Open source document management software taps OpenSocial and gains support for wider standards
By PAUL QUIGLEY
ECM Plus +++ Nuxeo has just released the latest version of its Document Management and Enterprise Platform open spurce software.
According to the Bostonian company, DM 5.4.2 now boasts a raft of accessibility and GUI user friendly mods as well as the ubiquitous ‘social features’ to ‘make the user experience even smoother and more streamlined’.
Apparently, ‘key contributions highlight the value of community involvement in the strategy of continuous innovation for the Nuxeo platform’, they said in a statement
Nevertheless, DM 5.4.2 and its platform ‘demonstrates execution on a vision of ongoing innovation, community engagement, and open standards support, delivered to content management application architects and developers’ the company further stated.
Standards such as OpenSocial, OAuth, HTML5, WebDAV and CMIS are now being used.
The new WSS connector was contributed by Nuxeo partner Gagnavarslan, an Icelandic ECM provider.
The Nuxeo and Gagnavarslan teams collaborated to integrate this new component after passing the Nuxeo QA process. With this connector, the Nuxeo repository can be mapped as a drive under MS Windows or Mac OS X. “We are building a range of ECM services based on Nuxeo, and our clients need a smooth desktop integration into an existing Microsoft Windows infrastructure,” said Jónas Sigurðsson, Development Manager at Gagnavarslan in Iceland. “Our group of developers in Kiev reverse engineered the existing WSS protocol to support Windows 7, Windows XP and the latest MS Office versions directly in Nuxeo EP. We support the open source paradigm and are happy to contribute our work back to the Nuxeo community.”
Other contributions include ongoing enhancements for the OpenSocial integration from customer Leroy Merlin. It now supports the GWT OpenSocial container, making the dashboard faster, and providing more gadgets and layout options.
Nuxeo said that its platform is now completely integrated with OpenSocial and supports OAuth, enabling external gadget integration in DM, and the use of DM gadgets in external containers.
Also, OAuth support ensures control of which services are used and the scope of data shared between applications.