An open-source, federated content repository

ModeShape 3.0.0.Alpha6 is available

Well, we thought the next release was going to be a beta release, but we’ve had a lot of great feedback fixed quite a few important issues with Alpha5 and wanted to get these fixes out as quickly as possible. So just two weeks after Alpha5 we’ve released 3.0.0.Alpha6 with the following:

  • Fixes to the ModeShape kit for AS7.1 to correct sequencers and persistence issues
  • Fixes for participating in JTA transactions
  • The WebDAV service is back
  • The local and remote JDBC drivers, which applications can use to issue JCR-SQL2 queries and get database metadata through the JDBC API
  • The “JcrEngine” class was renamed “ModeShapeEngine” (most applications don’t use this)
  • Several breaking changes were made to the way sequencers and other components are specified in the JSON configurations
  • ModeShape now passes 97% (1855/1905) of the unofficial (but corrected) TCK unit tests
  • About a dozen other fixes and improvements

See the release notes for details. The release artifacts are available in the JBoss Maven repository, and our examples and documentation has been updated.

If you’ve been working with the previous Alpha releases, we strongly suggest you upgrade to this Alpha as soon as possible and let us know via IRC or our forums if you run into any issues. And then get ready for 3.0.0.Beta1 in the next few weeks as soon as we finish full-text searching and shareable nodes.

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ModeShape 3.0.0.Alpha5 is available

We’re very proud to announce that the 5th alpha release for ModeShape 3.0 is now available. We’ve fixed quite a few issues, but we also added support for participating in JTA transactions (local and distributed). So now it’s a breeze to use JCR repositories from within container-managed EJBs – something that’s even easier when using ModeShape+AS7. Our list of features is becoming quite impressive.

As with the earlier alpha releases, the artifacts are in the JBoss Maven repository (see our Getting Started┬ádocumentation for all the details). If you don’t use Maven, then look for our 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.