From the Canyon Edge -- :-Dustin

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Alfresco and Ubuntu

The alfresco-community package recently landed in Canonical's Partner Archive for Ubuntu 9.10, thanks to Brian Thomason's packaging efforts.

Alfresco is an open source enterprise content management system that offers an integrated solution for many facets of the content management domain, similar to EMC's Documentum product.

I think you would be hard pressed to find an easier way of deploying Alfresco on a Linux platform than simply:
  1. Installing the Ubuntu 9.10 Server
  2. Adding the Canonical Partner Archive
    sudo apt-add-repository 'deb lucid partner'
    sudo apt-get update

  3. And installing alfresco-community
    sudo apt-get install alfresco-community
Heck, you could try this out in EC2 with the Ubuntu 9.10 image for merely a few cents an hour!

Now doing something with Alfresco is perhaps a different challenge, if you're a Java-challenged Ubuntu sysadmin like me.

I'm happy to point you to an excellent article by Josh McJilton about Dashlets in Alfresco, which he developed at least in part on Ubuntu.

Give that a go, and let us know how the alfresco-community package on the Ubuntu Server is working out for you!