Orbeon Forms - Open source web forms done the right way
Last updated for Orbeon Forms 4.7 September 2014
What is Orbeon Forms?
Orbeon Forms is an open source, standard-based web forms solution, which includes:
- Form Builder: a browser-based WYSIWYG form authoring tool
- Form Runner: a runtime environment which facilitates the deployment and integration of large and complex forms
- a core forms processing engine which implements the XForms specification and an XBL-inspired component model
For more information about Orbeon Forms, please visit orbeon.com.
- Orbeon Forms 4.7
- Orbeon Forms 4.6.2
- Orbeon Forms 4.6.1
- Orbeon Forms 4.6
- Orbeon Forms 4.5.1
- Orbeon Forms 4.5
- Orbeon Forms 4.4.1
- Orbeon Forms 4.4
- Orbeon Forms 4.3.1
- Orbeon Forms 4.3
- Orbeon Forms 4.2
- Orbeon Forms 4.1
- Orbeon Forms 4.0.1
- Orbeon Forms 4.0
- Orbeon Forms 4 release notes
Downloading and installing
Orbeon Forms comes in two editions:
- Community Edition (CE)
- Professional Edition (PE)
For more information and downloadable binaries, see the download page.
The system requirements and installation procedure are detailed on Installing Orbeon Forms.
Community and support
See the community page. In a nutshell:
- Ask short questions directed to Orbeon on Twitter.
- Ask technical questions on StackOverflow (don't forget the "orbeon" tag).
- Use the discussion forum for discussions and feedback.
- For commercial support and licensing:
All documentation is available online:
Compiling Orbeon Forms
Orbeon Forms is written mainly using the following languages and technologies:
- XForms, XSLT, and other XML technologies
Known bugs and requests for enhancements (RFEs)
For a list of known issues and RFEs, check the issue tracking system.
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: http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.
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.
See the next section for more details about the licenses of included third-party software.
This product includes software developed by the Apache Software Foundation (http://www.apache.org/):
- Ant (http://ant.apache.org/)
- Avalon (http://avalon.apache.org/closed.html)
- Axis (http://axis.apache.org/)
- Batik (http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/batik/)
- Commons (http://commons.apache.org/)
- FOP (http://xmlgraphics.apache.org/fop/)
- HttpComponents (http://hc.apache.org/)
- log4j (http://logging.apache.org/log4j/)
- Mime4j (http://james.apache.org/mime4j/)
- POI (http://poi.apache.org/)
- Xerces (http://xerces.apache.org/xerces-j/)
In addition, this product includes the following software:
- antlr (http://www.antlr.org/)
- Barcode4j (http://barcode4j.sourceforge.net/)
- Castor (http://www.castor.org/)
- CoffeeScript (http://coffeescript.org/)
- dom4j (http://www.dom4j.org/)
- Ehcache (http://ehcache.org/)
- eXist (http://exist-db.org/)
- Flying Saucer (http://code.google.com/p/flying-saucer/)
- iText (http://itextpdf.com/)
- Jaxen (http://jaxen.org/)
- JCIFS (http://jcifs.samba.org/)
- JCommon (http://www.jfree.org/jcommon/)
- JFreeChart (http://www.jfree.org/jfreechart/)
- JTidy (http://jtidy.sourceforge.net/)
- JUnit (http://junit.org/)
- PDFBox (http://pdfbox.apache.org/)
- Rhino (https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Projects/Rhino)
- Saxon (http://saxon.sourceforge.net/)
- SAXPath (http://sourceforge.net/projects/saxpath/)
- Scala (http://www.scala-lang.org/)
- ScalaTest (http://www.scalatest.org/)
- TagSoup (http://home.ccil.org/~cowan/XML/tagsoup/)
- Sun Multi-Schema XML Validator (https://msv.java.net//)
- YUI Compressor (https://developer.yahoo.com/yui/compressor/)
- YUI Library (http://yuilibrary.com/)
This product makes use of schemas for XSLT 2.0 and XForms 1.1 provided under W3C Software License. The schemas are available at the following locations:
This product makes use of the Silk Icons, released under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License: http://www.famfamfam.com/lab/icons/silk/
This product makes use of the PixelMixer icons at http://www.iconarchive.com/artist/pixelmixer.html
Please consult the third-party-licenses directory for more information about individual licenses.
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