Release Dashboard

Get information and status on past, present, and future Liferay releases.

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

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 Portal 6.2 EE SP7
July 2014
 

 Release Details (click to expand)

The Liferay team is pleased to announce the release of Liferay Portal 6.2 EE SP7! 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 SP7?

The SP6 (Service Pack 7) 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 SP7

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 Mobile SDK 6.2.0.6
July 2014
 

 Release Details (click to expand)

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 Developer Studio 2.0 GA1
July 2014
 

 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



Liferay IDE 2.1.1
July 2014
 

 Release Details (click to expand)

A new release of Liferay IDE has been made available today, version 2.1.1.  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 2.1.1 pre-installed: 

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

Some release highlights include:

  • New Improved Liferay Project wizard
  • Better Vaadin7 support
  • Better Java8 support
  • Minor improvements to liferay-maven-plugin support
  • Initial support for web-type plugins
  • Eclipse Luna support

The full list of issues can be see here

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



Liferay Portal 6.1 EE GA3 SP2
June 2014
 

 Release Details (click to expand)

The Liferay team is pleased to announce the release of Liferay Portal 6.1 EE GA3 SP2! 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: Full Release Notes | Official Documentation | Download 30-Day Trial | Plugins | Customer Portal | Community



Liferay Social Office 3.0 EE GA2
April 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 EE GA1 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



Alloy UI 2.5.0
April 2014
 

 Release Details (click to expand)

AlloyUI is a UI metaframework that provides a consistent and simple API for building web applications across all three levels of the browser: structure, style and behavior.  It incorporates three design languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

It is used extensively in many of Liferay's open source projects, such as Liferay Portal, Liferay Social Office, and many more!

The latest release, AlloyUI 2.5, incorporates a ton of new features and the project has been re-engineered from the ground up, while providing support for prior releases.

Release Details

Check out Zeno's blog post!

Links: Main Website | API Documentation | Source Code | Download | Issue Tracker | Community



Liferay Sync 1.2.1 (Desktop)
March 2014
 

 Release Details (click to expand)

Liferay Sync is Liferay's newest product, 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 1.2.1 is a bug fix release and includes various fixes for issues that were discovered subsequent to releasing Desktop 1.2.0 GA1. More information can be found in the Release Notes.

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



Liferay Portal 6.2 CE GA2
March 2014
 

 Release Details (click to expand)

Release Naming

Following Liferay's official versioning scheme, this release is Liferay Portal 6.2 CE GA2. The internal version number is 6.2.1 (i.e. the first update release of 6.2). Future CE releases of 6.2 will be designated GA3, GA4, .. and so on (assuming they are needed to fix issues, which is not always the case). See below for upgrade instructions from 6.2 CE GA1, 6.1.x, 6.0.x, and 5.x.

Downloads

You can find the 6.2 CE GA2 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 in its source code repository 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.

What's New / Changed?

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

Documentation

The Liferay Documentation Team has been continuously adding and improving on the official documentation. This includes updated javadoc and related reference documentation, an updated User Guide and Developer Guide, and a new properties listing in convenient web page form. Our community has been instrumental in identifying the areas of improvement, and we are constantly updating the documentation to fill in any gaps.

Support Matrix

Also, Liferay recently published the official support matrix for 6.1 and 6.2, which lists the exact versions of software that Liferay is supported with. You no longer have to wonder which exact version of GNU Hurd you can run Liferay on (Hint: The Hurd is not supported :) ).

Liferay Marketplace

Most Liferay-authored plugins were updated to support 6.2 GA1 when it was first released, and remain compatible with this updated GA2 release.

If you are a Marketplace Developer, and have authored a 6.2 CE GA1-compatible app, you should ensure your app continues to work with this 6.2 CE GA2 release. It is Liferay's aim to remain compatible within a given release family, so in the unlikely event that your app works with GA1 but NOT GA2, 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 6.2.1).

Also, Marketplace developers should be sure to check out the new Marketplace Developer Portal, and get access to a one-stop shop of resources for... well, you get the idea. It's for app developers. Go there and learn.

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 6.2.1 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 Liferay chapter of the Liferay User Guide 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.

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 GA2 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 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 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!

Links: Source Code | Support Matrix | Official Docs | Official Downloads | Issue Tracker | 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



Liferay FACES 3.2.1 GA5
February 2014
 

 Release Details (click to expand)

On September 5, 2013 Liferay released the 4th General Availability (GA) release of Liferay Faces:

  • Liferay Faces 3.1.3-ga4 (JSF 2.1 + Liferay 6.1.x -- including 6.1.2 CE and 6.1.30 EE)
  • Liferay Faces 3.0.3-ga4 (JSF 2.1 + Liferay 6.0.x)
  • Liferay Faces 3.0.3-legacy-ga4 (JSF 2.1 + Liferay 5.2.x)
  • Liferay Faces 2.1.3-ga4 (JSF 1.2 + Liferay 6.1.x)
  •  

Project Links

Read More...

 

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



Liferay Portal 6.1 EE GA3
August 2013
 

 Release Details (click to expand)

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

Here are some notable features to look for in this release:

  • Document sharing through Liferay Sync - Liferay Sync takes the pain out of accessing your files by making them available when you want, wherever you need. With Liferay Sync, documents stored in your Document Library are automatically synced between your mobile, desktop and tablet devices. Since it's synced against your own Liferay deployment - you don't need to worry about security issues that come with public cloud based offerings. There are no file limitations either!
  • Completely revamped Document Library - The Document Library has been significantly improved! We've renamed the Document Library to the Documents and Media Library because we're including all file types - documents, images, videos and other media types into one unified library. Here are some of the new features and benefits of the Documents and Media Library:
    • Automatic previews - Get a sneak peek at all your docs, images and videos before downloading them!
    • Business defined document types - Create your own custom document types to adjust to the unique needs of your business. Any available metadata embedded in the file are automatically extracted as well.
    • Desktop-like experience - We've given the UI a complete overhaul for an optimal experience with improvements such as drag and drop, multiple select, and contextual menus.
  • Code less and do more with Kaleo Forms and Workflow Designer - Kaleo Forms and Workflow Designer allows your business end users to design and deploy workflow based forms. Users can easily adjust their process to the constant changes in business without IT intervention. 
  • Multiple website versions - Need to work on the next version of your website while still maintaining the content on the existing one? No problem. Liferay's enhanced staging feature allows you to simultaneously modify several versions of any site. Multiple content teams can easily create, maintain and publish their version of a site.
  • Lists, lists and more lists - Tired of all those stickies on your monitor? Use Liferay's new Dynamic Data List to capture and share your lists with coworkers.
  • Mobile websites made easy - You've all heard it: Mobile first, web second. More and more users are accessing your website through mobile and tablet devices. Liferay provides the tools to tailor the content and experience of website visitors based on their device.
  • Have it your way with User Customizable Sites - Site administrators can choose certain pages and sections of a page to be personalized by users. Users can choose to add, remove and configure content and applications in the customizable sections while the site administrator controls the fixed areas of a page.
  • Manage a large network of affiliated Sites - Need to manage hundreds of similar cookie-cutter Sites? Liferay Sites created from a Site Template can maintain a link to the template. Any changes made to the template will be applied to any Sites linked to it. This allows a Site administrator to easily update and manage hundreds of affiliated Sites that are linked to the same template.
  • Integrate with your existing document repositories - Have multiple sources of document storage? Unify access to all your document repositories through Liferay. Liferay provides connectors to Sharepoint, Documentum and other CMIS providers.

Upgrading from Previous Releases

As a general rule, you can upgrade from one release of Liferay to the next. This means that you can upgrade from 5.2 to 6.0, or 6.0 to 6.1, but not directly from 5.2 to 6.1. For 5.2 to 6.1, you would need to progress from 5.2 to 6.0, then 6.0 to 6.1. See the Upgrading Liferay chapter of the Liferay User Guide for more detail on upgrading to 6.1 EE. For users of EE GA1, you can directly upgrade to EE GA2 following normal upgrade procedures found in the documentation.

Links: Official Documentation | Download 30-Day Trial | Plugins | Customer Portal | 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 6.2 EE SP5 (click to expand)
June 2014


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

The Liferay team is pleased to announce the release of Liferay Portal 6.2 EE SP5! 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 SP5?

The SP5 (Service Pack 5) release is a bugfix release for Liferay Portal 6.2 EE. A full list of issues fixed can be found in the Release Notes (EE Subscribers only).

Fix Packs in SP5

All of the below fixpacks are included in this release. 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 1.2 (Desktop) (click to expand)
February 2014


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

Liferay Sync is Liferay's newest product, 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 adds support for Liferay Portal 6.2 CE and EE and fixes several minor issues. More details in the Release Notes.


 Liferay IDE 2.0 GA1 (click to expand)
December 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 GA1.  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/2.0.0-ga1/

Below are some highlights Liferay IDE 2.0:
 

Release Highlights

For examples and documentation on IDE's new features, visit our Working with Liferay's Developer Tools chapter in Liferay's 6.2 Developer's Guide. If you're interested in using Liferay IDE 2.0 for Liferay Portal 6.1, you can reference the Liferay IDE and Developer Studio and Developing Plugins Using Maven chapters of Liferay's 6.1 Developer's Guide. However, these aren't the only places to find IDE related information! IDE examples are sprinkled throughout the guides for most plugin development examples as well (e.g.Developing Portlet Applications chapter has IDE example for developing Liferay portlet plugins). If you're interested in using Liferay IDE 2.0, make sure to take a pitstop at Liferay's Developer's Guide!


 Liferay Portal 6.2 EE GA1 (click to expand)
December 2013


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

The Liferay team is pleased to announce the release of Liferay Portal 6.2 EE! 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.

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 Portal 6.2 CE GA1 (click to expand)
November 2013


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

The Liferay product and engineering teams, in close concert with our awesome community, have spent many months getting the 6.2 release ready, and it is finally here. "A great platform with polished features to make it easier than ever for you to create web experiences that engage your audience." Sounds great, right? Start your download, and continue reading for additional details.

Release Nomenclature

Following Liferay's versioning scheme established in 2010, this release is Liferay 6.2 CE GA1.  The internal version number is 6.2.0 (i.e. the first release of 6.2).  Future CE releases of 6.2 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 6.2 release on the usual downloads page.  If you need additional files (for example, the source code, or dependency libraries), visit the additional files page.

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 User Guideand Developer Guide. Our community has been instrumental in identifying the areas of improvement, and we are constantly updating the documentation to fill in any gaps.

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 "6.2.0 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 Liferay chapter of the Liferay User Guide for more detail on upgrading to 6.2.

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.

Liferay and its worldwide partner network also provides services, support, training, and consulting around its flagship enterprise offering, Liferay Portal 6.2 EE, which is due to be released shortly after this CE release.

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.

 


 Liferay Portal 6.1 CE GA3 (click to expand)
August 2013


Links: Official Documentation | Downloads | Source Code | Plugins | Issue Tracker | Community

Note: This is a previous release of Liferay Portal. New projects are strongly encouraged to use the most recent release of Liferay Portal as this will maximize the service life.

This update contains over 576 fixes, most importantly those fixes related to Liferay's Security Manager (née PACL) and Spring MVC, which prevented many of you from successfully publishing your apps to the Marketplace. These issues should now be fixed.

Version Name

Following Liferay's versioning scheme established in 2010, this release is called Liferay Portal 6.1 CE GA3. The internal version number is 6.1.2. See below for upgrade instructions from previous releases.

PACL Fixes

Earlier this year, Liferay made the use of its Security Manager optional, for those that wish to publish free apps. This will continue to be optional, though you are highly encouraged to make use of PACL in your apps - this is an important step for securing your apps, especially paid apps (once this feature is added to Marketplace).

In support of PACL, a new quasi-feature has also been added in this release - the PACL Policy Generator. This feature will automatically generate the necessary PACL policy declarations for you, saving you from having to manually test, modify, and re-test your apps. See the PACL Policy Generator's official documentation for details on how to use the generator.

If you've been waiting for this release to publish your app to the Marketplace, be sure to test your app with this release, and indicate that your apps are compatible with this release (and the associated EE release) by using liferay-versions=6.1.2+,6.1.30+ in your liferay-plugin-package.properties file. If you've already successfully published apps with liferay-versions=6.1.1+ or liferay-versions=6.1.1+,6.1.20+ then you don't need to re-publish, but you should test against the release to ensure compatibility (see the compatibility note below).

For more detail, see:

  • LPS-33047 - PACL - As a developer I would like reasonable java operations such as classloading, reflection, native library access within libraries I include to not prevent me from developing plugins for the marketplace
  • LPS-32200 As a Liferay Marketplace Developer, it should be less time consuming and less error prone to identify and declare necessary PACL declarations

Security Fixes

Liferay is committed to producing high quality and secure products. As with all of Liferay's CE update releases, many security bugs have been fixed, including all of the security issues reported to, and fixed in the context of, the Liferay Community Security Team. The security of our products is very important to our customers and the wider Liferay community, and we have processes in place to ensure that any security-related issues are promptly addressed and that our customers' data is kept secure. For more detail, check out Liferay's "/security" URL.

JDK 7 Support

Another addition to this release is support for Java 7. Typically, Liferay will add support for new underlying platforms in a minor release, but this one was too important to pass up. See LPS-29538 Java 7 Support for details.

Spring MVC Fixes

6.1 CE GA2 had a bug that prevented many Spring MVC-based apps from properly initializing. See LPS-29103 Custom Spring MVC -portlets broken after upgrading to Liferay 6.1 GA2 (web.xml listener order) for more detail, but rest assured it's no longer an issue!

Compatibility

Liferay aims to make releases within a given "release family" compatible, and are continually improving the development process to catch compatibility issues early and go through the proper deprecation process, and it is no different in this release. A handful of APIs have been deprecated in this release as a result of bugfixing. If you are using them, you should strongly consider modifying your apps to use their documented replacement APIs.

LPS-28713

  • com.liferay.portlet.documentlibrary.util.AudioProcessorUtil::setAudioProcessor()
  • com.liferay.portlet.documentlibrary.util.ImageProcessorUtil::setImageProcessor()
  • com.liferay.portlet.documentlibrary.util.PDFProcessorUtil::setPDFProcessor()
  • com.liferay.portlet.documentlibrary.util.RawMetadataProcessorUtil::setRawMetadataProcessor()
  • com.liferay.portlet.documentlibrary.util.VideoProcessorUtil::setVideoProcessor()

LPS-24411

  • com.liferay.portal.util.Portal::getAlternateURL()
  • com.liferay.portal.util.Portal::getCanonicalURL()
  • com.liferay.portal.util.PortalUtil::getAlternateURL()
  • com.liferay.portal.util.PortalUtil::getCanonicalURL()

Upgrade

As a general rule, you can upgrade from one major release to the next major release. For example, you can upgrade directly from Liferay 6.0.x to 6.1.2, but not from 5.2.x to 6.1.2. If you need to upgrade over several major releases, you'll need to run the upgrade procedure for each major release until you reach the release you want. See the official upgrade documentation for more detail and the explicit steps for upgrading. In particular, you can upgrade from 6.0.x, 6.1.0, and 6.1.1 to this release (6.1.2).

Known Issues

1. The GlassFish bundle has a known first-start issue (LPS-39095) with the following workarounds:

  • Stop and restart the domain
  • Add portal.security.manager.strategy=default to your portal-ext.properties file (this causes Liferay to use the default security manager configured by the application server. A security manager will not be used if the application server did not configure one) 

2. Due to a last minute JSP compilation build failure, the Liferay+Resin bundle is not yet available. Engineers are working on the fix as I type and it should be available soon! 

In closing

A special community shout-out goes to Rotterdam CS and Emeldi for helping us with the PACL and Spring MVC testing - their apps and staff helped us find several important issues before the release, which is an awesome by-product of all the great apps people are making! Thanks, ya'll!

This is most likely the last update for the 6.1 CE vintage - 6.2 CE is right around the corner, so if you're interested in seeing what's coming in the next release, be sure to get involved in the 6.2 Beta program!


 Liferay FACES 3.1.2 GA3 (click to expand)
June 2013


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

On June 1, 2013 Liferay released the 3rd General Availability (GA) release of Liferay Faces:

  • Liferay Faces 3.1.2-ga3 (JSF 2.1 + Liferay 6.1.x)
  • Liferay Faces 3.0.2-ga3 (JSF 2.1 + Liferay 6.0.x)
  • Liferay Faces 3.0.2-legacy-ga3 (JSF 2.1 + Liferay 5.2.x)
  • Liferay Faces 2.1.2-ga3 (JSF 1.2 + Liferay 6.1.x)

Project Links

Version Scheme

Please refer to the Liferay Faces Version Scheme wiki article for a detailed explanation of the version numbering.

Release Highlights

Check out Neil's blog entry for more details about new features and critical bug fixes!


 Liferay Social Office 2.0 CE GA3 (click to expand)
May 2013


Links: Official Documentation | Official Downloads | Source Code | Plugins | Issue Tracker | Community

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 2.0.5 CE GA3 contains a variety of bug fixes (see release notes) and is now available for download from Liferay's Marketplace here. For those already using SO CE GA2, you will have the option to upgrade through the Marketplace page in your portal Control Panel (note that EE users must follow special instructions outlined on the Social Office EE Marketplace page). Thanks for your input on our previous release!

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 "2.0.5" release as the value for the "Affects Version/s" field.


 Liferay Social Office 2.0 EE GA2 (click to expand)
May 2013


Links: Official Documentation | Upgrading | Download a 30-Day Trial | Product Page | Community

Liferay Social Office EE 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.

This release is a commercially-supported product and includes many fixes made since the release of the Community Edition.

New features in Social Office 2.0 EE include:

  • Enhanced Document Management – New document previews, document types and a revamped user interface make creating, editing and sharing documents easy, saving time and strengthening collaboration.
  • Improved Contacts Center – Social Office users can use the Contacts Center to quickly find other people in the organization with specific areas of expertise or project experience.
  • Notifications – Users now receive convenient alerts to new requests, messages or announcements through the notifications center on the dockbar.
  • Microblogging – These status messages allow users to broadcast real-time updates to connections and followers and to see other users' posts.
  • Enhanced User Management – Liferay's Control Panel allows for simple and intuitive management of Social Office users' membership and roles.

Visit the Social Office EE Marketplace page to get it (or get a 30-day trial!).

Upgrading

Current SO 2.0.4 CE customers planning to upgrade to 2.0.5 EE must FIRST download and upgrade to 2.0.5 CE. Upgrading directly from 2.0.4 CE to 2.0.5 EE will break Social Office.  

Users of previous 1.x versions of Social Office can upgrade to Social Office 2.0 EE by following the Social Office Upgrade Documentation.

 

 


 Liferay IDE 1.6.2 (click to expand)
March 2013


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

This version of Liferay IDE is not the latest release, and may contain bugs that have been fixed in newer releases, or missing relevant features such as support for the latest Liferay Portal. New projects are strongly encouraged to use the latest Liferay IDE release.
Today, the Liferay IDE team has released Liferay IDE 1.6.2.  This release is minor release that only fixes a couple of issues found with Eclipse Juno SR compatibility.  So if you are using Eclipse Juno SR2 or want to upgrade, you will need to upgrade or install Liferay IDE 1.6.2 first from the normal updatesite URL:

http://releases.liferay.com/tools/ide/eclipse/juno/stable

If you run into any issues, please let us know on our forums.  Thanks!

Whats next for Liferay IDE?

What up next for Liferay IDE project is version 2.0, which should bring remote portal structured content editing, the much-awaited Maven support along with some better theme development support.  If you want to help with testing these new 2.0 features, just add the Juno nightly build URL below: