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Liferay Portal 7.4 GA41 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA41 Release

We are pleased to announce the release of Liferay Portal 7.4 GA41 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA41!

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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 GA41:

docker run -it -p 8080:8080 liferay/portal:7.4.3.41-ga41

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 GA41 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA41 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-ga41

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

Features

Commerce

Default Account Address per Channel

Optionally set a different default Shipping or Billing Address for an account for the different channels available. Orders placed by the Account from these channels will have the correct default Addresses set, thereby speeding up the order workflow.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/COMMERCE-9703

Default Account Discount per Channel

Optionally set a different default Discount for an account for the different channels available. You can chose to override eligibility settings on the discount, ensuring this discount is always applied to the account when using a channel, OR, chose instead to only apply the discount when eligible bypassing any priority settings on the discount configuration.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/COMMERCE-9706

Default Account Price List per Channel

Optionally set a different default Price List for an account for the different channels available. You can chose to override eligibility settings on the Price List, ensuring this Price List is always applied to the account when using a channel, OR, chose instead to only apply the Price List when eligible bypassing any priority settings on the Price List configuration.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/COMMERCE-9704

Default Account Terms and Conditions per Channel

Optionally set a different default Delivery Terms or Default Payment Terms for an account for the different channels available. You can chose to override eligibility settings on the Terms & Conditions, ensuring these Terms & Conditions are always applied to the order from this account when using a channel, OR, chose instead to only apply the Terms & Conditions when eligible by passing any priority settings on the Terms & Conditions configuration.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/COMMERCE-9700

Objects

External Reference Code

Users can use the External Reference Code field on all Custom Objects. Also, they can use this new field in Validation, Actions, Custom Views and Notifications (as a definition of terms).

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-158821

State Manager for Objects

Users can configure their Object entries status, to have a pre-defined list of states that they an entry can be at.

Example: a Ticket can be Open, In Review, or Closed. Where it can only to Closed from In Review.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-152677

Documents and Media

Document uploader moved to React

The file uploader now uses React instead of AlloyUI. This makes the uploader component simpler to maintain and easier for other teams to reuse.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-110152

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 GA41 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 GA41 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA41 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, 10.6

  • PostgreSQL 12.x, 13.x, 14.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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