The Apache Software Foundation's Cocoon project has announced the upcoming release of Lenya version 1.2. Apache Lenya is under incubation by ASF, which implies the effort has yet to receive full endorsement by the foundation. Lenya (formerly known as Wyona) is a Java-based, open-source Web CMS, initiated by Michael Wechner in 1999. Lenya toutes a fairly reasonable feature set and appears to have an active community of developers. Lenya is based upon the Cocoon RAD framework and implemented with support for standards such as XML, XSLT, and XHTML. As is typical with open-source, feature breadth is not top priority. Lenya is however off to a fairly impressive start. From the current roadmap, the Lenya team has prioritized the following items:
  1. Standards Compliance
  2. Usability
  3. Industrial Strength
  4. Off the Shelf Components
  5. Feature Set
  6. Low Entry Barrier
The release v1.2 feature set should include the following:
  • Cross Platform Support
  • JDK 1.4 Support
  • Document Metadata (Dublin Core)
  • Role-based Access Control
  • Revision Control - Check-in/out, Versions, Rollback
  • Workflow
  • Multi-lingual Documents (n>=1 language versions)
  • Lenya Menus
  • XHTML Templating
  • WYSIWYG Editing
  • Form Editor
  • Link Management
  • Simple Asset Management
  • Full-text Search - Apache Lucerne
  • Sitemaps
  • Site Management
  • LDAP Authentication Option
  • ...and others
Read more about Lenya. Download release 1.2 candidate #2.