Version 3.2.8

Tue, Oct 1, 2019

Version 3.2.8

Released: October 1, 2019



Fix an error when accessing some API entry points without being authenticated. Accessing API endpoints without being authenticated will now always return empty results.


Tweaked the jstree component's appearance to cope with long labels. Added a scrollbar, reduced the font size, switched to a sans serif font, and reduced padding. Thanks for forum user @briboe for the report.

Workflow actions to add and remove documents from cabinets was added.


The Django version used was updated to version 1.11.24. The jQuery version used was updated to version 3.4.1. Both as fully backwards compatible with their previous versions.


Support was added to delete the content of document's OCR or parsed content. Events for both situations was added allowing content deletion to be used as workflow transition triggers.


A missing recursive option was added to the Docker entrypoint command "chown" to change the ownership of files when specifying a custom UID or GID. Closes GitLab issue #668. Thanks to John Wice (@brilthor) for the report.

Two fonts were added to the Docker image to support rendering Chinese office documents. Closes GitLab issue #666. Thanks to javawcy (@javawcy) and forum user @leoliu for the report and help closing this issue.


Descriptions for screenreaders was added via image alt tag. The user interface will also now allow scaling.


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Upgrading from a previous version

If installed via Python's PIP

Remove deprecated requirements:

 sudo -u mayan curl -o /tmp/removals.txt && sudo -u mayan /opt/mayan-edms/bin/pip uninstall -y -r /tmp/removals.txt 

Type in the console:

 sudo -u mayan /opt/mayan-edms/bin/pip install mayan-edms==3.2.8 

the requirements will also be updated automatically.

Using Git

If you installed Mayan EDMS by cloning the Git repository issue the commands:

 $ git reset --hard HEAD $ git pull 

otherwise download the compressed archived and uncompress it overriding the existing installation.

Remove deprecated requirements:

 $ pip uninstall -y -r removals.txt 

Next upgrade/add the new requirements:

 $ pip install --upgrade -r requirements.txt 

Common steps

Perform these steps after updating the code from either step above.

Make a backup of your supervisord file:

 sudo cp /etc/supervisor/conf.d/mayan.conf /etc/supervisor/conf.d/mayan.conf.bck 

Update the supervisord configuration file. Replace the environment variables values show here with your respective settings. This step will refresh the supervisord configuration file with the new queues and the latest recommended layout:

 sudo sh -c "MAYAN_DATABASE_ENGINE=django.db.backends.postgresql MAYAN_DATABASE_NAME=mayan \ MAYAN_DATABASE_PASSWORD=mayanuserpass MAYAN_DATABASE_USER=mayan \ MAYAN_DATABASE_HOST= MAYAN_MEDIA_ROOT=/opt/mayan-edms/media \ /opt/mayan-edms/bin/ platformtemplate supervisord > /etc/supervisor/conf.d/mayan.conf" 

Edit the supervisord configuration file and update any setting the template generator missed:

 sudo vi /etc/supervisor/conf.d/mayan.conf 

Migrate existing database schema with:

 sudo -u mayan MAYAN_DATABASE_ENGINE=django.db.backends.postgresql MAYAN_DATABASE_NAME=mayan \ MAYAN_DATABASE_PASSWORD=mayanuserpass MAYAN_DATABASE_USER=mayan \ MAYAN_DATABASE_HOST= MAYAN_MEDIA_ROOT=/opt/mayan-edms/media \ /opt/mayan-edms/bin/ performupgrade 

Add new static media:

 sudo -u mayan MAYAN_MEDIA_ROOT=/opt/mayan-edms/media \ /opt/mayan-edms/bin/ preparestatic --noinput 

The upgrade procedure is now complete.

Backward incompatible changes

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Bugs fixed or issues closed