This is the first release of the External Content module, which provides a way of viewing content sourced from a remote system within SilverStripe. The key thing with the External Content module is that it makes content available within familiar SilverStripe mechanisms without actually importing any content across into SilverStripe itself (though there is some import functionality available).
As well as the base infrastructure for making everything connect together, there are 2 connectors being released for people to work with
- FileSystemConnector - A simple connector which retrieves content from the filesystem and makes it available for use in SilverStripe. This forms the basis of the main tutorial for writing a connector
- Alfresco Connector - A connector to the Alfresco content management system, an open source document management system. It connects via Alfresco's CMIS protocol, and makes Alfresco content available directly in your site
Feedback/Feature requests welcome.