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IV.17.1 Overview

  • The OpenACS Kernel, which handles system-wide necessities such as metadata, security, users and groups, subsites, and package management and deployment.

  • The OpenACS Core, which comprises all the other packages that ship with the kernel and are most frequently needed by users, such as templating, forums, and user registration/management. The packages tend to be developed and distributed with the kernel.

  • OpenACS Application packages, which typically provide user-level web services built on top of the Kernel and Core. Application packages are developed separately from the Kernel, and are typically released independently of it.

This document provides a high level overview of the kernel package. Documentation for other packages on this server