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Welcome to Apache Wookie
Apache Wookie is a Java server application that allows you to upload and deploy
widgets for your applications; widgets can not only include all the usual kinds
of mini-applications, badges, and gadgets, but also fully-collaborative applications
such as chats, quizzes, and games.
Wookie is based on the W3C Widgets specification, but widgets can also be included
that use extended APIs such as Google Wave Gadgets and OpenSocial.
Administrators can upload Widgets packaged according to the W3C Widgets specification,
and makes these available to applications using a REST API. Applications typically have
a plugin that implements this REST API, and enables users to pick widgets from a gallery
of those available to add to their pages.
There is a Connector Framework included in Wookie for many different programming
languages that simplifies the process of writing plugins.
Crypto Notice
This distribution includes cryptographic software. The country in
which you currently reside may have restrictions on the import,
possession, use, and/or re-export to another country, of
encryption software. BEFORE using any encryption software, please
check your country's laws, regulations and policies concerning the
import, possession, or use, and re-export of encryption software, to
see if this is permitted. See <> for more
The U.S. Government Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and
Security (BIS), has classified this software as Export Commodity
Control Number (ECCN) 5D002.C.1, which includes information security
software using or performing cryptographic functions with asymmetric
algorithms. The form and manner of this Apache Software Foundation
distribution makes it eligible for export under the License Exception
ENC Technology Software Unrestricted (TSU) exception (see the BIS
Export Administration Regulations, Section 740.13) for both object
code and source code.
The following provides more details on the included cryptographic
Apache Santuario :
Getting Started
For a source distribution, please read BUILDING for
instructions on building Apache Wookie.
Apache Wookie is made available in a standalone binary distribution,
which means that once you download it, you should be able to run wookie
'out of the box' without having to download and configure any other components
* Please read STANDALONE_BUILD_NOTES for this (Available if you have the standalone build only)
Additionally a WAR archive binary distribution is also made available for Wookie.
This is designed for users who wish to use/integrate Wookie into their existing server
environment - an existing Tomcat instance for example.
* Please read WAR_BUILD_NOTES for this (Available If you have the WAR build only)
You may also want to refer to RELEASE_NOTES for the list of changes in this release; this
also contains information about any known issues.
Questions? Need Help?
If you have questions about Wookie, please check the FAQ
(see to see if someone has already
posted an answer to your question. Failing that, you can post a message to either the
wookie-dev or wookie-user mailing list; to subscribe to a mailing list, send an email
with the subject "subscribe" to "" or
More information on Wookie
We welcome contributions, and encourage you to get involved in the Wookie
community. If you'd like to learn more about how you can contribute, please
Thank you for using Wookie
The Apache Wookie Team