samedi 7 février 2009

News about Open Source Solutions


Since few weeks, I was mainly focused on interviews. I dropped the news about our favorite ECM Open Source solutions !

I will fix this bug immediately :

From Alfresco Side

  • Release of a stable community: Labs 3 Final
Alfresco has officially announced the release of a "stable" community version. In other words if you start a project based on Alfresco, it is the version to use!

By reading Alfresco forums , it is truly a breakthrough. So don't hesitate to try it!

This version is available for download at: http://wiki.alfresco.com/wiki/Download_Labs

New features ?
Well the same things in previous versions with fixes and improvement of webstudio.

To go further:

Alfresco Sites

  • Do you want surfing ?
If you are curious or Alfresco developer, Jeff Potts (interview) has published on his blog and on his SlideShare all media-training about Alfresco Surf Camp sessions .

MUST SEE if you try to understand how to surf with Alfresco.

  • How much does it cost?
When you search for an ECM solution, one of the key is, of course, the total cost of ownership of the solution (license, support ...). In other words how much it cost? To demonstrate the power of open source (and therefore Alfresco), Alfresco has made a comparison in a specific use case of its TCO against proprietary ECM solution
A number to remember: 96% reduction in cost of Alfresco ownership compared to a large proprietary vendor.

For more information you can
download the white paper: http://www.alfresco.com/products/whitepapers/
see a webinar: http://www.alfresco.com/about/events/2009/01/reduce-ecm-cost-15jan09/
see the presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/alfresco/webinar-slides-total-cost-of-ownership-for-ecm-ian-howells-alfresco-presentation

From Nuxeo Side

  • Release of version 5.2m4
The new Nuxeo has arrived! You can download it at:

Packaged Version

http://www.nuxeo.org/static/NuxeoEP/nuxeo-ep-5.2.0.m4-installer-1.jar [Generic]
http://www.nuxeo.org/static/NuxeoEP/nuxeo-ep-5.2.0.m4-setup.exe [Windows 32-bit]
http://www.nuxeo.org/static/NuxeoEP/nuxeo-ep-5.2.0.m4_64-setup.exe [Windows 64 bit]

New features ?

There are many changes and improvements in this version, therefore I advise you to take a look on the announcement made by S. Fermigier on the Nuxeo mailing list: http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.cms.nuxeo.general/5579

  • Annotations
If you know the online service diigo then you can understand the interest of annotations. Otherwise what is it? We all love to make little notes, little "scribbling" on a document or put a highlighter on the neck of an idea or a relevant phrase . This useful practice in the real world is not necessarily available in the digital world. Well in its new version, Nuxeo incorporate this new feature!

Try it!

For more information:
http://blogs.nuxeo.com/sections/blogs/ian_smith/2009_02_03_annotations : Practical informations and how to use annotations
http://doc.nuxeo.org/5.2/books/nuxeo-book/html/annotation-service.html : For Developers!

  • A book to learn Nuxeo
Nuxeo has a rich literature for developer / administrator with the Nuxeo Book and other documentation for users through the users guide or evaluation guide.
However there was a "gap" in this documentation. It was the intersection between this two worlds (user / developer). This gap will soon be filled with the creation of a new book called "Learning Nuxeo EP 5".

You can now find the evolution of this book at: http://www.nuxeo.org/static/book-draft/

Note : You can post comments to help editors and writers (if you find errors or if you have an idea...)

  • Nuxeo made in USA
A small brief : Nuxeo announces the creation of Nuxeo Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts.
Our American friends will now be able to discover the different services and support delivred by Nuxeo. Good luck!
You can find the announcement at: http://www.nuxeo.com/news/ouverture-boston/

From KnowledgeTree Side

I will start slowly to give you information about this solution.

You want to know more about KnowledgeTree and how KT can be used in a context of document management. So we can find a video presentation knowledgeTree at: http://www.knowledgetree.com/blog/document-management-ramp-up

During 20 minutes, Sean Tierney demonstrates how to use KT.


From CMIS Side

The first meeting on the future CMIS specification was recently held in Redmond (USA).
If you want more informations, you can found here and there on the web the notes of the participants:

John Newton (Alfresco): http://newton.typepad.com/content/2009/01/cmis-face-to-face-at-microsoft-in-redmond.html

Florent Guillaume (Nuxeo): http://blogs.nuxeo.com/sections/blogs/florent_guillaume/2009_02_02_cmis-meeting-notes

OASIS: http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=cmis

Now we're no longer out of date!

Have fun!

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