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Drupal gets a Second Life framework

Objects in the Second Life virtual world can now be more easily integrated into Web sites running the Drupal content management system thanks to a new third-party module creator released this week.

Objects in the Second Life virtual world can now be more easily integrated into Web sites running the Drupal content management system thanks to a new third-party module creator released this week.

The new framework, created by third-party Drupal developers 2bits, allows objects inside Second Life to interact with applications running on the popular Drupal content management system.

The framework allows developers to create new Drupal modules with Second Life integration functionality. According to the developers it is built to interact with scripts written in the Second Life scripting language, dubbed LSL.

The creators of the framework have stated that Web sites based on Drupal who have the module installed will be able to:

  • Store Something from Second Life to a Drupal Web site

  • Make something in Second Life accessible over the Web

  • Store state information of something inside Second Life on a Drupal Web site

  • Manage something in Second Life from a Web site rather than inworld


Of course, you can do this yourself from scratch on any Web site—with or without Drupal—but this can make things a bit easier if you're already running this CMS under the hood. The module is free to use and can be found here.

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