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Updated by JC Arcaz March 15 2015.
The OPENBEXI Creative package (server side) comes with the OPENBEXI HTML Builder client, an embedded Tomcat 7 server, an embedded Hsqldb (SQL relational database engine), and a firefox browser.
Window (7, VISTA and XP) installation:
if you have downloaded OPENBEXICreative-5.0-windows-installer
You are ready to install the software by clicking on it from your desktop environment.
To complete the installation, just follow the instructions on screen.
Linux installation:
About the Linux version, no installer is provided after the version 3.0.
To install 5.0 from linux, just follow the steps below:
cd ~
gunzip OPENBEXICreative5.0-linux.tar.gz
tar xvf OPENBEXICreative5.0-linux.tar
cd OPENBEXICreative5.0-linux
And start the OpenBEXI server:
nohup &
Note:You may ask your administrator to start OpenBEXI at the boot.
After starting the Linux server, you can connect to OpenBEXI via any modern
browser and start creating web pages from any computer (Linux window, mac) connected to your network.
From your internet browser type the URL depending from where you are, like:
http://localhost:8282/ (if you are starting an internet browser
from the box where you installed OpenBEXI)
http://<IP adress>:8282/ ( IP adress of the box from where you installed OpenBEXI)
To get an IP adress from linux type ifconfig.
To get the best experience use the last version of Firefox or google Chrome
supporting HTML5 features. You can directly drag and drop images or XML/CSV
files supported by charts, DOJO grids, timelines from the web or your window
explorer to create your web pages.
OPEN OPENBEXI HTML Builder 5.0 (client side):
OPEN OPENBEXI HTML Builder is a WYSIWYG HTML editor that allows you to create and publish Web pages.
From your browser, you can create and save your WEB pages by clicking, resizing, updating, removing HTML elements where you want them to appear.
To see the tool in action go to tutorial.
OPEN OPENBEXI HTML Builder works with Firefox 10+, Safari (Window version), Google Chrome, and IE9+.
The following features are available:
• The form widgets can be used to create grid, list, field set, filtered field, checkbox, combo box, text and submit button.
• The WYSIWYG graph editor allows to create nodes and edges.
• Two powerful text editors (DOJO Editor) can be used to create formatted text like MS word.
• The picture editor and media editor can be used to create and display video, audio or flash files.
• The text field editor, line editor, link editor, checkbox editor, list editor, clock editor, calendar, box editor and button editor are available to design complex Web pages.
• The SIMILE editor allows you to create timeline.
• The fisheyes editor from DOJO allows you to create Mac style menu.
• The chart editor from jfree allows you to create pie, bar and line chart.
• The tree editor allows you to create dojo tree.
• The dygraphs editor allows you to create dynamic charts (new in 4.1).
• The jsplumb editor allows you to create dynamic chartflow (new in 4.1).
• Provide WYSIWYG interface to enable experimental real-time communications in Web browsers using jwebsocket (see
• Provide XML,JSON, CSS editors to implement and attach widget data (using CodeMirror).
• Provide Javascript editor to implement and attach widget functions (using CodeMirror).
A powerful OPEN OPENBEXI inspector allows you to update CSS style and link your HTML object to URL, Javascript functions and PHP.
A powerful OPEN OPENBEXI navigator allows you to pick up media files and Javascript functions.
OPEN OPENBEXI creative Version 5.0 (server side):
OPEN OPENBEXI creative is the server side of OPEN BEXI and works with the client side: OPEN OPENBEXI HTML Builder 5.0.
OPENBEXI creative provides a full WEB 2.0 experience from any local and remote OPEN BEXI servers.
The version 5.0 has a powerful media and navigator editor. OPENBEXI creative offers a complete java integration pack for java with Tomcat 7 embedded supporting websocket, Hsqldb embedded and firefox.
For more detail go to, or sourceForge where the project is hosted.
You can dynamically publish your Web page to your domain name provider if he supports SSH FTP or SFTP.
Major and minor bugs have been fixed in this version.
Flash tutorial are available from and
Comments are greatly appreciated! Use the SourceForge ( or the Freshmeat website ( to give me your feedback.
-- OPENBEXI HTML Builder 5.0 and OPENBEXI Creative uses the following open sources:
Client side:
-- Browser compatibility: Google chrome, Firefox, Opera and IE 10 supporting HTML5 and Web Sockets (RFC 6455).
-- DHTML libraries from for resizing and dragging the OpenBexi Navigator windows - LICENSE: LGPL.
-- Fabrics (Canvas) v 1.2 - for resizing and dragging all OpenBexi Widgets.
-- Dojo toolkit libraries 1.5 (GNU General Public License).
-- wz_dragdrop.js v. 4.88 - LICENSE: LGPL
-- wz_jsgraphics.js v. 2.33 - LICENSE: LGPL
-- Prototype.js v 1.6.0 - .LICENSE: MIT.
-- scriptaculous.js v1.8.0 - LICENSE: MIT.
-- simile: LICENSE: Timeline is open source software and is licensed under the BSD license.
-- jwebsockets, jWebsocket is free software, provided to you under the terms and conditions of the LGPL license ( ).
-- CodeMirror v 3.16 - is a JavaScript library that can be used to create a relatively pleasant editor interface for code-like content, it is released under a MIT-style license.
-- dygraphs is an open source JavaScript library that produces produces interactive, zoomable charts of time series. It is designed to display dense data sets and enable users to explore and interpret them.
-- jsPlumb v 1.5.2 - allows you to connect elements on the screen using SVG, Canvas or VML, depending on the capabilities of the browser.
-- jQuery 1.9.0 and jQuery UI 1.9.2 for touch support, jQuery Touch Punch is used.
Server side:
-- Tomcat 7 embedded -Apache Tomcat is the servlet container that is used in the official Reference Implementation for the Java Servlet and JavaServer Pages technologies. Apache License Version 2.0, January 2004
-- Sun JRE 1.6 (Java Runtime Environment) see Oracle Binary Code License Agreement for the Java SE Platform Products and JavaFX.
-- HSQLDB 1.8 embeded: HSQLDB is the leading SQL relational database engine written in Java. It has a JDBC driver and supports a rich subset of ANSI-92 SQL (BNF tree format) plus SQL 99 and 2003 enhancements.: BSD License.
-- MySQL Connector/J 5.0.4 - GPL.
-- j2ssh v 0.2.9 -SSHTools is a suite of Java SSH applications providing a Java SSH API, SSH Terminal, SSH secured VNC client, SFTP client and SSH Daemon. - GNU General Public License (GPL) .
-- edtFTPj/Free is a Java library which allows developers to add file transfer capabilities to their applications- visit
-- jfreechart: LICENCE:GNU LGPL
-- jsoup is an open source project distributed under the liberal MIT license. The source code is available at GitHub.jsoup is a Java library for working with real-world HTML. It provides a very convenient API for extracting and manipulating data, using the best of DOM, CSS, and jquery-like methods
-- jwebsocket has been removed from 4.1, now the websocket support is provided by tomcat 4.35+ (see tests demo).
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