|Subject:||Content explorer (Re: Jackrabbit 1.5 release plan)|
|From:||Greg Klebus (gr...@klebus.com)|
|Date:||Apr 20, 2008 3:21:49 pm|
First of all, kudos to Jukka for the great work on Jackrabbit release management!
On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 4:29 PM, Jukka Zitting <jukk...@gmail.com> wrote:
The Q2 schedule for 1.5 basically means that we should have the major new features (runnable jar deployment, content explorer) in trunk latest in May. That's a fairly tight schedule, but I'm confident that we can make it since the required work is mostly about integrating existing code and solutions.
I wanted to refer to a specific feature planned for Jackrabbit 1.5 - the Content Explorer (see also ). As Product Manager responsible for JCR Products at Day, I have a pleasure to give you heads-up on an important development in this area.
We at Day decided to donate the CRX Content Explorer, part of our Content Repository Extreme product, to the community / Jackrabbit. For those, who'd like to have a look at the current CRX content explorer, please see the live CRX demo  and click on 'Content Explorer' link to play with it.
There are other open-source JCR browsers available, but I reckon CRX explorer supports all major JCR features today, has been extensively tested and is stable enough for widespread adoption. It is also a small enough web application to fit nicely into the self-contained 'JCR product package' Jukka has planned (another great idea for product adoption IMO).
Given the challenging 1.5 timelines, I'd recommend going with whatever we have in place right now (adapting the L&F to fit Jackrabbit's), and enhancing it in the next releases (rewriting in Sling would be one of the ideas).
We're going to do the necessary 'cleaning-up for open source' and adopting the features to be JCR-only here at Day before submitting a patch to be included in Jackrabbit.
PS. I believe that by supporting Jacrkabbit in the area of ease of use we will only benefit from the greater adoption of Jackrabbit and JCR by community/developers, and will still have enough value on the commercial / feature side to attract enterprise customers to our commercial offering.
PS1. Disclaimer. While I have an OK to make that information public on the list, everything else is my personal opinion. Please request a written note from Day if you need an official statement :)