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Liferay Portal 7.4 GA37 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA37 Release

We are pleased to announce the release of Liferay Portal 7.4 GA37 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA37!

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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 GA37:

docker run -it -p 8080:8080 liferay/portal:7.4.3.37-ga37

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 GA37 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA37 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-ga37

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

Features

Experience Building

Customize names of Fragments in the page browser for better identification and organization of the page layout

Now users can easily customize the names of the fragments composing a page, by double-clicking on their names in the Page Editor’s browser. In this way, they will be able to understand better the components structure they have created.

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https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-147895

Improve page load performance with images lazy load and auto content visibility options

To help customers implement better experiences, we have added two features to fragments that make it easier to improve page load performance with the out-of-the-box components.

  • Lazy load configuration option for editables of type Image, including the out-of-the-box image fragment.

  • Option to set content-visibility to auto in Container fragment.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-147895

Publications

Preview Pages in a Publication

Modifications to pages within a publication will now render a preview of the page instead of just the data view. This will now allow you to quickly view a page from the application instead of navigating to the page. You can also view a side by side comparison between the current production page vs the new changes made in the publication.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-158112

User & System Management

Add Regular Users to Accounts

Previous to this update, users must be created under an account to belong to an account. This meant if the user was created for other means, they had to create a separate user to be assigned to an account. We felt this was unnecessary and removed this restriction.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-149125

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 GA37 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 GA37 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA37 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