Release Notes - EPiServer CMS 5 R2 SP2
This document contains notes about the changes in EPiServer CMS 5 SP2. For release informaton regarding EPiServer CMS 5 R2, please refer to the Release Notes for EPiServer CMS 5 R2 .
As with EPiServer CMS 5 R2 SP1, installation and upgrade of EPiServer CMS 5 R2 SP2 is done with EPiServer Deployment Center. This is slightly different compared to EPiServer CMS 5 R2, which was installed with EPiServer Installation Manager. If you are upgrading from EPiServer CMS 5 R2, further information about Deployment Center can be found in the EPiServer CMS Installation and Deployment System Overview.
New and Enhanced Functionality
EPiServer CMS 5 R2 SP2 mainly contains bug fixes and no new functionality. A list of issues that have been solved in this release is available on EPiServer World. http://world.episerver.com/bugs.
Update in File Caching in EPiServer CMS 5 R2 SP2
The ASP.NET output cache for files is now turned off by default in the EPiServer CMS 5 R2 SP2 release. Please note when upgrading to EPiServer 5 CMS R2 SP2 this update may require consideration.
In the EPiServer 5 R2 SP2 release a new attribute has been added on staticFile this is called enableOutputCache - turning this attribute on enables the output caching of ASP.NET files.
In versions EPiServer CMS 5 R2 and EPiServer CMS 5 R2 SP1 the output cache causes a problem where files were not getting updated until the server cache expires. (This only happened for files where expirationTime in web.config was set to a positive value - a workaround for this was to force cacheControl to “private”, or set expirationTime to a negative value).
For further background information see the post - Files being cached too aggressively in R2.
- Http Caching strategies: VPP Files
- Files being cached too aggressively in R2
- Performance tweak Optimizing StaticFileHandler in EPiServer CMS 5 (part 2)
- Performance tweak: Optimizing StaticFileHandler in EPiServer CMS 5 (part 1)
Some recommendations for cache configuration in IIS 7:
Improved Web Browser Support
EPiServer CMS 5 R2 SP2 now has full support for Internet Explorer 8 as a browser for editing.