Cascade CMS 8.19

Cascade CMS version 8.19 features a new Edit with Preview editing experience, drafts for folder assets, improvements to rendering and publishing performance, and accessibility improvements to buttons and links throughout.


  • We've added accessibility improvements focused around the WCAG 1.4.1, 1.4.13 and 2.4.7 guidelines to buttons and links throughout the application.
  • Metadata and property changes made to Folders are now automatically saved in the background as drafts. These drafts are listed within the My Content area and a message will be shown when viewing a Folder if the user has an existing draft.
  • For improved performance, large files that can be skipped by Smart Publishing will no longer be rendered during publish.
  • Cascade CMS application logging (i.e. contents of cascade.log) will no longer be duplicated in the catalina.out Tomcat logging.
  • To improve rendering performance, cache discard operations after various asset actions such as create, move, rename, and copy will now be performed in the background.
  • We're excited to introduce a new editing experience to you - while editing a page, click Show Edit Preview to see a preview of your changes alongside the edit screen as you make them. Drag the divider between the preview and the edit screen to resize the preview, or click Preview Draft to view the full-width preview.


  • Unscheduling an (un)publish by clearing out the date field within the (Un)Publish modal will now properly update the modal's submit button. Also, the scheduled (un)publish message that is shown while viewing the asset will be removed as it is no longer applicable.
  • Links to named anchors will now correctly scroll to the anchor within the page preview.
  • HTML markup in workflow comments is now escaped to prevent errors with the workflow screen.
  • Fixed an issue where switching outputs when viewing a Page would cause the Fullscreen Preview and Live links under the More menu to disappear.
  • Restoring a previous version of a non-group Shared Field will no longer cause loss of content.
  • Clicking on a chooser field on a mobile device will no longer navigate to a 404 error screen.
  • Clicking the Browse button within the first row of a container chooser's Browse tab, while filtered, will no longer navigate into the wrong container.
  • We've tweaked the design of page region overlays to avoid adding extra whitespace to the page's rendering.
  • (Un)Starring an asset will now update all star buttons associated with that same asset (ex. in the context menu and when viewing the asset).
  • Addressed an issue where starring drafts or working copies of assets would display an error message.
  • It's now possible to add links to images within a figure element.
  • Addressed an issue where time picker fields, such as those when configuring schedule publishing, could not be updated in Safari or Firefox.
  • The Twitter Connector is now deprecated and it will be removed in the next release.
  • Edit with Preview is now available when editing in-context.
  • Browse folder arrows in chooser flyouts are once again visible when hovering a folder row and on mobile.

First time installation?

Be sure to import our default database schema prior to installing Cascade CMS for the first time. Then follow the appropriate installation instructions for your environment.

Upgrade Steps

  1. Shut down your currently running Cascade CMS environment.
  2. Before you upgrade, we strongly recommend that you back-up your production database as well as set up a test environment and perform a trial run of the upgrade. All customers are entitled to a test license for this purpose.
  3. Read the release notes and upgrade guides for all releases between your version and the latest version.

Server Requirements (for CMS deployment)

System requirements for Cascade CMS
  Requirement Notes
  • 8-core (recommended)
  • Quad core (minimum)
Cascade can be run in virtualized environments like VMware and Hyper-V.
  • 8GB RAM (recommended)
  • 6GB RAM (minimum)
It is recommended to allocate approximately 1/2 of the server’s total memory to Cascade CMS.
Hard Drive Space
  • 25GB (recommended)
  • 15GB (minimum)

Supported Platforms

Supported platforms for Cascade CMS.
  Supported platform(s) Supported version(s) Notes
Java platforms OpenJDK
  • OpenJDK 11.0.10+9
64-bit is recommended for all platforms.
Operating System Microsoft Windows Server
  • 2019
  • 2016
  • 2012 / 2012 R2
macOS Server
  • 10.4 or later
  • 64-bit (recommended)
  • 32-bit
Databases1 MySQL
  • 8
  • 5.7
  • 5.6
Microsoft SQL Server
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 19c
  • 18c
  • 12c
Web servers Apache    
Microsoft IIS    
Sun Java System Web Server   Formerly Netscape Enterprise Server.
Zeus Web Server    
Web browsers Chrome
  • Chrome 50+
  • Edge
  • Internet Explorer 11
Mozilla Firefox
  • Firefox 45+

  • Safari 8+

1 Support is maintained for up to 3 versions from each database vendor. When support for a new database version is added, support for the oldest version is deprecated and will be removed in the first on-premise release 6 months on or after the date of deprecation.