JCR-Explorer - A web-based explorer tool for JSR-170, JCR, Jackrabbit...
This web-based tool is based on plain JSF. It aims to
provide support for all features of JCR-Repository
including optional features like versioning.
The specification for JCR 1.0 can be found
, the work in progress for 2.0 can be found here:
For development the implementation Apache Jackrabbit is
used, which can be found here:
Project status and downloads
The project is still under early development, but
browsing and editing of most property types should work
by now, also some more features like querying or
import/export are implemented. Furthermore the GUI is
still an issue, it's not Any comments, feedback or
contribution is highly appreciated. The Explorer is
still in a stage of early development but it gets some
kind of stable by now. Main features including the ones
of the current snapshot version are:
- Browsing repository content
- Editing all kinds of properties
Standard operations on nodes like adding and
removing nodes, properties and mixin node types,
- Showing versions of versionable nodes
- Showing lock details of locked nodes
Showing information of the current Repository,
Session and Workspace (like vendor informations,
repository descriptors, ...)
- Queries using available query languages
The current stable release is 0.9.5. As the project is
under development, new features and bugfixes can be
checked out by getting the latest sources from SVN. You
can also check out the progress the following:
Oktober 12, 2007: JBoss RichFaces used in new
During the last weeks, a couple of JSF-related
frameworks and component libraries have been
evaluated in order to find the future directon for
the Explorer. Dropping JSF in general has never been
an option, but a little bit more Web 2.0 would be
nice. However, finally JBoss RichFaces became the
component library of choice which is intended to
solve some issues. First of all, the navigation
should be changed to a nice Explorer-like tree view.
Furthermore, the GUI should get a facelift and
become a little bit more robust. Not really
required, but definitely nice to have and useful is
the built-in AJAX support that comes with RichFaces.
So far, the integration runs pretty smoothly so that
the release of RichFaces-powered JCR-Explorer 0.9.6
can hopefully roll out soon.
August 09, 2007: Version 0.9.5 released, binary
download available now
The binary download for the new version 0.9.5 is now
available on SourceForge.
July 22, 2007: Binary download available for
Due to a couple of user requests a binary version of
the latest stable release 0.9.4b is now available.
The release mainly contains a WAR archive that just
should be deployed into your web container. Now
available on the download page.