In this release, we focus on addressing the challenges presented during ACR Connect installation from our 3rd party dependencies (i.e., RabbitMQ, Erlang…).
We have implemented a bundled installer for all 3rd party software that are pre-requisites to the operations of ACR Connect. These 3rd parties include MariaDB, Erlang, RabbitMQ and OpenSSL. The bundled installer replaces Chocolatey that was previously being used to manage the retrieval / download of 3rd party software during Connect installations.
Additionally, with the bundled installer, we no longer require GitHub to be externally accessible by Connect Sites. The pre-installation doctor command no longer checks for GitHub access. All 3rd party software / designated versions of that software is downloaded along with the Connect CLI installer package.
Other items to note that are included in this release: