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OpenACS (Open Architecture Community System) is a mature toolkit for building scalable, community-oriented Web applications. Significant functionality is built-in, including user management, user group management, permissions, discussion forums, FAQ management, e-commerce, file storage, content management, and more. OpenACS is the foundation for many products and Web sites, including the .LRN e-learning platform.


Recent releases

  •  25 Jan 2004 00:32

    Release Notes: This release adds internationalization support, external authentication, user interface enhancements, automated testing improvements, security enhancements, Oracle 9i support, a "who's online" feature, spellchecking, and several new or improved application packages.

    •  19 Nov 2002 22:13

      Release Notes: This release is based on the ACS 4.2 architecture. It has significant enhancements in architecture and functionality, and can run equally well on Oracle 8i or PostgreSQL 7. Specific enhancements include an object data type approach to data modeling, a modular package management system for building features in an incremental, reusable manner, a cascading templating system, a generalized permissions system, and numerous existing end-user components like forums, FAQs, news, e-commerce with modularized gateways to payment providers, and more.

      •  05 May 2001 18:40

        Release Notes: OpenACS 3.2.5 fixes a slew of small and medium bugs in many modules, including Intranet, Ecommerce, BITS (Bug and Issue Tracking System), and many others. OpenACS 3.2.5 also includes the new Photo DB module, which allows users to maintain their photography collection online. Read the complete release notes for more information.

        •  24 Oct 2000 14:49

          Release Notes: This is a stable release of OpenACS with significant security improvements over OpenACS 3.2.2. It also features a 95% port of the modules and functionality from the Oracle version of the ArsDigita Community System.

          •  18 Apr 2000 14:11

            Release Notes: Many new modules were ported, and numerous bug fixes were made. Compatibility with PostgreSQL 7.0 is the focus of this release. This is a 95% port of ACS/Oracle 3.2.2.


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