Which CMS to use?

Jeroen Coumans jeroen at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Jan 9 09:36:42 PST 2004

Hi Anderson Lizardo. You said the following on 01/09/04 06:20:
> My thoughts about Plone:
> Really good. Easy to use, well-documented, nice default theme, standards 
> compliant (although the W3C validator reports some syntax errors, they are 
> minor and can be easily fixed). It runs on top of Zope, a high quality Open 
> Source web application server.
> Using your "needed capabilities" list as base:
> 1. The generated website should be mirrorable without requiring the CMS 
> on the mirror (eg. generate static pages)
> Here resides the main problem. Plone runs on top of Zope, so it needs Zope 
> running on server. This can difficult mirroring A LOT :(
> Conclusion: the only drawback is that Plone uses Zope (which is also because 
> it rocks). Zope needs to be running on server, which difficult mirroring a 
> lot. There are some hacks on Zope.org to permit mirroring (like fetching with 
> wget), but they are ugly and do not work with a dynamic tool like Plone.

While PHP could be added to the list of requirements, I'm afraid Zope 
would be too much :(
How do other organizations which use Plone solve this? Perhaps even mail 
their support lists?

What alternatives do we have besides Plone/Zope? Or do you think the 
mirror-issue can be solved somehow?

Jeroen Coumans (jeroen at linuxfromscratch.org)
FAQ and Website Maintainer

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