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Open Text to release new version of Web Solutions Management Server on Ruby on Rails

Bruce Lee with Ruby on Rails and Open TextAfter many years of complaints from the RedDot CMS developers around the planet, Open Text has finally agreed to release the next Version of the Open Text Web Solutions Management Server 9.6 based on a Ruby on Rails core. This is not going to be a full product accessible for everyone, but partners and clients will get access to the Ruby based source files and they will be able to improve and commit it.

Beside the existing standardized integration solutions into leading portals such as SAP NetWeaver®, IBM WebSphere®, and Microsoft SharePointTM there will be also a new Portal Connector called “B-Lock” which is able to manage SSO, tracking visits, reporting live stats to groups (for example Marketing, Management, Executive, Portal Observation Officers, ..).

RedDot Developers all around the planet should rejoice at the prospect of writing based on that new Ruby core sliding on Rails.

Fearing the possible wrath of the RQL(Rendertag Query Language) community that will feel abandoned by this bold move, Open Text will also create a RQL like Ruby language called Ruby QP(pronounced “Cup”). Using “Cup”, RQL developers will be able to use Ruby like features like Untyped Variables, OO-based Methods and last but not least the easy to understand Ruby language.

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Markus Giesen Markus Giesen is a Solutions Architect and RedDot CMS Consultant, formerly based in Germany. Travelling around the world to find and offer solutions for a better world (in a very web based meaning). He just found a way to do this as part of a Melbourne based online consultant house. On this blog Markus shares his personal (not his employers) thoughts and opinions on CMS and web development. In his spare time you will find him reading, snowboarding or travelling. Also, you should follow him on Twitter!


8 comments for “Open Text to release new version of Web Solutions Management Server on Ruby on Rails”

  1. Great to see you and the gang at Areeba today. Let us know if you need any support on the newest version! :)

    Posted by Cuneyt | April 1, 2009, 7:28 am
  2. nice april joke.

    rql will still exist a long time. and visual basic will be a big part of the reddot cms…

    Posted by name | April 1, 2009, 9:54 am
  3. Thanks for the tip – I will now cancel my negotiations with Open Text for CMS since I don’t want a system built on RoR

    Posted by Mr. DeepPockets | April 1, 2009, 5:55 pm
  4. Please tell me this is an April Fool’s joke.

    Posted by customer | April 1, 2009, 10:58 pm
  5. Of course it is ;)

    Posted by Markus Giesen | April 2, 2009, 12:20 am
  6. finally: a clean system build on RoR could be much more useable than a system build on ASP and a bit DotNet… and uses Java in the LiveServer

    RedDot (or OpenText WebSolution) is not my recommended CMS

    Posted by name | April 2, 2009, 8:53 am
  7. There’s no need to hide your name. This blog is not sponsored or paid in any way by Open Text or the guys from Oldenburg.
    And so far there was no need to delete a comment on this blog as long as it is serious and not offensive. Thank you for your opinion, I have to admit that sometimes these systems makes me crazy and I would love to use another one. But there is no perfect system out there.
    Just solutions for several needs and Open Text fulfills one of them and not the worst way I guess.
    So, go for it, INITially we won’t start deleting comments as long as they are worth reading and representing an opinion ;)

    Posted by Markus Giesen | April 2, 2009, 9:02 am
  8. There are a lot of CMS Sytems and I have already worked with three well known systems.
    I know the RedDot product very well and I’m fully satistfy with the SmartEdit and SmartEdit concept. It’s true that the publisher component is a little bit slow. But there is a newer Ver-sion already released.
    My concusion: I love developing fantastic website projects with RedDot.

    About the Author:
    D. Suma lives in near of Bonn, Germany and works as RedDot developer in Leverkusen.

    Posted by D. Suma | April 3, 2009, 9:36 am

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