PaperThin Inc. announced the release of CommonSpot Content Server 4.5, a new version of its industral-grade web-based content management solution (CMS). The new release expands features to include rich text editing for the Mac platform, new collaborative authoring and e-mail review capabilities, Web Services-based content import, a taxonomy module and more.
Full authoring support through a graphical text editor is now offered on the Mac and Linux platforms thanks to the addition of support for Mozilla-based Web browsers like Mozilla 1.7, FireFox 1.0 and Netscape Navigator 7.2, according to the developer. Safari has not been certified for use at this time, however.
A new Taxonomy add-on module lets organizations who use their own unique vocabularies to relate specific words and concepts; existing taxonomies can be imported as XML documents, and a new Taxonomy Classification custom metadata field can be used to classify content. The new release is also Unicode-compliant for multi-byte language support.
Also new in v4.5 are improved collaborative authoring capabilities; the “Edit Mode” option allows one author to edit or take control of another author’s content, even if that content is flagged as a “Work in Progress.” Content that needs to be approved by someone who isn’t a contributor can be, thanks to a new “Email Review” feature.
Other improvements include the expansion of more than a dozen new Web Services API calls, context-sensitive help, transaction logging, performance improvements and more.
PaperThin makes CommonSpot available in both licensed and hosted editions; Hosted editions start at US$150 per month depending on features and size; the Standard license edition starts at $19,500 and carries additional infrastructure system requirements.