Key themes for these version releases are: IT-Friendly, Productivity and User Experience and an industry focus on Aerospace & Defense. The Release Notes for these products contain information on all of the new features and feature enhancements in this new version release.
Here are just a couple of highlights from each of the products:

  • Security enhancements across the product suite
  • Contenta now provides 64-bit support for: Contenta Web, JAVA API, Search Crawler
  • All Contenta installation programs support silent installations on all supported platforms
  • Enhanced S1000D BREX support in Contenta S1000D including context-sensitivity when validating the BREX and improved detection of duplicate XPath expressions in BREX rules
  • Contenta S1000D support for S1000D ACT Catalog Data Modules and Issue 4.2 Derivative Classification.
  • SDL LiveContent S1000D now supports the audio, video, and animation file types available with HTML5 natively in most browsers; eliminating the need for the plug-ins (such as Adobe Flash) previously required to render these file types.
  • SDL LiveContent S1000D added support for compressed Scalable Vector Graphics (SVGZ) and controls were added to the IETM graphics bar allowing you to perform specific actions when viewing SVG illustrations.
  • The Extending LiveContent S1000D documentation has been updated and reorganized to improve access to updated information for developers using the API.

Any maintenance customer currently using version 5.# of these applications is entitled to this v5.7 version release and we encourage you to upgrade to this latest version release at your earliest convenience. To initiate the ordering and delivery of this version release, please open a support ticket through the SDL Customer Support Web Portal.

As with any new release we ask that you review the Platform Requirements, Release Notes and Fixed Issues Report prior to installing the release. These documents, along with the complete SDL Contenta, SDL Contenta S1000D and SDL LiveContent S1000D Documentation set is available here:

Effective with this release, the current release status is:

  • Active - SDL Contenta, SDL Contenta S1000D, SDL LiveContent S1000D v5.7
  • Mature - SDL Contenta, SDL Contenta S1000D, SDL LiveContent S1000D v5.6
  • Retired - SDL Contenta, SDL Contenta S1000D, SDL LiveContent S1000D v5.5

Customers running on retired releases should consider upgrading soon as although we may still be able to provide technical support, we are not able to provide Hot Fixes for a retired version release.

Should you have any questions concerning this announcement, please do not hesitate to contact SDL Customer Support.

Best Regards,
Jennifer Goodman
Product Management Director