I'm thinking about setting up a FreeBSD-based CMS/intranet and wanted to know what other people were doing.
I have a tiny bit of experience with PHP-Nuke because my webhost uses it. Although I have no real complaints about it, I am not wedded to it. PHP-Nuke is in ports and was recently upgraded to 6.9 after stagnating at 6.0 for a long time. This makes me concerned that if I invested in it, and the need for an update came, I might be SOL for a while due to lack of a maintainer. As it is right now, it is marked FORBIDDEN due to a vulnerability with versions below 7.1. Also, there seems to be a lot of hatred towards PHP-Nuke. I don't claim to understand it, but I can accept they might know something I don't. I do know that PHP is rather easy for me to work with, as I've tweaked many pages on my hosted site. I am also not turned away by the fact that PHP-Nuke depends on MySQL as I have used it with Bugzilla and it doesn't scare me. Looking at other options, there comes Postnuke. Seems a pretty-popular close-relation to PHP-Nuke, however the version in ports seems 2+ years old. So there is the maintainership issue again. And a lot of people hate BOTH *Nukes, for perhaps good reasons I don't totally grasp, so there's that too. Diverging a bit, I noticed Drupal. Currently in ports but broken. Most promising seems Plone, which is based upon Zope. But it seems to be tremendously different from *nuke. The ports version is current and appears to work, but poking around the Plone site I wasn't able to get a feel for whether it truly can provide all the stuff I'm looking for. These are things such as: - Discussion forums - 3rd-party themes (I'm not looking to develop my own themes... I'm looking to get this up fast. Instead I'm looking for an established community of Plone-theme creators who like to create custom themes available for download, so I can pick one that appeals to me) - Polls - a variety of other modules/blocks (strength of the *nukes, but couldn't find a similar following for Plone). I'm also concerned about Plone using its own webserver. I feel very good using Apache as I've a lot of experience with it, and I like the idea of delegating components to groups with that strength. I also don't know Python, but could try and learn if Plone was worth it. This would be for an intranet site for about 100 employees. Looking to replace the mass-mailed MS Word "newsletter", as well as provide a place to centrally discuss topics without having to try and hold meetings (and leaving things unaddressed because you're unable to pull a meeting together), give people a "classifieds" board, etc. What are other people doing for CMS on FreeBSD? Just how different is Plone from the *Nukes? Are there fundamental differences I need to understand? Can I do everything I want to with Plone without having to become a Python expert, code my own modules, etc? _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"