Current development of SeedDMS covers three active branches. The 4.3.x versions are rock solid, but rarely receives any updates anymore. 5.0.x has been an intermediate release on the way to 5.1.x. 5.1.x is the current old stable version which still receives lots of updates. 6.0.x is the new stable version introducing lots of new features. Use this version if you start with SeedDMS. Try it, and send me bugs and your comments!

Version 6.0.x

This version is in active development and offers lots of new features.

  • scheduled revision of a document
  • ask for acknowledging the receptions of a document
  • grouping and downloading of documents
  • user roles
  • document lists
  • check in/out of documents from/to a network drive
  • task planer, e.g. automatically indexing documents, sending remainder mails

Version 5.1.x

Version 5.1.x is rock solid and in wide use. It is still in active development and most changes will first be applied to 5.1.x before they are passed on to 6.0.x. The major changes compared to 5.0.x are:

  • document files can be attached to specific document versions
  • user roles
  • support for PostgreSQL (still experimental)
  • show a list of logged in users, tasks and files of the drop folder in the menu bar
  • better handling of customized attributes
  • major rework of user manager
  • add list of expired documents per user and for the whole dms
  • support for extensions
  • export of search result

Version 5.0.x

Version 5.0.x introduced extensions for adding new features and modifications without changing the original source code of seeddms. It also

  • adds a new calendar
  • adds lots of hooks which are called at various operation and can be used to modify the behaviour of seeddms
  • has a major overhaul of indexing documents
  • adds authentication with SMTP servers

Version 4.3.x

Version 4.3.x again fixes various bug and has lots of small improvements like:

  • create preview images for attachments
  • reorganization of ViewDocument page
  • replaced folder tree view with a tree based on jquery which loads subfolders on demand
  • attribute value must match regular expression if given
  • combine full text and database search in one form
  • added new language arabic (Egypt)
  • moving several documents/folders at a time
  • … and much more

Version 4.2.x

Version 4.2.x fixes various bug and has lots of small improvements like:

  • better looking GUI
  • Admin can switch into the role of another user
  • better notification if a user needs to take an action, like approving a document

Version 4.1.x

Version 4.1.x contains various bug fixes and much better optimization for mobile devices. The notification system sends emails in the language of the receiving user instead of the currently logged in user.

Verson 4.0.x

SeedDMS 4.0.x is the first version after the name change. It countinues the version numbers of LetoDMS and is based on its code. SeedDMS 4.0.x is still highly experimental and should not be used in a production environment. It is in many aspects a complete rewrite and requires a modern web browser to be fully usable. Here are some of the highlights:

  • new user interface based on bootstrap (the old user interface is still available but will not have any of the new features)
  • new workflow engine replacing the old static review/approval process
  • support for sqlite3
  • database abstraction ADODb can be replaced by PDO
  • added clipboard and drag&drop for moving documents

Version 3.4.x

  • check for password strength
  • added expiration of passwords
  • disabling of login page after a configurable number of failed logins
  • added internal database transactions
  • added user defined attributes for documents, folders and document content

Version 3.3.x

First released in Feb. 2012, this branch of LetoDMS is considered the most stable with already 12 updates. Users of an older version than 3.3.x should definitely update because of many fixed security holes.

  • lots of security fixes
  • multi level content directory for supporting more than 32000 documents
  • searching for folders
  • password forgotten function
  • saving to database doesn’t do any sanitizing anymore
  • improved installation process