Alfresco Application Development Framework, version 1.7.0 Release Note
These release notes provide information for the 1.7.0 release of Alfresco Application Development Framework.
This is the next Limited Available release of Application Development Framework, containing the Angular components to build a Web Application on top of the Alfresco Services.
The release can be found on GitHub at this link.
In the ADF 1.7 release we've had a big focus on Content capabilities. We brought in a new design for the Document List and the Uploader. Quite a few changes has made its way in to the release, breadcrumbs now has multiple modes (drop down and normal) and has been separated from the document list. The pagination component is now separated from the document list and has a new design too, and we've added toolbars to the document list. We will continue this effort to split up into more granular components and improve the design.
We have introduced a "Copy and Move" component that integrates into the document list. The idea is to use the same picker for both forms and document list, i.e use it to select content in a form, or select the destination to copy or move items into. This is still work in progress as some of the features in the picker, such as search highlight didn't make it in time for code freeze. We will continue to improve this in the next release.
This release builds on last month's contains bug fixes and new feature. See the list below for major details.
Please report issues with this release in the issue tracker. You can collaborate on this release or share feedback by using the discussion tools on gitter.
Change document list style rows based on permissions
APS Audit REST API in the JS API
New services in ng2-alfresco-core
Code Contribution Guide and CLA
1. ADF Prefix
In the previous release, there was a mixing usage of TAG prefix for all the components ("alfresco-", "activiti-", "adf-" ) . We find out that this approach was quite cumbersome. Now all the component using only the TAG adf- prefix.
The good news is that you don't need to rename your old component because the old name also if are not suggested anymore to use will be still supported. If you want see the complete list of all our components please follow this link.
2. Copy and Move component
Two new content actions have been added, the "copy" and the "move" for both folders and files. You can define them the same way as you can do it for the existing content actions.
Is now possible add an ignore list for files that you don't want to allow upload on your CS. The configuration of this service is made through the config service
In the example below, you can see how filtered out the: '.git', '.DS_Store' and 'desktop.ini'.
The component is using the adf-card-view component to render all the information like a card.
9. Search list Component new delete file feature
From now, it is possible to delete files (if you have permission) from within the search results.
This action will do delete the particular file from your contents and NOT just from the search results.
10. Login new property
You can now customize the copyright text in the adf-login component using the copyrightText property:
11. TaskDetails - DueDate and Description editable
The due date and the description of the task details are now editable and integrate into the adf-task-header component
12. Configuration back end service hostname feature
Application Configuration Service (AppConfigService) gets support for dynamic variable substitution for APS and ACS endpoint settings.
It is now possible having a configuration like given below:
At runtime, the "hostname" and "port" variables will be automatically replaced with the actual values taken from the client machine. This helps reducing overhead with having multiple CI and E2E environments, all environments can use the same config file.
The UserPreferencesService provides an API needed to store preferences based on different profiles. You can now have multiple users on the same machine with different set of preferences (like pagination size, authentication type, etc).
14. Search results highlighting properties
With the current ADF version, we got a Pipe that has the goal to highlight a specific term found in the text. Basically, when the term has been found, a CSS class is added to the HTML code. By doing so it will be easy to customise the colour just overriding the CSS class.
Note that the Pipe can be used in all the template where this behaviour is needed, but at the moment we are using that only inside the search result.
15. Change document list style rows based on permissions
You can now customize the document list style row based on the permissions of the node. For more information about this feature please follow this link.
16. APS Audit REST API in the JS API
Two new methods has been added into the alfresco-js-api to support retrieve the audit informations inside the process service:
In the ng2-alfresco-core component, there are a lot of services that you can use out of the box outside our component and you can find the complete list here
The list below is the list of the new services added in 1.7.0:
With the goal to make even easy contribute to our project, we have created a new Contribution guide to help all the people the community to contribute to the ADF code.
To make the contribution process smooth we have also added an automatic CLA (Contributor License Agreement) in our GitHub CI.
Below you can find a brief list of references to help you starting to use the new release.