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Source Code Repository Access

OpenSimulator uses git as its source code repository. Checkout

git clone git://

See Source Code Repository for more details.

See Using_Git for more Details on installing and using GIT with

You can also browse the source code for OpenSim using a web browser.

Submitting Patches

Please review Submitting_code_to_OpenSim

Developer Documentation

Please be aware that some of this documentation may be out of date.




Client Stacks

  • Sim Throttles — Information on how OpenSim handles throttling of packets to the client.


  • Database Documentation — A map of grid and region instances used in OpenSim
  • Database_Schema — Information on the database schemas used in OpenSim
  • MonoSqlite — How the database model currently works.
  • LSL:PrimitiveParams — Notes on converting SL Edit GUI values and LSL PrimitiveParams to OpenSim PrimitiveBaseShape fields

File formats


Web Integration








  • Scripting_Documentation — How to use scripts and what limitations apply.
  • LSL_Status — A list of LSL-functions that are available in OpenSim.
  • OSSL — Some information about the OpenSimulator Scripting Language, and how to implement an OSSL function
  • OpenSim.Region.ScriptEngine — How the ScriptEngine looks internally.




Proposed projects


A good first point of contact is the OpenSim IRC, on channels #opensim / #opensim-dev. The OpenSim developers hold office hours once a week in-world on Tuesdays at "Wright Plaza" on OSGrid. There is a "Test Hour" on Saturdays, also generally on "Wright Plaza". Both these weekly events are held at 1900UTC in summer time and 2000UTC in winter. Check on the #opensim IRC channel on Freenode just before each of these events if there is any confusion.

There is also a mailman email distribution list available at

Recent Git Commits

disable coreprofiles if ProfileServiceURL is not set (UbitUmarov) (Wed, 30 Sep 2020 19:13:54 -0700)
disable coreprofiles if ProfileServiceURL is not set UbitUmarov <ajlduarte at sapo dot pt> .../Avatar/UserProfiles/UserProfileModule.cs
cleanup (UbitUmarov) (Wed, 30 Sep 2020 18:10:32 -0700)
cleanup UbitUmarov <ajlduarte at sapo dot pt> OpenSim/Framework/GridInfo.cs
write a newline at end (UbitUmarov) (Tue, 29 Sep 2020 19:05:11 -0700)
write a newline at end UbitUmarov <ajlduarte at sapo dot pt> OpenSim/Framework/Console/LocalConsole.cs
duhh of course it does nothing... (UbitUmarov) (Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:41:30 -0700)
duhh of course it does nothing... UbitUmarov <ajlduarte at sapo dot pt> OpenSim/Framework/Servers/ServerBase.cs
test: try handle cntr-c another way (UbitUmarov) (Tue, 29 Sep 2020 18:28:40 -0700)
test: try handle cntr-c another way UbitUmarov <ajlduarte at sapo dot pt> OpenSim/Framework/Console/CommandConsole.cs


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