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OpenCms 10.5.2 available

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:19:58 GMT2017-07-10T12:19:58Z

OpenCms 10.5.2 is ready and available for download. The update was developed by Alkacon Software supported by the international OpenCms community. OpenCms 10.5.2 is a maintenance release for OpenCms 10.5. This version fixes a number of issues that have been detected in OpenCms 10.5, and includes several performance and some security enhancements. We also have updated the OpenCms Docker image as well as the OpenCms documentation and the OpenCms demo site for this release. Also available is an updated version of Alkacon OCEE for OpenCms 10.5.2. This release also contains the Apollo Template. Based on Bootstrap, the Apollo Template is fully customizable without coding. Improved in OpenCms 10.5.2 Copy / move dialog now allows naming of target files and better handles deleted and unreleased resources. Added option to configure multiple URLs for the workplace server. Updated TinyMCE to version 4.6.2 to fix issue #508. Lots of other issues have been fixed (see the release notes for the complete list). Please check out the release notes for further details regarding the changes in this release. New in OpenCms 10 Modernized the look & feel of the overall user interface New ready-to-use responsive Apollo Template based on Bootstrap Introduced the Launchpad as the central starting place for the user Drag and Drop of images directly in the page editor New file explorer with support for column sorting, filtering and large folders Developers can now export and import modules through a SMB network share New Git app allows pushing and pulling of module content directly from the workplace New tag combines SOLR based resource collection and full text searches New tag generates the output for a single resource with a selected formatter New tag allows editing of arbitrary resources based on UID Reuse groups allow reusing nested container structures on several pages Copy groups allow creation of boiler plate layouts with text / images Users are identified with an identicon or a personal image in the toolbar Improved the template editor with support for inherited and disabled templates Added a "reset password" option to the login dialog Nested container structures can now be copied using the clipboard Macro formatters allow to quickly compose new formatters from existing JSP Support for local configuration change sets based on XSLT Modules are exported with a reduced manifest.xml to avoid merge conflicts General OpenCms features The page editor allows WYSIWYG inline editing of web pages and arrangement of content by drag & drop. The form based editor allows editing of structured content in a well defined form mask. The sitemap editor allows to create new pages and re-arrange the navigation tree by drag & drop. Responsive demo template based on Bootstrap 3. Content creation for mobile devices with preview and device specific content control. Structured contents can be defined using a simple XML schema. Easy to use "Online / Offline" workflow, changes must be approved before they become visible. Link management for all internal resources with broken link detection. Integrated image scaling and cropping. SEO features with automatic sitemap.xml generation and page alias support. Full featured user management that supports the concept of "Organizational Units" (OUs). Allows management of multiple websites within one installation. Contents can be served dynamically or exported to static HTML files. Direct access to the OpenCms content repository over a shared network drive. CMIS and WebDAV access to the OpenCms content repository. Integrates Apache SOLR for powerful content searching and noSQL like queries. Full text search for web pages as well as in office documents like PDF, MS Office and Open Office. Extensions can be added through a flexible module system. The "time warp" feature allows to view resources which are expired or not yet released. JSP integration for dynamic functionality in templates, dynamic forms etc. ... and many more OpenCms[...]



OpenCms 10.5.2 Release Notes

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 12:20:20 GMT2017-07-10T12:20:20Z

July 12, 2017: OpenCms 10.5.2 is a maintenance release for OpenCms 10.5. This version fixes a number of issues that have been detected in OpenCms 10.5, and includes several performance and some security enhancements. New in OpenCms 10.5.2 Copy / move dialog now allows naming of target files and better handles deleted and unreleased resources. Added option to configure multiple URLs for the workplace server. Improved in OpenCms 10.5.2 Updated TinyMCE to version 4.6.2 to fix issue #508. Performance: Reduced synchronization. Performance: Updated LRUMap implementation. Performance: Improved role inheritance to avoid unnecessary UUID generation. Performance: Improved workplace bundle access. Performance: Option to speed up XML unmarshalling by setting SAX parser configuration in system properties. Security: Fixed permission issue on account manager dialogs where non account manager users where able to view users list. Improved unique file name generator to also check for existing online resources too. ADE configuration initialization now happens at startup to avoid long response times on first page view. Fixed issue with accessing related resources from other sites in various workplace dialogs. Fixed issue where closing the HTML source view would introduce additional tags. Fixed issue #478 where validation state was not cleared on editor close. Fixed issue #484 where dynamic function content HTML was sometimes not replaced after edit. Fixed issue #485 where drop down menus in TinyMCE where shown at the wrong position in case of a body position 'relative'. Fixed issue #486 where location position was changed on picker dialog close. Fixed issue #487 where 'Show in device' preview would show edit tool bar. Fixed issue #488 where an optional scroll bar would reduce the screen size of the 'Show in device' preview. Fixed issue #490 where exceptions where written to the web server log and not to the opencms.log file. Fixed issue #491 where misleading API error message was shown in location picker widget if no default value was set. Fixed issue #493 where gallery dialog would fail in case of folders only configurations. Fixed issue #495 where a missing explorer type declaration would cause null pointers in the explorer view. Fixed issue #497 where export links where cached locale independent for sites using the single tree localization mode. Fixed issue #500 where parsing of the CmsShell command line would fail on special characters, PR by gallardo. General OpenCms features The page editor allows WYSIWYG inline editing of web pages and arrangement of content by drag & drop. The form based editor allows editing of structured content in a well defined form mask. The sitemap editor allows to create new pages and re-arrange the navigation tree by drag & drop. Responsive "Apollo" default template based on Bootstrap 3 with many features. Content creation for mobile devices with preview and device specific content control. Structured contents can be defined using a simple XML schema. Easy to use "Online / Offline" workflow, changes must be approved before they become visible. Link management for all internal resources with broken link detection. Integrated image scaling and cropping. SEO features with automatic sitemap.xml generation and page alias support. Full featured user management that supports the concept of "Organizational Units" (OUs). Allows management of multiple websites within one installation. Contents can be served dynamically or exported to static HTML files. Direct access to the OpenCms content repository over a shared network drive. CMIS and WebDAV access to the OpenCms content repository. Integrates Apache SOLR for powerful content searching and noSQL like queries. Full text search for web pages as well as in office documents like PDF, MS Office and Open Office. Extensions can be added through a flexible module system. The "time warp" feature allows to view resources which are expired or not yet released. JSP integration for dynamic functionality in templates, dynamic forms et[...]



OpenCms 10.5.1 available

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:04:56 GMT2017-02-07T10:04:56Z

OpenCms 10.5.1 is ready and available for download. The update was developed by Alkacon Software supported by the international OpenCms community. OpenCms 10.5.1 is a maintenance update for 10.5.0 installations that fixes several issues that persisted in previous releases. This version focuses on performance and stability. We also have updated the OpenCms Docker image as well as the OpenCms documentation and the OpenCms demo site for this release. Improved in OpenCms 10.5.1 Rewritten and improved source search app. Apollo Template: Mayor optimization of all formatters, CSS and JavsScript. Rewritten and improved integrated source code editor. Page editor now offers filter options in most tabs of the "Add content" dialog. Lots of other issues have been fixed (see the release notes for the complete list). Please check out the release notes for further details regarding the changes in this release. New in OpenCms 10 Modernized the look & feel of the overall user interface New ready-to-use responsive Apollo Template based on Bootstrap Introduced the Launchpad as the central starting place for the user Drag and Drop of images directly in the page editor New file explorer with support for column sorting, filtering and large folders Developers can now export and import modules through a SMB network share New Git app allows pushing and pulling of module content directly from the workplace New tag combines SOLR based resource collection and full text searches New tag generates the output for a single resource with a selected formatter New tag allows editing of arbitrary resources based on UID Reuse groups allow reusing nested container structures on several pages Copy groups allow creation of boiler plate layouts with text / images Users are identified with an identicon or a personal image in the toolbar Improved the template editor with support for inherited and disabled templates Added a "reset password" option to the login dialog Nested container structures can now be copied using the clipboard Macro formatters allow to quickly compose new formatters from existing JSP Support for local configuration change sets based on XSLT Modules are exported with a reduced manifest.xml to avoid merge conflicts General OpenCms features The page editor allows WYSIWYG inline editing of web pages and arrangement of content by drag & drop. The form based editor allows editing of structured content in a well defined form mask. The sitemap editor allows to create new pages and re-arrange the navigation tree by drag & drop. Responsive demo template based on Bootstrap 3. Content creation for mobile devices with preview and device specific content control. Structured contents can be defined using a simple XML schema. Easy to use "Online / Offline" workflow, changes must be approved before they become visible. Link management for all internal resources with broken link detection. Integrated image scaling and cropping. SEO features with automatic sitemap.xml generation and page alias support. Full featured user management that supports the concept of "Organizational Units" (OUs). Allows management of multiple websites within one installation. Contents can be served dynamically or exported to static HTML files. Direct access to the OpenCms content repository over a shared network drive. CMIS and WebDAV access to the OpenCms content repository. Integrates Apache SOLR for powerful content searching and noSQL like queries. Full text search for web pages as well as in office documents like PDF, MS Office and Open Office. Extensions can be added through a flexible module system. The "time warp" feature allows to view resources which are expired or not yet released. JSP integration for dynamic functionality in templates, dynamic forms etc. ... and many more OpenCms 10.5.1 is fully backward compatible with all 10.5, 10.0, 9.5 and 9.0 versions. Templates and other OpenCms developed code from these versions should w[...]



OpenCms 10.5.1 Release Notes

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 10:04:22 GMT2017-02-07T10:04:22Z

February 15, 2017: OpenCms 10.5.1 is a maintenance update that fixes several issues that persisted in the 10.5.0 release. This version focuses on security and stability, also adding some new features and enhancements. New in OpenCms 10.5.1 Rewritten and improved source search app. Apollo Template: Mayor optimization of all formatters, CSS and JavsScript. Rewritten and improved integrated source code editor. Page editor now offers filter options in most tabs of the "Add content" dialog. Improved in OpenCms 10.5.1 Apollo Template: Improved CSS, reduced size by more then 100kb. Apollo Template: Optimized and rewrote most JavaScript functions. Apollo Template: Updated to jQuery 3.1.1, Bootstrap 3.3.7, Font-Awesome 4.7.0. Page editor: Added access to context menu in element settings dialog. Page editor: Added option to configure the element deletion default in the "remove element" dialog. Localization: Formatter names can now be localized. Localization: Bundle translator now stores message properties in alphabetical order. Localization: Bundle translator now offers a direct publish button in the toolbar. Localization: Allowing locale specific detail only container contents. Sitemap editor: Copy function now allows manual editing of target folder. Template API: Added multiple utility functions to the taglib. Detail pages: Settings on matching elements are now reused for detail content display. Detail pages: tag now supports manually forcing a specific detail page. Properties: Added text area widget option for editing properties. Improved the project management app. Improved writing of container pages to store containers and element settings in a reproducible order. Improved handling of model groups. Improved handling of locales with country variant. Improved email validation regex to allow more valid email addresses. Improved touch function to use automatic XML correction. Improved copy element function to use automatic XML correction. Improved link generation for static resources to use VFS prefix settings. Updated CMIS Java libraries. Defined calendar mime-type for .ics files, PR provided by gallardo. Removed password output from standard out, PR provided by adrianrm. Improved message in delete dialog if deleting is not allowed, PR provided by AnnJul. Renamed copy dialog label 'Target folder' to 'Target', PR provided by gallardo. Fixed issue with element settings not being saved on newly placed content elements. Fixed issue with double conversion of dates in search field mappings for attributes. Fixed issue with order of content elements mapped to multi-valued Solr-fields. Fixed issue with context menu for deleted resources in publish dialog not displaying correctly. Fixed issue with project tool tip not being displayed in file tables. Fixed issue #408 with permanent redirects. Fixed issue #457 in the Apollo template where user blog articles generation failed. Fixed issue #462 where gallery dialog would not open on preselected values. Fixed issue #475 where dynamic functions disappeared from a containerpage. Fixed issue #477 where create containerpage with content elements would not work for non Admin users.   General OpenCms features The page editor allows WYSIWYG inline editing of web pages and arrangement of content by drag & drop. The form based editor allows editing of structured content in a well defined form mask. The sitemap editor allows to create new pages and re-arrange the navigation tree by drag & drop. Responsive "Apollo" default template based on Bootstrap 3 with many features. Content creation for mobile devices with preview and device specific content control. Structured contents can be defined using a simple XML schema. Easy to use "Online / Offline" workflow, changes must be approved before they become visible. Link management for all internal resources with broken link detection. Integrated image scaling and cropping. SEO features with automatic sitemap.xml generation and page a[...]



Alkacon OCEE 5.5.0 for OpenCms 10.5.0 available

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:28:36 GMT2016-12-09T08:28:36Z

Alkacon OCEE for OpenCms is a commercial extension for OpenCms that offers Support for LDAP, Clustering, Replication and improved performance. Full information about OCEE is available on the Alkacon website.

OCEE version 5.5.0 is a feature update that brings several improvements and fixes certain issues of earlier OCEE versions. A new version 4.5.6 for OpenCms 9.x is also available. 

OCEE 5.5.0 is required by the new OpenCms 10.5 and backward compatible with all OpenCms 10.x versions.

Please see the OCEE release notes for a full description about the new features and changes in this version.

About Alkacon OCEE

The Alkacon OpenCms Enterprise Extensions (also called OCEE) are a commercial extension for OpenCms. Alkacon OCEE adds features to OpenCms that are often required for running OpenCms in a medium or large Enterprise, where data consistency, security and failover are highly important.

The main components are:

  • Alkacon OCEE Cluster Manager
    Allows for clustering of OpenCms Servers for mission critical environments.
  • Alkacon OCEE Replicator
    Makes it possible to replicate the OpenCms repository data to remote database instances, e.g. from "test" to "live" servers.
  • Alkacon OCEE LDAP Connector
    Provides full integration of existing LDAP user directories with the OpenCms permission system.
  • Alkacon OCEE Accelerator
    Provides additional high performance caches to accelerate the data access and delivery.

The Alkacon OpenCms Enterprise Extensions are available as a licensed software product from Alkacon Software GmbH, the company responsible for most of the development of the open source core OpenCms system.

OCEE is installed on a standard OpenCms system. OCEE is a binary only distribution. This means that the source code for the OCEE modules is not available. To use any of the Alkacon OCEE packages, you need to enter a license key that will be provided by Alkacon software after your purchase of an Alkacon OCEE license.




Introducing OpenCms 10.5

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:29:52 GMT2016-11-30T14:29:52Z

OpenCms 10.5.0 is now available for download. This release focuses on site localization, adding tools for assisted translation of pages and sitemaps. Many usability improvements have been made for the Page Editor and the Explorer. OpenCms 10.5 also ships a much improved version of the Apollo Template. Based on Bootstrap, the Apollo Template is fully customizable without coding.  OpenCms is one of the most popular Open Source Content Management Solutions. This new version was developed by Alkacon Software GmbH with the support of the international OpenCms developer community. We also have updated the OpenCms Docker image as well as the OpenCms documentation and the OpenCms demo site for this release. New in OpenCms 10.5 Localization: Compare localized subsites side-by-side. Localization: Copy pages from one language to another, including content. Localization: Connect the same page in different languages using locale relations. Localization: Message bundle translator. Localization: Support for localized properties. Asset Connection: Data view widget API allows to natively integrate external assets in the content editor. Asset Connection: Support for using external assets in templates through EL functions. Enhanced online preview in the page editor hides all OpenCms added markup for HTML debugging. The Apollo Template has been greatly enhanced with new options and functionality. The user interface now uses mostly font icons for better support in high resolution (retina) screens. Unified toolbar appearance and context menus for editors and workplace. New and improved Project Management app. Expired / unreleased resources in lists can now be shown on their detail page. Security: Added password expiration option. Security: Added password strength indicator in password dialog. Security: Added dialog "Edit user" so users can update their personal information. Security: Added optional "Confirm personal information" dialog after user login. Added OpenCmsUrlServletFilter to easily remove the /opencms servlet name. Added tag and CmsJsonPartFilter to split the output of a page to JSON fragments.  Added tag for creating responsive image variations, provided by mwxwidmann. Please check out the release notes for further details regarding the changes in this release. General OpenCms features The page editor allows WYSIWYG inline editing of web pages and arrangement of content by drag & drop. The form based editor allows editing of structured content in a well defined form mask. The sitemap editor allows to create new pages and re-arrange the navigation tree by drag & drop. Responsive demo template based on Bootstrap 3. Content creation for mobile devices with preview and device specific content control. Structured contents can be defined using a simple XML schema. Easy to use "Online / Offline" workflow, changes must be approved before they become visible. Link management for all internal resources with broken link detection. Integrated image scaling and cropping. SEO features with automatic sitemap.xml generation and page alias support. Full featured user management that supports the concept of "Organizational Units" (OUs). Allows management of multiple websites within one installation. Contents can be served dynamically or exported to static HTML files. Direct access to the OpenCms content repository over a shared network drive. CMIS and WebDAV access to the OpenCms content repository. Integrates Apache SOLR for powerful content searching and noSQL like queries. Full text search for web pages as well as in office documents like PDF, MS Office and Open Office. Extensions can be added through a flexible module system. The "time warp" feature allows to view resources which are expired or not yet released. JSP integration for dynamic functionality in templates, dynamic forms etc. ... and many more Op[...]



OpenCms 10.5 Release Notes

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:30:44 GMT2016-11-30T14:30:44Z

Introducing OpenCms 10.5. This release focuses on site localization, adding tools for assisted translation of pages and sitemaps. Many usability improvements have been made for the Page Editor and the Explorer. OpenCms 10.5 also ships a much improved version of the Apollo Template. Based on Bootstrap, the Apollo Template is fully customizable without coding.  New in OpenCms 10.5 Localization: Compare localized subsites side-by-side. Localization: Copy pages from one language to another, including content. Localization: Connect the same page in different languages using locale relations. Localization: Message bundle translator. Localization: Support for localized properties. Asset Connection: Data view widget API allows to natively integrate external assets in the content editor. Asset Connection: Support for using external assets in templates through EL functions. Enhanced online preview in the page editor hides all OpenCms added markup for HTML debugging. The Apollo Template has been greatly enhanced with new options and functionality. The user interface now uses mostly font icons for better support in high resolution (retina) screens. Unified toolbar appearance and context menus for editors and workplace. New and improved Project Management app. Expired / unreleased resources in lists can now be shown on their detail page. Security: Added password expiration option. Security: Added password strength indicator in password dialog. Security: Added dialog "Edit user" so users can update their personal information. Security: Added optional "Confirm personal information" dialog after user login. Added OpenCmsUrlServletFilter to easily remove the /opencms servlet name. Added tag and CmsJsonPartFilter to split the output of a page to JSON fragments.  Added tag for creating responsive image variations, provided by mwxwidmann. Improved in OpenCms 10.5 Improved behavior when switching between page editor, sitemap and explorer views. Explorer: Displays of icon overlays on folders showing the default file type. Explorer: Resources that are part of a sitemap are shown with a bold title. Explorer: Option to sort by navigation position by click on icon column. Explorer: Added optional "Copyright" and "Cache" columns. Explorer: Improved Display / Edit default actions when clicking on a file.  Explorer: Improved Copy / Move / Rename functions and dialogs. Explorer: Values for Title, Navigation, Copyright and Cache columns can be edited directly by clicking. Keyboard shortcuts: Added "step through element views" to page editor (Ctrl-E). Keyboard shortcuts: Added "step through overlapping edit points" to page editor (Ctrl-Shift-E). Keyboard shortcuts: Added "save" and "save and exit" to content editor (Ctrl-S, Ctrl-Shift-S). Keyboard shortcuts: Added option to show "copy or reuse" dialog after drag & drop (Ctrl + mouse up). Keyboard shortcuts: Added option to switch the Explorer view to the "Online" project (Ctrl-O). Page editor now "remembers" the last formatter set for a content type as default. Categories attached to contents are now by default stored in the relation engine, not the XML. Added "Show Online" option to page editor (requires correct site configuration).  Added option to disable all formatter in a subsitemap configuration. Added support for connecting with encrypted email servers. Added JSP EL functions to read categories from a resource. Added JSP EL functions to read locale relations for a page. Added support for Google API keys to the location picker widget that uses Google Maps. Transferred edit JSP permission from "Template developer" role to "VFS manager" role. Extended macro formatters for better handling of new contents. Improved model group handling to keep all group data in a single resource. Improved user info dialog. Enhanced tag to a[...]



OpenCms Docker image

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 14:04:43 GMT2014-11-11T14:04:43Z

Support for OpenCms 10.5 has arrived in the Docker hub registry.

What is Docker and why should you care?

Docker is an open platform for distributed applications. Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols provides a nice explanation for the fast rising popularity of Docker in his blog on ZDnet:

"In a nutshell, here's what Docker can do for you: It can get more applications running on the same hardware than other technologies; it makes it easy for developers to quickly create, ready-to-run containered applications; and it makes managing and deploying applications much easier. Put it all together and I can see why Docker is riding the hype cycle as fast as I can recall ever seeing an enterprise technology go."




OpenCms documentation and demo sites

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:39:03 GMT2014-11-28T11:39:03Z

We have launched a new OpenCms documentation site and also updated the demo site for OpenCms 10.5. 

The updated demo website allows users to take a quick test drive of OpenCms in a personal demo installation, exclusively created for each user automatically.

The brand new OpenCms Documentation Central site features the updated and extended OpenCms 10.5 documentation, as well as the online JavaDocs and links to all other relevant OpenCms information sources.




Alkacon Software now a GmbH & Co. KG

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:16:51 GMT2016-12-01T12:16:51Z

Alkacon Software GmbH has changed its company form to GmbH & Co. KG.

The change has been made to support further company growth.

Alkacon Software GmbH & Co. KG is the legal successor of Alkacon Software GmbH. All current OpenCms support contracts and other customer relationships are continued without interruption.

Alkacon Software operates in Germany under German company law. A GmbH & Co. KG. is a German limited commercial partnership (KG) consisting of a general partner (GmbH) and a limited partner (members of the GmbH). 

Our new company information in full detail:

Alkacon Software GmbH & Co. KG 
An der Wachsfabrik 13 
DE-50996 Köln 

Tel: +49 (0)2236 3826-0 
Fax: +49 (0)2236 3826-20 

Registergericht: Amtsgericht Köln, HRA 32185 
USt-IdNr.: DE259882372 

Vertreten durch: 
Alkacon Verwaltungs GmbH 
Geschäftsführer: Alexander Kandzior 
Registergericht: Amtsgericht Köln, HRB 88218