Media Viewers 2.6 Released

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Media Viewers 2.6 Released

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Hot on the heels of the Alfresco Enterprise 4.2 release this week, the Share Extras team have been busy pushing out an updated version of the Media Viewers add-on, which provides support for viewing documents, audio, video and code directly within the web browser in place of the standard Share previewer.

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A key part of the release involved fixing up a few 4.2-specific issues and adding additional support for the new document library views in 4.2 such as the Filmstrip View. But users of any recent version of Alfresco should be able to benefit from some new features - such as a new Present Mode for PowerPoint and ODP files - and developers are also able to customize the toolbar using extensibility modules.

The full list of features is available from the releases page on the GitHub project. But what's also significant is that this is the first major release we've completed for a Share Extras add-on since we completed the migration to GitHub recently. The new process ensures that the release is tagged in the repo, and has binary artifacts available from GitHub and from our new Maven repo (I'm indebted to Gab Columbro for this, who helped to set it up).

I'll be at Alfresco Summit this year in Barcelona talking about what was involved in the migration, both from a project management and from a technical standpoint in my talk Lessons Learned from Share Extras. You can catch me in Boston too, and at both conferences you're welcome to book a time to chat about Alfresco Integrations, Share Extras or add-ons in general at the Alfresco Experts bar.