Macromedia Inc. on Wednesday announced the release of a Web Publishing System update. The update comprises Macromedia Contribute 3.1 and Macromedia Contribute Publishing Services 1.1. Macromedia said the update has been released to enhance the system’s scalability when used in large enterprise environments.
Contribute is a visual Web page editor developed to help business users update Internet and Intranet Web content. Contribute Publishing Services was created to help manage and centralize the deployment of Contribute content. These changes provide new control and oversight capabilities and expanded Web services connectivity.
New features in the Web Publishing System update includes support for RDF Site Summary/Really Simple Syndication (RSS) — it can be used by administrators looking for notification about Web site changes, for example. Administrators can manage sub-sites by distributing administrative tasks to others while retaining control over the site as a whole. Other changes include a better interface to manage Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and Active Directory (AD) connectivity, integration with Breeze, Macromedia’s online meeting and collaboration software, staging-to-live deployment support, and more streamlined document publishing.
The update is free for existing Web Publishing System users. It’s an English language update — the update isn’t available for localized versions.