DeepaMehta News

Dec 24, 2012
DeepaMehta 4.0.13 released

DeepaMehta 4.0.13 uses a more efficient storage approach for access control information and returns to the Performance known from DeepaMehta 4.0.11 and before. Furthermore, Geomaps are a new topicmap type for displaying geo-related topics on an OpenStreetMap. A graphical Association Type Editor allows the user to create custom association types. And a whole bunch of GUI changes improves usability e.g. through Cluster Moves and more informed Topic Revelation.

Starting from version 4.0.13 DeepaMehta comes in 2 flavors: the known "Standard Distribution" which focuses on small download size and easy setup for single users and the new Karaf Distribution for client-server setups. The latter one is based on Apache Karaf and makes it easy to run DeepaMehta as a daemon process and to access it via a remote shell.

A lot more new features and improvements are described in the Release Notes.

Dec 04, 2012
3rd DeepaMehta Community Lounge

On Dec 4, 2012 we will be celebrating the 3rd DeepaMehta Community Lounge in Berlin. We will showcase the recent and upcoming DeepaMehta releases and various custom applications.

The agenda known so far:

  • DM4 short introduction (jri)
  • New features of DM 4.0.12 and upcoming 4.0.13 (jri)
  • Poemspace Mailer - A collaborative email campaigning tool (dgf)
  • Kiezatlas App - Geographic content management with a mobile client (mre)
  • Kiezatlas 2.0 - A rewrite of Kiezatlas 1.x with a facet data model (jri)
  • EduZEN - E-learning at Technische Universität Berlin (tsc)
  • Celebrate

The DeepaMehta lounge is OPEN: everybody can join, everybody can invite, everybody can contribute. Please check the Wiki page for details. There you can also add your acceptance or ideas.

Sep 18, 2012
DeepaMehta 4.0.12 released

This release is all about publishing and collaboration. For the first time there are Access Control and Security features in DeepaMehta. This enables a whole range of new use cases. Topicmap Publishing: everybody can access published topicmaps in a read-only fashion while the topicmaps are still fully interactive. Team Collaboration: per-object Access Control Lists (ACL) and 5 differentiated user roles allow fine-grained control about who has access to what (not yet configurable via GUI). File Sharing: authorized users can upload files to a structured repository and enable common access.

For plugin developers there are fundamental improvements as well. More Convention Over Configuration simplifies plugin development significantly and provides a much more dynamic feeling. As another highlight, Hot Deployment finally works as expected and makes the edit-compile-run cycle a true breeze.

For details see the Release Notes.

May 19, 2012
DeepaMehta 4.0.11 released

This release provides substantial improvements for users and a serious bunch of under-the-hood improvements for developers. For regular users the highlight feature is Implicit Saving: the user must no longer care about saving; DM automatically ensures nothing is lost. The highlight feature for power users who create custom data models is the Type Editor with support for Cardinality "Many" at last. Last but not least 3 external plugins have been updated in order to be compatible with this release.

For details see the release notes.

Apr 25, 2012
2. DeepaMehta 4 Lounge

Wir, das Team in Berlin, möchten möglichst früh in den Dialog mit Nutzer_innen treten und gemeinsam mögliche Anwendungs- und Gestaltungsszenarien diskutieren und aufgreifen. Auf der Veranstaltung werden wir den aktuellen Stand der Entwicklung präsentieren und konkrete Projektideen vorstellen. Anschließend ist in lockerer Atmosphäre Raum für Feedback, Fragen, Gespräche und Hilfe bei der Installation und Nutzung.

Mittwoch, den 23.05.2012, um 19:00h

K9 - Raum: Groessenwahn
Kinzigstr. 9
HH Hochparterre
10247 Berlin - F'hain
U5 Samariterstraße

Mar 01, 2012
1. DeepaMehta 4 Lounge

Join us tonight at the K9 - Größenwahn for the first DeepaMehta 4 Lounge:

  • DM4 presentation and live demo
  • short introduction of our new website
  • Introduction of the association and TUB-project
  • Plugin live-demos: Firefox plugin, Soundposter 
  • Socializing with music and  drinks


K9 - Raum: Groessenwahn
Kinzigstr. 9
HH Hochparterre
10247 Berlin - F'hain
U5 Samariterstraße

Jul 24, 2011
DeepaMehta 4.0 released

On July 24, 2011 DeepaMehta 4.0 has been released. This is the first release with the all-new property-less data model. All values (simple and composite) are represented as reusable semantics-attached topics. Download at GitHub.

See the installation instructions in the README.
4.0.RC1 Release Notes (July 20, 2011)
4.0 Release Notes (July 24, 2011)

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