Daisy 1.3 has been released. Daisy is a content management application framework, consisting of a standalone repository server accessible through HTTP/XML (using the ReST style of WebServices) and/or a high-level (remote) Java API, and a browsing and editing DaisyWiki application running inside Apache Cocoon.

In continuous development for the past 6 months, Daisy packs many new features while providing improvements and bugfixes to ensure easier implementation and integration.

Most notable new features in this release are:
  • the introduction of document variants, to support different document branches and multi-linguality
  • document tasks for the automation of batched document operations
  • easier installation with more defaults and less configuration work
  • scriptability using JavaScript (based on Rhino)
  • support for multiple authentication schemes (ships with LDAP and NTLM support)
  • multi-value fields for management of keyword-like metadata fields ("tags")
  • a faceted navigation browser for metadata-based exploration of large document sets
  • improved role management providing "group"-based access control organization
  • a totally revamped and vastly improved skinning and publishing mechanism, allowing easier creation of custom look-and-feels, and easier implementation of custom Daisy-based applications
  • preliminary RSS feed support
Daisy 1.3 is available free of charge and under the ASL 2.0 license from http://cocoondev.org/daisy/. Daisy requires a database (with MySQL being supported) and OpenJMS, according to the installation documentation.

Outerthought provides support and services around Daisy.