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Liferay Portal 7.4 GA18 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA18 Release

We are pleased to announce the release of Liferay Portal 7.4 GA18 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA18!

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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 GA18:

docker run -it -p 8080:8080 liferay/portal:7.4.3.18-ga18

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 GA18 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA18 release on the download page.  If you need additional files (for example, the source code, or dependency libraries), visit the release page.

Dependency Management

For development using the Liferay Platform, update Liferay Workspace to use the  latest dependencies, by adding the following line to the 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-ga18

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

Features

​​​Objects

Defining a default sort (pre-order) values from my custom view

Now Objects users are able to create in a Custom View a default sorting for each column added. This sorting will allow Objects users to declare if each field will be shown ascending or descending.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-144472

Experience Building

Improved pagination options for Collection Display fragment

Now, users can set the pagination options for their collections in a more intuitive way. The configuration options have been reorganized, and some of them have been modified to provide a more intuitive set of choices for pagination.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-148828

Add SASS/SCSS compilation capabilities to the Fragment Toolkit

The Fragment Toolkit is now able to compile SASS/SCSS files before sending them to the Portal. This enables styles reusability between different fragments of the same project.

We have also added a new “Build” command that allows deploying site initializers with fragments that need a build process (currently React and SASS fragments).

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-147544

Translations

Integration with Amazon and Microsoft Translation services

7.4 introduced the integration with Google Translation service to help customers accelerate the translation process. In this new update we have extended the services available so administrators can choose and configure the service that is best adjusted to their needs.

To configure the service, go to instance settings and the Translation:


​​​​​​​Additionally, we have extended the infrastructure so it is easy for developers to build their integration with other auto translation systems.

Search

Improved the wording of the help text in the Search Bar's for the "Show Results from Staged Sites" option

Help text is updated to If this is checked, results from local staging sites will be shown in the staged environment when scope is set to "Everything". This setting has no impact when performing a search on the Live environment.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-141136

Search Insights widget displays the Request and Response JSON in 'pretty' format when Elasticsearch is the search engine


 

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-90570

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 GA18 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 7.4 GA18 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA18 were tested extensively for use with the following Application/Database Servers: 

Application Server

  • Tomcat 9.0

  • Wildfly 18.0, 23.0

Database

  • 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 Engine Compatibility Matrix

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

Hi Jamie, does this release uses the latest spring library to address Spring4Shell cve-2022-22965. If not will there be another release to use the latest spring version

https://liferay.dev/ask/questions/development/spring4shell-bug-cve-2022-22965-and-liferay-7-4