Nuxeo Platform 5.7.1 is out! This is the first Fast Track version, using the newly launched versioning system, with Fast Tracks on odd numbered releases and Long Term Support on even numbered releases. And it's available for download right now!
Our awesome developers have worked hard since releasing the 5.6. A lot has changed since then, in every aspect of the platform. Please take a look at the release notes to get a complete overview of the changes made. Following are some highlights of the 5.7.1.
Nuxeo Drive enables bidirectional synchronization of content between the local desktop and the Nuxeo content repository, on premise or in the Cloud. It works with all applications built on the Nuxeo Platform, including Document Management, Digital Asset Management, Case Management, or a custom content-centric application. In addition, the Nuxeo Drive framework can be used to build sync-enabled rich clients or server applications.
The Digital Asset Management interface had been redesigned from the ground up using Content Views, Layouts and Widgets, so that every part of the DAM screen (search panel, results panel, asset view) is easy to customize using Nuxeo Studio.
We've added new packages and updated most of them. Among them you'll find of course Nuxeo Drive, the Unicolors flavor set, the template rendering addon, the smart search, the new Jenkins Report plugin (it helps us keep track of our build on our CI), the Quota plugin where we made a lot of improvements, and the permissions audit plugin to generate exports of your users and groups and their permissions.
We developed a mobile app based on Apache Cordova, bringing multi-OS support. It can be used as a framework to build your own mobile application based on the Nuxeo Platform. Using Nuxeo WebEngine and JQuery Mobile, it provides the following features: saved search, browsing, upload and download of documents, and integration with native mobile API.
Under the Hood
We are continually improving the platform performance and its extensibility. We now support Oracle on Amazon RDS and Microsoft SQL Server 2012. We've also worked a lot on monitoring. A new tool has been developed using Yammer Metrics, with data accessible from JMX, Graphite or any backend supported by Metrics.
The automation client is also fully OSGI, and you can deploy it on any container. We also worked on JSON Marshalling. You can send POJO as input or parameters. We added new operations for directory management, document proxy and DAM.
Our next Fast Track release will be a 5.7.2 in roughly 6 weeks. The 5.8 will follow in October, around the time of Nuxeo World.