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Jahia (news, site) has upgraded the enterprise version of its enterprise content integration system to version six, with a new front end, improved editing, JBoss document management and improved portal features.

Jahia the News?

With Enterprise Edition V6, Jahia lays claim to a system that offers an enterprise ready product that delivers scalability, high availability and performance, together with support for enterprise stack, server and storage.

Since version five came out back in 2006, a lot of technology has arrived or moved on since that time. This can be seen in the new AJAX interface, pre-integrated support for Google Analytics, a customizable toolbar, in-line editing capabilities, an improved workflow value chain, Apache Jackrabbit support and more. Further enhancements include:

Web Content Management

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Edit pages in the browser without overwhelming the site
 

The new interface allows users to edit the web content live on-screen with no flipping to and from editing pages. Only the menus you need to see can be chosen, keeping as much space as required dedicated to the content. With the Inline Editing option, you live edit the page, with changes happening to the page, as seen by visitors, instantly.

Document Management

Jahia integrates a comprehensive Document Management module with its Web Content Management environment. This takes care of access rights consistency and usage checks such as avoiding broken links. Rule engines and automated metadata extraction take a lot of the effort out of managing documents.

Portal

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Any type of gadget or mashup can be included
 

With portals and portlets becoming an ever more common feature, Jahia EE6 adds extra support for these and mashups with the Mashup Manager. Add your favorite RSS feed tool, Google app or whatever to your library and then click to add it to your current page, no messing around.

Deployment, customization and management of mashup functions are handled along with JSR 168 & 286 (Portlet 2.0) support.

Enterprise Capabilities

All the internal features have been beefed up by added support for other enterprise systems, including: Websphere, BEA and JBoss Application Servers, Red Hat Enterprise 5.0, Windows Server 2008, Solaris 10, Ubuntu7.10, AIX and Debian 4 Operating System and databases including MySQL 5, Oracle 10G, MS SQL, DB2, Sybase and PostGres 8.1.

Coming Soon: the Content Bus

One major upcoming feature that was mentioned is the United Content Bus. Jahia’s Enterprise Web Content Integration product that lets users plug external CIFS, FTP servers and other repositories in, making them accessible through one unique user interface.

This allows various content and technologies (proprietary or not) management within one simple united interface. More on this feature will be unveiled at the Gilbane Event, San Francisco, June 2 to 4.

Jahia can be trialled for free and is available as an open-source GPL "community" version, on an annual subscription or a perpetual license for the Enterprise Edition. There are Standard, Professional, Advanced and Premium versions for those on different budgets and with varying requirements.