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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.

Important

Plan to stop using deprecated features because their support may cease as early as the next minor release.

Important

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.

Final: The final version of the Marketplace app is released for this Liferay 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:

Feature

Availability

Notes

Central Authentication Service (CAS)

Bundled

Deprecated in 7.2. Migrate to SAML-based authentication.

Dynamic Data Lists

Bundled

To be replaced by Liferay Objects in Liferay 7.4.

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 Enable jQuery property to true in the jQuery third-party System Settings.

Liferay Bookmarks

Archived

No direct replacement.

Liferay Mobile Device Detection Lite

Archived

No direct replacement.

Liferay Push

Marketplace

Replaced by Headless Delivery.

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.

Polls

Bundled

Replaced by Forms Reports.

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 http://localhost:8080/api/axis/) can be enabled with this Portal Property setting axis.servlet.enabled. Liferay *SOAP classes are deprecated.

Solr

Marketplace

Replaced by Elasticsearch.

Theme: Fjord

Archived

No direct replacement.

Theme: Hello World

Bundled

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 Drools

  • Liferay Mobile Experience: Mobile SDK

  • Liferay Reports

  • Site Templates

Note

While Export/Import was previously listed under maintenance mode, Liferay continues to improve the Export/Import application.

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