XMetaL® Author Enterprise 12.0 for Documentum® – DFS Edition Release Notes



With XMetaL Author Enterprise for Documentum, you can now create XML content with unparalleled speed and ease. Together, XMetaL and Documentum provide everything your company needs to create, share, reuse, and deliver XML content in any format, for any destination.

With this version, XMetaL Author Enterprise for Documentum software was completely rewritten and the software is no longer dependent on the Webtop portion of the Documentum stack. Instead, the new software utilizes the Documentum Foundation Services (DFS) layer directly and bypasses Webtop completely. Please keep this in mind as you setup and use the software.

For existing users of the XMetaL connector for Documentum, you will notice minor changes in the UI's appearance but the functionality should be the same as before. If some functionality behaves differently from what you expected or cannot be accessed, please let us know.

Also new for this release, the software extends functionality and is certified for use under Windows 7/8/10 operating systems.

New features

New and improved Documentum repository view Resource Manager tab

The "XMDS" Resource Manager tab has a new and improved look onto your Documentum repository. Many right-click actions are available from this panel to streamline your experience working with files from Documentum..

New Advanced Documentum Search and results panel

Via the "Repository > Explore Repository..." menu item, you can initiate an advanced search of your Documentum repository. The results of the search are displayed in a convenient docked panel. Individual result items can be viewed or checked out as needed.

Multiple file Checkin or Cancel checkin support

Via the new "Repository > XMDS - My Files" menu item, you can select from the multiple files currently checked out on your machine and initiate a checkin operation (or cancel checkin operation) on those selected files.

Updated DITA 1.3 DocApps

Minor changes were made to the DocApps for OASIS DITA 1.3 authoring support. Specifically, the <topicset> and <topicsetref> did not have peer-to-peer link-specifications setup.

Documentum metadata refresh support

For performance reasons, the XMetaL Author Enterprise for Documentum software will store copies of Documentum metadata items on the client machine. If the Documentum administrator updates or changes the Documentum metadata, you may need to remove the local cached copy on your client machine. Just choose the "Repository > XMDS - Clear Cache" menu item and the software will refresh the Documentum metadata as needed.

Installation requirements

Client and server system software requirements

XMetaL Author Enterprise for Documentum needs the following system and software requirements met prior to installation:

  • Client: Windows 7, 8 or 10, 64-bit
  • Client: Internet Explorer 11
  • Client: XMetaL Author Enterprise 12.0 x64, installer version 12.0.0168 or newer
  • Server: Documentum Foundation Services (DFS) 7.3 or newer

Known issues

No 32-bit native version available

At this time, we do not plan to implement a 32-bit native version of the connector. If you have integrations that require a 32-bit native version, please let us know.

Add/Remove Programs entry remains after upgrading

The Add/Remove Programs entry for XMetaL Author Enterprise for Documentum Webtop remains after upgrading. While this will cause no issues with the newly installed software, you can work-around this by uninstall the XMetaL Author Enterprise for Documentum Webtop software beforehand.

Virtual Documents don't offer the same checkout options

The DFS layer doesn't offer the same abilities as the Webtop layer did in this regard. Please let us know if this is an issue for you and your users.

Support services

For a list of telephone support offerings, online service options, and support downloads, visit http://xmetal.com/support/.

To contact XMetaL support directly, e-mail us at supportxmetal@justsystems.com, or telephone us at one of the numbers listed at http://xmetal.com/content-about-contact-us/.