|Original author(s)||Kazumi Ono|
|Developer(s)||XOOPS development team|
|Initial release||December 5, 2002(1.3.6)|
[ (May 27, 2016 ) ±]
|Type||Content management system|
|License(s)||GNU General Public License v2.0|
XOOPS is free open-source content management software. "XOOPS" stands for eXtensible Object Oriented Portal System.
XOOPS was started by developer Kazumi Ono in 2001, with a SourceForge project started on December 6 of that year. After a series of betas and release candidates, the first stable release of XOOPS arrived on December 5, 2002 as version 1.3.6. XOOPS 1.x was originally based off of PHPNuke 4.4.1 and MyPHPNuke 1.8.5, and the team claimed to have created one of the first open-source applications based on object-oriented programming.
In late 2009, the XOOPS Community announced an internal disagreement between itself and the former project manager Herko Coomans, claiming the financial decisions Coomans was making (under the entity Stichting XOOPS) — as well as other activity from other members — was disrupting the functioning of the project. Additional claims were made about withholding the domain name and nearly €15,000 from the Community, and a suit was filed against Coomans. The Dutch Court rejected the suit in April 2010, dismissing claims "of a legal commitment from Stichting XOOPS to Xoops Foundation LLC."
Awards and recognition
XOOPS won Best Technology Award at the North East Asia OSS Forum in November 2010.
XOOPS won Project of the Month honors from SourceForge in August 2012.
The main features of XOOPS include:
- relational database
- modular structure
- customizable interface
- user management tools
- user- and group-based permissions
- WWW server (Apache, IIS, Roxen, etc.)
- PHP 5.2 or higher
- MySQL 5.1 or higher
- Apache, IIS, Roxen or other compatible web servers
- PHP 5.3.7 or higher
- MySQL 5.1 or higher (5.5 recommended)
Videos, screenshots, and other media
- Videos for XOOPS can be found on YouTube.
- A demo of XOOPS is available through Softaculous.
- Documentation for XOOPS can be found on the site.
Entities using XOOPS
- Ono, Kazumi (05 December 2002). "XOOPS 1.3.6 Released". The XOOPS Project. Archived from the original on 24 December 2002. http://web.archive.org/web/20021224120203/http://www.xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=559. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
- "XOOPS - Annual Report 2007" (PDF). XOOPS project team. 2007. http://www.esxoops.com/xoops/xoops_annual_report_2007.pdf. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- "XOOPS Web Application Platform". SourceForge. http://sourceforge.net/projects/xoops/. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- XOOPS Council (22 December 2009). "XOOPS sues Herko Coomans, its former Project Manager". XOOPS News. XOOPS Web Application System. http://www.xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=5170. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
- Coomans, H. (6 May 2010). "Xoops Foundation LLC loses its civil lawsuit against Stichting XOOPS and Herko Coomans". herkocoomans.nl. http://www.herkocoomans.nl/en/xoops-foundation-llc-loses-its-civil-lawsuit-against-stichting-xoops-and-herko-coomans/. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
- Brockmeier, J. (28 April 2010). "The Sad Story of XOOPS: Governance Fail". OStatic. OStatic, Inc. http://ostatic.com/blog/the-sad-story-of-xoops-governance-fail. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
- "XOOPS China Wins OSSContest Award". XOOPS. 30 December 2008. http://www.xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=4588. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- "Winner of OSS Challenge 2009 (International Division)". OSS Korea. 26 October 2009. Archived from the original on 08 January 2010. http://web.archive.org/web/20100108193949/http://ossproject.or.kr/new/boxi/bbs/board.php?bo_table=eng&wr_id=4/. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- Mamba (09 November 2010). "XOOPS Receiving the 2010 NEA OSS Forum Award". XOOPS News. http://xoops.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=5685. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
- "August 2012 Project of the Month – XOOPS". SourceForge. August 2012. http://sourceforge.net/blog/potm-201208/. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
- "All About XOOPS". XOOPS.org. http://xoops.org/modules/wfchannel/. Retrieved 10 January 2013.