Sitecore Development / Kim Hornung

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sitecore releases 6.5.0 Update-1 (rev. 110818)

I am happy to announce that Sitecore today has released 6.5.0 Update-1 (rev. 110818).

Sitecore 6.5 Update-1 is a relatively small maintenance update which addresses a number of important issues.

Everything is already available on SDN, including:
  • The release notes which describes the improvements and fixes in this update
  • The update page which contains download links for the full distribution, as well as instructions for updating existing Sitecore solutions to the update.
Happy coding!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The CMS 6.4 to CMS 6.5 update instructions have been updated

Since the release of CMS 6.5, we've made a couple of enhancements to the CMS 6.4 to CMS 6.5 update instructions on SDN.

On August 19th, we published a new version of the update package that is used to upgrade from CMS 6.4 to CMS 6.5:
  • The new package solves an issue with incorrect/missing workflow assignments on the standard values for the Page Event template.
  • It is recommended to use the new version of the package instead of the old one for upgrading, while solutions already upgraded with the old version of the update package should not be upgraded once again.
Also, we made a number of clarifications to the upgrade instructions a couple of weeks ago:
  • The instructions now present clear instructions for disabling Sitecore Analytics and modules that make use of Sitecore Analytics, as well as when to upgrade and re-enable the relevant modules.
Happy upgrading :-)

Friday, August 05, 2011

CMS 6.4.1 Update-3 is now the recommended version

To all the people who subscribe to our "Issues and Patches" mailing list, I must apologize up-front for being lazy and simply copy/pasting the information from our newsletter...

The only extra thing that I can add is that we've (as part of this release) have published a new version of the Japanese distribution to fix a wrong phrase in the Sitecore start menu. The revision number of the Japanese distribution is therefore 110803, not 110720.

Sitecore CMS 6.4.1 Update-3 - New Recommended Version
Sitecore is proud to announce the availability of a new Recommended Version of CMS 6 (full version number: CMS 6.4.1 Update-3 rev. 110720). This release contains improvements that should be of interest to every Sitecore partner and customer.

Sitecore recommends this version for future installations in most cases, however, later version may be more appropriate in some cases, such as when your website requires or resolves some known issues that might affect your website, in which case it will be appropriate to install that version.

The new release is available for download at the Sitecore Developer Network:
Download 6.4.1 rev. 110720 (6.4.1 Update-3)

You can download the recommended version as either a full installation program or as a Sitecore update package that you can use to upgrade Sitecore installations that are based on previous releases.

Sitecore strongly recommends that customers and partners upgrade existing installations to this new release. The upgrade process involves using an automated installation wizard and applying a minimal number of manual configuration file changes.

For a full set of upgrade instructions, visit the 6.4.1 Update-3 download page.

Please note that customers running earlier releases of Sitecore that have had hotfixes applied should check with Sitecore Customer Service before performing the upgrade to ensure that the update package includes the changes applied by their hotfixes.

Happy coding!