Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the latest release?

The latest release can be found here latest release changelog.

Where can I get the source code?

All source code for Enonic XP is published on our GitHub project page.

Do you publish changelogs?

Yes. You can go to the releases tab on GitHub to read the changelog for all versions. If you want to see what’s coming, you can go to our GitHub wiki page.

How is Enonic XP Licensed

Enonic XP is available under the AGPL 3 license, with a linking exception. This basically means that you are free to use and re-distribute Enonic XP according to the AGPL license. The linking exception ensures that you can build custom applications and libraries on top of Enonic XP and license these however you see fit. Any changes made to the Enonic XP core platform however must be licensed as APGL.

We encourage the use of FOSS licensing for 3rd party apps and libraries. Libraries in particular should be licensed with a non-intrusive license such as Apache, BSD or MIT.


This is a major difference from products such as Drupal and Wordpress where your themes, plugins and modules must be licensed as GPL too.

Enonic XP also consists of many 3rd party software components. The complete list can be found in our Notice.txt file

What is $XP_INSTALL?

$XP_INSTALL and $XP_HOME are referenced frequently in the documentation and it is important to understand the difference. $XP_INSTALL is the top level directory of the XP installation and it contains the directories bin, home, lib, toolbox and others.

What is $XP_HOME?

$XP_HOME, by default, is the location of the $XP_INSTALL/home folder which contains the config, deploy, repo and other directories specific to a single XP instance. The home folder can be copied to multiple locations for developers working on more than one project.

There are two situations where the $XP_HOME environment variable must be set:

  1. When developers are working on an application and intend to use ./gradlew deploy.
  2. When a home folder other than $XP_INSTALL/home is to be used.

Where can I get help?

The community forum would be a good place to start. We also offer formal training courses.

Enonic also offers software support subscriptions for business critical installations: