An open-source, federated content repository

ModeShape 3.0.0.Alpha4 is available (with AS7 integration)

We’re very proud to announce that the 4th alpha release for ModeShape 3.0 is now available. Not only have we fixed quite a few issues, but we now can install ModeShape into an existing JBoss AS7.1 installation!

This is really exciting.¬†JBoss Application Server 7 is a blazingly fast, lightweight, clusterable, open source application server that you can run locally for development, in your company’s data center for testing and/or production, or even in the cloud. And with ModeShape’s kit for AS7, you can use AS7 administrative tools to deploy and manage multiple repositories. Your web applications and services can access the repositories by simply looking them up in JNDI or using the JCR 2 RepositoryFactory mechanism and then using the standard JCR API. We even provide a way for your web applications to query repository content with ModeShape’s JDBC driver.

As with the earlier alpha releases, the artifacts are in the JBoss Maven repository (see our Getting Started documentation for all the details). But for this release we also created several downloadable distributions:

Congratulations to the team for all their accomplishments and hard work!


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ModeShape is

a lightweight, fast, pluggable, open-source JCR repository that federates and unifies content from multiple systems, including files systems, databases, data grids, other repositories, etc.

Use the JCR API to access the information you already have, or use it like a conventional JCR system (just with more ways to persist your content).

ModeShape used to be 'JBoss DNA'. It's the same project, same community, same license, and same software.