Plone 5.2rc3 soft-released

Plone 5.2rc3 has been soft-released. Please give it a try and let me know if there are any critical issues.

For those who haven't run across soft-releases before, this is the last step before the final release. Because things haven't been finalized yet, some packages may change between now and the release. It is not recommended to use soft-releases in production.

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As noted on Plone 5.2rc2 soft-released a new version of was released between 5.2rc2 and 5.2rc3, and it breaks the way to build the global navigation menu, so be careful when upgrading your site if you have customized the global menu for some reason.

5.2rc3 worked fine in my tests

Products.Archetypes should definitely be updated to 1.16.1 that I just released, otherwise Plone with Archetypes does not start up. For background, see issue I created last week:


There is possibly an issue with an improper generated blob-dir configuration in zope2instance recipe


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Added Products.Archetypes 1.16.1 and plone.restapi 4.0.0

Please take care to note the breaking changes in the release notes.

Why do you include a brand new version in the final beta release? This is not very smart.

5.2rc3 is officially released.


Excellent! Our buildout ( now supports 5.2rc3 (py2 and py3).