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Liferay Portal 7.4 GA53 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA53 Release

We are pleased to announce the release of Liferay Portal 7.4 GA53 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA53!

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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 GA53:

docker run -it -p 8080:8080 liferay/portal:7.4.3.53-ga53

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 GA53 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA53 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-ga53

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

Features

Objects

Define automation to update the current object entry

Admin users can now update another object entry data based on a custom action with a conditional expression.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-153714

Support of Freemarker scripts in the notification texts

​​​​​​​When creating a Notification Template, the user can now choose FreeMarker as the editor type. It will give more flexibility to users to add more custom information in the notification sent, such as a table with all items in an order, the number of each individual items, its individual values, its total value per item, the total value of the purchase, maybe with discount applied at the end.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-162598

Experience Management

Version History Support for the Content Dashboard

The Info Panel of the Content Dashboard now displays Version History information related to Web Contents and Documents & Media.

From the Info Panel, users can now Preview, Compare and Expire previous versions of a Web Content.


 

 

Users can also Download, View and Revert previous versions of a Document.


 

 

When there are more than 10 previous versions of a Web Content or Document, the list will be truncated and a View More button will appear. Users can click on this button to access a table that lists all previous versions of the asset, making it easier to view / manage each version.


 

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-161013
​​​​​​https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-162924
​​​​​​​https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-162881

Application Security

Have an API abstraction for the scope checking requirements of individual resources as a Developer

GraphQL API delegates queries onto methods of JAX-RS resource class. However because it does so by invoking the method directly and not via the JAX-RS runtime, this means the OAuth 2 scope checking does not take place. Because that checking is implemented in a JAX-RS ContainerRequest filter.

https://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-166214

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 GA53 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 GA53 and Liferay Commerce 4.0 GA53 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