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Introduction to Xoops/Pi Engine

Posted by taiwen on 01 Mar 2013

Pi Engine

Pi Engine is a role oriented application development engine for web and mobile, designed as the next generation and a successor to Xoops. Pi is developed upon PHP and MySQL with selected third-party frameworks including but not limited to Zend Framework library, jQuery, Bootstrap and Backbone.

Pi Project follows the philosophy of open standard, open design, open development and open structure. Pi is born as a complete open source project and intended to build a sustainable ecosystem that benefits all contributors and users.

Pi Team is highly inspired by the Xoops led by onokazu (Ono Kazumi), skalpa and phppp (Taiwen Jiang, or D.J.) successively since 2001 and will continue to support and promote Xoops.

Check out Latest Release.

Features and practices

  1. Modularization for functionality and applications
  2. Components for basic libraries and services for fundamental system functions
  3. Theming for presentation and appearance
  4. Design-friendly templating
  5. DevOps oriented architecture

Quick start

  • Check documents at Pi Wiki
  • Download the latest code.
  • Clone the repo git clone git://


Pi Engine is started by Taiwen Jiang (Xoops Project Lead and Dev Lead), Marc Desrousseaux (Xoops QA Lead), Hossein Azizabadi (Xoops Persian Lead), Kris (Xoops Council Member and Xoops France Lead), etc. You are welcome to join Pi Team.

Or you may contribute to Pi by submitting bug reports and feature requests to Issue Tracker.

Copyright and License

The Engine is released under a New BSD License.

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