CPS 3.4.0 released!
Last modified: 03/14/2006 10:35 AM
After 1 year and 1/2 of hard work (more than 11000 commits by 32 developers), Nuxeo is pleased to announce, on behalf of the CPS developers community, the release of CPS 3.4.0, the new stable version of CPS, the open source ECM platform.
Source code is available here:
And soon here:
Binary installers for several platforms will also be provided soon.
Please read the following for more information on CPS and CPS 3.4.
What is CPS?
CPS is an Open Source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform that provides developers with a rich toolkit to create applications in the fields of: Web Content Management (WCM), Document Management (DM), Collaboration (CSCW), Workflow and Business Process Management (BPM) and corporate portals.
CPS may be compared to proprietary solutions like Documentum by EMC, LiveLink by OpenText, SharePoint by Microsoft.
A lot of things have changed since the previous major stable release, CPS 3.2, in september 2004. Here are the most important ones.
CPS is now distributed as several packages.
An updated document "What's new in CPS 3.4", as well as more information like tutorials and screencasts, will be published on http://cps-project.org/ in the upcoming days.
Prerequisites to installation
Zope 2.9 is mandatory for installation from the source code.
Some third-party Python librairies may also be needed, depending on the components you will want to activate on instanciation.
For more information, check:
In any case, DON'T DO THIS ON A PRODUCTION SITE. Make backups first, or run the procedure on a copy.
If you are running a recent version of CPS, go to portal_setup at the root of your CPS (from the ZMI) and see, from the "Upgrades" tab, if some upgrades need to be run.
If you are running an older version (no portal_setup), start by adding a "CPS Setup Tool" (not a "Generic Setup Tool") from the "CPS Tools" ZMI menu item, before running the upgrades.
Upgrades have not been tested from every possible version, and some work, that is planned for CPS 3.4.1, is needed to cover all the major cases.
For more information on upgrades, please join one of the CPS users mailing lists (see below) or wait for further information that will be published on www.cps-project.org.
CPS is the most advanced Open Source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) platform.
It is based on the Zope application server, the CMF content management framework, is the result of important CMS, ECM and workflow projects carried out in the public administration and the private sector, and of the collaboration of dozens of open source developers.
For more information:
For technical information about this release, see:
Please join the CPS users, developers or translators mailing list on http://lists.nuxeo.com/
Please report issues or requests for enhancements ont the CPS trac at: http://svn.nuxeo.org/
If you'd like to add a translation to your native language, besides the current 11 ones (en, fr, de, it, es, pt_br, es, ro, mg, eu, ml), or to improve an existing one, we welcome your contribution.
The future roadmap for CPS will be discussed on the cps-devel mailing list.
On behalf of the CPS core development team, I'd like to express our gratitude to all the people that have been involved in this process (core and casual developers, testers, documentation authors, translators, etc.), and to the Python / Zope / CMF developers communities that make our work possible.
Special thanks to all the CPS customers, because CPS development is driven by the projects that are actually using it.