[Actionchix] Choice of CMS
cnk at ugcs.caltech.edu
Thu Mar 16 16:10:23 EST 2006
Anyone know Drupal well enough to know if it fits the criteria that
Mary has proposed? I have not played with it but have heard good
things from folks I respect so am interested in finding out more.
I know Drupal is used for lots of community organization sites. And
that content pieces can be reused - on multiple web pages or as RSS or
Atom feeds. Looking at their web site, the default templates meet
section 508 accessibility requirements. It mentions multilingual
support and hosting > 1 site from an instance.
The module set packaged as CivicSpace might be a good fit for the
LinuxChix community http://drupal.org/node/26622 But a walk through
"Is Drupal Right for You" might be informative
It is written in PHP with MySQL or Postgres as the database layer.
Quoting Mary <mary-linuxchix at puzzling.org>:
> This is the discussion I'd really like to get over fairly fast. At the
> moment, the loose consensus view is Plone, primarily because the
> current site is already on Zope and our current admins have some
> Zope expertise.
> Here's the requirements:
> - ability to maintain current site (check www.linuxchix.org) structure
> and content
> - ability for multiple users to login and edit pages
> - ability to have a front page newsfeed with RSS or Atom feeds
> - good support for our designers: ability to apply a skin across the
> entire site
> - mature codebase
> Here's some things that are nearly essential:
> - ability to retain current URLs
> Here's some things that would be good:
> - automatic (or somewhat automatic) index/sidebar generation
> - calendar of upcoming events
> - ability to manage multiple sites (on different domains) with one
> backend/auth system -- chapters might like this
> - ability to either backend into a version control system or maintain
> revision history itself
> - ability for people to use their own editor on their own machines and
> then send/upload/save pages onto the site
> So, are there any standout alternatives to Plone for this? Here's what
> we need to know in your response:
> 1. What language is it written in?
> 2. Which of the above features does it have?
> 3. Have you used it?
> 4. Have you used anything else? How does it compare?
> Please respond by Sunday March 19. I'll almost certainly take the
> candidates to Dancer Vesperman who is our sysadmin to discuss the final
> Actionchix mailing list
> Actionchix at linuxchix.org
Cynthia N. Kiser
cnk at ugcs.caltech.edu
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