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Open Source ECM Platform Nuxeo 5.4

11.11.2010
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Nuxeo EP is a comprehensive open source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform. It has been designed to be robust, scalable and highly extensible, by using modern open source Java EE technologies, such as: JAX-RS, JSF, EJB3, JBoss Seam, OSGi, and a Service Oriented Approach. It can be used to develop both web-based server applications and Rich Client applications.

The new 5.4 version of Nuxeo EP and Nuxeo Document Management (Nuxeo DM) features support for JBoss 5 and Tomcat 6, for Apache Chemistry OpenCMIS and OpenJDK, advanced query and navigation mechanisms, and the new Admin Center (to install and manage new components easily), which is directly connected to Nuxeo Marketplace--the first app store available for the ECM market.

Support for JBoss AS 5.1 and JBoss EAP 5.0.1 means that Red Hat customers using JBoss EAP 5 can deploy the Nuxeo platform and have a fully open source and fully supported ECM stack on which to build content- and case-management applications. This release offers rich new features for developers, with the upgrade of the main components, such as Seam, jBPM, and Hibernate.

The new version of the Nuxeo EP also reinforces a commitment to open standards by offering a CMIS server based onApache Chemistry OpenCMIS. This server provides native support of queries with CMISQL (including JOINs), and supports REST and SOAP bindings. Additionally, Nuxeo DM and EP 5.4 now support OpenJDK in addition to the usual Java SE 6 runtime from Sun/Oracle.

Because search and navigation are core components of a successful content management application, Nuxeo EP and Nuxeo DM 5.4 offer several new features to support this requirement. The Content View feature gives users control of the visualization of searches and listings. Faceted Navigation provides a dynamic filtering mechanism, allowing for browsing within categories instead of only through navigation trees. Smart Search, available as a Nuxeo Marketplace package, creates dynamic queries based on search request fields. These three new features enable advanced configuration possibilities, allowing specific search and navigation techniques to be attached to a business use case, such as flexible search and sort options for different content types (e.g. images vs. accounts payable invoices).

More detailed information in the release notes.

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