The complete OpenCms source code is accessible at the web-based hosting service Github. Github is based on the popular distributed revision control system (DRCS) Git. In case you do not know what Github is, check out the Github website for further information.
You will always find the latest source code version of OpenCms in our Github repository. You can check out this source code and compile OpenCms for yourself as described on the Core Build page.
Please note that Github may contain new code that has not fully been tested yet and thus might cause problems. In case you want to use OpenCms in a production environment, we recommend that you use the latest binary release, available in the Download area.
The easiest way to access the OpenCms source code is to clone the OpenCms repository at Github to your local hard drive.
If you use Eclipse as IDE, there is a plugin called EGit available from http://download.eclipse.org/egit/updates. Use the Eclipse Update manager to install this plugin.
After installation open the Git Repository Explorer Perspective and click the button "Clone a Git Repository...".
Repository Path: /alkacon/opencms-core
EGit requires Eclipse Version 3.5 or later.
Alternatively you can install Git following the instructions at help.github.com >Beginner>"Set up Git".
Use this command to clone the OpenCms Repository to your local system
git clone git://github.com/alkacon/opencms-core
A Git reference is available at gitref.org.
Please note: If you intend to build OpenCms from the sources, you will need the required libraries (*.jar files). These are included in the OpenCms source distribution. Please consult the Core build page for full instructions how to build OpenCms from source.
You can also browse the OpenCms repository at Github and download individual source code files from github.com/alkacon/opencms-core.