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openslides 1.4.2

Presentation and assembly system

Latest Version: 2.2b2

English README file for OpenSlides

This is OpenSlides, version 1.4.2 (2013-09-10).

What is OpenSlides?

OpenSlides is a free web-based presentation and assembly system for
displaying and controlling of agenda, motions and elections of an assembly.

See for more information.

Getting started

Install and start OpenSlides as described in the INSTALL.txt.

If you need help please contact the OpenSlides team on public mailing list
or read the OpenSlides manual. See

The start script of OpenSlides

Start OpenSlides

Simply running
openslides.exe (on Windows)
openslides (on Linux/MacOS)

will start OpenSlides using the integrated Tornado webserver. It will also
try to open OpenSlides in your default webbrowser.

The server will listen on the IP address of your current hostname on port
80. If port 80 is not available, port 8000 will be used. This means that
the server will be available to everyone on your local network (at least
for commonly used network configurations).

See `Command line options` below if you need to change this.

The login for the default admin user after (created on first start),
is as follows:

Username: admin
Password: admin

Command line options

The following command line options are available:

-h, --help
Show this help message and exit.

-a, --address=ADDRESS
IP Address to listen on. Default:

-p PORT, --port=PORT
Port to listen on. Default: 8000 (start as admin/root: 80)

Update/create database before starting the server.

Make a backup copy of the database to BACKUP_PATH.

Make sure the user 'admin' exists and uses 'admin' as

-s SETTINGS, --settings=SETTINGS
Set the path to the settings file.

Do not automatically start web browser.

Do not reload the web server.

Do not start the web server.

Show version and exit.

Example 1: Openslides should only be accessible on this computer:
openslides -a

Example 2: Like above, but also specify the port as 8080
openslides -a -p 8080

Supported operating systems and browsers

Operating Systems (OpenSlides runs anywhere where Pyhton is running):
Windows XP or newer (32 and 64bit)

Firefox 3.6+
IE 8+
File Type Py Version Uploaded on Size
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