As 2012 comes to a close, we want to let you know of some of the exciting stuff we are working on for Razuna 1.5.5. Some of the features mentioned below are done and some are in the making. In case you didn’t know you can pull the latest development release by pulling the latest code base directly from the Razuna Github account.
That being said, here is a list of some of the feature that you can look out for in Razuna 1.5.5 (there are over 122 issues being tackled so we are only naming the most important ones below):
The new Workflow plugin is a huge productive boost for your media management. Some of our early adapters love how easy it is to put together a workflow and assign actions to it. With the workflow you can, as an example, apply actions to files that are being uploaded like; notify your group or users, move the file(s) to another folder, assign labels and metadata (also custom metadata) to it or even call an external URL to let your other systems in the workflow know about the new additions. Additionally, you can execute Rendition Templates within a workflow. (The Workflow plugin is already available and is a plugin which you can obtain from Razuna for a price.)
Ever wanted to have your own DAM System? With the new White-Labeling option any company can now embed Razuna into their own system and make Razuna look like they want. The White-Labeling option gives you all the tools to tweak each link, the look and feel, add your own news and many more things to Razuna.
Another new addition to our ever expanding cloud and streaming option is the new Akamai Plugin. With it, you can either keep your files within Razuna with the Akamai NetStorage in sync or use the Akamai CDN as your content store (just like with the existing Amazon S3, Nirvanix and Eucalyptus options). (The Workflow plugin is already available and is a plugin which you can obtain from Razuna for a price.)
Many of our customers love the “Rendition Templates”. This comes as no surprise, as it is an easy way to automatically convert any file to another format. Naturally, we expanded on this. In Razuna 1.5.5 the additional option to convert by DPI and multiple conversions per file type is available!
Moreover, Rendition Templates can now be assigned within Scheduled Tasks and within FTP uploads, also.
Razuna Plugin API:
The new Razuna Plugin API will allow developers to build plugins and thus enhance Razuna in many way. As an example our new Workflow and Akamai plugin have been completely build with the Razuna Plugin API. There are “hooks” and “events” available for you to create your plugin around.
We are very excited to open up Razuna in this way to the developer community. We are still working on documentation and examples and will publish them once ready.
Many of our clients use the Razuna API. For Razuna 1.5.5 we are enhancing the API further, so our partners and customers can further expand their integration with Razuna. So far, the following API additions are done:
There is a new search within the collection API available.
There is a brand new comment API available:
General API enhancements:
All API methods that return a set of files will now have an additional column called “colid”. This column will hold the collection id(s) a file might be in.
The search takes a folderid now so you can search within folders as well. Furthermore, you can search for the create and change date. Additionally, you can add your own search parameter that allows you to search by dates from a certain time on or between dates.
How to get Razuna
Razuna is available over at http://razuna.org. You have the option to use our preconfigured Razuna Virtual Server, download the dedicated Razuna Standalone Server or deploy to your own J2EE-Server with our Razuna WAR/EAR distribution.