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Oscailt v3.x Features

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Oscailt is a Content Management System written in PHP and uses MySQL database. It was originally written for use with Indymedia sites. Oscailt 3.x introduced a range of new features to those already provided in Oscailt 2.x. The latest of release is now at Oscailt 3.9. See the releasenotes.txt file for a list of all changes since 3.0.

The Oscailt home page www.indymedia.ie/oscailt/ lists some of the sites using the software, although unfortunately that list has dwindled. It has been running the Indymedia Ireland website since cira 2003.

2. Feature List

The feature list is divided into three main groupings covering what the public sees, the configuration of the site setup and administrative side functionality.

2.1 Public Feature List

2.2 General Site Feature List

Oscailt provides much of the core functionality through various *modules* and these are generally configurable in both their placement on the site and in the content. In most cases, the main text labels visible on the site can be configured for different languages.

2.3 Administrative Feature List

2.4 Installer

2.5 Documentation


3. Software Requirements

To install and run Oscailt, you need the following:

3.1 Release Matrix

The PHP version listed below is the highest version supported for a given release of Oscailt. Likewise for MySQL

Oscailt Release PHP version MySQL version(s)
< 3.6 < 5.3 MySQL 4.x
3.6 5.3 MySQL 4.x
3.6.1 5.4 < MySQL 5.5
3.6.2 5.4 MySQL 5.5
3.7 7.x MySQL 5.x
3.8 7.1 MySQL 5.x
3.9 7.3 MySQL 5.x

Note 1: The politube.org website appears to have shutdown circa 2011/2012 and therefore Politube embedded videos are no longer available.

Last update: Nov 2020