What are LEAPs?
LEAPs (LibwEb APplications) are a suite of community web
site applications built by using a Perl toolkit called
LibWeb. Currently it has a
file-manager and possibly more in the future as
developers write more web applications based on the interfaces and
frameworks defined in LibWeb.
One common drawback on open source web application is that after a
web site developer downloaded the script, she has to do quite a bit of
tweaking on the script in order for it to communicate with the site's
own database and members authentication system. However, this is not
a problem with LEAPs since the overheads of consistent member
authentication scheme and database interaction is well
defined and handled by LibWeb already.
This makes LEAPs plug-and-play web
LibWeb's strong template and theming (HTML widgets) support also
allows easy customization of the look and feel of a
LEAP with minimum codes tweaking.