July 10, 2013
OpenCms 8.5.2 is an important update that fixes several issues that persisted in the 8.5.1 release. This version also contains security improvements against XSS attacks.
Please note: This version of OpenCms requires Java 6 because of library dependencies.
We recommend everyone who uses OpenCms to update to this 8.5.2 release.
OpenCms 8.5.2 is fully backward compatible to all prior 8.x and 7.x versions. Templates and other OpenCms developed code from these versions should work "out of the box" with version 8.5.1.
Notice for users of Alkacon OCEE: OpenCms version 8.5.2 requires Alkacon OCEE version 3.5.2 or later. In case you want to update your OpenCms installation to 8.5.2, please make sure you update Alkacon OCEE to 3.5.2 or later first!
Please note: OpenCms version 8.5.2 requires Java 6 because of library dependencies.
OpenCms 8.5.2 has been written and tested for Java 6 and 7. We have tested only with ORACLEs version of the JDK. However, OpenCms has no dependencies to sun.* packages so it should in theory run with all compliant JVMs.
We have tested this release on the Tomcat servlet engine. OpenCms works "out of the box" with Tomcat 7, which we recommend. Others have reported deploying OpenCms successfully on other servlet containers like JBoss, BEA, Websphere, Glassfish and Resin Professional.
On the database side, we have tested with MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server, DB2 and HSQLDB. The automatic update wizard for OpenCms 8.5.2 supports MySQL, Oracle and PostgreSQL.
In case you want to check out OpenCms from Git, please keep the following in mind: The tag numbers for all OpenCms 8.5 final releases are "build_8_5_x", so the 8.5.2 release is tagged "build_8_5_2".
The main OpenCms Git repository is available on Github at github.com/alkacon/opencms-core.
Contributions to the OpenCms core development are most welcome. Please send us your pull requests directly on GitHub.
Please use our issue tracker on GitHub to report bugs in this release: https://github.com/alkacon/opencms-core/issues
Thank you for using OpenCms and have fun with OpenCms 8.5 :-)
The Alkacon OpenCms Enterprise Extensions (also called OCEE) are a commercial extension for OpenCms. Alkacon OCEE adds features to OpenCms that are often required for running OpenCms in a medium or large Enterprise, where data consistency, security and failover are highly important.
OpenCms Days 2014 will take place Monday, November 3 to Tuesday, November 4 in Cologne, Germany.
Highlight of the international user conference and expo will be the release of OpenCms 9.5. OpenCms Days will be the perfect opportunity to exchange experiences around OpenCms with high profile participants and speakers from all over the world.
Visit this 2 day conference and expo to meet and mingle with leading OpenCms experts and other OpenCms users.
OpenCms Days 2014 is targeted towards an international audience. The language spoken at the event and used for all presentations is English.