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News: Apache Lenya 1.2.1 released

  1. Apache Lenya 1.2.1 released (6 messages)

    The Apache Lenya development community is very proud to announce the 1.2.1 release of Apache Lenya. Apache Lenya is an Open-Source Content Management System written in Java and based on open standards such as XML and XSLT. Lenya is built on top of Apache Cocoon and other components from the Apache Software Stack.

    Its XML-centric architecture allows for content delivery targeted to the capabilities of various devices, and avoids data lock-in. Apache Lenya is built around Off the Shelf components from the Apache Software Foundation.

    Apache Lenya comes with the features you can expect of a modern Content Management System, such as Revision Control, Scheduling, a built-in Search Engine, separate Staging Areas, and Workflow.

    Apache Lenya 1.2.1 is based on Cocoon 2.1.5.1, but Lenya 1.2.1 is also known to work with Cocoon 2.1.6. You can use Cocoon features such as robust Caching, multi-channel output, it's many connectivity options to quickly build customized solutions to meet your specific needs that are not already covered by Apache Lenya today.

    Check out the Apache Lenya website http://lenya.apache.org for more information.

    -- The Apache Lenya Community

    Threaded Messages (6)

  2. Slider[ Go to top ]

    How it is compared to jakarta Slider?
  3. Slider[ Go to top ]

    How it is compared to jakarta Slider?

    I'm far from a Slide or a Lenya expert, but having played with both, I can say that Lenya and Slide are quite different.

    Slide is more of an API for WEBDAV that can be used to build a CMS, but does not provide a full-blown CMS solution.

    Lenya, on the other hand, is a full-featured CMS solution for building a web-site. In the few moments I've spent on it, I'm quite impressed.
  4. Lenya will be best suited as a CMS engine and used widely if the current documentation level is raised.
    A sample application well documented with stress on interfacing to the workflow and versioning engines will be a lot of help.
  5. XML-centric architecture?[ Go to top ]

    Does XML-centric architecture really mean XML pages for view (in a MVC framework), as opposed to using JSP's with tag libraries? That seems harmless enough for me to try out. But if the XML is being used as another programming language (i.e; "we will take care of the server stuff, you don't need to worry about it, just use our tags for everything you need or want") -> that scares me. How customizable (in java) is this thing?
  6. XML-centric architecture?[ Go to top ]

    Does XML-centric architecture really mean XML pages for view (in a MVC framework), as opposed to using JSP's with tag libraries?

    Lenya uses JXTemplates and XSL for the UI in trunk, and XSP and XSL in the 1.2 branch.
    That seems harmless enough for me to try out. But if the XML is being used as another programming language (i.e; "we will take care of the server stuff, you don't need to worry about it, just use our tags for everything you need or want") -> that scares me. How customizable (in java) is this thing?

    heh :) while some config files are in java, and all content is stored in XML files, the customization is done in Java. http://wiki.apache.org/lenya/UsecaseFramework has an overview.
  7. while some config files are in java

    that should read .. in XML