IXIASOFT CCMS V5.0

July 10, 2018
CMS solution IXIASOFT CCMS screenshot.
Designed for the DITA expert and the lite user, IXIASOFT CCMS 5.0 introduces content-level security, easy authoring for SMEs, and a slick new UX. The product comes with new features—as requested by customers in the Evolution Lab—for the CCMS desktop version.

 

Now, a SME can be an author in DITA without knowing DITA. This solution is ideal for customers with confidentiality concerns. Information Architects can configure three different user permissions for content: invisible, read-only, or read-write. The UX was revamped to provide a straightforward and easy-to-use layout for lite users, with a user interface that is both accessible and responsive.

 

IXIASOFT CCMS 5.0 provides a democratic, collaborative work environment. In other words: it breaks down the barriers between different teams. In addition, version 5.0 aims to integrate a new, much simpler upgrade experience for customers.

CCMS Web 5.0

  • Lite users can act as authors and create and edit a map or a topic
  • Lite users can assign maps or topics
  • New IXIASOFT CCMS oXygen side panel provides topics’ CCMS properties
  • Information architects can create templates and associate them with a role
  • Content level security: information architects can set read and write access to user groups on DRM products or libraries
  • Responsive UI allows the usage of any device

 

CCMS Desktop 5.0

  • Build Manifest are now DRM objects, new instances are created with the new instances of their map
  • Ditaval are now CCMS objects, they have statuses and a revision history
  • Option to limit search to current DRM version
  • Support of External ID on import
  • CCMS Desktop built on Eclipse 4.7.3 framework
Server-side requirements

 

IXIASOFT TEXTML Server

  • IXIASOFT TEXTML Server  4.4.1.5167 and up
  • Operating system:
    • Windows Server® 2016 is recommended, but the following are supported: Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit, Windows Server 2012 64-bit, and Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit
    • Linux® Red Hat®/CentOS version 7.x 64-bit only

 

IXIASOFT CCMS Web

  • IXIASOFT CCMS Web Server
    • Apache Tomcat® 9 (9.0.8) (provided by IXIASOFT during the installation)
    • Java™ JDK 8 u121 or above, 64-bit (provided by IXIASOFT during the installation)
    • IXIASOFT CCMS Content Store 5.0
    • Collaborative Review feature requires DITA OT 2.3.1 minimum

 

IXIASOFT CCMS Admin plugin

  • TEXTML Admin plugin 4.3.7.4299 and up

 

Output Generator

  • Java 1.8.171 and up; 64-bit
  • Rendering software (such as RenderX, Antenna House, Apache FOP or Miramo)

 

Scheduler

  • Java 1.8.171 and up; 64-bit

 

 

Client-side requirements

 

IXIASOFT CCMS Web

  • The browser must support HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript ES5 and must allow cookies
  • On Windows®:
    • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 11
    • Last 3 major versions of Microsoft® Edge™
    • Last 3 major versions of Mozilla® Firefox®
    • Last 3 major versions of Google Chrome™
  • On Linux®:
    • Last 3 major versions of Mozilla® Firefox®
    • Last 3 major versions of Google Chrome™
  • On Mac®:
    • Apple® Safari® 10.0.1 and up
    • Last 3 major versions of Mozilla® Firefox®
    • Last 3 major versions of Google Chrome™

 

IXIASOFT CCMS Desktop

  • oXygen® XML 19.1 or oXygen XML 20.x with a minimum version of oXygen 20.1
  • Eclipse 4.7.3 64-bit (a prepared package is available from the IXIASOFT download website)
  • Java® 1.8.172 64-bit (included the Eclipse package)
  • Versions of OS supported:
    • For local install: Windows® 10 64-bit version is recommended, but the following are supported: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit
    • For remote solutions (RDP or Citrix): Windows Server® 2016 64-bit recommended, but the following are supported: Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit, Windows Server 2012 64-bit, and Windows Server 2012 R2 64-bit
    • MacOS will be available soon
Important: The IXIASOFT CCMS Desktop requires good communication with the server components. The latency needs to be better than 50 ms.
Version Matrix
Initial Release - July 10, 2018
IMPORTANT NOTES

 

IXIASOFT CCMS Desktop build

  • To upgrade Desktop components from CMS solution version 4.5 to 5.0: please follow the instructions provided in the Upgrading the IXIASOFT CCMS Desktop from 4.5 to 5.0 Guide.
  • To update version 5.0 Desktop components to the current build: please follow the instructions provided in Updating an Existing IXIASOFT CCMS Desktop v5.0 Deployment Guide (Update Guide).

 

IXIASOFT CCMS Web build
The IXIASOFT CCMS Web component requires a license. Please contact IXIASOFT Sales to find out how your organization can obtain a license or update its existing license to use the new IXIASOFT license model for IXIASOFT CCMS Web. Install a new IXIASOFT CCMS Web component: Once you have your license, please follow the instructions provided in the IXIASOFT CCMS Web Installation Guide.

  • Update an existing 5.0 IXIASOFTF CCMS Web component: Please follow the instructions provided in the Updating an Existing IXIASOFT CCMS Web Deployment Guide.
  • Upgrade the CMS solution web components from version 4.6 to 5.0: Please follow the instructions provided in the Upgrading the IXIASOFT CCMS Web from 4.6 to 5.0 Guide
  • Additional requirement for Collaborative Review: configuration files in the Content Store and IXIASOFT Output Generator must be at least at version Desktop 4.5 (minimum).

 

 

KNOWN ISSUES

 

DITA CMS Web build

  • Subject scheme map is not supported in CCMS Web.
  • [DEV-5429] TEXTML Linux is case sensitive for login

 

 

BUG FIXES

 

IXIASOFT CCMS Web

  • [DEV-4299] IXIASOFT CCMS Web was unresponsive when the <reference/>, <prefix/>, <middle/> elements were missing from the users defined in the users.xml configuration file. This issue has been fixed.
  • [DEV-5449] When running the upgrade script, the oXygen workspace plugins were not updated. This issue has been fixed.
  • [DEV-4651] If the IXIASOFT CCMS Web was open in one browser and another session was opened in a separate browser, an error message appeared stating: “An internal error has occurred (HTTP error 500). Please contact your system administrator.” This issue has been fixed.

 

IXIASOFT CCMS Desktop

  • [DEV-4761] IXIASOFT CCMS Desktop experienced performance issues when working with subject scheme maps in DITA Map view. These issues have been fixed.
  • [DEV-5341] Instead of using relative paths, the DTD parser now uses public IDs specified in the ENTITY declarations to resolve the references between the modules.
  • [DEV-5533] When cloning a keydef in DITA Map view and selecting the option “Replace original component“, the key value was incorrectly changed to match the new topic ID. This issue has been fixed and the keydef retains the original key value.
  • [DEV-4718] A redline compare between two maps failed if a referable content topic was updated. This issue has been fixed

 

IXIASOFT Dynamic Release Management

  • none.

 

IXIASOFT Output Generator

  • none.

 

IXIASOFT Scheduler

  • none.

 

IXIASOFT Documentation

  • none.
IXIASOFT CCMS Desktop - Advanced User Guides (Standard)

The advanced user guide for IXIASOFT CCMS version 5.0 is packed with information to help users author, manage, publish, and track their documentation. Version 5.0 offers tremendous control and flexibility, allowing users to work modularly, re-use content in multiple deliverables, manage the localization process, and much more. Read on to get started.

IXIASOFT CCMS Desktop - Advanced User Guides (DRM)

The Dynamic Release Management module supports organizations managing many products. This guide provides a detailed overview on the DRM module (including terminology), and directions on setting up the documentation structure. Additionally, the guide covers topics like comparing and synchronizing documents, version tags, and setting your environment to use the DRM.

IXIASOFT CCMS Web - User Guide for Lite Users

This user guide covers the basics from A to Z. Not only will it teach you how to use IXIASOFT CCMS Web, it will help you understand the intricacies of how it works. Learn how to create and edit a map or topic, work on an assignment, or perform a collaborative review. This step-by-step guide makes it easy to get acquainted with version 5.0.

IXIASOFT CCMS - Administration Guides

The Administration Guide acts as a how-to for customizing IXIASOFT CCMS. Designed for administrators who configure and manage IXIASOFT CCMS, this guide covers it all, including topics like managing roles, users, and access rights, configuring localization, and troubleshooting.

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