New 5.0 beta of OpenCms with JSP support released

August 31, 2002

OpenCms 5.0

Alkacon Software together with the OpenCms Group has released the new 5.0 beta of OpenCms, one of the leading open source content management solutions. This beta version provides a first view on the next generation of OpenCms. It also is the official merge of the OpenCms/Flex JSP development branch from Alkacon Software into the main OpenCms version.

OpenCms 5.0 beta is Open Source software published under the LGPL license. The software is freely available from the OpenCms website. The OpenCms 5.0 beta 1 includes all features from the last "major" release 4.6.1, the FLEX alpha 1 and the 4.7.7 version. It's at last as stable as all of this earlier versions. Alkacon Software encourages everyone interested in OpenCms to try this version.

The Features of the OpenCms 5.0 beta 1 release are:

  • Full support for JSP in OpenCms
  • Includes Java standard JSP Taglibs (JSTL 1.0)
  • Advanced support for Templates based on JSP/JSTL
  • Support for Java 1.4
  • Link management for internal and external links
  • Improved features in the WYSIWYG editor
  • Improved history / versioning function
  • Better support for international charsets in XML templates
  • Enhancements in database support
  • Several other additions and enhancements

With the new release, Alkacon Software continues it's efforts in adding and enhancing support for the standard JSP and JSP Taglib technology in OpenCms. The team at Alkacon is now working towards the final release of the 5.0 version.

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