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Re: CMS Option: Zikula

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 05:25:22PM -0500, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> I think we should also be considering the other major players in the
> CMS game,

It's not they aren't being considered, but ...

> if there are people available to deploy and maintain them.

Yeah, that's the catch.

> 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.

To be honest, the whole process for evaluating a tonne of CMSes to
weed them down to a short list and a complex matrix ... sounds like
work.  A lot of work.  The kind of work many of us have been paid to
do.  In the end, we are then paid to implement the solution we picked.

In this case, none of us are likely to be the actually implementers of
the solution.  Talking with Toshio one night, it was suddenly obvious
that we needed to approach this from the angle of getting the people,
and then getting the solution.

So, if a team of web developers wanted to just run a CMS and go
through the complex matrix picking process, more power to them.  But
to ask this group to do a deep evaluation of systems with no actual
task involved that moves us any closer to a real, installed CMS
... sounds like madness to me.

To be honest, I haven't contacted anyone from Joomla or Drupal yet.  I
can probably find the person from OSCON who dropped me his business
card about Drupal; we'll find out if they want to chat.

But to be honest, if they didn't respond from posts on fedora-list,
fedora-art-list, and fedora-devel-list, plus traffic in
fedora-docs-list and posts on Fedora Planet ... well, I reckon whoever
"they" are, they're not Fedora people already.

- Karsten
Karsten 'quaid' Wade, Community Gardener

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