We’re still working very hard on the 5.2 M4, which has been delayed one more week and should be ready by the end of this week.
Here are a few technical highlights of what’s coming soon:
The SQL repository will become the default repository in 5.2 (JCR storage will still be supported).
Workflow refactoring: the workflow API and implementation is being simplified, to be easier to use for developers.
Events refactoring: the event API and implementation is being simplified, to be easier to use for developers.
WebEngine: some refactoring to make it easier to use for developers (see a pattern here ;) ? ) Another huge improvement is that it is now possible to write the interaction classes in Java and have them hot-releaded by the server, increasing developers agility and pleasure.
Search refactoring: the Core is now responsible for search, the API has been simplified, Compass is gone.
A new “Converter” API that replaces the existing “Transformer” API, for content transformation.
Lots of other improvements, and new features, that will be presented in more details in the release notes.
More info about our plans for Nuxeo 5.2 in the slides and videos collections from the Nuxeo DevDay last December: http://www.nuxeo.com/en/events/slides-videos-devday/#whatsnew