(Sketch for) OpenACS Home
OpenACS (Open Architecture Community System) is a toolkit for building scalable, community-oriented web applications. OpenACS is the foundation for many products and websites, including the .LRN e-learning platform. OpenACS is open source and is available under the GNU General Public License.
Why use OpenACS?
OpenACS is unique in the breadth of services it offers developers and administrators. Millions of dollars and decades of developer time have gone into the maturation of OpenACS.
You can read the technical reasons to use OpenACS.
How do I install OpenACS?
The installation documentation contains all the necessary steps to install OpenACS on a large variety of systems. There is also a Windows Installer and other packaged installations openacs-system-install. Also Check the installation requirements before installing. The current stable release is OpenACS 5.9.0 (cvs aliases).
How do I work with OpenACS?
You can start by reading the documentation, specifically tips on customizing, the developer's tutorial, and
the FAQs. There is a OpenACS Wiki and a list of packages that extend OpenACS.
For professional help, contact one of the OpenACS companies.
One of the strengths of the OpenACS project is the community surrounding it:
- Discussion forums
- IRC at
- Chatroom logs and today's log
- File Storage
- How to contribute
- Test servers
- CVS Browsers options: Browser, https://github.com/openacs
- Technical Decisions on the direction of OpenACS, made by the community-elected OpenACS Core Team.
OpenACS 5.10.0 final released
3445 files changed, 215464 insertions(+), 193642 deletions(-)
The release of OpenACS 5.10.0 contains the 93 packages of the oacs-5-10 branch (plus 9 compared to oacs-5-9). These packages include the OpenACS core packages, the major application packages (e.g. most the ones used on OpenACS.org), and DotLRN 2.10.0. The release contains several security improvements and new functions, several new packages were added, and 370 bugs noted in the bug tracker have been fixed (plus many more not noted there).
For a partial summary of changes, please check the release notes , for the more detailed list of changes since the release of OpenACS 5.9.1, see . Many changes/enhancements of the application packages are just contained in the detailed changelog.
These changes were contributed by 7 committers ...
- Antonio Pisano
- Gustaf Neumann
- Günter Ernst
- Hector Romojaro
- Michael Aram
- Stefan Sobernig
- Thomas Renner
... and additional 13 patch/bugfix providers
- Felix Mödritscher
- Florian Mosböck
- Frank Bergmann
- Franz Penz
- Hanifa Hasan
- Keith Paskett
- Markus Moser
- Maurizio Martignano
- Monika Andergassen
- Nathan Coulter
- Rainer Bachleitner
- Stephan Adelsberger
- Tony Kirkham
All packages of the release were tested with PostgreSQL 13.* and Tcl 8.6.*.
Monika Andergassen, 2 weeks ago
Gustaf Neumann, 1 week ago
Gustaf Neumann, 2 weeks ago