With the release of LWCM 6.1, we redesigned our EditLive! integration for LWCM. Unlike the previous integration, our new integration is deployed as a complete Enterprise Application in Portal (commonly referred to as an EAR deployment).
So what does this mean for you?
WCM Upgrade Safe
One of the biggest problems with the previous integration was that every time you upgraded or patched LWCM, you had to redeploy the EditLive! integration. This could easily result in lost configuration if the all important backup stage was missed.
With the new EAR based integration, it removes these problems as it is not affected by LWCM fix-pack installs.
The new EAR deployment approach greatly improves the installation on a clustered environment. Where previously EditLive! needed to be installed in each cluster node you can now use Portal cluster deployment mechanisms to deploy the EAR to all nodes.
The most important benefit of the new EAR based integration to your end users however is that it significantly improves the startup time of EditLive!.
We've utilised best practice web caching techniques along with Java compression to reduce download times and significantly improve startup times of EditLive!. In fact you can expect a reduction of 70% in startups over the previous integration.