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Liferay Portal 7.4 GA48 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA48 Release

We are pleased to announce the release of Liferay Portal 7.4 GA48 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA48!

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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 GA48:

docker run -it -p 8080:8080 liferay/portal:7.4.3.48-ga48

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 GA48 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA48 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-ga48

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

Features

Objects

Enable users to add and manage permissions related to comments in object entries

Admin users can configure if their object entries can support comments and manage their discussions permissions. Comments are added through experiences created with Display page templates.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-158672

Experience Building

Disambiguation of friendlyURLs for documents in display pages

In order to disambiguate the urls for a document coming from different scopes, now the friendlyURLs for documents in display pages will include the site name or the asset library name when the document displayed in the display page is coming from a different site than the one the user is visiting.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-161264

Status Labels in Experiences

Status labels have been added to Experiences so that users can understand whether an Experience is active or inactive at a glance. These labels are present in the Experience Selector in both View and Edit modes.

Experience Selector in View Mode


 

Experience Selector in Edit Mode

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-155381

Display, Scope and Filter Categories in the Category Facet by Vocabulary

By default the Category Facet widget collects the categories of the matching results from every vocabulary in the site and displays them in a flat list. With the enhancements, you gain new display and filtering behaviors.

With a new Display Template, it becomes possible to display categories under their vocabulary by selecting the Vocabulary Layout in the Category Facet's configuration screen.


 

With the new Select Vocabularies configuration, users can select the vocabularies whose categories you wish to display through the configuration screen of the Category Facet. With this behavior you can provide a powerful search facet experience: see the example here for one use case.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-156503

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 GA48 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 GA48 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA48 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