay Community are interested in your take on the new features in Liferay 6.2 and the updates in this GA5 release. We've been working on the next evolution of Liferay, based on user feedback and community ideas, and work is nearing completion. If you are interested in learning more, join our expedition team and see what's under the hood of Liferay 7!
 
As I mentioned earlier, we will start doing regular open source releases of Liferay Portal every 6 months, until the next major release. So if you find bugs in this or previous releases, and want to up their priority to get them fixed, be sure to use JIRA and vote for your favorite issues! The next CE release will most likely be based on Liferay 7.

Kudos!

This release was produced by Liferay's worldwide portal engineering team, and involved many hours of development, testing, writing documentation, translating, testing some more, and working with the wider Liferay community of customers, partners, and open source developers to incorporate all sorts of contributions, both big and small. We are glad you have chosen to use Liferay, and hope that it meets or exceeds your expectations!
 
In addition to Liferay's engineering staff, a special thanks goes to the many open source developers who volunteered their time and energy to help with the release, whether it was bugfixing, idea generation, documentation, translations, testing, or other contribution that helped to improve this release. Check out the Community Contributor Hall of Fame and be sure to thank them if you run across them in the community (or add your name if you have contributed and are not listed).


 Liferay Portal 6.2 EE SP13 (click to expand)
October 2015


Links: Official Documentation | Full Release Notes | Download 30-Day Trial | Plugins | Customer Portal | Community

The Liferay team is pleased to announce the release of Liferay Portal 6.2 EE SP13! Liferay Portal 6.2 EE gives organizations one complete web platform for social collaboration, web content management, and development tools to create customized solutions.

To learn more about Liferay Portal, visit the Enterprise Subscription overview.

What's in SP13?

The SP13 (Service Pack 13) release is a bugfix release for Liferay Portal 6.2 EE. A full list of issues fixed can be found in the Release Notes.

Fix Packs in SP13

All of the below fixpacks are included in this release. Customers can click on the individual links to see detail about which bugs were fixed for each fix pack.

Upgrading from Previous Releases

Good news for those of you on 6.0 or prior! Liferay introduced the seamless upgrade feature with Liferay 6.1. Seamless upgrades allow Liferay to be upgraded more easily. In most cases, pointing the latest version of Liferay to the database of the older version is enough. There are some caveats though, so be sure to check out the Upgrading Liferay chapter of the Liferay User Guide for more detail on upgrading to 6.2.


 Liferay Sync 3.0 (click to expand)


Links: Official Documentation | Issue Tracker | Forums | Downloads | Community

We are pleased to announce the release of Liferay Sync 3.0, which offers a revamped UI for both Mobile and Desktop, for accessing, sharing, and updating files from Liferay Portal and any device. 
 
With the latest version, Liferay Sync has the ability to add multiple Liferay sites to Sync Desktop and execute bi-directional synchronization. Integration with an existing Liferay Portal also gives our customers a secure cloud storage solution for keeping files on their own servers and within their specific data limits.
 
Key user features include:
  • Ability to define more than one Liferay server and have documents sync to different folders on their systems.
  • Deleting documents from the Desktop or Mobile device with the change(s) being reflected on the server.
  • Configuring Liferay Sync settings (as an administrator) from the Liferay Control Panel to disable sync with select sites. 
Visit the Liferay Sync page to learn more about this latest release.  Please note that the Sync 3.0 Clients require the Sync Connector 3.0.0. 


 Liferay Portal 6.2 EE SP12 (click to expand)
August 2015


Links: Official Documentation | Full Release Notes | Download 30-Day Trial | Plugins | Customer Portal | Community

The Liferay team is pleased to announce the release of Liferay Portal 6.2 EE SP12! Liferay Portal 6.2 EE gives organizations one complete web platform for social collaboration, web content management, and development tools to create customized solutions.

To learn more about Liferay Portal, visit the Enterprise Subscription overview.

What's in SP12?

The SP12 (Service Pack 12) release is a bugfix release for Liferay Portal 6.2 EE. A full list of issues fixed can be found in the Release Notes.

Fix Packs in SP12

All of the below fixpacks are included in this release. Customers can click on the individual links to see detail about which bugs were fixed for each fix pack.

Upgrading from Previous Releases

Good news for those of you on 6.0 or prior! Liferay introduced the seamless upgrade feature with Liferay 6.1. Seamless upgrades allow Liferay to be upgraded more easily. In most cases, pointing the latest version of Liferay to the database of the older version is enough. There are some caveats though, so be sure to check out the Upgrading Liferay chapter of the Liferay User Guide for more detail on upgrading to 6.2.


 Liferay IDE 2.2.4 GA5 (click to expand)
August 2015


Links: Official Documentation | Eclipse Update Site | Download Bundles | Community

A new release of Liferay IDE has been made available today, version 2.2.4. You can update or install the new release here as usual:

http://releases.liferay.com/tools/ide/latest/stable/

Or go over to the download page and grab one of the bundles that includes Eclipse Luna JavaEE package with Liferay IDE 2.2.4 pre-installed: 

https://www.liferay.com/downloads/liferay-projects/liferay-ide

Release highlights: 

  • Support for Eclipse Mars

The full list of issues can be see here.


 Liferay Sync 1.2.4 (Desktop) (click to expand)
June 2015


Links: Official Documentation | Issue Tracker | Forums | Downloads | Community

Liferay Sync is designed to make file sharing as easy as a simple drag-and-drop! It exposes and synchronizes content and documents to both desktop and mobile environments with support for Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android. It'll also log all your document changes and versions.

Version 1.2.4 is a bug fix release. More information can be found in the Release Notes.


 Liferay IDE 2.2.3 GA4 (click to expand)
June 2015


Links: Official Documentation | Eclipse Update Site | Download Bundles | Community

A new release of Liferay IDE has been made available today, version 2.2.3. You can update or install the new release here as usual:

http://releases.liferay.com/tools/ide/latest/stable/

Or go over to the download page and grab one of the bundles that includes Eclipse Luna JavaEE package with Liferay IDE 2.2.3 pre-installed: 

https://www.liferay.com/downloads/liferay-projects/liferay-ide

Release highlights: 

  • Bug fixes
  • Compatibility with 6.2 CE GA4

The full list of issues can be see here.


 Liferay Portal 6.2 CE GA4 (click to expand)
April 2015


Links: Source Code | Compatibility Matrix | Official Docs | Official Downloads | Issue Tracker | Community

Release Naming

Following Liferay's official versioning scheme, this release is Liferay Portal 6.2 CE GA4. The internal version number is 6.2.3. Future CE releases of 6.2 will be designated GA5, GA6, .. and so on. See below for upgrade instructions from 6.2.x, 6.1.x, 6.0.x, and 5.x.

Downloads

You can find the 6.2 CE GA4 release on the usual liferay.com downloads page. If you need additional files (for example, upgrade SQL scripts or dependency libraries), you can find them at the bottom of the downloads page.

Maven Artifacts

Developers can find this release in our Maven repository, and it should be showing up on Maven Central in the near future. As a reminder, you can also find SNAPSHOT releases of Liferay 7!

Source Code

As Liferay is an open source project, many of you will want to get at its guts. The source is available as a zip archive on the downloads page, or in its source code repository on Github. The repository has also been tagged for the release (as a reminder, the liferay-plugins repo no longer gets tags for portal releases as the plugins are de-coupled from core). Many community contributions went into this release, and hopefully many more in future releases! If you're interested in contributing, take a look at our new participate page on the Liferay Developer Network.

What's New / Changed?

This update fixes many issues [full list here], but here are some of the more important and/or popular ones that you may be interested in:

Known Issues

These are issues that were found during testing, but deemed not a showstopper (usually things are left as-is because they aren't severe (data loss/security breach), don't affect very many people, and there is a convenient workaround - luckily our 6 month cadence means you don't have to wait more than 6 months!). For details on workarounds, see the bug reports.

  • Writing to search index fails when Index Writer queue is full (LPS-54672
  • lucene/dump does not work when starting a node (LPS-54876)

Documentation

The Liferay Documentation Team has been continuously adding and improving on the official documentation. This includes updated javadoc and related reference documentation, updated tutorials and learning paths, and a new home on the Liferay Developer Network. While still in beta, this site will also become the new home of our developer and technical communities.

Our community has been instrumental in identifying the areas of improvement, and we are constantly updating the documentation to fill in any gaps. Check out Rich's blog for more detail on how you can get involved.

Support Matrix

Liferay has published the official compatibility matrix for 6.1 and 6.2. This is the official support matrix for our Enterprise Subscription customers, but it's a pretty good reference for CE as well. If you're wondering where Java 8 support is at, it's expected in the next release and has already been added as supported platform for EE.

Liferay Marketplace

Most Liferay-authored Marketplace plugins were updated to support 6.2 GA1 when it was first released, and remain compatible with this updated GA4 release.

If you are a Marketplace Developer, and have authored a 6.2 CE GA1, GA2, or GA3-compatible app, you should ensure your app continues to work with this 6.2 CE GA4 release. It is Liferay's aim to remain compatible within a given release family, so in the unlikely event that your app works with GA3 but NOT GA4, you will need to make any necessary changes and re-submit, and let the Marketplace team know about any incompatibilities you discovered. Chances are you will have nothing to do (since you declared compatibility with 6.2.0+, which includes 6.2.3).

Bug Reporting

As always, the project continues to use issues.liferay.com to report and manage bug and feature requests. If you believe you have encountered a bug in the new release (shocking, I know), please be cognizant of the bug reporting standards and report your issue on issues.liferay.com, selecting the 6.2.3 CE GA4 release as the value for the Affects Version/s field.

Upgrading

Good news for those of you on 6.0 or prior! Liferay introduced the seamless upgrade feature with Liferay 6.1. Seamless upgrades allow Liferay to be upgraded more easily. In most cases, pointing the latest version of Liferay to the database of the older version is enough. There are some caveats though, so be sure to check out the Upgrading Liferay information on the Liferay Developer Network for more detail on upgrading to this release.

Getting Support

Support for Liferay 6.2 CE comes from the wonderful and active community, from which Liferay itself was nurtured into the enterprise offering it is today. Please visit the community pages to find out more about the myriad avenues through which you can get your questions answered, and check out the new Liferay Developer Network for technical resources during your Liferay journey.

Liferay and its worldwide partner network also provides services, support, training, and consulting around Liferay via its Enterprise Subscription.

Also note that customers on existing releases such as 6.0 and 6.1 continue to be professionally supported, and the documentation, source, and other ancillary data about these releases will remain in place.

What's Next

Of course we in the Liferay Community are interested in your take on the new features in Liferay 6.2 and the updates in this GA4 release. Work has already begun on the next evolution of Liferay, based on user feedback and community ideas. If you are interested in learning more, join our expedition team and see what's under the hood of Liferay 7!

As I mentioned earlier, we will start doing regular open source releases of Liferay Portal every 6 months, until the next major release. So if you find bugs in this or previous releases, and want to up their priority to get them fixed, be sure to use JIRA and vote for your favorite issues!

Kudos!

This release was produced by Liferay's worldwide portal engineering team, and involved many hours of development, testing, writing documentation, translating, testing some more, and working with the wider Liferay community of customers, partners, and open source developers to incorporate all sorts of contributions, both big and small. We are glad you have chosen to use Liferay, and hope that it meets or exceeds your expectations!

In addition to Liferay's engineering staff, a special thanks goes to the many open source developers who volunteered their time and energy to help with the release, whether it was bugfixing, idea generation, documentation, translations, testing, or other contribution that helped to improve this release. Check out the Community Contributor Hall of Fame and be sure to thank them if you run across them in the community (or add your name if you have contributed and are not listed).


 Liferay Portal 6.2 EE SP11 (click to expand)
April 2015


Links: Official Documentation | Full Release Notes | Download 30-Day Trial | Plugins | Customer Portal | Community

The Liferay team is pleased to announce the release of Liferay Portal 6.2 EE SP11! Liferay Portal 6.2 EE gives organizations one complete web platform for social collaboration, web content management, and development tools to create customized solutions.

To learn more about Liferay Portal, visit the Enterprise Subscription overview.

What's in SP11?

The SP11 (Service Pack 11) release is a bugfix release for Liferay Portal 6.2 EE. A full list of issues fixed can be found in the Release Notes.

Fix Packs in SP11

All of the below fixpacks are included in this release. Customers can click on the individual links to see detail about which bugs were fixed for each fix pack.

Upgrading from Previous Releases

Good news for those of you on 6.0 or prior! Liferay introduced the seamless upgrade feature with Liferay 6.1. Seamless upgrades allow Liferay to be upgraded more easily. In most cases, pointing the latest version of Liferay to the database of the older version is enough. There are some caveats though, so be sure to check out the Upgrading Liferay chapter of the Liferay User Guide for more detail on upgrading to 6.2.