At a Glance

Released on
05/14/2014
End of Life
05/14/2015
Customer Votes Satisfied
13  

Next Release: 7.10.2
Previous Release: 7.10

Cascade Server 7.10.1

Cascade Server version 7.10.1 is the first maintenance release for the Cascade Server 7.10 series. It contains performance improvements to both Site Editing, a fix for rendering Format on Oracle systems, and a fix for the Smart Fields functionality added in Cascade Server 7.10.

  View Requirements

$currentPage variable in Velocity

CSI-762 added a $currentPage variable to the Velocity Context that is pre-populated with the current page being rendered.

Previously, users would need to use current page data from an index block or the Locator Tool to locate the current page by path. Pages fetched with the Locator Tool would always show the current version of the page.

The $currentPage variable, however, will be populated with the draft or working copy content when a draft or working copy is being rendered.

Site editing interface

Role assignment when editing Sites has been overhauled to take advantage of type-ahead search to find and select roles, users, and groups. A new user/groups browser was added as well. Role assignment is much faster and easier for implementations with tens of thousands of users and groups.

site edit role assignment

Issues Resolved

  • [CSI-687] - Site editing performance issues
  • [CSI-725] - Asset Factory Container delete shows > rogue character at top of page
  • [CSI-731] - Smart Fields: Multiple group setting causes selection to be inherited by all groups
  • [CSI-737] - Dropping a dashboard widget onto left-hand navigation causes the widget to stick there
  • [CSI-740] - "New" menu not loading for users
  • [CSI-741] - Velocity Formats intermittently fail with error "Could not transform with Script format" in Oracle environments
  • [CSI-751] - Stopping Cascade Server right after upgrading to 7.8+ corrupts a number of records in the database

First Time Installation?

Be sure to import our default database schema prior to installing Cascade Server for the first time. Then follow our standard installation instructions.

Upgrade Steps

  1. Shut down your currently running Cascade Server instance.
  2. Before you upgrade, we strongly recommend that you back-up your production database. as well as set up a test instance 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.
  4. If your current version of Cascade is earlier than 7.0, then you must use the full installation instructions.
  5. If your current version of Cascade is 7.0 or later, you can perform a full installation or upgrade in place using the ROOT.war installation.

Important:

Organizations upgrading to 7.8.2 or above for the first time may notice a delay during the initial startup accompanied by messages like these in the log file:

2014-01-01 11:53:25,405 INFO  [OptimizeDatabaseServiceImpl] Clearing orphaned assets...
2014-01-01 11:53:25,405 INFO  [OptimizeDatabaseServiceImpl] Clearing orphaned Data Definition nodes...
2014-01-01 11:54:09,508 INFO  [OptimizeDatabaseServiceImpl] Deleted 7 orhpaned Data Definition nodes
2014-01-01 11:54:09,508 INFO  [OptimizeDatabaseServiceImpl] Repeating the operation until there are no more orhaned nodes to delete
2014-01-01 11:54:57,350 INFO  [OptimizeDatabaseServiceImpl] Deleted 14 more orhpaned Data Definition nodes
2014-01-01 12:02:30,529 INFO  [OptimizeDatabaseServiceImpl] Repeating the operation until there are no more orhaned nodes to delete
2014-01-01 12:02:58,724 INFO  [OptimizeDatabaseServiceImpl] Deleted 0 more orhpaned Data Definition nodes
2014-01-01 12:02:58,725 INFO  [OptimizeDatabaseServiceImpl] Finished clearing 224 orphaned Data Definition node record(s)
2014-01-01 12:02:58,725 INFO  [OptimizeDatabaseServiceImpl] Fixing Structured Data with missing owner entity property
2014-01-01 12:03:29,712 INFO  [OptimizeDatabaseServiceImpl] Found 211 broken Structured Data nodes
2014-01-01 12:03:32,451 INFO  [OptimizeDatabaseServiceImpl] Fixed a total of 9 assets with broken Structured Data nodes
It is important that the Cascade Server process not be stopped during this time. Once the orphaned Data Definition nodes have been removed, the application will start up normally.

Important:

If you are upgrading from Cascade Server 7.4.1 or later, you should rebuild search indexes after the upgrade is complete and the application is running. To do so, navigate to System Menu -> Utilities -> Search Indexing, check the Rebuild Index? checkbox and then click Submit.

Warnings:

You must upgrade to at least Cascade Server 5.5 before upgrading to Cascade 6 or Cascade 7.

Contact Hannon Hill Support (support@hannonhill.com) if deploying Cascade Server for the first time in a load-balanced environment as this will require a special license.