Components of the Lino framework¶
The Lino framework consists of about 30 repositories.
Warning: Until 2021 they were hosted on GitHub (https://github.com/lino-framework). In 2021 we started to move over to GitLab (https://gitlab.com/lino-framework). Check Moving from GitHub to GitLab when in doubt whether your clone is up to date.
General framework repositories¶
lino package contains the core of the framework and includes the
Standard Plugin Library, a plugin library with basic features like system
users, notifications, comments, printing and others. These features are
included in most real-world Lino applications.
Project homepage: https://gitlab.com/lino-framework/lino
Lino Extensions Library¶
Project homepage: https://github.com/lino-framework/xl
The Lino Book¶
lino_book package contains the source code of what you are reading
right now, plus a collection of demo projects and examples (see
lino_book.projects), plus the main test suite for the Lino framework.
Project homepage: https://gitlab.com/lino-framework/book
See also List of known Lino applications.
There are two classes of Lino applications, which differ by how their documentation and test suites are organized.
- privileged applications¶
Lino applications have the "privilege" of having their developer documentation here in the Lino Book. This is because explaining a framework is difficult without examples, and because applications that are actually being used are more interesting than a theoretic collection of demo projects.
- stand-alone applications¶
Lino applications that have their own developer documentation, demo projects and technical specs.
List of the privileged applications:
List of known stand-alone applications:
Lino Amici is a contacts manager for families.
Lino Presto is an application developed for a service provider in Eupen. Group calendar, team management, monthly invoicings. No accounting.
Lino Pronto is an application developed for a provider with delivery notes and with accounting. Not yet uses in production.
Others took longer to fall asleep:
Lino Sunto was the first (free) Lino application developed by somebody else than the author.
Utilities maintained by the Lino team¶
Some packages that might be useful to non-Lino Python projects are not covered in the Lino Book because they are actually not at all related to Lino, except that Lino depends on them and that they are maintained by the Lino team:
getlinois the Lino installer.
atelieris a minimalist "development framework", including a project management a suite of invoke commands and a set of Sphinx extensions.
rstgenis a library to generate reSTructuredText snippets.
etgenis used for generating HTML or XML via ElementTree.
commondatais an experimental project for storing and maintaining common data as Python code without any front end.
Alternative front ends¶
See also About Lino front ends.
ExtJS 6 front end¶