[opencms-dev] OpenCms module sandbox launched

Alexander Kandzior alex at opencms.org
Thu Jun 26 14:11:01 CEST 2003

By popular demand, a "Modules sandbox" has been added to the Download
section at http://www.opencms.org. Preliminary but still useful versions
of OpenCms modules developed by the community can now be made available
in the sandbox. 

The Modules sandbox is available at:

Most often if a module is developed in the course of a project it is
build to just do whatever is required by that project. This usually
means it still has some "rough edges", some information that should be
configurable is hard-coded and the documentation is a bit lacking.
However, this module might still be useful for others that maybe can
improve on that functionality.

If you have developed such a preliminary version of an OpenCms module,
please make it available to the OpenCms community by adding it to the
Modules sandbox using the add a module download form. 

Some guidelines for adding modules:

If a module is contributed, we at Alkacon Software perform only a
minimal check if it is usable at all and contains at last a minimal

Even though the wording on this site implies that all downloads must be
in OpenCms module form, you can also publish other stuff in the sandbox,
e.g. PDFs or ZIPs related to OpenCms but not in module form. We would
however appreciate if functional additions to the OpenCms system are
made as modules when possible.

Also, it is important that it is clearly visible who has developed the
module. This of course can be a company, a person or both. The reason is
that questions about the module can be directed to the right people.
Make sure to place this information with a valid contact email address
in the module description.

Best Regards,

Alexander Kandzior
Alkacon Software - The OpenCms Experts

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