15-Sep-2010: Centrallix 0.9.1 is now released, in RPM, SRPM,
and TGZ formats. This is a development release, catching up on all
of the additions and changes we've made. Our apologies for the long
time between releases!
11-Apr-2008: Centrallix 0.9.0 is now officially released, in
RPM, SRPM, and TGZ formats. This is a development release providing
such new features as enhanced QBF, full Firefox support, layout
improvements, additional declarative development functionality, and
custom component widgets (including dynamically loadable components).
Special thanks to SourceForge for hosting this project on
their site. They have been a premier contributor to the development
of Open Source software over the past few years.
the primary developer of Centrallix,
has been involved in Open Source software for some time.
LightSys is a charitable non-profit organization.
The Centrallix project is a member of CODN.
Taylor University CSS Dept. (http://www.css.taylor.edu/)
has contributed greatly to Centrallix via the participation of
an "Open Source" special topics class, a couple of academic
class projects using Centrallix, and student interns working
on Centrallix at LightSys during summers.
The Centrallix Application Platform
Our Vision: A platform which enables open-source community-built business applications which can span the gap of widely varied data storage, adapt to changing technologies, make possible local customization and centralized updates, and multiply the effectiveness of both programmers and non-programmers alike.
Centrallix is an open source (mostly GPL) framework and application platform, specializing in:
- Rich web-based application deployment using DHTML/AJAX
technology (since late 1998!).
- Data abstraction - your data can be stored in databases, CSV files,
emails, files, XML, and more. And you can use SQL to bring it all
- Application abstraction your application is distinct from the
deployment method (such as HTTP/DHTML), so other deployment /
presentation methods can later be added.
- Applications as Data - applications are written declaratively, as
structured information, and can be stored in any of several forms.
- A Fractal perspective on data detail - information can be accessed
in a simple manner regardless of its depth of linking and embedding.
For example, you can (ideally!) run a SQL query on the rows in a CSV file,
attached to a MIME email, stored on a POP3 server, pointed to by a file
on the local filesystem. Or, run a SQL query against items in an RDF
XML file stored on a remote web server, linked to by a file in the
local filesystem. All without procedural code!
And... it's different than what you think!
Centrallix is a purpose-driven project, with the ultimate goal of being
a platform for community-built applications needing:
- Ease of deployment.
- Technological longevity & survivability.
- Low costs (both for organizations deploying applications and for
developers helping build such applications).
- Ease of customization of applications, and ease of collaborative development.
- A strong policy-driven security model.
- Flexible data access.
- Connectedness even when communication infrastructures are minimal or unreliable.
|Current Release: ||0.9.1 (September 2010)|
|Current Stability: ||Development / Unstable.|
|Next Development Release: ||0.9.2 (Scheduled for late 2010)|
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