Advanced Forms and Wizards
openCRX v2.4 includes a newly designed set of advanced AJAX forms and wizards to speed up data entry:
You can test-drive all of these forms and wizards on our demo server .
The customizer can define any attribute as mandatory by adding <mandatory>true</mandatory> to the respective attribute's ElementDefinition. In edit mode, all mandatory attributes are colored (see Last Name below). openCRX checks all mandatory attributes for empty values and generates warning messages if any mandatory attribute is not populated.
Advanced Scheduling/Polling/Voting Wizards
Our new Scheduling Wizard enables you to organize multi-party events - including tentative reservation of resources like meeting rooms, car pool vehicles, executive jets, etc. - with just a few clicks. The wizard supports participants scattered across multilpe time-zones and accurately accounts for daylight savings changes. Here is a list of the supported features:
With this new wizard you can save any contact as a vCard with a single click. vCards are easily imported into various Address Books (e.g. MS Outlook, Thunderbird, etc.). In addition to exporting individual contacts, the vCard Exporter Wizard can also export groups of contacts and contact lists (e.g. specified with an account filter):
Obviously, if you frequently export lots of contacts or if you need to synchronize your local contacts with the openCRX server, you are better off using the openCRX vcard servlet in combination with the MS Outlook VCF/ICS Adapter or the
With this new wizard you can save any activity as an iCal/ICS file with a single click. iCal/ICS files are easily imported into various calendar programs like MS Outlook, Thunderbird/Lightning, Sunbird, etc. In addition to exporting individual activities, the iCal Exporter Wizard can also export groups of activities and activity lists (e.g. specified with an activity filter):
Obviously, if you frequently export lots of activities or if you need to synchronize your local calendars with the openCRX server, you are better off using the openCRX ical servlet (see also openCRX Admin Guide).
Outlook ICS and VCF Adapter
All the details are available here.
This new feature provides an RSS feed with alerts. Each openCRX user can subscribe to his personal feed directly from his user home:
Migration from JPOX to Apache OpenJPA
This is a technical migration "under the hood" to ensure continued support of a wide range of database management systems: HSQLDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL, DB/2, Oracle.
Information about Java Persistence API (JPA) is available from http://java.sun.com/javaee/overview/faq/persistence.jsp.
Migration from openMDX LWC to Apache OpenEJB
This is a technical migration "under the hood". Instead of spending our own resources to develop and maintain the openMDX Lightweight Container (LWC) for Apache Tomcat we will migrate to Apache OpenEJB.
Migration from RSM 6 to RSM 7.5
This is a technical migration "under the hood". We migrated all openCRX UML models (and also all openMDX UML models) to the latest version of IBM's Rational Software Modeler v7.5:
More information about RSM 7.5 is available from http://www-01.ibm.com/software/awdtools/modeler/swmodeler/.
Thunderbird Contacts Add-on
Enhanced Mobile Support
Support for IE8