1.3. Available cubes

An instance is made of several basic cubes. In the set of available basic cubes we can find for example:

1.3.1. Base entity types

  • addressbook: PhoneNumber and PostalAddress
  • card: Card, generic documenting card
  • event: Event (define events, display them in calendars)
  • file: File (to allow users to upload and store binary or text files)
  • link: Link (to collect links to web resources)
  • mailinglist: MailingList (to reference a mailing-list and the URLs for its archives and its admin interface)
  • person: Person (easily mixed with addressbook)
  • task: Task (something to be done between start and stop date)
  • zone: Zone (to define places within larger places, for example a city in a state in a country)

1.3.2. Classification

  • folder: Folder (to organize things by grouping them in folders)
  • keyword: Keyword (to define classification schemes)
  • tag: Tag (to tag anything)

1.3.3. Other features

  • basket: Basket (like a shopping cart)
  • blog: a blogging system using Blog and BlogEntry entity types
  • comment: system to attach comment threads to entities)
  • email: archiving management for emails (Email, Emailpart, Emailthread), trigger action in cubicweb through email

To declare the use of a cube, once installed, add the name of the cube and its dependency relation in the __depends_cubes__ dictionary defined in the file __pkginfo__.py of your own component.


The listed cubes above are available as debian-packages on CubicWeb’s forge.