This repository provides the basic application structure of the Claroline platform. It doesn't contain the sources nor the third-party libraries required to make the application fully functional. Those sources have to be installed following one of the procedures described below.
If you want to contribute or directly browse the sources of the project, check the claroline/Distribution repository, which gathers the standard modules and plugins of the platform.
For a development installation, you'll need at least:
- PHP >= 5.6 with the following extensions:
- MySQL/MariaDB >=5.0
- composer (recent version)
- node.js >= 5.5, <6.0
- npm >= 3.7
It's also highly recommended to develop on an UNIX-like OS.
For mysql >= 5.7, there is an additonal step:
mysql -u**** -p set global sql_mode=''; exit;
1. From a pre-built archive
A tarball containing everything needed for development and testing (pre-fetched sources, database dump, etc.) is made available with every release of the platform at packages.claroline.net/releases. This is the fastest way to get started:
curl packages.claroline.net/releases/latest/claroline-16.05.tar.gz | tar xzv cd claroline-16.05 php scripts/configure.php composer fast-install
2. From source
The raw installation procedure is comprised of several steps that need to be executed in order (fetching php sources, installing dev dependencies, building, creating the database, etc.). Except for the configuration step, the whole process is managed through composer scripts listed in the composer.json file. For an installation from scratch, the commands would be:
git clone http://github.com/claroline/Claroline cd Claroline php scripts/configure.php composer sync-dev
3. From web installer
curl packages.claroline.net/releases/latest/claroline-16.05.tar.gz | tar xzv
Open /install.php from your webserver and follow the instructions.
To update an existing development installation, just pull the latest changes
(or a specific version) of this repository and use the
git pull composer sync-dev
Some assets of the platform are managed by webpack. In a development environment, they require the webpack dev server to be running. You can start it with:
npm run watch
Obviously, you'll also need a PHP-enabled web server to serve the application. Two alternatives are available.
1. Using PHP's built-in web server
This is the simplest and recommended way of serving the application during development. To start the server, use the command provided by the symfony framework (more details here):
php app/console server:start
The application will be available at http://localhost:8000.
2. Using a standalone web server
If you want to use Apache or Nginx during development, make them serve the web directory, and access the application at http://localhost/example-site/app_dev.php.
Note that you'll certainly face permissions issues on the following directories:
All of them must be recursively writable from both the web server and the CLI. For more information on that subject, see the configuration section of the official Symfony documentation.
You can create a first admin user with:
php app/console claroline:user:create -a
Plugins are managed by composer like any other package in the platform.
You can install or uninstall the sources of a plugin by adding or removing
the package from the
require section of your composer.json and running
composer update, or using shortcuts like
composer require ....
Once the plugin package is in your vendor directory, you can proceed to the (un-)installation using one the following commands:
php app/console claroline:plugin:install FooBarBundle php app/console claroline:plugin:uninstall FooBarBundle
Important: Note that the installation and upgrade procedures of the
platform described above apply only to the "standard" distribution, which
comes with a fixed set of plugins. If you deviate from that set, you'll have
to maintain your own composer files and perform
composer update and
php app/console claroline:update accordingly.
We recommend to use Claroline Connect with the latest version of Mozila Firefox or Chromium.
We support :
- Mozilla Firefox (latest version)
- Chromium (latest version) and Google Chrome (latest version)
- Microsoft Edge (latest version)
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
- Safari (latest version)
For complete list : http://caniuse.com/#feat=mutationobserver
For user documentation, see : http://doc.claroline.com.
For development documentation, see Claroline/CoreBundle/Resources/doc/index.md.