zopyx.existdb integrates Plone 4.3 and higher with eXist-db providing the following features:
mounts an arbitary eXist-db collection into Plone
ACE editor integration
ZIP export from eXist-db
ZIP import into eXist-db
pluggable view mechanism for configuring custom views for XML database content by filename and view name
create, rename or delete collections through the web
extensible architecture through Plone Dexterity behaviors
support for XQuery scripts called through the RESTXQ layer of eXist-db (allows you to call XQuery scripts and return the output format (JSON, HTML, XML) depending on your application requirements)
dedicated per-connector logging facility
small and extensible
experimental support for mounting arbitrary WebDAV service into Plone (set the emulation mode to webdav in the eXist-db control panel of Plone)
The primary usecase for zopyx.existdb is the integration of XML document collections into Plone using eXist-db as storage layer. zopyx.existdb is not storage layer for Plone content in the first place although it could be used in some way for storing primary Plone content (or parts of the content) inside eXist-db. There is no build-in support for mapping metadata as stored in XML documents to Plone metadata or vice versa. However this could be implemented easily in application specific code build on top of zopyx.existdb. The design goal of zopyx.existdb is to provide the basic functionality for integrating Plone with eXist-db without implementing any further specific application requirements. Additional functionality can be added through Dexterity behaviors, supplementary browser views, event lifecycle subscribers and related technology.
Add zopyx.existdb to the eggs and zcml options of your buildout configuration, re-run buildout and install the connector through the add-ons management of Plone.
Goto the Plone control panel and click on the Exist-DB configlet and configure the
eXist-db server url e.g. http://localhost:6080
The eXist-db subpath /exist/webdav/db will be added internally.
eXist-db emulation mode. Set the emulation mode to webdav for the integration of arbitrary WebDAV services.
The package provides a new content-types Connector that will include eXist-db into Plone - either from the top-level collection of your eXist-db database or from a subcollection. You can browse and traverse into subcollections, view single documents or edit text-ish content through the web (using the build-in ACE editor integration).
All connection settings (URL, username and password can be overriden on the connector level) in order to ignore the Plone site-wide eXist-db settings).
This package is published under the GNU Public License V2 (GPL 2)
The development of zopyx.existdb was funded as part of a customer project by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Hämatologie und medizinische Onkologie (DGHO).
support for overriding credentials locally
minor fix for mounting Plone sites over WebDAV into another Plone site
experimental support for BaseX XML database through the WebDAV API. Limitations: REMOVE operations over WebDAV do not seem to work against BaseX 7.9
experimental traversal support for accessing WebDAV resources by path using (un)restrictedTraverse()
minor URL fixes
configuration option for default view for authenticated site visitors
fix in saving ACE editor content
typo in page template
added support for renaming a collection through the web
various minor bug fixes
added basic tests
fixed action links
Connector is no longer a folderish object
removed indexing support completely (leaving a specific indexing functionality to policy packages using zopyx.existdb)
fixed subpath handling in create/remove collections
support for removing collections TTW
support for creating new collections TTW
action “Clear log” added
log() got a new ‘details’ parameter for adding extensive logging information
human readable timestamps
minor visual changes
rewritten code exist-db browser code (dealing the correct way with paths, filenames etc.)
fixed improper view prefix in directory browser
minor fixes and cleanup
made webservice query API aware of all output formats (xml, html, json)
timezone handling: using environment variable TZ for converting eXist-db UTC timestamps to the TZ timezone (or UTC as default) for display purposes with Plone
added webservice API interface
various bug fixes
various bug fixes
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