This article provides an overview of the technical onboarding of xentral for external developers.
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.
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:
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.
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".
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.