dotCMS releases Developer Preview, readies version 1.9 for launch

Jan 19, 2010

MIAMI, Florida - dotCMS today released a "Developer Preview" of the upcoming dotCMS version 1.9 (Community Edition).  Intended to give dotCMS users and developers an advanced look at what is coming in the next release, the "Developer Preview" is a feature complete beta version of the award winning Web Content Management system.

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Those interested in a trial can download here

"Our customers are large, multi-site enterprises, and the market needs of these organizations' helped shape the improvements found in 1.9," said Will Ezell, CTO of dotCMS. "During this summer, we will release the code-hardened Enterprise version, based off of the 1.9 Community Edition - a good fit for companies with large numbers of content contributors and a business need to integrate with 3rd party or proprietary applications. It is a big step up from our last version."

Here is a short list of some of the major changes found in dotCMS 1.9:

  • Completely revamped User Interface using the Dojo toolkit
  • Much Improved Multi-Site Management and Virtual Hosting
  • CMIS Web Service Support
  • i18n Admin Console
  • Improved Roles and Permissioning
  • Form Builder Tool
  • Custom Content Fields
  • Binary Content Types
  • Move to Globally Unique UUIDs for all objects

About dotCMS

dotCMS is an enterprise-level open source J2EE/Java Web Content Management System. Combining advanced features and user-friendly controls with award-winning product support and professional implementation services, dotCMS represents a simple, yet powerful WCM solution for today's and tomorrow's world-class web presence.

Among those who have recently adopted dotCMS include Honda; Novartis; Hospital Corporation of America; University of Texas; Harvard Art Museum; Colorado State University; State of Ohio, and the Government of Quebec.

About dotCMS

dotCMS is a leading, open source content and customer experience management platform for companies that want innovation and performance driving their websites and other content-driven applications. Extensible and massively scalable, both small and large organizations can rapidly deliver personalized and engaging content across browsers, mobile devices, channels, second screens and endpoints -- all from a single system.

Founded in 2003, dotCMS is a privately owned US company with offices in Miami, Florida; Boston, Massachusetts and San Jose, Costa Rica. With a global network of certified development partners and an active open source community, dotCMS has generated more than a half-million downloads and thousands of implementations and integration projects worldwide. Notable dotCMS customers include: Telus, Standard & Poors, Hospital Corporation of America, Royal Bank of Canada, DirecTV, Thomson Reuters, China Mobile, Aon, and DriveTest Ontario.