In LiveCycle Workspace ES2 (version 188.8.131.52), tabs are available for you to start new processes, view tasks that are assigned to you, and track tasks and processes. What if you wanted to add your own tab to enhance it? Check out a new article by Nithiyanandam Dharmadass that describes how to add navigation tabs to Workspace here.
Here’s announcing the availability of the documentation for LiveCycle APIs that assist in seamlessly integrating your LiveCycle solution components with industry-leading enterprise content management (ECM) systems. LiveCycle APIs are currently available for EMC Documentum, IBM Content Manager, IBM FileNet, and Micrososft SharePoint Server. Click on the following links to view the APIs for currently supported EMC systems.
IBM Content Manager
- EMC Documentum
- IBM FileNet
For more information on how LiveCycle Connectors for ECM systems, go to: http://www.adobe.com/products/livecycle/connectors/.
You can disable content indexing to improve Content Services ES2 performance. However, keep in mind that disabling indexing will also disable text-based search within new content. To disable indexing:
- In the adobe-contentservices.ear file, navigate to
LiveCycle Content Services.ear/contentservices.war/WEB-INF/classes/alfresco/model and open the contentModel.xml file for editing.
- Locate the following line:
- Set the index enabled and tokenized properties to false.
- Change <index enabled=”true”> to <index enabled=”false”>.
- Change <tokenized>true </tokenised> to <tokenized>false </tokenised>.
For additional performance improvements, you can disable the conversions required for indexing. To disable these conversions:
- In adobe-contentservices.ear, browse to
- Preserve a backup of the custom-metadata-extractors-context file.
- Delete this file from the EAR.
We recently released LiveCycle ES2 Service Pack 1 (SP1), a significant update to the LiveCycle server components, LiveCycle Workbench ES2, and LiveCycle Designer ES2. You can access the download page here. To download the service pack, you’ll need to log in using your Adobe ID and agree with the EULA.
The updated LiveCycle ES2 SP1 documentation is now live at the LiveCycle Developer Center. The SP1 ReadMe (PDF) describes how you can install the service pack for LiveCycle ES2 server, Workbench ES2, and Designer ES2. The ReadMe also lists the 80+ customer-reported issues that were addressed in this service pack.
To review the SP1 release notes for LiveCycle components, see this page. A related announcement on the LiveCycle Product Blog is here.
We updated the Installing and Deploying LiveCycle ES2 for JBoss (Single Server) guide recently to capture how to configure the JBoss Application Server to run as a service on Windows Server 2003 and 2008. While free tools to achieve this for 32-bit Windows/Java environments have existed for a while, you can now use the JBoss Web Native Connector for both 32-bit- and 64-bit environments.
We also updated the Prepare to Install/Upgrade LiveCycle ES2 documentation. The revised guides now explicitly mention support for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 4.3, besides JBoss 4.2.0 and 4.2.1.
You can download the latest PDFs from the LiveCycle Developer Center.
The Administering LiveCycle Content Services ES2 guide is now available. The guide discusses the following administration activities, besides others:
- Configuring the inbound and outbound email service
- Monitoring Content Services ES2 using the Java Management Extension (JMX)
- Estimating how many servers to use for running Content Services ES2
View this new guide here.
Also check out the following related Help:
Read the press release.
We’re excited about LiveCycle ES2. We really are. The new features and improvements to existing features make the product a joy to use. Remember using LiveCycle ES to make a form appear in Workspace ES? LiveCycle ES2 makes it easy:
- One variable type for all form-generated data.
- Default render and submit services are automatically configured.
- Prepare Data services can be created to prepopulate forms.
- New Form wizard adds all the required fields and configures submit buttons.
- Access to tasks using mobile devices.
I’m not exaggerating – I feel joy when I use LiveCycle ES2. Here are my favorite reasons:
- Applications provide a framework for developing and packaging solutions.
- You can create DDX files visually using Workbench ES2.
- Guides (the next implementation of Form Guides) have their own perspective in Workbench ES2
- Health Monitor enables you to ensure the LiveCycle ES2 server is running correctly, and helps troubleshoot problems.
- Wizards. Lots of wizards in Workbench ES2 make creating new assets easier and faster.
- Application modeling technology enables you to create a common data structure that integrates Flex applications, Guides, forms, and processes.
- You can easily assign tasks to multiple users simultaneously – useful for reviewing documents by committee.
I’ll stop there on advice from my editor (who doesn’t like long lists) but believe me I could go on. You can read the What’s New guide for more information.
To see all the great new product content that we’ve produced so far, see the Documentation tab on the LiveCycle Development Center. As usual, you can comment on the HTML pages of the product documentation.