OpenCms 7.0.3 Available

November 7, 2007

Version 7.0.3 of OpenCms is now available for download.

With OpenCms 7.0.3, a number of issues that persisted in the 7.0.2 release have been fixed. Some new feature have been added as well.

OpenCms is one of the most popular Open Source Content Management Solutions. The new version was developed by Alkacon Software GmbH with the support of the international OpenCms developer community.

OpenCms 7 contains many enhancements and improvements compared to older OpenCms versions.

General Features of OpenCms 7

  • Support for Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server, DB2 and HSQL databases included.
  • The internal link management has been greatly improved.
  • If files (or folders) are moved / renamed, all links to these files are now kept intact.
  • Deleting a resource that is linked by other resources does now display a warning / confirmation dialog.
  • The new "Content Relationship Engine" (CRE) allows defining arbitrary relations between OpenCms resources.
  • Native support for WebDAV access to the OpenCms VFS has been added.
  • The concept of "Organization Units" (OUs) has been added to the internal user management.
  • System permissions are now based on a complete new set of "Roles".
  • It is now possible to delegate management of users / groups in OUs to Sub-Administrators.
  • A "switch user" (su) function for Administrators in the OpenCms Workplace is now available.
  • Because of the use of Ajax technologies, the OpenCms Workplace is more responsive.
  • A new "Undelete" function is available on the context menu to restore deleted resources, including complete deleted subtrees.
  • A "time warp" feature in the Workplace now allows users to view resources with date expired / date released settings.

New Features in OpenCms 7.0.3

  • Added database support for DB2.
  • Added database support for HSQL, contributed by Sebastian Himberger.
  • The extended HTML import is now available in the 'new' dialog to import a site structure to the current folder.
  • The suffix added to new resources is now taken from the first configured default file instead of always being ".html".

Please check out the release notes for further details.

OpenCms 7 is highly backward compatible with version 6. An easy to use update wizard for OpenCms Version 6, 7.0.0, 7.0.1 and 7.0.2 installations for MySQL, Oracle and PostgreSQL is available.

About OpenCms

Independent research has shown OpenCms to be a market leading solution amongst Open Source CMS systems. The software has been in continuous development for the last 7 years and has an active community of Open Source developers.

More than 100 international IT companies have been registered as official ' OpenCms Solution Provider' on the OpenCms website. A steadily growing list of reference sites also shows the increasing use of OpenCms.

Recently, OpenCms was nominated as one of the finalists for the Open Source CMS Award. This also displays the widespread use of OpenCms today.

OpenCms is an enterprise - ready content management solution build in Java and XML from open source components. OpenCms can easily be deployed on almost any existing IT infrastructure and provides powerful features especially suited for medium and large enterprise internet or intranet applications. OpenCms is open source software distributed under the LGPL licence.

Alkacon Software GmbH is the company responsible for the development of OpenCms. Today OpenCms is a leading open source CMS solution in widespread use all over the world. Many businesses and organizations use OpenCms as a cost effective, professional alternative to expensive license products.

Alkacon Software GmbH offers its customers training, support and add-on products for OpenCms. This gives our customers a layer of security and convenience often required for mission critical OpenCms installations. Please see the Alkacon product overview for more details.

The team at Alkacon Software - The OpenCms Experts wants to thank everyone who has contributed to this release of OpenCms.

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