[geeklog-devel] Content Management Systems (Kein Betreff)

Tony Bibbs tony at tonybibbs.com
Mon May 19 11:06:10 EDT 2003

So, take the list of features Dirk sent over and let me know which seem to 
be the most important.  I think because we are making GL2 so kernel-like, 
some of these end up being modules but others (e.g. support for workflow) 
would have to be in the core codebase.  

I think it may be time to dust over the requirements document.


 On Fri, 16 May 2003, Dwight 
Trumbower wrote:

> Here are some links that may help for CMS requirements, lots of info. 
> http://www.steptwo.com.au/papers/kmc_evaluate/index.html
> http://www.steptwo.com.au/index.html
> http://www.cmswatch.com/
> CMS in general, is almost an overused term now days. Any system that stores 
> data to be displayed on a web sites is considered a cms. I would put 
> Geeklog more in the portal category.
> The key going forward with Geeklog is too define what the target market 
> will be. Personally I would like to see it the BEST cms for small - mid 
> size companies. It won't have all the bells and whistles of large CMSes but 
> will have the main core functionality. With this target, the system needs 
> to be easily maintained without the help of IT gurus. GL2 needs to be less 
> geekish and more end user helpful. I can't quantify were geeklog currently 
> is in that spectrum but I would say it is already easier to maintain than 
> most cms.
> For those that haven't looked at other CMS, I suggest you do so. Particular 
> the ones that seem to be in news the most. i.e. EzPublish, Phpwebsite, 
> etc.. They all have good features, some just are harder to use. The tricky 
> part is defining why they are in the "news". Is it because they are good or 
> is it because they have a great PR department.
> Happy forging ahead.
> Dwight
> At 12:41 PM 5/16/2003 +0200, you wrote:
> >The current edition of the German PHP Magazin features a "market survey
> >of 75 Content Management Systems". Effectively, that's a printed version
> >of the list they have on their website, <http://www.phpmag.de/cms/>.
> >
> >The article points out a recent trend in CMS, which seems to be support
> >for WebDAV. It also goes on to say that one of the key requirements for a
> >modern CMS is a WYSIWYG editor.
> >
> >The article then concentrates on three CMS (ezPublish, Contenido, and
> >Chairman), the others are simply listed with their features.
> >
> >Geeklog is also on that list, since I entered it on the website some time ago.
> >
> >Here's a list of the features from that survey that Geeklog does not support:
> >
> >- export to static HTML
> >- Workflows (i.e. that you can define you own)
> >- "central media database", whatever that is supposed to mean
> >- versioning of layouts
> >- support for meta information
> >- output caching for live servers
> >- managing more than one project/website
> >- to-do lists for authors and administrators
> >- WYSIWYG editor
> >- XML import and export
> >- exporting articles to PDF
> >- scripting language for templates
> >- connecting to existing systems, e.g. ERP, CRM
> >- ability to define keywords for articles
> >- automatic generation of overview pages(?)
> >- automatic generation of graphics
> >- user tracking
> >- support for server clustering
> >- tracking of author/editor activity
> >- re-use of articles in the system
> >- auto-checking for links
> >
> >PHP Magazin uses a more strict definition of the word CMS, which explains
> >some of those features (with others I'm simply not sure what they're
> >supposed to mean). Btw, PHP-Nuke and PostNuke are not on the list, but
> >openPHPnuke is.
> >
> >Food for thought ...
> >
> >bye, Dirk
> >
> >
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