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  • gjoseph
    Full name: Grégory Joseph
    Posts: 1,031
    Last post: Sep 15, 2015 9:56:30 AM
    Magnolia CMS 4.5 and 4.5.1 are out !
    #1 by gjoseph on Mar 13, 2012 7:25:08 PM

    Hi there,

    Finally ! Magnolia CMS 4.5 is available ! Since a lot of work went into the release, as well as byproducts of it (videos, documentation, what have you), 4.5.1 is also already available. We recommend you jump to 4.5.1 directly.

    This release provides a big update on templating, mobile support, and security; it's now based on Java 6, JCR 2.0, ships with JackRabbit 2.4, and offers support for IoC everywhere.

    To upgrade, you will first need to update your project(s) to 4.4.6. Migration is a though nut to crack on this one, and as such, we are offering three things:
    * bundles - the upgrades are tested. If your projects are "just" a deployed bundle (CE or EE), replacing it with a 4.5.1 should be a breeze.
    * project upgrades - we are currently in the process of migrating our own projects (documentation, forum, website, …); we're learning from that process ourselves and are working on improving migration documentation and scripts we provide to our users.
    * migration workshops - in the coming weeks, we will try to organize a workshop, or a webinar, or both or more, to help *you* migrate *your* project. Stay tuned !

    See the release notes for more details:

    Aggregated change-log: (4.5 - 369 issues !) (and an additional 58 issues fixed with 4.5.1 !)

    Community Edition:
    Enterprise Edition:

    These are of course also available through our Maven repositories

    Maven generated sites: (incl. javadoc)

    The Magnolia team would also like to thank everyone who reported issues, contributed patches, or simply commented on issues for this release. Your continued interest helps us make Magnolia better. Special thanks go to: Arjan Van Bentem, Bert Leunis, Brad Kazazes, Brian Bowman, Christian Strappazzon, Craig Blake, Danilo Ghirardelli, David Pronk, Diana Racho, Diego Schivo, Fabrizio Giustina, Frank Bosma, Frank Sommer, Giancarlo Berner, Harold Capitaine, Hay Kranen, Igor Klimchynski, Jörg Schaible, Kimmo Björnsson, Luca Boati, Manuel Molaschi, Marco Glur, Matt Dertinger, Mingfai, Nickolaus Wing, Nils Breunese, Orlando Warren, Richard Unger, Rico Jansen, Rory Gibson, Ruth Stocks, Sean McMains, Stefan Baur, Steve Pugh, Sven Damm, Thomas Kalmar, Thomas Martin, Tomas Brimor, Vincent Gombert, Vit Kroutil, Vivian Steller, Vychtrle, Will Scheidegger, Wolfgang Habicht, and Zam6ak.


    -greg & the Magnolia CMS team

  • anonymous
    Hartmut Kern (It-Gruppe) (Not registered)
    [announce] Magnolia CMS 4.5 and 4.5.1 are out !
    #2 by Hartmut Kern (It-Gruppe) (Not registered) on Mar 15, 2012 7:20:34 PM

    Hi Gregory,

    it is really an outstanding new version! And a lot of work you've all done.
    My question:

    I wanted to migrate from older versions ( website, dms, users, - content ) to 4.5.1. (A first project from 4.4.6)

    What I found, after realizing that is a greater step ;-), was this page:

    I am really not sure whether or not I did found the right page. It seems a little bit complicated.
    Should I wait?

    As you, Greg said in your posting:
    > we are offering three things

    I would understand the cite as a message to wait a while.


  • gjoseph
    Full name: Grégory Joseph
    Posts: 1,031
    Last post: Sep 15, 2015 9:56:30 AM
    Re: Magnolia CMS 4.5 and 4.5.1 are out !
    #3 by gjoseph on Mar 19, 2012 5:45:23 PM


    It's up to you ! Yes, that page seems to make the task a little daunting. Do you have a lot of custom modules or templates ?

    If there's anything unclear in that page, or any other, leave comments, and we'll try to clarify. In the meantime, why don't you give it a shot ? Create a thread in the "help" forum (or user-list), and we'll take it from there and try to follow-up with you. The earlier, and the more, people try to update, the better we can target improvements to the doc :)


  • sschmitt
    Full name: Samuel Schmitt
    Posts: 9
    Last post: Aug 9, 2012 10:15:08 AM
    Re: Magnolia CMS 4.5 and 4.5.1 are out !
    #4 by sschmitt on Mar 19, 2012 9:16:40 PM


    the migration process seems complicated, but in fact it's easy ;-)
    i you want to migrate the configuration of a module you have to follow these five steps

    And by the way, we are currently working on the migration module, if you checkout the trunk of the project

    You will find new files, in particularly:
    - Configuration.groovy, here you can configure the migration, it is the file to change
    - ConfiguredMigration.groovy, this is the migration script using the configuration, you have nothing to change here.

    I suggest you to try out.
    Setup a Mgnl 4.5 with the latest version of magnolia-4-5-migration and set in the migration to false (so it wont run the script Migration.groovy).
    Then try the new migration, once the configuration is done (Configuration.groovy) run the script ConfiguredMigration.groovy.

    Do not hesitate to add your feedback in the project space

    Updated documentation will come soon!!


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