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Demo Tomcat Packages for Alfresco 3.4

Blog Post created by wabson Employee on Sep 30, 2010
Downloads and more information can now be found on the dedicated Tomcat Bundles page.



The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that starting with Alfresco 3.4 a number of changes have been made to the way in which Alfresco binaries are packaged for distribution.



The new Bitrock installer makes installing the server much less challenging for new users and offers more control for power users. Also welcome should be the general tidying up that has gone on, with most packages now standardised as ZIP files, hopefully ending the which-file-should-I-download confusion.



The only casualty has been the Tomcat bundle packages, which are no longer shipped due to the overhead in maintaining these separately from the Bitrock stack and WAR bundles.



Now while they're both great for experimental users and system admins respectively, it doesn't beat the sheer speed of unzipping a ZIP file and double-clicking alf_start.bat, the method I've always used to quickly spin up demo or test instances on my Windows system. So, I packaged up my own unofficial Tomcat demo bundle for 3.4.



From 3.4.b I've added a Linux bundle based on the same components, but with my own alfresco.sh script that can be used to stop and start the server. It should work exactly the same as the old Alfresco Tomcat .tar.gz bundles, but with a dedicated MySQL also included.



Downloads and more information can now be found on the dedicated Tomcat Bundles page.

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