March 5, 2003

Aegir CMS 1.0 RC 2 released

Henri Bergius writes
"POZNAN, ESPOO, OSLO, Mar 5th 2003 -- The Aegir CMS development team has
released the second release candidate of the Aegir CMS Open Source
Content Management System version 1.0.

Aegir CMS is a full-featured Content Management System built on the
popular Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP (LAMP) platform powered by the
Midgard application server.

Aegir CMS is derived from the succesful Nadmin Studio codebase. The
application is licensed under the Artistic License-derived "HKLC
Nadmin Studio Interface" License.

Aegir CMS's key features include:

  • MS Word -compatible content editor

    • Easy publishing environment for non-technical users
    • Requires MS Internet Explorer 5.01+ or Mozilla 1.3+
  • Group-based workflow settings
    • Different roles: Designers (layout), Developers (logic and
      structure), Authors (content production), Editors (content approval and
    • Roles are based on group settings and ownership of different content areas
    • Power users have access to revision control (RCS) and moving content objects
  • Staging/live setup
    • Prepare you site changes in staging environment, test
      and finally publish to live site when ready
    • Use scheduled publication or publish to site immediately
  • Multi-company hosting (ASP) support
    • Each company is assigned to their own virtual database
    • User interface can be customized to support ASP
      provider's brand
    • ChangeLogs system provides easy way to publish system
  • Multilingual support
    • Aegir CMS ships with several languages including English, Finnish, French, German, Polish, Spanish and Russian
    • Sites can be managed using several character sets, including Unicode
  • Flexible templating and layout system
    • Layout templates can be generated from multiple
      elements gathered from the site style and the page
  • Full Midgard Content Management framework
    • Easy and documented object-oriented PHP programming interface
    • Separation of content, layout and site logic
    • Efficient content management using a hierarchical topic
      and article tree
    • Flexible attachment of metadata and files to all content
    • Support for different languages and character sets including
      - Replication and packaging utilities

New features in Aegir CMS 1.0 RC2:

  • New translations
    • Aegir CMS is now
      available in Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian,
      Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish and Swedish
  • New File Synchronization AddOn
    • Synchronize your snippet libraries between file system and the Midgard database
    • Allows development of site logic using regular IDEs and text editors, and easier CVS integration
  • Confirming deletions
    • Aegir CMS now asks for confirmation on all delete requests
  • Better FHS compatibility
    • Aegir's supports scripts have been moved to/var/lib/aegir to support the conventions of Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
  • Improved Mozilla 1.3 editor
    • The Aegir CMS content editor for Mozilla 1.3+ browsers now includes block formatting and typography selection UIs
  • Lots of bug fixes

Aegir CMS 1.0 RC2 is available for download at:

Aegir CMS requires a working installation of Midgard 1.4.x. Midgard is
available in the following formats:

Installation instructions for Midgard and Aegir CMS can be found from: n/

The Aegir CMS project

The Aegir CMS development project aims to further improve the Nadmin
Studio codebase to provide the most versatile and user-friendly
Content Management System built on an Open Source framework.

New volunteers are welcome to the project. The Aegir CMS codebase
provides PHP and Midgard developers an efficient platform to develop
and improve content management functionalities. Easy way to contribute
is translating Aegir CMS to your local language. See instructions at: html

Aegir CMS credits:

More information:

Aegir CMS developer team



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