AEM 6.3 SP1: Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) 6.3 Service Pack (SP) 1 is an important update that includes performance, stability, security and key customer fixes and enhancements released since the general availability of AEM 6.3 in April 2017. The service pack includes:
For more information, see AEM 6.3 SP1 release notes.
Adobe introduced a single delivery model for releasing fixes recently. Instead of releasing hot fixes for single issues, Adobe releases a Cumulative Fix Pack (CFP) every month (subject to passing quality checks), which is an aggregator content package for multiple fixes. CFPs primarily include bug fixes but might also include Feature Packs. They have the following advantages over single hotfix releases:
For more information on CFP and other releases, see Maintenance Release Vehicle.
The Adobe Experience Manager 6.3 Cumulative Fix Pack is available on the Adobe Package Share and the release notes at https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/release-notes--aem-6-3-cumulative-fix-pack.html.
AEM hotfixes do not benefit from the same level of quality assurance as service packs or product releases, therefore must be always validated first on a staging environment as part of your quality deployment processes.
Fixes for the Oak repository used within AEM are provided via Cumulative Oak Fix Packs.
For the latest information, see the Oak Cumulative Fix Pack release notes