Hi all! First of all let me apologise for putting a half-arsed web site on www.iglu.org.il. Now I still want to transform it into a representative news- site/blog in English for the Israeli FOSS community (of which I'm not aware of any, except personal ones ). This would mean that several people will have to cooperate on it, given posting privileges, etc.
I think something like WordPress or Movable Type ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movable_Type ) would be good enough, but something fancier like Drupal may be better. It probably needs to be in the Debian repositories for easy management, but I'm not an admin. So what are our options: (let the bike shed colour war begin) 1. WordPress - lots and lots of security holes, too basic functionality by default; requires a bootload of plugins to convert into a usable state which many bloggers won't install; and has lots of bugs - it already ate some of my comments and refused to let me post them again, and the blog owners did not know what to do about it. I think I'll pass. 2. Movable Type: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movable_Type - open source and GPLed and written in more secure Perl than WordPress' PHP. Historically was a blog system of choice for small-time bloggers and WordPress gained ground due to the fact that MT was not free at first. Has fewer usable skins than WordPress, but one can always hack a WordPress skin into shape or customise an existing skin. When I tried it, it left many world-writable (777 permed) files on my hard- drive, but there may be some way to avoid it. 3. Joomla - Drupal is considered better. 4. Drupal - may be an overkill here, does not maintain backwards compatibility between major versions (and only has minor versions for bug-fixes), and many important plugins do not work with the newest versions. 5. Naturally, there are many others: * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_content_management_systems * http://cms.wikia.com/ (my link) * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weblog_software And some other people and I started our own, which is not really ready for prime time, yet: https://www.ohloh.net/p/catable Anyway, if you can think of something better, please let me know. That or have any comments to the above. Regards, Shlomi Fish -- ----------------------------------------------------------------- Shlomi Fish http://www.shlomifish.org/ The Case for File Swapping - http://shlom.in/file-swap Chuck Norris read the entire English Wikipedia in 24 hours. Twice. _______________________________________________ Discussions mailing list Discussions@hamakor.org.il http://hamakor.org.il/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/discussions