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Liferay Portal 7.4 GA34 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA34 Release

We are pleased to announce the release of Liferay Portal 7.4 GA34 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA34!

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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 GA34:

docker run -it -p 8080:8080 liferay/portal:7.4.3.34-ga34

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 GA34 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA34 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-ga34

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

Features

 

Objects

 

Notification

 

Notification Queue allows users to verify the list of processed notifications. Will show messages already in the process of being sent (label Unsend), and messages that have already been sent (label Sent).
Furthermore, it is possible to resend a message already sent or require force action to send a message unsent using the kebab menu.


https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-149051
 

Notification Attachments allow users to relate attachments from the same or other Objects to a Notification Template. Once related, when the actions are triggered, the notification will be sent with this archive.
 
https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-155663
 


System Objects

 

Provide for customers a new System Object, Commerce Products, to integrate the Commerce environment. This new System Object contains the following fields: Name, Short Description, and External Reference Code.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-151766

Provide for customers a new System Object, Commerce Product Group, to integrate the Commerce environment. This new System Object contains the following fields: Name, Description, and External Reference Code.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-152408
 

Account Restriction

 

Having the ownership defined by account means that only users with access to that account can access its data. This can happen via users that belong to those accounts or managers of the accounts through Liferay Organizations related to that specific account.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-151877

 

Experience Building

 

Addition of CSS classes to fragments from the Page Editor

 

Now it’s possible to add new CSS classes to a Fragment, for faster and easier styling. These classes can be added to a given fragment instance, inside the Advanced tab of the Page Editor
 

Addition of custom CSS to fragments from the Page Editor

 
Now users can add any CSS styles to a Fragment instance, to go beyond the predefined set of styles customization that we provide in the Styles tab, to be able to completely customize the look & feel of fragment instances.

This can be done for each viewport, so that it is easier to quickly adapt pages to mobile layouts.


https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-147511

 

Friendly URLs for documents

 


 

Now users can define a friendlyURL to access a document, making it easier to identify. If not set by the user, the system will automatically fill it with the information from the document title.

Additionally, now documents embedded in other entities, such as pages, web content, etc, will use this friendlyURL to store the links. This friendlyURL share capabilities from other entities such as history of friendlyURLs so users that bookmarked the old url will be redirected to the new one. This also applies to your content, so now if you change the friendlyURL, title or filename of a document, the content that was referencing to this document will continue to display correctly the embedded assets.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-113483
 

Display page templates taking into account the history of friendlyURLs

 
 


 

Now users can define a friendlyURL to access a document, making it easier to identify. If not set by the user, the system will automatically fill it with the information from the document title.

Additionally to adding friendlyURLs to documents, the display page template framework has been improved to take into account the history of friendlyURLs, so users accessing a display page for a document with an old friendlyURL will be redirected to the document with the latest friendlyURL

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-150453

Simplifying the DB modification developments during the upgrade

 
 
 


 

When a column needs to be added, dropped or modified or a new table has to be created for an existing service builder module, this new API provides the tools to carry those operations out in the easiest way (without the need of executing buildUpgradeTable command anymore). BuildUpgradeTable is now intended to be used only for creating new tables.
Documentation

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-147861

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 GA34 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 GA34 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA34 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

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I really like the video presentation of the new features (and the features as well!), however, the movie quality could be a bit better - now it's difficult to read any text, even if the video is expanded.