[PLUG] Plone Vs Joomla

Chetan Kumar chetanku at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 02:16:04 PDT 2007


On 10/23/07, Manas Alekar <maalekar at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Almost all hawkers
> hawkers ?
I did ask to be excused for this.
Hawker ~= vendor. Let us forget this.
> > 1. Powerful.
> > > 1.5. Highly functional (I don't want to go about hunting for a new CMS
> > or
> > > writing a new plugin.)
> > It is powerful if you mean taking load.
> Yes.
There are no issues. If you are REALLY looking at load then use ZEO
(Zope Enterprize Objects) as plugin for load distribution/balancing.
It is painless approach.
Now it is getting into specifics.

> Functional = lot of functionality available as modules or built in. Example
> : Event Calendar.  These stupid requirements keep turning up all the time
> our of nowhere. And no, I cannot draft them at the outset.
>
> >
> > Example, do you want to host a blog?
>
>
> Who knows ?
You are looking for a truly extensible system. zope is an OO web
application server.
This may be a good start for a thought process on what is possible.

>
> > 3. All the tough stuff hidden away from the user.
> > End-user?
> Yes.
The average surfer will not notice.
If you mean a programmer, designer, and database administrator roles.
That is not an issue at  all as one can provide access to each of
these roles interacting with the site as per requirements (what is
ugly to the designer may be sweet to the programmer). This is again a
matter of detail.
> > 4. Easy to maintain (I don't mind bleeding during setups.)
> > It is easy.
> > > 5. Secure, with access control lists.
> > Yes.
Short replay is yes. Rest is a matter of detail.
There is some wisdom available here
http://fci.wikia.com/wiki/Image:How_to_choose_open_source_cms.pdf
Regards,
Chetan



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