TSG recently had the privilege of test driving and customizing Documentum’s new collaboration solution, CenterStage Pro. CenterStage Pro is a next-generation collaboration tool and features a sleek new interface that does away with Documentum’s traditional WDK front ends.
We updated CenterStage with two very similar actions. The first action that we added launched the Active Wizard in the same window, automatically logging the user in. The user then had access to the entire Active Wizard, and when they completed their work, the “Return” link in the Active Wizard returned them to CenterStage, automatically logging them in and returning them to their last location. The second action that we added implemented all of the first action, with the addition of the ability to route a specific document using an Active Wizard form.
The overall similarities with WDK in terms of the multiple files should be an advantage to anyone familiar with WDK; however while WDK splits up the different files (ie – NLS properties, action xml, etc) into individual files for each action, CenterStage tends to group all of the string definitions into one file, all of the action definitions into one file, etc. This centralizes the work quite a bit, as you are not creating a suite of new files for each additional action.
Since CenterStage is still version 1.0, it has a limited amount of customization capabilities. Documentum has stated that an official customization SDK should be available with version 1.5.