eXo Platform 4.2 Milestone 1 Released!

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Right on time, and before the Lunar New Year, we are happy to release the first bits of the program that we announced a few weeks ago. Among the usual bug fixes, eXo Platform 4.2-M1 has this for you to try:

Faster Calendar

We have reworked and optimized the javascript code of the Calendar app. Now it should feel slightly snappier than before—you know, those few milliseconds that change everything? Just try it and tell us whether you feel the difference.

Spring MVC Support

We have written and tested some apps with spring portlet MVC, and everything looks green.

Now you can safely work with the following:

  • Spring MVC Portlet action and render mapping
  • Dependency injection (using @Inject)
  • Form binding
  • Form validation (Hibernate Validator)

We’re working on a nice tutorial, but in the meantime, you may want to check out the code of our sample app at https://github.com/exo-addons/sample-springmvc-portlet.

Skin Module

The Skin Module is another feature that will please developers. The styles that form an entire skin for eXo Platform have been harmonized, factorized, and optimized so that it is now ridiculously simple to change the look and feel of eXo Platform.

With this new feature, you can write an extension that will set a full color theme—just by overriding a couple of variables.

The feature is so great that we are writing a dedicated post for it. Keep an eye on the blog for an in-depth intro on how to build a custom skin module.

In the meantime, this screenshot should pique your curiosity.


How do you get eXo Platform 4.2 M1?

To put your hands on this fresh release, just download the tomcat bundle on SourceForge.

Subscribed customers who wish to plan their upgrade may access the JBoss and Tomcat packages of the enterprise edition simply by asking the support team.

Enjoy and don’t forget to report issues you might encounter.

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I am the product officer at eXo. I oversee product management and product marketing. My teams design, create and promote the features of and improvements to eXo Platform. As a former enterprise software developer turned product manager, I have a passion for how IT can improve people’s lives. In this blog, I write about some of my personal interests, such as productivity, alternative forms of management and corporate organisations, collaboration, open-source and emerging technologies.

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