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Infrae releases Silva 1.2 final

Publication date: 23.February.2005, 10:29

21 february 2005 – Infrae has released Silva 1.2 today. This release contains three major new features: expanded version management for XML documents, subscription functionality for all versioned content, and an internationalized Silva user interface, including Dutch and German translations. Infrae is actively seeking volunteers to translate Silva into other languages.

New features

Version management

Silva 1.2 exposes additional version management capability to the user interface. It leverages Silva’s powerful multi-version system, where content can be online while a new version is simultaneously prepared. The version management feature allows:

  • reviewing older versions of content objects
  • comparing different versions side-by-side
  • reverting to older versions of content
  • removal of selected old versions


Silva 1.2 adds the subscriptions feature, which allows end-users to subscribe to public web pages. As soon as a new version of a page gets (re)published, the subscribed user receives an email notification. It’s even possible to subscribe to changes on a content hierarchy – but only if this has been allowed using the subscription management UI, which allows for fine-grained ‘subscribability’ for content. On the more technical side it is noteworthy that the subscription feature has been designed to be scalable over many subscribers.


Silva 1.2 has now been fully internationalized. This means that the Silva user interface can now be presented a wide range of languages. Besides the original UI in English, Silva 1.2 will also ship with a German and a Dutch translation. We’re eager to have contributors help with the translation effort!

If you’re interested in providing translations to other languages, or if you wish to test an existing translation, please contact the Silva developers at:
and we will help you get started.


The upgrade from Silva 1.1 to 1.2 involves a content upgrade, though a small one. Ghosts need to be reindexed in the catalog, and Indexer objects need to be refreshed. This can be performanced by a single content upgrade. For more information see the UPGRADE.txt that will ship with the release.

What is Silva?

Silva is an enterprise-class CMS for managing content for the web, print, and other media. Content is stored in clean and future-proof XML, independent of layout and presentation. Features include a multi-version workflow system, XSLT rendering support, integral WYSIWYG editor (Kupu), content reuse in multiple publications, sophisticated access management, extensive import/export facilities, fine-grained templating, and hi-res image storage and manipulation. Silva is entirely open source.

Extensions and add-ons

Also available for download is a collection of Silva 'add-on' Products with optional but useful extensions of Silva functionality.

More information


Press Contact

Martijn Faassen, faassen at infrae com