[opencms-dev] Development on the next OpenCms version has started

Anil K Patel anil at aditisoft.com
Wed May 7 17:29:01 CEST 2003


> * Proprietary solutions (e.g. for database pooling) are going to be
>   replaced with Java 1.4 / J2EE standard solutions or well known
>   packages from other open source projects

I feel, use of a Object to Relational engine like, OfBiz Entity Engine
(www.ofbiz.org) or Torque from Jakarta (http://db.apache.org/torque/)
will help in extending support to more databases easily.

Anil K Patel

--- Alexander Kandzior <a.kandzior at alkacon.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> after the successful release of OpenCms 5.0 (which was downloaded
> over
> 1000 times within 48 hours after the release) Alkacon Software has
> started development on the next version of OpenCms.
> The next version of OpenCms will feature substantial changes to the
> database model. Please see below for more details about the changes.
> Developers using the OpenCms source code from the CVS repository
> should be aware that this means the HEAD (i.e. default) CVS branch
> will be heavily modified within the following weeks, and will most
> certainly not be usable in production environments.
> Bug fixed and smaller enhancements for the 5.0 version of OpenCms
> will
> of course still be developed and released in the "branch_5_0_x"
> branch
> of the CVS. The version numbers for these updates will be 5.0.1,
> 5.0.2
> etc. Developers that run OpenCms in production and are looking for
> updates or improvements to OpenCms 5.0 should use the "branch_5_0_x"
> CVS branch until further notice.
> The current development version of OpenCms is 5.1.0. Subsequent
> development releases will be 5.1.1, 5.1.2 etc. When development on
> the
> 5.1.x version is finished, the next OpenCms major version will be
> released with the 5.2.0 number.
> Here's what Alkacon Software will be working on in the next couple of
> months:
> * The OpenCms VFS will be made more scalable, so that OpenCms can be
>   used better for document management
> * The user OpenCms user management will be made independent from the
>   OpenCms VFS, so that other user directories (e.g. LDAP) can be
>   "plugged" into the system as a separate module
> * In this process, we will probably re-write part or all of the   
>   OpenCms publishing, link-management and export code
> * Proprietary solutions (e.g. for database pooling) are going to be
>   replaced with Java 1.4 / J2EE standard solutions or well known
>   packages from other open source projects
> * We will provide all resources in the OpenCms VFS with a UUID
> * We will add interfaces to the OpenCms core that allow the addition
>   of a module-based OpenCms database replication mechanism
> * We will provide a mechanism to update content from a 5.0.x version 
>   to the upcoming 5.2 version before this is released
> Please keep in mind that contributions to the OpenCms development are
> most welcome. I expect that the 5.2 release will feature improvements
> in the OpenCms workplace and probably in the WYSIWYG editors,
> hopefully with a Mozilla 1.3 compatible editor. The Alkacon team will
> support the development of these (or other) additions as much as
> possible.
> At this point, I can not give any release date or even a timeframe
> for the 5.2 release.
> Best Regards,
> Alex.
> Alexander Kandzior
> Alkacon Software - The OpenCms Experts
> http://www.alkacon.com
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