Category Archives: General

General thoughts that defy categorization.

The plain truth about Alfresco’s open source ethos

There was a small flare-up on the Order of the Bee list this week. It started when someone suggested that the Community Edition (CE) versus Enterprise Edition comparison page on put CE in a negative light. In full disclosure, … Continue reading

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Quick Hack: Creating default folder structures in Alfresco Share sites

Someone recently asked how to create Alfresco Share sites with a default folder structure. Currently, out-of-the-box, when you create an Alfresco Share site, the document library is empty. This person instead wanted to define a set of folders that would … Continue reading

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Alfresco 4.2.d: The Public API & some CMIS changes you should be aware of

Well, Alfresco Community Edition 4.2.d has been out for a couple of weeks now and everyone I’ve talked to seems pretty excited about the new release. The new ribbon header in the Share user interface, the filmstrip view, and the … Continue reading

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Don’t get tripped up by MySQL/MariaDB skip-networking default in MacPorts

I recently decided to switch one of my MacBooks from MySQL installed with the binary package to MariaDB installed through MacPorts. I’ve used MacPorts for years and it has worked great for me, although I realize that isn’t the case … Continue reading

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Alfresco Roma Meetup Agenda

UPDATE: I’ve updated this post with links to the presentations from the meetup. We had a great turnout. Thanks for coming, everyone! We did a half-day meetup in Rome on Friday, March 22. The agenda with links to what was … Continue reading

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Parenting Hack: Even and Odd Days

I have a sister three years younger than I am. When we were kids we fought over everything. Who gets the front seat. Whose turn is it to take out the garbage. Or to feed the dog. Or to do … Continue reading

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Tips on Working with Google Fusion Tables

We had a need to see Alfresco forum users by geography. Google Fusion Tables provides the capability to see any geographic location stored in one or more columns on a map. We had successfully used this before for smaller batches … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Alfresco forums

Back in 2009 I wrote a post called, “The Alfresco forums need your help.” It was about how I happened to come across the “unanswered posts” page in the Alfresco forums and noticed, to my horror, that it was 40 … Continue reading

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Screencasts highlighting a few new Alfresco 4 Community features

Alfresco 4 Community was released last week. There’s a nice presentation on slideshare that summarizes what’s new in Alfresco 4, so I’m not going to give a comprehensive list here. And we’re going to be covering the technical details on … Continue reading

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Seven tips after five years working from home

Yesterday morning I was enjoying a bike ride before work and it occurred to me that this month marks my fifth year of working from home. As with all things in life, there are both good and bad aspects to … Continue reading

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