Hi Fez users & developers,

The Fez Development Team is pleased to announce the release of Fez 2.1 (RC1). This release supports Fedora 2.2.x - including Fedora 2.2.4. Roughly 12 months of new functionality has gone into this release. Here are some of the highlights:

* Complete graphical user interface overhaul
* Apache Solr support for faster browsing & searching - easily handles 100,000+ objects
* Search faceting and full-text document search
* New controlled vocabularies, including SEO 2008, and Fields of Research (FOR)
* EXIF tool integration
* Origami image viewer for easy image inspection
* Session database support
* Lots of new workflows
* Refined content models
* Custom views support
* Performance tweaks and bug fixes
* Major clean-up of templates, CSS, and AJAX components
* New display modes, including image gallery
* Ad-hoc SQL engine for running workflows on arbitrary groups of records
* ORCA feed support

The latest release can be downloaded from the Fez SourceForge page at:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/fez/

Please take it for a spin, and let us know how you get on!

Regards,

Lachlan

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Lachlan Kuhn
Senior Web Developer
Library Technology Service
The University of Queensland, Australia
+617 3346 4349