OpenCms 10.5 Beta Distribution

Try out the forthcoming new features of OpenCms 10.5 with this beta release.

New in OpenCms 10.5

  • Localization: Compare localized subsites side-by-side.
  • Localization: Copy pages from one language to another, including content.
  • Localization: Message bundle translator.
  • Localization: Connect the same page in different languages using locale relations.
  • Localization: Connect the same page in different languages using locale relations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Unified toolbar appearance and context menus for editors and workplace.
  • Improved behaviour when switching between workplace and editor views.
  • Support for high resolution retina screens by using font icons.
  • 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).
  • Page editor now "remembers" the last formatter set for a content type as default.
  • Added optional "Show copyright" column to the Explorer.
  • Categories attached to contents are now by default stored in the relation engine, not the XML.
  • Added JSP EL functions to read categories from a resource.
  • Added JSP EL functions to read locale relations for a page.
  • Transferred edit JSP permission from "Template developer" role to "VFS manager" role.
  • Extended macro formatters for better handling of new contents.
Please note: This beta version is considered feature complete! All important functionalities are in place. Some minor GUI improvements, as well as improvements to the demo template, will be made for the final release. In case you plan to upgrade to OpenCms 10.5 when it's released, we recommend to use this beta for testing your templates in the new version.

Who should use this OpenCms 10.5 Beta distribution download?

Use this download to try out the new version 10.5 Beta of OpenCms before the final release. OpenCms 10.5 Beta is fully backward compatible to all prior 9.x and 10.0 versions. Templates and other OpenCms developed code for these versions should work "out of the box" with version 10.5 beta.

Please note: The *.jar files in this binary distribution have been compiled for Java 7.

Module Version: 10.5.0 Beta
Provided By: Alkacon Software GmbH
License: GNU Lesser General Public License
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