20 Jun

Buzzdoc, the Alfresco for speakers at BeeCon’16

Eating our own dogfood and putting our trust in your Alfresco Community instance” has been the vision proposed at the BeeCon’16 by two known guys from the Order Of The Beemarsband (aka Martin Cosgrave) and Digital Catalyst (aka Daren Firminger). The vision became real at the BeeCon’16 in two ways, at least:

  1. With a presentation talking about Honeycomb edition (and beyond).
  2. With an Alfresco Community instance, called buzzdoc, to support the speakers and organisers in the run up to the event.

BeeCon 2016Talking about the buzzdoc (the BeeCon’16 Alfresco instance for speakers and organisers) Digital Catalyst shares some interesting descriptions and numbers, using AAAR. To view the KPIs and to know further details, you can refer directly to the full article from Daren, at the link below.

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05 Oct

Presentation at Pentaho Community Meeting 2015 (London)

frk_pentaho_shirtProbably you already know that next 7th of November, in London, will be the next Pentaho Community Meeting (PCM 2015). This is always a nice meeting, informal and interesting for technical professionals working with this Suite. This is year of the incoming Pentaho 6 version and the very first year under the Hitachi ownership, for the Pentaho guys.

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18 May

Revised tutorial about the Alfresco 5.0.a installation

The step by step tutorial describing how to install Alfresco 5.0.a Community Edition on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, is definitely one of the most accessed pages of this blog. Nothing new, considering how was accessed the same tutorial on Alfresco 4.2.c. This has been a nice surprise and I receive lots of feedback sharing that this is helpful for someone. I like it.

In the past days I modified the tutorial, following some hints and suggestions of some Alfresco experts and the community in general. I’m very angry with some of them because they did not accept to be quoted (I’m joking) but in every case I’m very happy to submit to your attention the revised version of the tutorial.

One of the conclusions of this review is that would be the time to develop another new version with the Solr4 installation tutorial, that has been introduced as mandatory from Alfresco 5.0.c. I’ll working on it…

Until then: thank you community for the feedback. 🙂

18 Sep

The order of the Bee. Something is happening in the Alfresco community.

Order of the BeeSomething interesting is happening in the Alfresco’s community.

I’m not talking about the Alfresco Community (Edition) of the software but the Alfresco’s community composed by people and skilled professionals.

Few weeks ago a brand new organization has been created and is called Order of the Bee. Why that name? Everything was born in the past Alfresco Summit with a Community Keynote by Jeff Potts (here the complete speech).

In my opinion, and not only in my opinion, this is a good news for the (pure) open source developers and professionals. I personally decided to join the organization together with the AAAR solution but I feel like something more interesting will happen in the nearest future. 🙂

Below I would like to submit to your attention some key concepts to better understand this organization.

17 Jul

Yet another Alfresco Community upgrade tutorial: from 4.0.d to 4.2.f.

The task to upgrade Alfresco (Community or Enterprise) from a version to another more recent, has to follow a clear and precise path. In every case it is always a critical task and in some cases could be a serious problem for the Organizations (of course this is more critical for Community Editions). In some cases the only possible solution is an Alfresco-to-Alfresco migration instead of an upgrade… but this is another scenario.

In this tutorial is described a step-by-step approach to an upgrade from an Alfresco Community Edition v4.0.d to v4.2.f in one only upgrade step. In every case, even if the involved versions are different, the approach is always the same discussed here.

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04 Jul

Alfresco roadmap for the next 12 months

roadmapAfter some requests from some users, the new Alfresco roadmap has been released in the official wiki. This roadmap doesn’t seems to be like the others of the past.

I read that the amount of topics are less than the past. By the way, each topic seems to be more detailed and “complete” (in the past most of the items were less specific than this). Comparing with the past roadmaps I can read a lot of “Enterprise only” in some important new features.

Have your own opinion reading the complete roadmap below.

https://wiki.alfresco.com/wiki/Product_Roadmap

23 Jul

New FAQ: CmisRuntimeException with an Internal Server Error running A.A.A.R. with Solr Indexing

During the past months few users emailed me to ask for a support becausealfresco-pentaho they received an ‘Internal Server Error’ while running the A.A.A.R. v1.3. I would like to thank them for the energy they put to solve the problem and specially Gabriele Barbara that wrote the post I share below. The current post has been added to the A.A.A.R.’s FAQ hoping will help someone else.

Gabriele Barbara say:

Using the latest version of A.A.A.R. (v1.3) on Alfresco Community 4.2.c, Windows platform and MySQL database, you could get an error message.

ERROR 19-05 13:33:54,593 - Cmis Input documents before last update - Unxpected Error
ERROR 19-05 13:33:54,593 - Cmis Input documents before last update – org.apache.chemistry.opencmis.commons.exceptions.CmisRuntimeException: Internal Server Error

After running:

kitchen.bat /rep:"AAAR_Kettle" /job:"Get all" /dir:/Alfresco /user:admin /pass:admin /param:get_parents=true /level:Basic

The problem appears when the job goes to step “get nodes” (if in fact you are running

kitchen.bat /rep:"AAAR_Kettle" /job:"Get audit" /dir:/Alfresco /user:admin /pass:admin /level:Basic

 the job ends properly) and seems to be linked to the “SOLR SSL certificate”.

If in the file ‘<Alfresco>/tomcat/shared/classes/alfresco-global.properties’ there is the line:

index.subsystem.name=solr

You can solve the problem by following these steps:

  • Shutdown Tomcat
  • Comment out the line below and replace with:
index.subsystem.name=lucene
index.recovery.mode=FULL
  • Save the file
  • Start Tomcat
  • Modify again  the file ‘<Alfresco>/tomcat/shared/classes/alfresco-global.properties’ changing as described 
index.recovery.mode=AUTO
  • Save the changes and close the file

Now if you try again to run from the command line: 

kitchen.bat /rep:"AAAR_Kettle" /job:"Get all" /dir:/Alfresco /user:admin /pass:admin /param:get_parents=true /level:Basic

the execution of the job should be finished properly.

18 Jul

Alfresco Summit 2013, 5-7th of November in Barcelona to put your content to work

The next 5th, 6th and 7th of November 2013 you cannot miss the annual edition of the European Alfresco Summit (in past called DevCon) that this year will be in Barcelona (Spain).

You should come to Alfresco Summit if:

  • alfresco logoYou are an Alfresco customer looking to share your story, learn from others, and see the latest product innovations from Alfresco
  • You are an IT decision maker trying to understand how agile ECM solutions like Alfresco can improve business processes and information management
  • You are a developer who installs, configures, and customizes Alfresco and you need technical details directly from Alfresco’s Engineers
  • You are driving a content management project, and want to learn best practices from experienced ECM practitioners
  • You want to see the future of ECM that is hybrid, mobile and firewall free

What to expect:

  • Demos of new products and features
  • Customer use cases spanning government, finance, healthcare, public sector, media, business services sectors, and more
  • Networking with partners and customers from small companies to Fortune 500’s leading the way on the Alfresco Platform
  • Pre-conference training: Find out how to use Alfresco with hands on exercises, or introduce your team to development with Alfresco
  • Pre-conference Hack-a-Thon: Build something fun with other developers
  • Business sessions: Discuss market trends, hear from industry analysts, and see Alfresco in action with customer case studies
  • Technical sessions: Dive deep into the details, learn from leading developers and Alfresco engineers

Many thanks from all of us to Alfresco that organize the event.

I’ll be there with a nice surprice (stay tuned to know it) and if you are interested to the event you can see the complete agenda here. Don’t waste your time, meet us in Barcelona.

09 Jul

PCM13 – Pentaho Community Meetup 2013 on 5th of October in Sintra (Portugal)

The next 4th, 5th and 6th of October 2013 you cannot miss the 6th edition of the Pentaho Community Meetup (#PCM13). Today is not known the final place, but it will be in Sintra. It’s about 30km away from Lisbon (Portugal).

pcm13_logoThis is a community event and includes anyone that has a passion for Pentaho (being EE or CE users) and want to see the huge ammount of amazing stuff that other people build around the world. This is not a sales event. We usually go deep in technicall stuff, showing the latest news of what’s being developed in the Pentaho ecosystem, and lot’s of focus in real world use cases.

Many thanks from all of us to Pedro Alves and Pentaho that organize the event.

Agenda for the 3 days:

  • Friday evening: Networking and drinks.
  • Saturday: Main presentation day.
  • Sunday Morning: Networking and sightseeing.

As usual, all the presentations will happen on Saturday, 5th of October, but the event starts on friday evening – yes, everyone knows that the main idea of the event is fun, sun, networking and drinks. So we’ll be meeting on friday evening. Totally optional, like the last day, but… I wouldn’t miss it if I were you. 😉

I’ll be there with a nice surprice (stay tuned to know it) and if you are interested to the event you can register from the event page. Don’t waste your time, 100 people is the limit.

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