an independent media centre content management system
Latest Version: 4.0.1 released on Apr 21st 2021
Version: 4.0 released on Mar 21st 2021
Includes support for story tags and now supports up to PHP 7.4
Versions from 3.7 onwards support up to PHP 7.x
Previous 3.x Versions
Version: 3.9 released on Nov 29th 2020
Version: 3.8 released on June 30th 2019
Version: 3.7.2 released on Feb 7th 2019
Version: 3.7.1 released on Oct 19th 2018
Version: 3.7 released on Sep 16th 2018
Version: 3.6.2 released on Oct 8th 2017
Version: 3.6.1 released on June 7th 2017
Version: 3.6 released on Mar 20th 2016
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Oscailt sourceforge page
Oscailt is an independent media centre content management system
developed by the Indymedia Ireland Tech Group, and written using PHP and MySql.
The word "Oscailt" is an Irish word meaning "open" and is pronounced kind of like us-kilt
or us-cult or us-culch depending upon your accent.
A comphrehensive feature list for Oscailt is maintained here including
release notes for the latest releases which document the new features added in each release.
As of Mar 2021 the Oscailt HTML User Guide v1.4 has been updated
for the latest release. The user guide is available from the Oscailt sourceforge where it is checked into svn
source control system. It also comes shipped with the latest release of Oscailt v3.9.
Install and Configuration Guide is now available as of June 2019
and will be included in all releases from v3.8 onwards.
There is also some design documentation on Oscailt available on sourceforget.net under the heading Oscailt design documentation 1.0 released
Oscailt is freely available to use and download under the terms of the GPL.
To download the latest version go to the Oscailt Project Page on SourceForge.
To contact us send email to: techies at indymedia dot ie
Oscailt is a continually evolving codebase and all contributions are welcome. SVN access to the codebase is available at
All discussion concerning Oscailt takes place on the Oscailt Mailing List.
Please subscribe if you wish to play a part in Oscailt's future development.
Unfortunately the mailing list was hosted on the main Indymedia servers and all their lists were shutdown in 2015. For any Oscailt related questions, direct them to: techies at indymedia dot ie
Bear in mind when submitting code that the primary focus of Oscailt is to serve the needs
of Indymedia Ireland and this will be the primary factor in deciding whether to integrate submitted
code. That said, the needs of Indymedia Ireland probably overlap a great deal
with the needs of other independent media centres, so the code should be generally useful.
And even then, as the code is open source you are free to create and maintain your
own derivative branch if you so wish.
Let Us Know
If you use Oscailt on your own site, we'd love to hear about it, or if you have any questions,
make sure to let us know! Also if you wish to keep up to
date on latest releases, suggest new features or report bugs, please log these via the features and bug reports options on the to the Oscailt SourceForge Project Page.
At the last check the following sites were found to be powered by Oscailt:
This number has varied over the years and unfortunately has dwindled from a high of approximately 15 IMC sites at the height of the Indymedia to the present much reduced set now