Navigation structures in OpenCms are currently based on properties set on files and folders. This concept is not ergonomic and easy to handle for OpenCms users with little experience of the OpenCms VFS mechanisms.
A new approach is to create navigations using XML content files located in folders of the OpenCms VFS. It is required that the legacy property mechanism is still working as fallback.
The XML content structure representing a single navigation entry of a folder has the following fields to set:
Changes in the OpenCms core have to be made to the classes org.opencms.jsp.CmsJspNavBuilder and eventually to org.opencms.jsp.CmsJspNavElement. A new object representing a navigation entry definition in the XML content has to be added to the org.opencms.jsp package named CmsJspNavXmlConfigElement.
For further enhancements like linking to files in other folders more API changes have to be performed.
For the proof of concept, a schema was developed together with a new resource type "navigation" derived from XML content. The file name of the configuration file has to be "_navigation.xml". The CmsJspNavBuilder has been enhanced and a new object has been developed. In addition, the new resource type definition has been added to the opencms-vfs.xml and the opencms-workplace.xml.
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.