OpenCms 6.0 RC 1 Distribution (with documentation & examples)

The OpenCms 6.0 RC 1 binary distribution, including extensive demo modules and the updated "Alkacon Documentation".

OpenCms 6.0 features numerous enhancemens over version 5.0.x such as:

  • Documentation how to upgrade from 5.0 to 6.0 (new in RC 1)
  • Administration screen for scheduled jobs (new in RC 1)
  • "Table gallery" feature
  • "templateone" modules for news, jobs, events, faq
  • Improved options and speed of the full text search
  • Full text search inside Word, Excel, PDF, PowerPoint Documents)
  • Updated "Administration" Workplace GUI
  • Improved documentation
  • Improved content galleries
  • Support for Java 1.5
  • XML content features for structured content
  • Management of multiple websites
  • Enhanced multi-language and Unicode support
  • ACL based permission system
  • "Direct Edit" feature
  • WYSIWYG support in Mozilla browser
  • ... and much more

The source code for this release is available in the public CVS, please refer to the Development section on how to obtain it.

Who should use this 6.0 RC 1 version?

We believe that this 6.0 RC 1 version is stable enough to be used in a production system. It's likely to be more stable than the current "stable" 5.0.1 release.

If and how you should use this version depends on what your goals are:

  • If you are starting a new OpenCms project, you should use this 6.0 RC 1 and not 5.0.1.
  • If you are currently using any previous 6.0 development release (e.g. 6.0 alpha 1, 2, 3 or beta 1, 2, 3), you should upgrade to this new version in case you have encountered issues with the release you are using. If this is not the case, you may as well wait until the 6.0 final release is out.
  • If you are running a website based on OpenCms 5.0.1, and you want to upgrade, you should wait until the final 6.0 release is available.

Please refer to the 6.0 RC 1 release notes (included in the distribution) for a full list of features as well as open issues with this release.

Module Version: 6.0 RC 1
Provided By: Alkacon Software
License: GNU Lesser General Public License
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