Alfresco Release 1.3 Available with JavaScript and Scalability


News: Alfresco Release 1.3 Available with JavaScript and Scalability

  1. Alfresco has extended its 100% Open Source Enterprise Content Management system (download) with new platform and application development features that significantly reduce the time to develop content-oriented applications and provide a faster platform. The Alfresco system includes a scalable, fault tolerant repository, and an application to manage the repository. Alfresco has been designed as a platform for content-centric enterprise applications accessed from portals, JSR-170 applications, shared drives/CIFS, WebDAV, or End-Users applications through web services. Alfresco has been implemented with open source projects such as Spring, Hibernate and Lucene. New features in 1.3 include:
    • Multi-processor Scalability -- Changes to indexing and transaction control algorithms for 4X+ the number of concurrent threads on multi-processor systems.
    • JavaScript Server Extensions -- Add server methods in JavaScript with full access to the Alfresco data model for fast high-level development. For example, this JavaScript automatically generates a unique name for content based upon its parent folder: = + “ “ + document.dbid;;
    • REST-style of development using URL Addressability to Actions, JavaScript items, Templates and Command Scripts.
    • Model-based Metadata Enforcement -- Data model can be annotated to enforce constraints on metadata such as uniqueness, data validation and mandatory properties.
    • Space / Folder Actions -- Providing a good mechanism for handling case-based workflow and control.
    • Web Client Extensibility -- Adds new pluggable application components such as an Extensible Dialog and Wizard framework and Configuration-driven Menu Types and Menu Items.
    • Records Management Capabilities -- new records mgmt features include: time-based rules and metadata-update rules, retention and archival policies, JavaScript fileplans.
    • CIFS / Shared Drive -- Now extended with support for Kerberos for authentication token and LDAP for user and group definitions.
    • Developer SDK and Documentation -- A downloadable SDK is available that provides examples, documentation and tools as well as end-user documentation.
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  2. Congratulations on your new release! Michael Young Liferay, LLC
  3. Good job guys! STAY METAL! Roy Russo
  4. Congratulations! I've heard a lot of good feedback about Alfresco and we're looking to adopt it for internal use at Interface21.
  5. Has anybody been able to download the community edition from sourceforge yet? All I get is "There was a problem downloading the file from Please try a different mirror." Doesn't seem to matter which file, mirror or browser I choose?
  6. It is the usual SourceForge delay. We waited at least 12 hours after putting the release on SourceForce before posting the article. It was over 24 hours after placing the release up before the article went live on TheServerSide. If you try it now, there shouldn't be a problem.
  7. phpBB?[ Go to top ]

    Why does Alfresco use phpBB instead of JForum?
  8. Re: phpBB?[ Go to top ]

    We want to be agnostic in terms of the tools that people use to develop content applications. For the repository, we chose Java because of the enterprise capabilities of the tools and infrastructure and because of the wealth of enterprise-ready open source tools we had available to develop the infrastructure like Spring, Hibernate, Lucene and JBoss. However, since releasing our integration with PHP using web services, we already have many customers deploying applications built using PHP with the Java-based Alfresco repository. When we first set up our web site, we wanted to use tools that were the most popular and that we could ultimately move to our platform for persistence and management. That is why we chose MediaWiki for our wiki and phpBB for our forums despite the fact that we were built with Java and they were built with PHP. Ultimately, we see this content being managed, accessed and stored in Alfresco. These types of collaboration tools will be available toward the end of this year and in the new year. As long as they are stored in the same repository, it doesn't matter what tools were used to create and enter the content.
  9. Good work guys. Many congrats. I've been hoping to see some features related to the statistics - how many new assets were uploaded to the repository, how many assets for category "X" were dowbloaded/updated and so on. Any pointers on if and how this can be achieved? /a