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From Nitty <reddyni...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Newbie to Content Management - General Question
Date Tue, 02 Dec 2008 21:19:22 GMT


Thank you for the quick response.

At this point our requirement is the user should be a able to CRU documents
and maintain version history (the D in the CRUD would be a soft delete since
we need to maintain history), just like a source control repository.

After the user commit the changes (publishes) the document it should be
available to external vendors outside the firm through a web based

The documents will be in thousands if not hundreds of thousands.

Based your description below Lenya is a great choice for web content
management and our requirement is more on document management.

Thanks again for your pointers to look into Jackrabbit and Sling.

Andreas Hartmann wrote:
> Hi Nitty,
> Nitty schrieb:
>> I am a seasoned enterprise java programmer working for financial firm and
>> newbie to the world of content management.
>> We have a project that requires documents CRUD along with versioning, it
>> is
>> a J2EE web-based application and will be used by people both inside and
>> outside the firm for publishing documents.
> Lenya shines when it comes to web content management, structured XML 
> content, and complex XML processing in the presentation layer. So if you 
> want to build a complex content-oriented web application with custom 
> document types and server-side processing, Lenya is a very good option. 
> It simplifies typical web content issues a lot – link management, 
> publishing workflows, rendering in different output formats etc.
> If you are looking for a repository which treats documents as black 
> boxes and allows CRUD via a Java API or REST, there might be better 
> solutions (Apache Jackrabbit if you use Java, Apache Sling if you use 
> REST and need a web GUI).
> Another question is the amount of documents you want to manage. Lenya is 
> targeted for websites, so typical installations contain a couple of 
> thousand documents. If you need to store hundreds of thousands or even 
> millions of documents, you'd have to use a custom repository with Lenya 
> (e.g., a JCR-based one), which will require quite a lot of customization 
> work.
>> Instead of developing a home grown solution I was looking to open source
>> (**non too invasive) solution and found that there are several out there.
>> I was wondering if I could use Lenya for my requirement, if yes - where I
>> can find more info like tutorials, knowledge base forums etc.
> Our forum is basically the mailing list archive:
> http://lenya.apache.org/community/ml.html#N10095
> You'll find some tutorials on the website and some more info on the Wiki 
> (wiki.apache.org/lenya).
> -- Andreas
> -- 
> Andreas Hartmann, CTO
> BeCompany GmbH
> http://www.becompany.ch
> Tel.: +41 (0) 43 818 57 01
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