Version 4.4.1

Released: January 19, 2023

Status: Stable



A caching and a CSS issue affecting the list filtering template were


  • GitOps updates:
    • Add makefile targets to trigger standalone builds.
    • Increase artifact expiration.
    • Add PIP and APT caching to documenation and python build stages.
    • Add GitLab CI job dependecies.
    • Reuse Python build in stages.
    • Convert branches into literals.
    • Remove duplicated code in jobs.
  • Simplify installation documentation


Management commands

  • Remove deprecated management commands:
    • checkdependencies replaced by dependencies_check.
    • checkversion replaced by dependencies_check_version.
    • createautoadmin replaced by autoadmin_create.
    • generaterequirements replaced by
    • initialsetup replaced by common_initial_setup.
    • installdependencies replaced by dependencies_install.
    • mountindex replaced by mirroring_mount_index.
    • performupgrade replaced by common_perform_upgrade.
    • platformtemplate replaced by platform_template.
    • preparestatic replaced by appearance_prepare_static.
    • purgelocks replaced by lock_manager_purge_locks.
    • purgepermissions replaced by permissions_purge.
    • purgeperiodictasks replaced by
    • purgestatistics replaced by statistics_purge.
    • revertsettings replaced by settings_revert.
    • savesettings replaced by settings_save.
    • showsettings replaced by settings_show.
    • showversion replaced by dependencies_show_version.

Backward incompatible changes


The cabinet create permission is now required to create parent as well
as child cabinets. This change replaces requiring the edit permission to
create child cabinets via the HTTP views.


A new permission was added to change the type of a document. When
support for changing the type of a document was added, it was considered
a property and controlled via the document property edit permission.

Since changing the type of a documents now causes a cascade of other
changes, it was isolated as an individual class of event along with its
own permission.

The new document change type permission is required for the document
being changed and for the document type to which the document will be
changed into.


Download files are now associated to a specific users and not to a
parent object. Delete, download, and view permissions were added to
allow users to share a download file.


The OCR backend code is now executed under a new method called
_execute to avoid subclasses not calling the super class.

The base backend class now prepares the image to be processed for OCR
and passes the file object to the subclass.


In addition to the search system refactor, new search indexes were
added. The search backend needs to be reindexed to ensure these new
indexes are populated.


The default secret key value is now only used if the secret key file is
not found not just if the secret key file is present but unreadable.


The home_view setting was removed from the default Template context.
Template instances need to include their own context using the new
context argument.


  • The Cabinet API serializer field named parent, will be removed in
    version 5.0. Use the parent_id instead which is functionally
  • The IndexTemplateNodeSerializer serializer fields parent and
    index will be removed in version 5.0. Use fields parent_id and
    index_id which are functionally identical.
  • The WorkflowInstanceSerializer field named workflow_template_url
    will be removed in version 5.0. Use the url attribute of the
    workflow_template instead.

Issues closed

  • None