Radio Liferay Episode 11: Alexander Chow and Sergio González about Document/Media Library
Company Blogs November 24, 2011 By Olaf Kock Staff
Liferay for your ears - This time I sat together with Alexander Chow and Sergio González. Both are Liferay Core Engineers. Alex is "Employee number 8, UK employee number 1 (which gives away his location) and Liferay-Mac-User number 1". Sergio is Spain's employee number 6. Both have extensively cooperated in the new Document Library for Liferay 6.1 - now called Media Library - and this provides the main topic for us to talk about:
- Their background and what they worked on in Liferay
- How to pronounce names
- Naturally: The work both did on Document/Media Library and related portlets through the last year: The document library got a good rewrite, Ajax-based UI and a new backend to use Liferay as entry-point into other external repository systems.
- CMIS (short for Content Management Interoperability Something - see link)
- A lot of the document library backend war developed with JUnit and worked within a few days of work with the independently created UI when they were first brought together.
- Different Document types are now first class citizens, so that you have certain metadata as well as separate workflows for different types of content.
- Document Library and Image Gallery changed to Document and Media Library (for storage) and Media Gallery Display (for presentation) - the data and permissions will be automatically migrated
- Previews for many document types will be automatically generated.
- Listing alternative interfaces to the backend: Browser, WebDAV, Sharepoint protocol, Liferay Sync
- Sync will work offline and synchronize any change (bidirectionally) with Document & Media Library when it's online, available for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS. Sadly there's one OS missing...
- Iliyan is now europe's resident AlloyUI/JS expert
- Download Beta 4 (or whatever is current when you read/listen to this) and give feedback, report bugs before Alex 2.0 is released.
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