Building open source communities
Alfresco has released Enterprise 2.2, which has been specifically engineered to power Web 2.0 properties and online communities.
New enhancements in the open source-based content management software support the creation, deployment and update of scalable Web 2.0 sites and can be developed using any Web application language. The company claims the new version provides users with a rich and interactive site designed to encourage community and customer relationships around a product or service.
Alfresco reports enhancements in Enterprise 2.2 include:
- Web farm deployment configuration--supports advanced deployment rules for Web 2.0 scalable, 3-tier Web application architectures;
- Web application preview and test--provides the ability to preview in-context changes to any Web application, including PHP, Ruby, Groovy, STRUTS, JSF, TILES and .NET;
- site templating and branching--enables rapid creation of new sites from existing templates and ability to baseline major site updates by branching existing site; and
- asset reuse – allows content to be updated and shared across Web projects.