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Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA2 Release

We are pleased to announce the release of Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA2!

Announcing Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA2

We’re excited to continue expanding and improving upon the Liferay Commerce product. The latest version of Commerce offers some minor SEO improvements and many bug fixes.

Download options

Liferay Portal and Liferay Commerce share the same Bundle and Docker image.  To get started using either Liferay Portal or Liferay Commerce, choose the best download option suited for your environment below.

Docker image

To use Liferay Portal 7.4 CE GA2:

docker run -it -p 8080:8080 liferay/portal:7.4.1-ga2

For more information on using the official Liferay docker image see the liferay/portal repo on Docker Hub.

Bundles and other download options

If you are used to binary releases, you can find the Liferay Portal 7.4 CE GA2 and Liferay Commerce 4.0  release on the download page.  If you need additional files (for example, the source code, or dependency libraries), visit the release page.

Dependency Management

If you are developing on top of Liferay Platform, and want to update your workspace to use the dependencies from the latest version, you will just need to use a single dependency artifact. Just add the following line to your build.gradle file:

dependencies {
   compileOnly group: "com.liferay.portal", name: "release.portal.api"
}

All portal dependencies are now defined with a single declaration. When using an IDE such as Eclipse or IntelliJ all apis are immediately available in autocomplete for immediate use.  

By setting a product info key property it will be possible to update all dependencies to a new version by updating the liferay.workspace.product property in the liferay workspace projects gradle.property file:

liferay.workspace.product = portal-7.4-ga2

When using an IDE such as Eclipse or IntelliJ all apis are immediately available in autocomplete for immediate use.

Liferay Commerce Features

SEO

Improved Liferay Sitemap Support

Liferay Commerce category pages and product detail pages are now automatically included in the Liferay sitemap.

Friendly URL Flexibility

The friendly URL for Commerce Display Pages can now be customized to improve search presentation. The /p/ in the default pattern /site-name/p/product-name can now be replaced with a string like /product/ to make the URL /site-name/product/product-name. Similarly, /g/ can be replaced with a string like /category/ for category display pages.

Documentation

All documentation for Liferay Portal and Liferay Commerce can now be found on our documentation site: learn.liferay.com.  For more information on upgrading to Liferay Portal 7.4 CE GA2 see refer to the Upgrade Overview.

Compatibility Matrix

Liferay's general policy is to test Liferay Portal and Liferay Commerce against newer major releases of operating systems, open source app servers, browsers, and open source databases (we regularly update the bundled upstream libraries to fix bugs or take advantage of new features in the open source we depend on). 

Liferay Portal and Liferay Commerce were tested extensively for use with the following Application/Database Servers: 

Application Server

  • Tomcat 9.0

  • Wildfly 17.0

Database

  • HSQLDB 2 (only for demonstration, development, and testing)

  • MySQL 5.7, 8.0

  • MariaDB 10.2, 10.4

  • PostgreSQL 12.x, 13.x

JDK

  • IBM J9 JDK 8

  • Oracle JDK 8

  • Oracle JDK 11

  • All Java Technical Compatibility Kit (TCK) compliant builds of Java 11 and Java 8

Search

  • Elasticsearch Version(s) 7.9.x-7.13.x

Source Code

Source is available as a zip archive on the release page, or on its home on GitHub. If you're interested in contributing, take a look at our contribution page.

Bug Reporting

If you believe you have encountered a bug in the new release you can report your issue by following the bug reporting instructions.

Getting Support

Support is provided by our awesome community. Please visit helping a developer page for more details on how you can receive support.

Fixes and Known Issues