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Alfresco 3 Business Solutions by Martin Bergljung

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Bootstrap

There are several ways to bootstrap the system with custom functionality or new content.

Patches

In some situations, we want to add something to the system just once during installation and then never do it again. And we want to do this in a controlled way, specifying from what version of the system it is applicable. This is called patching the system or bootstrapping the system. Alfresco uses patches to handle different things such as:

  • Database upgrades
  • Template installations
  • Folder creation
  • Permission updates
  • Group imports, and so on

Every time we do a new Alfresco installation, or an upgrade, the logs will show what patches were executed. Every patch execution is logged in the database with information about whether it was successful or ...

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