This article provides an overview of the technical onboarding of xentral for external developers.
Installation and setup
You can download and create a test environment at any time, independent of xentral. This also does not require a partner agreement or any other written document. For a very first test of the software, but without access to the source codes, you can also create a demo.
Installing the development environment
The installation consists of two steps:
1. Download and install open-source version.
First download and install the latest open source version.
Important for this are the following points:
- System Requirements
- Installation via browser: setup.php
- After installation, you can log in (user: admin, password: admin)
- Help to install.
2. Upgrade to commercial version/trial license.
After installation, you can request a 14-day license of the business version in the integrated App Center. This will be available about 10 min after the request via upgrade. The license data will be sent to the specified email address. If you need the license beyond the trial period, contact xentral via sales, the ticket system, or your partner manager.
If you are not yet a registered xentral Service Partner, you can arrange an initial conversation here.
Upgrade to commercial version up to 20.2.
You can find the option to upgrade to the commercial version in releases up to 20.2 under Administration → AppStore in the tab "Test 14 days business license".
Upgrade to commercial version as of 20.3
You can find the option to upgrade to the commercial version in releases from 20.3 onwards under My Area → My Apps in the tab "Test 14 days Business".
Familiarize yourself with xentral
The business license also includes source code files as .src.php files, from which the structure and any missing function names can be taken. As an entry point, we recommend using the Developer's Guide.