What's new in D6

Here are some hot new features in D6. Please feel free to share if you know more

  • ACS/BOCS server can write content to a repository, either synchronously or asynchronously. Writing content synchronously ensures that all users at all network locations have immediate access to the content. Writing content asynchronously improves the performance of import and check-in operations, because remote users do not need to wait for the content to be uploaded to the central site. And Content can be pre-cached on BOCS servers using new BOCS caching jobs.
  • DA can be used to gather key statistics about cache requests and monitor status of the ACS and BOCS servers

Extended Permissions:

  • change_folder_links permission is a new extended permission comparable to having Write permission on a folder under folder security enforcement


  • Custom types dynamically cached, which means that the changes are visible immediately to applications and users


  • dfc.properties file replaces the dmcl.ini as the place to define behavioral preferences for Clients and applications


  • DQL – CREATE OBJECT, DELETE OBJECT and UPDATE OBJECT – are made BOF-aware, although CREATE GROUP, ALTER GROUP, and DROP GROUP are not affected by this change


  • Support for running the index server using VMWare
  • A register for indexing checkbox appears on the Type Properties in DA for superusers to subject dm_sysobject and its subtypes for full-text indexing


  • The application server for its internal use is BEA WebLogic 9.2 server


  • Ability to provide search hints to choose between database searches and full-text searches
  • Savings the results for others to use
  • Webtop extended search results are automatically and dynamically grouped into categories
  • Last search is retained for every user in its own session
  • The administrator can influence the relevancy ranking calculation
  • Supports live query monitoring


  • Its the new IDE for Documentum. You ca create different types of Documentum projects, as follows:
    • Core project: A core project defines the core Documentum elements and the API. The core Documentum project is a prerequisite for developing Documentum-specific features. The IDE provides a core project by default.
    • Project: A project consists of a project folder and a number of subfolders that contain the artifacts, such as lifecycles, permission sets, jobs, and others.
    • Project template: A project template is a reusable customization for a new project that lets you preselect a set of artifact categories.
  • Developers can install archive files directly from Eclipse.


  • Services package for developers to implement SOA.


  • It exposes the WDK queue management feature to end-users and administrators. This feature allows users to view or delete pending transformation requests. Administrators can manage the queue for all users and change the priority of transformation requests as needed
  • CTS provides a new profile editor interface for administrators to make basic modifications to profiles
  • CTS API is wrapped within a web services architecture


  • Digital Asset Manager provides a new loupe display to provide a magnified inline preview pop-up of assets listed in folders and search results
  • Users are able to configure the Digital Asset Manager to show lists of assets in one of three modes:grid, lightbox, and thumbnail-only
  • Digital Asset Manager also exposes Documentum Collaborative Edition features such as data tables and calendars


  • DA UI will support Multi-object select – Shift & Control Click, Resizable columns, right-click context menus and hot key specifications
  • Webtop UI will support improved item selection lets you select items by clicking them, not by selecting checkboxes. It also lets you select multiple items using shift-click and control-click; Auto-complete provides suggestions when you types an entry in a field; Multi-object property editing lets you edit or assign properties, permissions and lifecycles to multiple objects at once; Resizable columns; Enabled keyboard shortcuts; More drag-and-drop features (check-in from file, add rendition, create new relationship)
  • The Webtop will provide bi-directional metadata entry and processing (right-to-left + left-to-right), which is required to support languages such as Arabic and Hebrew. It also supports the capability for the user interface to appear in right-to-left format.

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