Fedora Repository (fcrepo4)
The application can be accessed through the browser interface for demonstration purposes of the repository's basic functionality. Once deployed (see Deploying Fedora 4 Complete Guide) navigate to either http://localhost:8080/rest using the one click install or http://localhost:8080/<war file name>/rest using the tomcat or jetty servers.
The primary way for applications to work with a Fedora 4 repository is through the RESTful HTTP API.
- The Fedora 4 HTTP API is generally a RESTful API. HTTP methods like GET, PUT, POST and DELETE are implemented on most resource paths. The API also relies heavily on content negotiation to deliver context-appropriate responses, and a HATEOAS-driven text/html response (providing a decent GUI experience on top of the repository).
Indexing Message Listener
In tandem with the main fcrepo4 webapp is the fcrepo-jms-indexer-pluggable webapp. It can be configured to listen to the Fedora JMS topic, retrieve messages including pid and eventType, look up object properties, execute transformations, and pass this output to external applications providing search and triplestore functionality.
To support the differing needs for sophisticated, rich searching, Fedora 4 comes with a standard mechanism and integration point for indexing content in an external service. This could be a general search service such as Apache Solr or a standalone triplestore such as Sesame or Fuseki.
Extending Fedora 4
Contributing to Fedora
Fedora is built with the contributions of developers just like you. If you've found a bug, or have a feature you want to add, we would love your help. Our Guide for New Developers includes links to our project resources (source code, issue tracker, mailing lists, etc.) and our Git workflow.
Maven Build System
Dynamic build properties
Integration tests use Build Helper Maven Plugin to dynamically generate configuration properties. This is used to automatically detect and configure unused ports for several server components. All dynamically generated properties should have the word "dynamic" in their name.