High-Level Overview of Changes in uPortal 5
This list presents the changes in uPortal 5 at a thematic level. It’s short, easy to digest, and should give you a general sense of what you stand to gain by adopting uPortal 5.
Several significant improvements to ease of adoption and administration of the portal
Introducing uPortal-start: a new, easy-to-navigate repository for managing your implementation
Much simpler, much faster setup process
New build tools (based on Gradle) that are more flexible, more reliable, and significantly faster!
More powerful database management tools
A new, easy-to-use skinning tool
Package once, run anywhere -- configure deployment-specific settings without rebuilding!
Much simpler patching (upgrading) process
WCAG 2.0 Level AA Accessibility!
More & better security features
Soffits -- a new standard for pluggable content
Much better support for container- and/or cloud-based deployments