Maintenance Mode and Deprecations in 7.3¶
With each new DXP release, a feature may not warrant continued enhancements or may become obsolete. Stopping enhancements for a feature puts it in Maintenance Mode.
Maintenance Mode: The feature is supported but no longer being enhanced.
Obsolete features are eventually removed or replaced with newer, better features. Before dropping support for an obsolete feature, Liferay marks it Deprecated.
Deprecated: The feature will be unsupported as early as the next minor version release. For example, support for a feature deprecated in 7.3 can be dropped as early as 7.4.
Plan to stop using deprecated features because their support may cease as early as the next minor release.
Please see Maintenance Mode and Deprecation Policies for details.
Deprecated Feature Availability¶
Deprecated features have different availability:
Bundled: The feature is included in the Liferay product.
Marketplace: The feature is included in a Marketplace app final version.
Archived: The feature is unavailable, but its code is available in a sources artifact on Liferay’s repository at https://repository.liferay.com/nexus/index.html#welcome.
Removed: The feature and its code are unavailable.
Features Deprecated in 7.3¶
Here are the features deprecated in 7.3:
|Central Authentication Service (CAS)||Bundled||Deprecated in 7.2. Migrate to SAML based authentication.|
|DDM Form Builder, DDL, and Polls||Bundled||Replaced by App Builder and Forms Reports.|
|Elasticsearch 6 Connector||Removed||Replaced by Elasticsearch 7 Connector.|
|Flash widget||Removed||No direct replacement. FlashPlayer end-of-life is Dec 31, 2020.|
|Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) browser support||Bundled||Switch to Microsoft Edge with IE11 support enabled.|
|JAAS support||Bundled||No direct replacement.|
|JQuery default global Liferay variables||Bundled (disabled)||You can bring back the old behaviour by setting the
|Liferay Bookmarks||Archived||No direct replacement.|
|Liferay Sync Connector and Sync Client||Marketplace and downloads||No direct replacement.|
|OpenAM / OpenSSO||Bundled||Deprecated in 7.2. Migrate to SAML based authentication.|
|OpenID||Marketplace||Replaced by OpenID Connect. Deprecated in 7.2.|
|Project Template: project-templates-activator||Archived in GitHub||No replacement.|
|Project Template: project-templates-freemarker-portlet||Archived in GitHub||No replacement.|
|Screens||Github - iOS: 5.2.0, Android: 5.1.0||Use the Mobile SDK and the Headless APIs.|
|Search widget (classic) in Tools category||Bundled||Deprecated in 7.1. Replaced by the Search widgets in the Search category.|
|SOAP Web Services||Bundled (disabled)||The Axis Servlet (e.g., publishes services to
|Solr||Marketplace||Replaced by Elasticsearch.|
|Theme: Fjord||Archived||No direct replacement.|
|Theme: Porygon||Archived||No direct replacement.|
|Theme: Westeros||Archived||No direct replacement.|
|Virtual Instance: Per-virtual instance portal property files||Archived||Replaced by virtual instance configuration in the Control Panel.|
|Xuggler||Removed||No direct replacement.|
Features deprecated in earlier Liferay versions may also need to be considered, if you are upgrading from an earlier version.
Features Moved to Maintenance Mode in 7.3¶
Here are the features moved to Maintenance Mode in 7.3:
Liferay Mobile Experience: Mobile SDK, Push