Orbeon Forms is an open source web forms solution. It includes an XForms engine, the Form Builder web-based form editor, and the Form Runner runtime.
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= = = =          Orbeon Forms Read Me           = = =


Last updated for Orbeon Forms 3.7.1 (Developer Release), May 2009

This README.TXT file covers the following topics:

    1. About Orbeon Forms
    2. Licenses
    3. New Features
    4. System Requirements and Installation
    5. Compiling Orbeon Forms
    6. More Information
    7. Known Issues
    8. Third-Party Software

1. About Orbeon Forms

Orbeon Forms is an open source forms solution that handles the
complexity of forms typical of the enterprise or government. It is
delivered to standard web browsers (including Internet Explorer,
Firefox, Safari and Opera) thanks to XForms and Ajax technology, with
no need for client-side software or plugins.

Orbeon Forms allows you to build fully interactive forms with features
that include as-you-type validation, optional and repeated sections,
always up-to-date error summaries, PDF output, full
internationalization, and controls like auto-completion, tabs, dialogs,
trees and menus.

For more information about Orbeon Forms, please visit:


2. Licenses

The source code is distributed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General
Public License (LGPL). The full text of the license is available at
http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html. LGPL is a business-friendly
license that allows you to use Orbeon Forms for open source and
commercial applications.

Some examples are distributed under the terms of the Apache License,
Version 2.0. The full text of the license is available at:

Please refer to file headers to identify which license governs the
distribution of a particular file.

This software is OSI Certified Open Source Software. OSI Certified is
a certification mark of the Open Source Initiative.

The documentation is subject to the following terms:

    * Conversion to other formats is allowed, but the actual content
      may not be altered or edited in any way.

    * You may create printed copies for your own personal use.

    * For all other uses, such as selling printed copies or using (parts
      of) the manual in another publication, prior written agreement
      from Orbeon, Inc. is required.

See section 8 for more details about the licenses of included
third-party software.

3. New Features

A complete list of changes can be found online at:


or in this distribution under:


4. System Requirements and Installation

The system requirements and installation procedure are detailed online


or in this distribution under:


In addition, the Orbeon Forms tutorial also tackles installation. Online


or in this distribution under:


5. Compiling Orbeon Forms

You usually don't have to compile Orbeon Forms yourself, but for
information about compiling Orbeon Forms from sources, please visit:


6. More Information

Here are some pointers to useful information related to this release.

    * For more information and updates, go to:


    * If you have questions, comments, or difficulties with Orbeon
      Forms, please subscribe to the ops-users mailing-list at:


    * For commercial support and licensing alternatives, please visit:


      or contact us at:


7. Known Issues

For a list of known issues ordered by priority, consult the OW2 issue
tracking system:


8. Third-Party Software

This product includes software developed by the Apache Software Foundation

    * Axis (http://ws.apache.org/axis/)
    * Batik (http://xml.apache.org/batik/)
    * FOP (http://xml.apache.org/fop/)
    * Forrest (http://xml.apache.org/forrest/)
    * Jakarta Commons (http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/)
    * log4j (http://jakarta.apache.org/log4j/docs/)
    * ORO (http://jakarta.apache.org/oro/)
    * POI (http://jakarta.apache.org/poi/)
    * Taglibs (http://jakarta.apache.org/taglibs/)
    * Xerces (http://xml.apache.org/xerces2-j/)

In addition, this product includes the following software:

    * dom4j (http://dom4j.org/)
    * eXist (http://exist.sourceforge.net/)
    * hsqldb (http://hsqldb.sourceforge.net/)
    * Jaxen (http://jaxen.org/)
    * JFreeChart (http://www.jfree.org/jfreechart/)
    * Jing (http://www.thaiopensource.com/relaxng/jing.html)
    * JTidy (http://sourceforge.net/projects/jtidy/)
    * JUnit (http://www.junit.org/)
    * Saxon (http://saxon.sourceforge.net/)
    * SAXPath (http://sourceforge.net/projects/saxpath/)
    * Sun Multi-Schema XML Validator (https://msv.dev.java.net/)

This software makes use of a schema for XSLT 2.0 provided under W3C
Software License. The schema is available at the following location:


This software makes use of the Silk Icons, released under a Creative Commons
Attribution 2.5 License: http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/

Please consult the third-party-licenses directory for more information
about individual licenses.

Copyright 1999-2009 (C) Orbeon, Inc. All rights reserved.