Version 2.3

Released: June 08, 2017

This is a bug-fix and minor feature release and all users are encouraged to upgrade.


  • Index node expression template field changed from a 128 character field to an unlimited size text field to allow for complex indexing expressions.

  • When updating the metadata of a document, any input in the value form field will select the adjacent checkbox.

  • Support for passing the FUSE option allow-other and allow-root was added to the index mirroring management command.

  • Added support for checking for the latest released version of Mayan from the About menu.

  • Added support for rebuilding specific indexes instead of only being able to rebuild all index. GitLab issue #372.

  • Rewrite document indexing code to be faster and use less locking. Thanks to Macrobb Simpson (@Macrobb) for the initial implementation.

  • Use a predefined file path for the file lock.

  • Catch documents with not document version when displaying their thumbnails.

  • Add custom script_prefix aware resolve function and use it for the document page navigation views. Fixes an issue when Mayan is installed as a sub URL app. Thanks to Gustavo Teixeira(@gsteixei) for the issue and investigation.

  • Support was added to update document indexes after workflow state changes.

  • An helper was added to access a documents workflow by name. To this end a new field was added to the Workflow class called Internal name. This new field makes it much easier to get a document’s workflow instance. If for example a document has a workflow called Publish with the internal name publish_workflow, it will be accessible in the indexing template as {{ document.workflow.publish_workflow }}. The latest state of the workflow can be accessed using {{ document.workflow.publish_workflow.get_current_state }}.

  • Added a new API endpoint to display a list of all the available search models.


  • None

Upgrading from a previous version

Using PIP

Type in the console:

$ pip install -U mayan-edms

the requirements will also be updated automatically.

Using Git

If you installed Mayan EDMS by cloning the Git repository issue the commands:

$ git reset --hard HEAD
$ git pull

otherwise download the compressed archived and uncompress it overriding the existing installation.

Next upgrade/add the new requirements:

$ pip install --upgrade -r requirements.txt

Common steps

Migrate existing database schema with:

$ performupgrade

Add new static media:

$ collectstatic --noinput

The upgrade procedure is now complete.

Backward incompatible changes

  • None

Bugs fixed or issues closed