Only a month after the initial public launch during the Cocoon GetTogether, the 1.1 version of Daisy ships with a new i18n subsystem in-place, and no less than 6 language translations: English, Dutch, German, French, Polish and Russian. Many of these translations were contributed by members of the rapidly growing community around Daisy, who enjoy the clean design and ease of customization of the Apache Cocoon-based Wiki-on-steroids-like frontend application. Daisy has been created with the software developer in mind, who wants a framework combining easy-of-first-use with lots of power and flexibility under the hood. To that end, the first enquiries as to how to integrate the Daisy repository with existing applications are being made on the Daisy mailing list, and Daisy's clean, stateless HTTP/XML repository interface will make such efforts a breeze.Daisy Home page
Daisy 1.1 and the Daisy Wiki application ship with many new features, most notably:
- separate ACL permissions for modifying the publication status of a document
- document archival and deletion
- enhanced (email) subscriptions on change events, and an easy way to subscribe to individual pages
- easier role and login switching
- documenttype- and query-specific styling
Furthermore, all known bugs have been squashed and work has been started to make Daisy's repository database-independent, with (again) contributions from the community to start work on providing PostgreSQL support. Also foreseen for the next release is more user interface candy when configuring a site navigation hierarchy (but not at the cost of customizability), and other new features based on community and market demand.
Outerthought, an experienced Open Source Java & XML solutions provider, and the main driver behind Daisy's continuing development, is thrilled with Daisy taking off rapidly. "With our considerable experience in community-driven software projects - most notable in the Apache Cocoon framework itself, we knew that Open Source can never come as an afterthought - it must be an integral part of the vision driving a project. The Daisy project, code and resources have been built from the ground up with the goal of enabling a thriving community around Daisy. This is now starting to pay itself back, while Outerthought is committing itself to long-term maintenance and support of Daisy." Schaubroeck, an e-government solutions provider for many Belgian local administrations has been funding Daisy's development until now. "We are confident that this is going to change rapidly with the growing amount of interest in Daisy."