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Adobe Product – system requirement

If you have an older version of the product, please check the following links so that you can consider upgrade to a supported version.

Adobe Product – Supported Versions: http://www.adobe.com/support/programs/policies/supported.html

CF: http://www.adobe.com/products/coldfusion-standard/tech-specs.html

Flex: http://www.adobe.com/products/flex/tech-specs.html

LCDS: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/LiveCycleDataServicesES/3.1/Platform/LiveCycle_Data_Services_3.1_Platform_Martix.htm

FMS: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashmediaserver/productinfo/systemreqs/

AIR: http://www.adobe.com/products/air/tech-specs.html

Flash Player: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/tech-specs.html

CQ/CRX — How to download hotfixes/package from package share

To find out what hotfix/component/featurepack you need, please check hotfixes list for CRX or CQ.

To download and install the hotfix/component/featurepack:

1. Start your CQ/CRX service, and login to your CQ/CRX main page, click on package, then package share; you can also find package share by go to /crx, then click on package share.
You will be prompted for login. You need to use your Adobe ID to login. If you don’t have one yet, just click on register and create one. It only needs your email address as user name, and a password.

2. Once logged in, you can see a list of packages that is available. Note it will only display the first 5 Adobe package on the page, so you may not see the hotfix you needed. You can search the name/number of the package/hotfix you need from the top right searching box. For example, type in 36281 will find cq-5.4.0-hotfix-36281.
Note, you may find multiple versions of cq-5.4.0-hotfix-36281, use any one of them for download.

3. Before you download the package/hotfix, you should check the dependency first. Click on cq-5.4.0-hotfix-36281, it will display the detail about the hotfix. Pay attention to the Dependencies. For hotfix-36281, it has feature:cq-5.4.0-featurepack-35156:1.1 as dependencies. This means you should download feature:cq-5.4.0-featurepack-35156:1.1 first, then apply cq-5.4.0-hotfix-36281.
Note, if this feels complicated, you may want to open a support ticket to have support engineer guide you. Sometimes, there is a replacement hotfix that will allow you to use one later version of hotfix instead of download several packages. In our example, you can use cq-5.4.0-hotfix-34304 instead of using cq-5.4.0-hotfix-36281 and cq-5.4.0-featurepack-35156:1.1.

4. Once you know which hotfix is needed, click on download to download, and then click install to install the hotfix.

CQ/CRX general info and troubleshooting tips

General Info:

  • Q: What version of OS or app server are supported by CQ/CRX?
    A: For CQ5.4, See Technical requirement
    Only the version of OS/App server indicated with “A:supported” are officially supported.
    Note, ADEP doesn’t support any app server at this point, customers who want that support need to contact support team and make a request.

  • Q:what is the current version of CQ/CRX?
    A:The corrent version of CQ is 5.4, and it includes CRX 2.2.0. There are hotfixes for both CQ and CRX.
    CQ5.4Hotfixes
    CRX2.2 Hotfixes

    Troubleshooting tip

  • Problem: Downloading PowerPoint in Internet Explorer displays login screen before download.
    Solution: See our KB at http://dev.day.com/content/kb/home/cq5/CQ5Troubleshooting/CQ5AuthenticationPromptInIEForOfficeDocuments.html
  • Continue reading…

    Behind the scenes– what happens when you install CQ/CRX

    When you install CQ or CRX either by double click on crx-quickstart.jar/cq-quickstart.jar or using command line(doesn’t matter what run mode you are installing, a default mode, or author/publish mode), the following steps are performed during first installation:
    1. the quickstart is unpacked to the crx-quickstart directory, and you can see crx-explorer_crx.war & crx-launchpad.war under: crx-quickstart\server\webapps
    2. then cqse is started
    3. cqse starts the crx webapp
    4. the crx webapp starts the repository
    5. during repository start-up, it checks the repository/install folder for content packages and installs them (if repository/Tar/index is out of sync, will not start correctly)
    6. then the launchpad webapp is started
    7. Felix starts the core bundles
    8. one of the core bundles is the JCR installer, which searches all ‘install’ nodes in the repository and registers those bundles
    9. Felix starts the newly registered bundles

    There are three parts in CQ/CRX that will work together, they are descripted below:


    Where the data gets stored:

    • CRX uses the Tar Persistence Manager (TarPM), tar files are stored under:
    crx-quickstart/repository
    • CRX configuration files
    crx-quickstart/repository/workspaces/*/workspace.xml
    crx-quickstart/server/runtime/0/_crx/WEB-INF/repository.xml

    How to create class/jar files for data service project without using maven

    In the sample for “Create a Data Services application for the Experience Server that returns data“, it showed how to bundle your class for data service project into the template application and build/deploy the bundle using Maven. There are several ways to build the bundle without using Maven. I will add all the options here.

    For our sample, the class we need to build is this:

    package com.adobe.myexample;
    public class EchoService {
        public String sayHello(String va lin | Lin's Blog

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    Adobe Product – system requirement

    If you have an older version of the product, please check the following links so that you can consider upgrade to a supported version.

    Adobe Product – Supported Versions: http://www.adobe.com/support/programs/policies/supported.html

    CF: http://www.adobe.com/products/coldfusion-standard/tech-specs.html

    Flex: http://www.adobe.com/products/flex/tech-specs.html

    LCDS: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/LiveCycleDataServicesES/3.1/Platform/LiveCycle_Data_Services_3.1_Platform_Martix.htm

    FMS: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashmediaserver/productinfo/systemreqs/

    AIR: http://www.adobe.com/products/air/tech-specs.html

    Flash Player: http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/tech-specs.html

    CQ/CRX — How to download hotfixes/package from package share

    To find out what hotfix/component/featurepack you need, please check hotfixes list for CRX or CQ.

    To download and install the hotfix/component/featurepack:

    1. Start your CQ/CRX service, and login to your CQ/CRX main page, click on package, then package share; you can also find package share by go to /crx, then click on package share.
    You will be prompted for login. You need to use your Adobe ID to login. If you don’t have one yet, just click on register and create one. It only needs your email address as user name, and a password.

    2. Once logged in, you can see a list of packages that is available. Note it will only display the first 5 Adobe package on the page, so you may not see the hotfix you needed. You can search the name/number of the package/hotfix you need from the top right searching box. For example, type in 36281 will find cq-5.4.0-hotfix-36281.
    Note, you may find multiple versions of cq-5.4.0-hotfix-36281, use any one of them for download.

    3. Before you download the package/hotfix, you should check the dependency first. Click on cq-5.4.0-hotfix-36281, it will display the detail about the hotfix. Pay attention to the Dependencies. For hotfix-36281, it has feature:cq-5.4.0-featurepack-35156:1.1 as dependencies. This means you should download feature:cq-5.4.0-featurepack-35156:1.1 first, then apply cq-5.4.0-hotfix-36281.
    Note, if this feels complicated, you may want to open a support ticket to have support engineer guide you. Sometimes, there is a replacement hotfix that will allow you to use one later version of hotfix instead of download several packages. In our example, you can use cq-5.4.0-hotfix-34304 instead of using cq-5.4.0-hotfix-36281 and cq-5.4.0-featurepack-35156:1.1.

    4. Once you know which hotfix is needed, click on download to download, and then click install to install the hotfix.

    CQ/CRX general info and troubleshooting tips

    General Info:

  • Q: What version of OS or app server are supported by CQ/CRX?
    A: For CQ5.4, See Technical requirement
    Only the version of OS/App server indicated with “A:supported” are officially supported.
    Note, ADEP doesn’t support any app server at this point, customers who want that support need to contact support team and make a request.

  • Q:what is the current version of CQ/CRX?
    A:The corrent version of CQ is 5.4, and it includes CRX 2.2.0. There are hotfixes for both CQ and CRX.
    CQ5.4Hotfixes
    CRX2.2 Hotfixes

    Troubleshooting tip

  • Problem: Downloading PowerPoint in Internet Explorer displays login screen before download.
    Solution: See our KB at http://dev.day.com/content/kb/home/cq5/CQ5Troubleshooting/CQ5AuthenticationPromptInIEForOfficeDocuments.html
  • Continue reading…

    Behind the scenes– what happens when you install CQ/CRX

    When you install CQ or CRX either by double click on crx-quickstart.jar/cq-quickstart.jar or using command line(doesn’t matter what run mode you are installing, a default mode, or author/publish mode), the following steps are performed during first installation:
    1. the quickstart is unpacked to the crx-quickstart directory, and you can see crx-explorer_crx.war & crx-launchpad.war under: crx-quickstart\server\webapps
    2. then cqse is started
    3. cqse starts the crx webapp
    4. the crx webapp starts the repository
    5. during repository start-up, it checks the repository/install folder for content packages and installs them (if repository/Tar/index is out of sync, will not start correctly)
    6. then the launchpad webapp is started
    7. Felix starts the core bundles
    8. one of the core bundles is the JCR installer, which searches all ‘install’ nodes in the repository and registers those bundles
    9. Felix starts the newly registered bundles

    There are three parts in CQ/CRX that will work together, they are descripted below:


    Where the data gets stored:

    • CRX uses the Tar Persistence Manager (TarPM), tar files are stored under:
    crx-quickstart/repository
    • CRX configuration files
    crx-quickstart/repository/workspaces/*/workspace.xml
    crx-quickstart/server/runtime/0/_crx/WEB-INF/repository.xml

    How to create class/jar files for data service project without using maven

    In the sample for “Create a Data Services application for the Experience Server that returns data“, it showed how to bundle your class for data service project into the template application and build/deploy the bundle using Maven. There are several ways to build the bundle without using Maven. I will add all the options here.

    For our sample, the class we need to build is this:

    package com.adobe.myexample;
    public class EchoService {
        public String sayHello(String va 200 OK

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