Version 4.4.13

Released: March 1, 2024


Updated dependency versions:

  • Debian Docker image from 11.8-slim to 11.9-slim.

  • pip from 23.3.2 to 24.0.

  • sphinx from 4.5.0 to 5.3.0.

  • sphinx_rtd_theme from 0.5.2 to 2.0.0.

Replaced distutils with setuptool.


Removed diagram generator markup. The library used to generate diagrams is not longer maintained and breaks after the last Pillow upgrade. Removed all diagram markup until a replacement can be found.


Encapsulated MPTT exceptions as validation errors when users attempt to perform invalid index template node tree manipulations.


Separated the code/template translation and JavaScript translation handling. This required changing the app flag has_translations to has_app_translations. It also requires adding the app flag has_javascript_translations which defaults to False.


  • Fix source class and JavaScript MayanImage class .initialize() method name.

  • Fix typos and text formatting.

  • Minor code style fixes.

  • Add an extra line to COMMON_EXTRA_APPS help text to clarify the apps inclusion order.

  • Changed the internal variable name of COMMON_EXTRA_APPS_PRE to avoid possible conflicts.

  • Add extra logging to report storage errors when deleting trashed documents as part of the retention policies.

  • Minor test fixes.

  • Fix workflow icon variable name.


Management commands

  • Remove deprecated management commands:

    • checkdependencies replaced by dependencies_check.

    • checkversion replaced by dependencies_check_version.

    • createautoadmin replaced by autoadmin_create.

    • generaterequirements replaced by dependencies_generate_requirements.

    • initialsetup replaced by common_initial_setup.

    • installdependencies replaced by dependencies_install.

    • mountindex replaced by mirroring_mount_index.

    • performupgrade replaced by common_perform_upgrade.

    • platformtemplate replaced by platform_template.

    • preparestatic replaced by appearance_prepare_static.

    • purgelocks replaced by lock_manager_purge_locks.

    • purgepermissions replaced by permissions_purge.

    • purgeperiodictasks replaced by task_manager_purge_periodic_tasks.

    • purgestatistics replaced by statistics_purge.

    • revertsettings replaced by settings_revert.

    • savesettings replaced by settings_save.

    • showsettings replaced by settings_show.

    • showversion replaced by dependencies_show_version.

Backward incompatible changes


The cabinet create permission is now required to create parent as well as child cabinets. This change replaces requiring the edit permission to create child cabinets via the HTTP views.


A new permission was added to change the type of a document. When support for changing the type of a document was added, it was considered a property and controlled via the document property edit permission.

Since changing the type of a documents now causes a cascade of other changes, it was isolated as an individual class of event along with its own permission.

The new document change type permission is required for the document being changed and for the document type to which the document will be changed into.


Download files are now associated to a specific users and not to a parent object. Delete, download, and view permissions were added to allow users to share a download file.


The OCR backend code is now executed under a new method called _execute to avoid subclasses not calling the super class.

The base backend class now prepares the image to be processed for OCR and passes the file object to the subclass.


In addition to the search system refactor, new search indexes were added. The search backend needs to be reindexed to ensure these new indexes are populated.


The default secret key value is now only used if the secret key file is not found not just if the secret key file is present but unreadable.


The home_view setting was removed from the default Template context. Template instances need to include their own context using the new context argument.


  • The Cabinet API serializer field named parent, will be removed in version 5.0. Use the parent_id instead which is functionally identical.

  • The IndexTemplateNodeSerializer serializer fields parent and index will be removed in version 5.0. Use fields parent_id and index_id which are functionally identical.

  • The WorkflowInstanceSerializer field named workflow_template_url will be removed in version 5.0. Use the url attribute of the workflow_template instead.

Issues closed

  • None