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ClearOS App Development

2021-07-20: WikiSuite will now support all major Linux distros. Thus, the information below is no longer updated. It may still be valid, or not. It will be eventually removed from this site, so anything relevant should be moved to the appropriate site. For anything related to ClearOS, please search among the following: ClearOS site, code base, Developer docs, Wiki or forum.

Please contact us if you would like to help out.


Even on WikiSuite context, the procedures to create and contribute on ClearOS apps are the same as documented on official documentation. Basically, it consists in:

  1. Download ClearOS - https://www.clearos.com/resources/documentation/clearos/content:en_us:7_e_downloading
  2. Install ClearOS - https://www.clearos.com/resources/documentation/clearos/content:en_us:7_a_starting_the_install
  3. Setup a development environment - https://docs.clearos.com/en/getting-started/developer-environment
  4. Start coding - https://docs.clearos.com/en/app-development


For WikiSuite developers (RDCongo devs), all work apps code should be hosted and pushed on Gitlab, preferable in rdcongo group (https://gitlab.com/rdcongo). The repositories have a special file called .gitlab-ci.yml that instructs Gitlab to create RPM packages and make it available for download, so other people can download and test it.

To contribute to existing apps, the developer has to fork the target app from https://gitlab.com/clearos/clearfoundation group and create a branch, with a descriptive name, for the change he wants to propose. After pushing changes, a build process will be triggered on Gitlab and if this process succeed, the developer can send a merge request to original repository.