dotCMS 2.0 Preview Release

Mar 01, 2012

dotCMS is pleased to announce the availability of an initial Preview Release of dotCMS 2.0 (click to download).  There are hundreds of improvements in the codebase and in underlying functionality.  

We recommend anyone getting started with the dotCMS platform to use the 2.0 preview release as their starting point.

Highlights of the 2.0 release include:

New Customizable/Extendable Workflow Engine 

  • Allows the creation of multiple, muli-level workflow schemes for content and files.
  • Workflows can trigger customizable subactions.
  • Different content type can have different workflows.

Files as Content

  • New file types can be created, fields can be customized on a per filetype basis.
  • URL addressable binary files with all the benefits of being content.
  • CDN friendly pathing to image manipulation with no query strings.
  • Greatly improved Multi-file uploads

Metadata Extraction/Indexing

  • Metadata/content is extracted from files and is indexed and made searchable, including full-text indexing.  This allows for document management solutions to be created using the dotCMS platform.

ElasticSearch replaces (wraps) lucene for performance and horizontal scalability

  • Index Replication/Auto-sharding
  • Index once, available everywhere in clustered installations.
  • Allows index infrastructure to scale separately from dotCMS installation based on an implementation’s need.

Pessimistic Content Check-in / Checkout

  • Content can be locked for editing - only the editing user or CMS Administrators can release the lock.

Content Editing UI improvements

  • Workflows and content locking are integrated into an improved content editing UI.

Key/Value Field Type

  • Allows a content type an unlimited number of values that can be determined when the content is being entered – think the specifications page for various electronic products in an ecommerce environment.

Data Model/API Improvements

  • Content state has been moved to a separate table 
  • Identifiers, live and working versions all enforced by referential integrity

2.0 preview release can be experienced here – note that it is automatically rebuilt every 12h:

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Currently, dotCMS 2.0 is targeted to be released in late March 2012.   We welcome any questions, issues or feedback!

About dotCMS

dotCMS is a content management system that helps global enterprises with multiple brands, subsidiaries, and franchises manage, optimize, and scale content across languages and channels.  Brands such as Dairy Queen, Newell, Firstmac, Telus, and Comcast have chosen dotCMS for its unique ability to manage thousands of sites and consolidate multiple CMSs onto a single, unified instance of dotCMS to streamline content management across teams while saving money on platform costs.

dotCMS’ universal approach to content management also means that companies have the choice to deliver content traditionally or headlessly. Headless developers can work within the front-end framework of choice while still providing marketers with visual editing tools so they can go to market with their business-critical content and decrease their dependency on technical teams.