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Welcome to Apache ManifoldCF™!

What Is Apache ManifoldCF?

Apache ManifoldCF is an effort to provide an open source framework for connecting source content repositories like Microsoft Sharepoint and EMC Documentum, to target repositories or indexes, such as Apache Solr, Open Search Server, or ElasticSearch. Apache ManifoldCF also defines a security model for target repositories that permits them to enforce source-repository security policies.

Currently included connectors support FileNet P8 (IBM), Documentum (EMC), LiveLink (OpenText), Meridio (Autonomy), Windows shares (Microsoft), and SharePoint (Microsoft). Also included are a general CMIS connector, a generic file system connector, a general JDBC connector, an RSS feed connector, a Wiki connector, a DropBox connector, an email connector, and a general web connector. Currently supported targets include Apache Solr, QBase (formerly MetaCarta) GTS , OpenSearchServer and ElasticSearch. The complete repository compatibility list can be found in the release documentation here.

The original ManifoldCF code base was granted by MetaCarta, Inc., to the Apache Software Foundation in December 2009. The MetaCarta effort represented more than five years of successful development and testing in multiple, challenging enterprise environments.

Project status

Apache ManifoldCF 2.4 is available! Download it here.

A philosophical note about third-party repositories

Many of the connectors included with ManifoldCF currently require third-party libraries, packages, or other licensed materials in order to be built. The code for these connectors can be distributed under Apache guidelines because they are conditionally compiled, or compiled against stubs; that is, you as a developer must supply the necessary third-party components before the connector will build. While we have every intention of trying to reduce the number of affected connectors by means of clean-room development under the auspices of ASF, realistically the current situation will not change in any dramatic way very quickly. The focus of this group remains primarily on providing solutions.

News

23 Apr 2016 - ManifoldCF 2.4 is released!

Developer community signs off on second generation ManifoldCF release.

17 Dec 2015 - ManifoldCF 2.3 is released!

Developer community signs off on second generation ManifoldCF release.

07 Sep 2015 - ManifoldCF 1.10 is released!

Developer community signs off on last planned backwards-compatible 1.x release.

31 Aug 2015 - ManifoldCF 2.2 is released!

Developer community signs off on second generation ManifoldCF release.

04 May 2015 - ManifoldCF 2.1 is released!

Developer community signs off on second generation ManifoldCF release.

03 May 2015 - ManifoldCF 1.9 is released!

Developer community signs off on next backwards-compatible 1.x release.

02 Mar 2015 - ManifoldCF 2.0.2 is released!

Developer community signs off on point bugfix release.

02 Mar 2015 - ManifoldCF 1.8.2 is released!

Developer community signs off on point bugfix release.

03 Feb 2015 - ManifoldCF 2.0.1 is released!

Developer community signs off on point bugfix release.

03 Feb 2015 - ManifoldCF 1.8.1 is released!

Developer community signs off on point bugfix release.

26 Dec 2014 - ManifoldCF 2.0 is released!

Developer community signs off on second generation ManifoldCF release.

26 Dec 2014 - ManifoldCF 1.8 is released!

Developer community signs off on next backwards-compatible 1.x release.

09 Nov 2014 - ManifoldCF 1.7.2 is released!

Developer community signs off on point bugfix release.

22 Sep 2014 - ManifoldCF 1.7.1 is released!

Developer community signs off on point bugfix release.

24 Aug 2014 - ManifoldCF 1.7 is released!

Developer community signs off on release 1.7.

01 Jun 2014 - ManifoldCF 1.6.1 is released!

Developer community signs off on point bugfix release.

30 Apr 2014 - ManifoldCF 1.6 is released!

Developer community signs off on release 1.6. This release includes a revised build system, upgrades to newest versions of HttpClient and other libraries, and significant bug fixes.

20 Feb 2014 - ManifoldCF 1.5.1 is released!

Developer community signs off on point bugfix release.

07 Feb 2014 - ManifoldCF 1.5 is released!

Developer community signs off on release 1.5. This is a major release, with significant new capabilities in both the platform and the connectors, including federated authority support, multiple authorization domains, Apache ZooKeeper process coordination, multiple agents processes, support for SharePoint Claims-based authorization, an email connector, and a revamped look-and-feel.

16 Nov 2013 - ManifoldCF 1.4.1 is released!

Developer community signs off on point bugfix release.

28 Oct 2013 - ManifoldCF 1.4 is released!

Developer community signs off on release 1.4.

29 Jul 2013 - ManifoldCF 1.3 is released!

Developer community signs off on release 1.3.

11 May 2013 - ManifoldCF 1.2 is released!

Developer community signs off on release 1.2.

13 Feb 2013 - ManifoldCF 1.1.1 is released!

Developer community signs off on point bugfix release.

03 Feb 2013 - ManifoldCF 1.1 is released!

Developer community signs off on release 1.1.

18 Oct 2012 - ManifoldCF 1.0.1 is released!

Developer community signs off on point bugfix release.

03 Oct 2012 - ManifoldCF 1.0 is released!

Developer community signs off on release 1.0.

13 Jul 2012 - ManifoldCF 0.6 is released!

Developer community signs off on sixth release.

22 May 2012 - ManifoldCF 0.5.1 is released!

Developer community signs off on point bugfix release.

16 May 2012 - ManifoldCF graduates from Apache Incubator!

Apache Board signs off on creation of ManifoldCF as a Top Level Project.

15 Apr 2012 - ManifoldCF 0.5-incubating is released!

Developer community and Apache Incubator sign off on fifth release:

Some of the new features of this release:

  • Apache Velocity support for connector UI templates
  • ElasticSearch Output Connector
  • CMIS Connector upgraded to CMIS 0.6.0
  • Support for MySQL database
  • Prebuilt connector support for proprietary connectors - just add jars and go!
  • Internationalized, with new Japanese localization

02 Feb 2012 - ManifoldCF 0.4-incubating is released!

Developer community and Apache Incubator sign off on fourth release.

08 Nov 2011 - ManifoldCF in Vancouver

ManifoldCF general talk planned for Apache North America 2011, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

19 Oct 2011 - ManifoldCF in Barcelona

ManifoldCF authorization talk planned for Apache Eurocon 2011, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

20 Sep 2011 - ManifoldCF 0.3-incubating is released!

Developer community and Apache Incubator sign off on third release

Some of the new features and improvements of this latest release:

  • CMIS Connector
  • OpenSearchServer Connector
  • Scripting Language
  • Several bug fixes over the 0.2-incubating release

17 May 2011 - ManifoldCF 0.2-incubating is released!

Developer community and Apache Incubator sign off on second release

31 January 2011 - ManifoldCF 0.1-incubating is released!

Developer community and Apache Incubator sign off on first release

03 October 2010 - Apache Connectors Framework officially becomes Apache ManifoldCF

Developer community approves second name change

19 August 2010 - Lucene Connectors Framework officially becomes Apache Connectors Framework

Developer community approves name change

07 July 2010 - Lucene Connectors Framework first release proposed

Criteria for LCF's first official release proposed

21 May 2010 - Lucene Connectors Framework in Prague

LCF introductory talk planned for Lucene/Solr Eurocon, Prague, Czech Republic

12 January 2010 - Lucene Connectors Framework launches!

LCF officially becomes an incubating project of the Apache Software Foundation