Digital asset management provider Nuxeo has begun rolling out steady updates to its platform, the latest being version 5.7.2, a minor update featuring an upgraded video player, bulk tagging and more tools for admins and developers.
Fast Track Release, Video.js Player
Nuxeo has turned to a steady release calender for its enterprise content management system, and this fast track release is the second one under the new schedule. The first fast track update was about six weeks ago, and in six more weeks, another fast track release will come out.
For those who want to upgrade to get the new features, they're more than welcome to do so. However, many organizations may prefer to only upgrade once per year, for example, and Nuxeo has a long term release it will provide for just such companies.
This release includes an update of the video.js player to version 4.1.0, an upgraded plugin architecture. As shown in the above image, the plugin shows thumbnails of the video while hovering over the progress bar. Anyone who watches online videos will recognize this feature, and for long videos especially, it's nice to be able to see at a glance previews of what's all in the video.
Bulk Tagging + Content Automation API
Version 5.7.2 includes updates for users, admins and developers, and users are the ones who will most benefit from the updated video player and bulk tagging features. In the bulk edit form, tags can now be added to a given set of documents. Additionally, whether creating a new asset or bulk importing them, a location can be chosen where to import them.
HTML5 drag and drop has also been enabled on the bulk import form. For developers, Nuxeo says it has good news on its content automation API. This REST API manipulates documents instead of operations. It should simplify integration with UI frameworks like AngularJS, for example. Furthermore, business objects can also be manipulated via this API.
Nuxeo 5.7.2 is available for download, and the next update will come out in September. This release might be worth upgrading too if one of the features seems irresistible, but it's not a critical update. The long term releases are the ones that should really be considered important. The fast track updates are really just a way to keep developers innovating, but if there's something there that looks good, it might be worth checking out.