OpenACS Core Documentation

Table of Contents

I. OpenACS For Everyone
1. High level information: What is OpenACS?
OpenACS Release Notes
II. Administrator's Guide
2. Installation Overview
Basic Steps
How to use this guide
3. Prerequisite Software
Individual Programs
4. Complete Installation
Install Unix-like system and supporting software
Install Oracle 8.1.7
Install PostGreSQL
Install AOLserver 3.3oacs1
Install OpenACS 5.0.0a1
OpenACS Installation Guide for Windows2000
OpenACS Installation Guide for Mac OS X
5. Configuring a New Service
6. Upgrading
Support for upgrades.
7. Maintenance
Hosting Web Sites
Database Management
Backup and Recovery
A. Install Red Hat 8.0
B. Install additional supporting software
Unpack the OpenACS tarball
Initialize CVS (OPTIONAL)
Add PSGML commands to emacs init file (OPTIONAL)
Install Daemontools (OPTIONAL)
Install qmail (OPTIONAL)
Install Analog web file analyzer
Install nspam
Install Full Text Search
Install nsopenssl
C. Credits
Where did this document come from?
Linux Install Guides
Security Information
III. For OpenACS Package Developers
8. Development Tutorial
Creating a Package
Setting Up Database Objects
Creating Web Pages
Debugging and Automated Testing
Advanced Topics
9. Development Reference
OpenACS 5.0.0a1 Packages
OpenACS Data Models and the Object System
The Request Processor
The OpenACS Database Access API
Using Templates in OpenACS 5.0.0a1
Groups, Context, Permissions
Writing OpenACS 5.0.0a1 Application Pages
Parties in OpenACS 5.0.0a1
OpenACS 4.x Permissions Tediously Explained
Object Identity
Programming with AOLserver
10. Engineering Standards
OpenACS Documentation Guide
Using PSGML mode in Emacs
Detailed Design Documentation Template
System/Application Requirements Template
Release Version Numbering
Constraint naming standard
ACS File Naming and Formatting Standards
PL/SQL Standards
IV. For OpenACS Platform Developers
Platform Development
11. Kernel Documentation
OpenACS 4 Object Model Requirements
OpenACS 4 Object Model Design
OpenACS 4 Permissions Requirements
OpenACS 4 Permissions Design
OpenACS 4 Groups Requirements
OpenACS 4 Groups Design
OpenACS 4 Subsites Requirements
OpenACS 4 Subsites Design Document
OpenACS 5.0.0a1 Package Manager Requirements
OpenACS 5.0.0a1 Package Manager Design
Database Access API
OpenACS Internationalization Requirements
OpenACS 4 Security Requirements
OpenACS 4 Security Design
OpenACS 4 Security Notes
OpenACS 4 Request Processor Requirements
OpenACS 4 Request Processor Design
Documenting Tcl Files: Page Contracts and Libraries
Bootstrapping OpenACS
External Authentication Requirements

List of Figures

2.1. Compatibility Matrix
2.2. Assumptions in this section
6.1. Assumptions in this section
8.1. Assumptions in this section
8.2. Database Creation Script - master create file
8.3. Database deletion script

List of Tables

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