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 4.5.3

Magnolia 4.5.4 delivers the following fixes and enhancements:

  • Fixes several layout issues in STK templates.
  • Synchronizes the STK templates and the pop theme with the prototype.
  • Makes the migration process more tolerant of changes and deletions made to default templates.
  • Supports Oracle WebLogic and IBM WebSphere. See  Certified stack for supported versions. Versions have changed due to Java 6.
  • Migrates the Newsletter module to the templates used in Magnolia 4.5.

This release is a recommended update for all users of Magnolia 4.5.x.

An aggregated change log can be found in our issue tracker. This release includes the following new module versions:

  • Magnolia 4.5.4 (CE)
  • Magnolia Enterprise Edition 4.5.4 (EE)
  • Standard Templating Kit 2.0.4 (CE)
  • Extended Templating Kit 2.0.4 (EE)
  • Categorization 1.2.2 (CE)
  • DMS 1.6.3 (CE)
  • Form 1.4.3 (CE)
  • Google Analytics 1.1.2 (CE)
  • Google Sitemap 1.2.1 (CE)
  • Data 1.7.3 (CE)
  • LDAP 1.5.4 (EE)
  • Migration 1.1.2 (CE)
  • Newsletter 1.2 and 1.2.1 (EE)
  • RSS Aggregator 1.3.3 (CE)
  • Transactional Activation 1.3.3 (EE)
  • WebLogic 1.3 (EE)
  • WebSphere 1.4 (EE)

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: Danilo Ghirardelli, Edgar Vonk, Fabrizio Giustina, Frank Sommer, Jean-Francois Nadeau, Maik Jablonski, Marvin Kerkhoff, Matt Dertinger, Mike Stran, Thomas Kratz, Timo Wirth, and Tomas Brimor.

How to update from Magnolia 4.5.x

Please refer to the general update procedure page.

How to migrate from Magnolia 4.4.6

Please refer to the  update procedure described for the 4.5.1 release.

How to migrate from versions prior to 4.4.6

Updating from a version prior to 4.4.6 directly to 4.5.x does not work. You need to first update to 4.4.6, then follow the update procedure described for the 4.5.1 release. Finally, update to 4.5.2 following the general update procedure.

Known issues

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 setDomainEnv.sh 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.

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

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