Magnolia 4.5 reached end of life on June 30, 2016. This branch is no longer supported, see End-of-life policy.

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What has changed since Magnolia 4.4

Magnolia 4.4.1 is a bug fix release which fixes a few cache and activation related issues; it also brings back a working installer, and fixes a couple of cosmetic issues. It comes bundled with a new version of STK as well as a few other modules. It is a recommended update for all users of Magnolia 4.4.

Detailed change logs can be found in our issue tracker:

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 Rakesh Vidyadharan for helping us pin-point a last minute cache issue, and all early testers of Magnolia 4.4 !

How to update from Magnolia 4.4

Please refer to the general update procedure page.

How to update from Magnolia 4.3.8

Since Magnolia 4.4, we are dispatching the main filter on includes (MAGNOLIA-3338): you have to update your web.xml file.

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Please see the release notes pages for update instructions specific to each version following the version you are updating from; if you're updating from a fictional 1.2.3 to 1.2.6, for example, please read all release notes concerning the versions you are skipping (1.2.4 and 1.2.5 in this example).

Known issues

Fresh CE install

When installing fresh Magnolia CE instance you may run into MAGNOLIA-3447. This issue doesn't affect functionality of Magnolia and will be solved in next release.
For manual fix please remove content node FlushByComments on path modules/cache/config/configuration/default/flushPolicy/policies in Configuration workspace.
Instances with Commenting module installed are not affected by this issue.

JBoss 5

There is an unfortunate issue, specifically when deploying under JBoss *5*: you will need to remove the Xerces jar from the Magnolia webapps: if deploying using WAR files, you can remove it from the archive, or with the following Unix command zip -d path-to-magnolia.war WEB-INF/lib/xercesImpl-2.8.1.jar. If deploying using an exploded directory, simply remove the WEB-INF/lib/xercesImpl-2.8.1.jar file. See MAGNOLIA-2577 for technical details.
If you get exception messages such as org.jboss.xb.binding.JBossXBException: Failed to create a new SAX parser and/or java.lang.ClassCastException: org.apache.xerces.parsers.XIncludeAwareParserConfiguration, this is the issue you're hitting.

Weblogic 10

When deploying on Weblogic 10, there is a version conflict while using commons-lang. While Weblogic-10 is distributed with commons-lang-2.3.jar, JackRabbit and Magnolia need at least commons-lang-2.4.jar. To resolve this issue, modify of Weblogic and add commons-lang-2.4.jar to the PRE_CLASSPATH. Since version 2.4 of commons-lang doesn't remove any methods, but only adds new API and fixes known bugs, there is no adverse effect from this change to the Weblogic installation.

Weblogic 9

The imaging module doesn't function properly due to conflict with a javax.imageio plugin bundled with this version of Weblogic. There is currently no known workaround for the issue.

Please see the list of known issues in the administration section for more details.