OpenCms 8 introduces a lot of great new concepts and functionality that content managers certainly don’t want to miss. While OpenCms 8 is fully backward compatible, to make full use of these new features, existing OpenCms sites need to be adapted for the new technology.
In this session, Michael did show how to gradually upgrade an existing OpenCms installation to OpenCms 8. He did explain how to use existing OpenCms 7 Templates in an OpenCms 8 installation. How to use templates of the old and the new technology together has been presented, too. Strategies for a migration of existing templates and content so that they can make full use of the OpenCms 8 features were also shown.
Michael did also explain the benefits of upgrading to OpenCms 8 even when staying with the old templates, as OpenCms 8 provides a much improved publishing dialog, support for mobile devices, extended content subscription, support for xsd:choice in the XML content editor , HTML 5 based multiple file upload and improved content galleries . All these features are usable without changing the templates or content structure of an existing OpenCms installation.
Sep 26, 2016 - OpenCms 10.5 Beta provides a feature complete look at OpenCms 10.5. This will be the only pre-release version before OpenCms 10.5.0 is published, which is expected by the end of November. Only minor GUI updates, as well as improvements to the demo template, will be made for the final release.
Sep 26, 2016 - The OpenCms 10.5 Beta release notes contain detailed information about the new features and fixes in this beta version.
Jun 14, 2016 - Being the greatest OpenCms update for years, version 10 brings a vastly improved user experience that combines the intuitive "Direct Edit" approach of OpenCms with a new, well integrated Lauchpad app center. OpenCms 10.0.1 is a maintenance update for 10.0.0 installations. It fixes several issues that persisted in previous releases. This version focuses on performance and stability.
Jun 14, 2016 - The OpenCms 10.0.1 release notes contain detailed information about the updates and fixes in this version.