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 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.