Version 3.4.2

Released: April 2, 2020

Changes

Appearance

Support was added to allow apps to inject their own head or foot templates to the root template. This allows integrators to add their own CSS files or JavaScript libraries from their custom app without having to modify the core templates.

Cabinets

The search results for cabinets now include the full path to the cabinet.

Support was added to search cabinets by the basic attributes of the documents they contain. The basic attributes are: label, description, MIME type, checksum, UUID, and document type.

Docker

When building the Docker images using a local PIP cache, the make file will now check if devpi-server is installed.

Documents

The message shown when deleting documents from the trash can has been updated to say that the documents were submitted for deletion and not actually deleted at the moment of the action.

A new setting was added to provide full control over the width of the document thumbnails when using the list view mode. The setting is called DOCUMENTS_LIST_THUMBNAIL_WIDTH and defaults to 50 pixels.

Indexes

Support was added to search index instance nodes by their value or the basic attributes of the documents they contain. The basic attributes are: label, description, MIME type, checksum, UUID, and document type.

Other

  • Add support for app passthru URL patterns.

  • The SQLite3 upgrade test was re-added now that the code upgrades from two Django 2.2 versions, which Django itself now supports.

Removals

  • None

Upgrading process

  1. Stop supervisord:

    sudo systemctl stop supervisor
    

Upgrading from Mayan EDMS 3.2.x or earlier

  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
    echo "requirepass mayanredispassword" | 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 psycopg2==2.8.4 redis==3.4.1
    

    Note

    Platforms with the ARM CPU might also need additional requirements:

    sudo -u mayan /opt/mayan-edms/bin/pip install 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 amqp==2.5.2
    

Upgrading from Mayan EDMS 3.3.x

  1. Update the Redis configuration to enable password protection:

    echo "requirepass mayanredispassword" | sudo tee -a /etc/redis/redis.conf
    sudo systemctl restart redis
    
  2. 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
    
  3. Update the Mayan EDMS Python package:

    sudo -u mayan /opt/mayan-edms/bin/pip install mayan-edms==3.4.2
    

    the requirements will also be updated automatically.

  4. Make a backup of your supervisord file:

    sudo cp /etc/supervisor/conf.d/mayan.conf /etc/supervisor/conf.d/mayan.conf.bck
    
  5. 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"
    
  6. Edit the supervisord configuration file and update any setting specific to your installation:

    sudo vi /etc/supervisor/conf.d/mayan.conf
    
  7. Migrate existing database schema and static media files 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
    
  8. Start supervisord:

    sudo systemctl start supervisor
    
  9. Clear the browser cache to avoid loading old web assets.

The upgrade procedure is now complete.

Backward incompatible changes

  • None

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