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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.


 Liferay Developer Studio 1.6 (click to expand)
September 2012

Links: Documentation | Download Trial | Community

Liferay Developer Studio is a branded Eclipse-based product that is built on top of Liferay IDE along with some additional enterprise features (e.g. WebSphere server adapter).  It also contains the latest versions of Liferay Portal EE and Plugins SDK bundled and pre-configured to work out of the box.

The most notable features for this latest 1.6.0 release are:

  • Kaleo Designer for Java - Eclipse-based visual designer for Kaleo workflows that is specifically geared for Java developers (see more details below).
  • Liferay Portal 6.1 EE GA2 support - Bundled latest versions of Liferay Portal 6.1 EE GA2 along with Plugins SDK and sample projects.
  • Liferay IDE 1.6.x - bug fixes from community editon release

Kaleo Designer for Java

Liferay Portal EE already contains a visual Kaleo workflow designer built-in to the Kaleo Forms application.  However, we wanted to create a new tool directly targeted at back-end Java developers, so we decided to add this to our Eclipse-based dev environment, Liferay Developer Studio.  The Kaleo Designer for Java is a multi-page editor that allows editing of Kaleo workflows either as a visual diagram or a XML source editor.  There are also related tools, wizards, and property views, content-assist associated with this visual editor that most Eclipse Java developers have become accustomed to with other tooling.    The biggest productivity enhancements for Java developers in this version is the integration of the Java/Groovy script editor for editing Kaleo workflow action and condition scripts and the Freemarker/Velocity template editor for creating notofication templates.

There will be more available articles and extended documentation about the Kaleo Designer for Java in the upcoming weeks, but for now, instead of posting a lot of screenshots, we decided to record a short demo video instead.

If you are a Java developer and need to create a new or modiify an existing workflow process in Liferay,  I hope you will give Kaleo Designer for Java a try.