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Re: CMS Option: Zikula



On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 3:47 PM, Paul W. Frields <stickster gmail com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 05:35:27PM -0500, Eric Christensen wrote:
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>> Paul W. Frields wrote:
>> > I think we should also be considering the other major players in the
>> > CMS game, if there are people available to deploy and maintain them.
>> > Drupal and Joomla! immediately come to mind, the latter especially
>> > because it actually has some DocBook XML support.  Features aren't
>> > particularly compelling, though, if we have no one around to help with
>> > the maintenance.
>> >
>> > None of this has any bearing on the quality of Zikula, which I'm sure
>> > is excellent.
>> >
>> I completely agree.  Herlo talked to someone about WordPress earlier
>> this afternoon (review should be coming later the weekend).  The more
>> information we have about the choices out there means we'll be better
>> prepared to make decision.
>>
>> If anyone knows someone with these other CMSs it would be good to talk
>> with them and ask them the questions.
>
> It's interesting you bring up WordPress, because I think there are
> Fedora folks (and maybe Red Hat folks too) who have prior contact with
> people at Automattic.  I do know there are sites out there using
> WordPress as a CMS when the required workflow is the right fit.  I've
> been using it since 2002 myself and I can see where it would be a good
> fit.  It's also already packaged for EPEL and Fedora, actively
> maintained, and has a thriving community.
>
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The guy I talked with lives in Utah and works at Automattic, he's
quite knowledgeable but admits he's not on the core team.  If we
decide to go this route, (or at least when it's whittled down) if
WordPress still fits, I can ask him to bring in a core dev.

Clint


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