OpenCms Github repository

The complete OpenCms source code is accessible at the web-based hosting service Github. Github is based on the popular distributed revision control system (DRCS) Git. In case you do not know what Github is, check out the Github website for further information.

You will always find the latest source code version of OpenCms in our Github repository. You can check out this source code and compile OpenCms for yourself as described on the Core Build page.

Please note that Github may contain new code that has not fully been tested yet and thus might cause problems. In case you want to use OpenCms in a production environment, we recommend that you use the latest binary release, available in the Download area.

Git/EGit client configuration

The easiest way to access the OpenCms source code is to clone the OpenCms repository at Github to your local hard drive.


If you use Eclipse as IDE, there is a plugin called EGit available from Use the Eclipse Update manager to install this plugin.

After installation open the Git Repository Explorer Perspective and click the button "Clone a Git Repository...".



Repository Path: /alkacon/opencms-core

Protocol: git

EGit requires Eclipse Version 3.5 or later.


Alternatively you can install Git following the instructions at >Beginner>"Set up Git".

Use this command to clone the OpenCms Repository to your local system

git clone git://

A Git reference is available at

Please note: If you intend to build OpenCms from the sources, you will need the required libraries (*.jar files). These are included in the OpenCms source distribution. Please consult the Core build page for full instructions how to build OpenCms from source.

Github web interface

You can also browse the OpenCms repository at Github and download individual source code files from

Latest News

  • OpenCms 10.5 Beta available

    Sep 26, 2016 - OpenCms 10.5 Beta provides a feature complete look at OpenCms 10.5. This will be the only pre-release version before OpenCms 10.5.0 is published, which is expected by the end of November. Only minor GUI updates, as well as improvements to the demo template, will be made for the final release.

  • OpenCms 10.5 Beta Release Notes

    Sep 26, 2016 - The OpenCms 10.5 Beta release notes contain detailed information about the new features and fixes in this beta version.

  • OpenCms 10.0.1 available

    Jun 14, 2016 - Being the greatest OpenCms update for years, version 10 brings a vastly improved user experience that combines the intuitive "Direct Edit" approach of OpenCms with a new, well integrated Lauchpad app center. OpenCms 10.0.1 is a maintenance update for 10.0.0 installations. It fixes several issues that persisted in previous releases. This version focuses on performance and stability.

  • OpenCms 10.0.1 Release Notes

    Jun 14, 2016 - The OpenCms 10.0.1 release notes contain detailed information about the updates and fixes in this version.

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