Bricolage 2.0 Released


After years of incubation, refinement and testing, the Bricolage development team is thrilled to announce the release of Bricolage 2. The new Bricolage boasts a sleeker interface, a wealth of new features for content authors and administrators, and a wider range of platform options.

This is the first major-version update since Bricolage 1.0 was released in 2001. It’s also the fastest, smartest, best-looking Bricolage yet. Download it today!

New features

The interface: Bricolage 2 boasts a totally-revamped interface (based on the Prototype and JavaScript frameworks). The amazingly-flexible Bricolage approach to document editing is now also amazingly easy to work with. You can add fields (and groups of fields) to documents without leaving your current screen. You can re-order elements by dragging them. Working with categories and keywords is easier too, with search-as-you-type autocompletion.

The back end: Bricolage 2 makes document definitions even more flexible, so administrators can specify the minimum and maximum number of occurrences for any field or subelement. Other highlights include native support for thumbnail images, streamlined job and event tracking, and high-speed SFTP publishing.

The platform: The new Bricolage runs on both Apache 2 and Apache 1.3, and can use either PostgreSQL (8.1+) or MySQL (5.0.3+) as its repository.

There are many, many more changes, features and improvements in Bricolage 2. For a complete list, see the changelog. For the complete history of ongoing changes in Bricolage, see Bric::Changes. Better yet, download Bricolage 2 today, and see for yourself!

About Bricolage

Bricolage (, an open-source enterprise-class content management system, greatly simplifies the complex tasks of creating, managing, and publishing the vast libraries of content essential to any organization. With advanced features such as fully-configurable workflows, customizable document types, and comprehensive Perl and PHP templating support, Bricolage has been designed from the ground up to scale to meet the demanding needs of large organizations around the world. This flexibility and scalability led eWeek to hail Bricolage as “quite possibly the most capable enterprise-class open-source application available.”

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