This document contains notes on upgrading an existing Crowd installation to Crowd 2.6 or later. You can see the features of Crowd 2.6 in the Crowd 2.6 Release Notes.
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Please read the following sections and take action where the note applies to your Crowd installation, before upgrading to the new release of Crowd.
Refer to the Crowd 2.5 Upgrade Notes
If you have not yet upgraded to Crowd 2.5, please read the Crowd 2.5 upgrade notes before upgrading to Crowd 2.6.
Removal of Support for Acegi Security
Acegi Security has been obsoleted by Spring Security and is no longer supported in Crowd 2.6. We recommend upgrading your application to use the current version of Spring Security.
Advance Notice of End of Support
Advance Notice of End of Support for Java Platform 6
This is an advance warning that future releases of Crowd will no longer be supported on Java 6 (JDK/JRE 1.6). Crowd 2.6 will still run on Java 6. We encourage administrators to upgrade to Java 7 for Crowd 2.6 to ensure a smooth transition when upgrading to Crowd 2.7 in the future.
Advance Notice of Removal of Support for Upgrading From Very Old Crowds
As part of upgrading and streamlining Crowd we are considering removing support for upgrading from very old versions of Crowd (CWD-3115). With this change, customers with an installation of Crowd 1.x would need to upgrade to Crowd 2.6 before upgrading to a later version.