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What's new in Alfresco Content Services

See what's new in this Alfresco Content Services 6.2 release.

Repository: Custom Transforms and Renditions

Alfresco Content Services provides a number of content transforms, but also allows custom transforms to be added.

It is now possible to create custom transforms that run in separate processes known as Transform Engines. The same engines may be used in Alfresco Community Edition and Alfresco Content Services (Enterprise Edition). The Transform Engines may be connected directly to the repository as Local Transforms, or may be connected via Alfresco Transform Service. Note that in the Enterprise Edition, the default option is to use them as part of Alfresco Transform Service, which provides more balanced throughput and scalability improvements.

See Custom Transforms and Renditions and the Alfresco Transform Service documentation for more.

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Repository: Core Transform Engines

The core Transform Engine images can now be used in Alfresco Community Edition.

The Transform Engine code has been open-sourced and is available in GitHub:

  • alfresco/alfresco-transform-core

Images are available in Docker Hub:

  • alfresco/alfresco-imagemagick
  • alfresco/alfresco-libreoffice
  • alfresco/alfresco-pdf-renderer
  • alfresco/alfresco-tika
  • alfresco/alfresco-transform-misc

Upgraded integrations

Alfresco Content Services 6.2 introduces changes that require new releases of some modules. To upgrade to Alfresco Content Services 6.2, you'll also need to update any of the module artifacts to which you're entitled.

See Supported Platforms for more.

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Library upgrades

A number of underlying third-party libraries have been updated in both the repository and Share.

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REST APIs

The repository REST APIs have been expanded to support a broader set of use cases.

See the online REST API Explorer for further information and full documentation for each endpoint.

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SDK

The latest version of the Alfresco SDK, version 4.1, is compatible Alfresco Content Services 6.2.

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Localization

This release includes five new languages for the repository: Polish, Czech, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, in addition to the 10 currently supported languages.

Alfresco Share remains localized in 10 languages: French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Dutch, Norwegian (Bokmål), Russian, Brazilian Portuguese and Simplified Chinese.

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