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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.
Incubation Disclaimer
Apache Wookie is an effort undergoing incubation at the Apache Software
Foundation (ASF), sponsored by the Apache Incubator PMC.
Incubation is required of all newly accepted projects until a further review
indicates that the infrastructure, communications, and decision making process
have stabilized in a manner consistent with other successful ASF projects.
While incubation status is not necessarily a reflection of the completeness or
stability of the code, it does indicate that the project has yet to be fully
endorsed by the ASF.
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