HUBzero Open Source Release
Get started with HUBzero the easy way—by downloading and running our virtual machine image.
See the Quick Start file inside the package for a step by step method to get the virtual machine (VM) running on your PC.
Install from Debian packages
We've used Debian packages to simplify the installation of HUBzero on your own hardware. Follow the instructions on this page: Instructions for a Quick Install
Source code for HUBzero is available through Debian source packages. To obtain these packages please see the How To Get Source Code section of the HUBzero installation documentation.
Are you curious about how something works, or interested in digging a little deeper into the features of this release? Check out version 1.1.0 documentation here:
What are the License Terms?
HUBzero has been released as Open Source under the LGPLv3 license. This means that you can create your own unique components within our framework and license those works any way you like. If you make changes to our source code and redistribute your derivative work to anyone else, you are required to keep the same license on your code and post your code publicly. We'd prefer it if you fed changes back to us, so we could incorporate them back into our Open Source Release.
We've been working hard making HUBzero even better. Here's what's new in version 1.1!
|Administrator Template||Cleaner, simpler, configurable. We created a more flexible Administrator template that could be color-configured and also cleans up several UI elements. Color-config to better match your site's template for a more consistent feel.|
|Citations/Bibliography||The citations component has been completely revamped with new features including bulk import and export functionality, the addition of COinS(a metadata format), and the use of Open URL's to allow access to protected resources. Citations now allow for citation sponsors and the ability to have custom citation types. One of the biggest improvements to citations is the ability to have a custom citation format.|
|Code style standardization||A coding standard was adopted to maintain a predictable base of easily maintainable, understandable, and legible code with the aim that said code can be picked up by any developer—either in an internal team, or some other, wider community—and easily read, understood, and either fixed or appended.|
|Dashboard||The dashboard, formerly "My hub", is now more tightly integrated into your member page. Find all your stuff without having to hunt around for it.|
|Email Gateway||We now have an email processor that allows automatic processing of incoming email in response to tickets and group forum posts. It also creates tickets for incoming email to the support email address for your hub.|
|Federated Identity||New to the hub? Instantly setup your hub account using your Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, or Purdue Career Account. Already have an account? No problem. You can just as easily link it up with one of these services, and you’ve got single sign-on with one less password to remember!|
|Fontcons icon font||Fontcons is pictographic language of web-related actions that allows infinite scalability, is light-weight, and has over 250 icons for use. Easily style icon color, size, shadow, and anything that's possible with CSS. Wide @font-face support means Fontcons works in modern browsers.|
|Forums revamp||Categorize and group your discussions. Forums now also support tags and attachments.|
|Group page redesign||To provide the user with a more seamless user interface we have mimicked the new members interface into the group's component. This helps to tie the members and groups section of the hub together.|
|Hub Basic Template||Out with the old, in with the new! HUBzero now comes with a whole new HTML5 starter template with simpler menu, larger text, and more consistent styling throughout.|
|Joomla 1.7+ compatibility||All HUBzero extensions should now be Joomla 1.7+ compatible.|
|Language overrides||Change a word here or a line there without overriding an entire view.|
|Member profile page redesign||Many improvements have been made to the members component over the past year. A new layout, the move from MyHUB to Dashboard, and the addition of multi-file uploads are just some of the improvements. On the profile tab of members we have added edit in place functionality, allowing users to easily edit their profile at any time.|
|New/more custom resource fields||Resource types now support a wide option for field types from multi-line text boxes to a group of checkboxes to a pull-down list of options. There are even a couple predefined options, such as a language list, to get you started.|
|New support ticket interface that allows for custom built queries||With our new interface, you can create any number of custom queries to find the tickets you're interested in.|
|Projects||We've added a new project-management/collaboration tool and we're calling it "Projects." Whether working on a new funding proposal, research paper or developing an application, projects are a great way to manage your data, workflow and communication.
Projects can be created by groups or individual users, and may include multiple groups in the team. With each project you get:
|Resource author roles||Let people know who did what with author roles.|
|Resource uploads now automatically scanned for viruses||Be safer and more secure with automatic virus scanning of all files uploaded to a resource.|
|Resource non-member authors||Add authors to a contribution without the need of them being site members.|
|Revamped tools window||In an effort to conserve space and streamline some of the user interface, the tool session window underwent a redesign.|
|Support for custom licenses for resources||Now you can populate a list of licenses for your users to select from or even allow the user to enter their own custom license for a resource.|
|Tag_Graph||Advanced categorization options have been added to the upload process: hub administrators can create hierarchical groups of tags associated with resource types which are eligible for contribution on their hub.|
|Tag Aliases||Keep your tags from being polluted with undesired tags, misspellings, synonyms, and more by creating aliases. This allows your users more flexibility on what they can enter while keeping your cloud neat and tidy.|
|Tag History||Know when and what's been done. View the history of any actions--creation, edits, merges, etc.--taken on a tag.|
|WYSIWYG wiki editor||It brings to the web common editing features found on desktop editing applications like Microsoft Word and OpenOffice. With WYSIWYG editor the text being edited on it looks as similar as possible to the results users have when publishing it but stores the data as plain wiki markup.|