[Bike Shed Colour] Which CMS Should we Use for iglu.org.il / www.iglu.org.il

Shlomi Fish shlomif at iglu.org.il
Tue Sep 22 00:14:49 IDT 2009


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

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