MetaShare Beta 1 is now available at http://metashare.sourceforge.net. This release now includes the TIFL document architecture that allows for construction of various target drivers. The two target drivers that I’ve written so far are FlexWiki and HTML. The TIFL format is very close to HTML so adding HTML wasn’t too hard. There is a new command line switch to choose which output is wanted.
I’d like to consider writing a driver for a couple more targets including SharePoint wiki as well as a product called Perspective wiki. This is a feature request that I’ll add and we’ll see where it goes.
I had thought about implementing SQL authentication for the suite of tools instead of using integrated authentication, but I’d like to give it a go at using integrated authentication for now. I like having built in security for the suite so that not just anyone can log on to the website and update/mess up the internal metadata. Hopefully someone will give some feedback in either a comment here on the blog or a feature/bug request on the SourceForge site.
MetaShare is still a beta product and I’d really like some feedback on how it is working for everyone. I’d really like to take feedback into account before christening it version 1 and having an “official” release. Let me know any suggestions or problems. Hopefully we can make this a value add to the Microsoft BI stack.