Version 3.3.14

Released: February 23, 2020

Changes

Continuous integration

The CI script was updated to push multiple tags of the Docker image. Normally, two images are tagged with the latest version and the tag latest. Now for version 3.3.14, four images will be tagged and pushed. These tags are: latest, 3.3.14, 3.3 and 3. This way users have now more control over which level of release to pin their deployments.

Development

The selenium Firefox geckodriver was added to the setup-dev-environment target that spins up a development environment with a single command.

Documentation

A missing backslash was added to the deployment instructions.

Documents

The document language field is now a “lazy” field. This means that the field is evaluated on demand and not during start up. This allows starting Mayan even when there are invalid language codes in the DOCUMENTS_LANGUAGE_CODES setting.

A warning was added when there are invalid document language codes in the DOCUMENTS_LANGUAGE_CODES setting.

Error reporting

A more expressive error message was added when an invalid storage argument setting is encountered, providing more context about the source of the configuration error.

Sources

The staging folder API is now feature complete. The staging folder API was expanded to allow creating, editing, and deleting staging folders.

The staging folder file sub resource endpoint now has an upload URL. Doing a POST to this URL uploads that staging folder file and creates a new document.

Tasks

The purgeperiodictasks command was moved from the common app to the task manager app.

A left over interactive option usage for the purgeperiodictasks command was removed.

Testing

The test method to create a test document type instance was renamed from _create_document_type to _create_test_document_type. This method name now follows the same naming pattern for all the methods that create test instances.

User interface

Several links were removed or updated. The Wiki link was removed from the about view. So too were the social media links removed.

A new link for direct access to the support page was added to the system menu.

The /favicon.ico URL was excluded from the authenticated URL list. This allows browsers to show the correct icon even when not authenticated.

Removals

  • None

Upgrading process

  1. Stop supervisord:

    sudo systemctl stop supervisor
    

Upgrading from Mayan EDMS 3.2.x

  1. Update the Redis configuration:

    Configure Redis to discard data when it runs out of memory, not save its database, and only keep 2 database:

    echo "maxmemory-policy allkeys-lru" | sudo tee -a /etc/redis/redis.conf
    echo "save \"\"" | sudo tee -a /etc/redis/redis.conf
    echo "databases 2" | sudo tee -a /etc/redis/redis.conf
    sudo systemctl restart redis
    
  2. Install the Python 3 development OS package:

    sudo apt-get install python3-dev
    
  3. Update the virtualenv to use Python 3:

    sudo -u mayan virtualenv --clear /opt/mayan-edms -p /usr/bin/python3
    
  4. Create a home directory for the Mayan EDMS system user:

    mkdir /home/mayan
    
  5. Grant ownership to the Mayan EDMS system user:

    chown mayan:mayan /home/mayan
    
  6. Reinstall the Python client for PostgreSQL and Redis:

    sudo -u mayan /opt/mayan-edms/bin/pip install --no-use-pep517 psycopg2==2.8.6 redis==3.5.3
    

    Note

    Platforms with the ARM CPU might also need additional requirements:

    sudo -u mayan /opt/mayan-edms/bin/pip install --no-use-pep517 psutil==5.7.0
    
  7. Reinstall the Python client for RabbitMQ if you are using RabbitMQ as a broker:

    sudo -u mayan /opt/mayan-edms/bin/pip install --no-use-pep517 amqp==2.5.2
    

Upgrade steps from any previous version of Mayan EDMS

  1. Remove deprecated requirements:

    sudo -u mayan curl https://gitlab.com/mayan-edms/mayan-edms/raw/master/removals.txt -o /tmp/removals.txt \
    && sudo -u mayan /opt/mayan-edms/bin/pip uninstall -y -r /tmp/removals.txt
    
  2. Update the Mayan EDMS Python package:

    sudo -u mayan /opt/mayan-edms/bin/pip install mayan-edms==3.3.14
    

    the requirements will also be updated automatically.

  3. Make a backup of your supervisord file:

    sudo cp /etc/supervisor/conf.d/mayan.conf /etc/supervisor/conf.d/mayan.conf.bck
    
  4. Update the supervisord configuration file. Replace the environment variables values show here with your respective settings. This step will refresh the supervisord configuration file with the new queues and the latest recommended layout:

    sudo -u mayan MAYAN_DATABASE_ENGINE=django.db.backends.postgresql MAYAN_DATABASE_NAME=mayan \
    MAYAN_DATABASE_PASSWORD=mayanuserpass MAYAN_DATABASE_USER=mayan \
    MAYAN_DATABASE_HOST=127.0.0.1 MAYAN_MEDIA_ROOT=/opt/mayan-edms/media \
    /opt/mayan-edms/bin/mayan-edms.py platformtemplate supervisord | sudo sh -c "cat > /etc/supervisor/conf.d/mayan.conf"
    

    or:

    sudo -u mayan MAYAN_DATABASES=\"{'default':{'ENGINE':'django.db.backends.postgresql','NAME':'mayan','PASSWORD':'mayanuserpass','USER':'mayan','HOST':'127.0.0.1'}}\" \
    MAYAN_MEDIA_ROOT=/opt/mayan-edms/media \
    /opt/mayan-edms/bin/mayan-edms.py platformtemplate supervisord | sudo sh -c "cat > /etc/supervisor/conf.d/mayan.conf"
    
  5. Edit the supervisord configuration file and update any setting specific to your installation:

    sudo vi /etc/supervisor/conf.d/mayan.conf
    
  6. Migrate existing database schema with:

    sudo -u mayan MAYAN_DATABASE_ENGINE=django.db.backends.postgresql MAYAN_DATABASE_NAME=mayan \
    MAYAN_DATABASE_PASSWORD=mayanuserpass MAYAN_DATABASE_USER=mayan \
    MAYAN_DATABASE_HOST=127.0.0.1 MAYAN_MEDIA_ROOT=/opt/mayan-edms/media \
    /opt/mayan-edms/bin/mayan-edms.py performupgrade
    

    or:

     sudo -u mayan MAYAN_DATABASES="{'default':{'ENGINE':'django.db.backends.postgresql','NAME':'mayan','PASSWORD':'mayanuserpass','USER':'mayan','HOST':'127.0.0.1'}}" \
     MAYAN_MEDIA_ROOT=/opt/mayan-edms/media \
    /opt/mayan-edms/bin/mayan-edms.py performupgrade
    
  7. Add new static media:

    sudo -u mayan MAYAN_MEDIA_ROOT=/opt/mayan-edms/media \
    /opt/mayan-edms/bin/mayan-edms.py preparestatic --noinput
    
  8. Start supervisord:

    sudo systemctl start supervisor
    

The upgrade procedure is now complete.

Backward incompatible changes

  • None

Issues closed