Evaluating CMSes (Continuation)

Anderson Lizardo lizardo at linuxfromscratch.org
Sun Jan 11 12:22:12 PST 2004


While the Plone/Zope "to use or not to use" question is not answered, I 
continue to evaluate other CMSes (I'm also looking for a CMS for my projects, 
remember?). For this evaluation, I first read the feature list of the CMS, 
navigate through its demo version (If available) and then download/install 
the software. All those steps are considered on the "report".

Sometimes a package is powerful and easy to use on its "live" version, but has 
a broken or complex installation, or too many dependencies.

The current status:

Midgard CMS - although it has a nice list of features, it's not truly LAMP. 
It's based on Midgard framework, which needs the installation of its own set 
of C libraries (midgard-lib). I've not even installed this one.

Mambo OS - easy installation, reasonable list of features, but its templating 
system is far from being good. Also, some of its best modules are not free 
(free as in beer and as in freedom). The WYSIWYG feature only works on 
Windows/IE 5.5+ (no Linux or Mac).

Now, I'm going to test the CMSes suggested by Paul Jewell:

1. Drupal - http://www.drupal.org
2. phpBB - http://www.phpbb.com
3. phpWebSite - http://phpwebsite.appstate.edu

Anderson Lizardo
lizardo at linuxfromscratch.org

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