i’m all excited about two new features that we have started r&d on for designer 2.0.
two weeks ago we started active r&d on snapshotting and staging. both are enterprise-class features that will greatly help everyone working with novell identity manager.
snapshotting will allow the user to take snapshots from a designer project either locally or, if she/he works in a project team, on a snapshot server. this will provide two main benefits: it will team-enable designer and will provide sophisticated backup and restore capabilities. i know that many users have begged for this and now i can say: we’re working on it.
staging will support the user or a whole project team to take a solution from one stage to the next. all projects operate at least on two stages: test environment and production. some even take a three stage approach and devide development and test into two environments. the challenge has always been how to manage to get a finished and tested solution from the development and/or test servers into production without forgetting a switch here and a flag there and how to do it fast and efficient. staging will address this issue.
if you feel strongly about any of these two features, get a discussion going!
i almost forget to mention: we posted TID3351724 which contains the official list of fixes that were rolled into idm 3.0.1.