[imiaoswg] Re: Portal software

  • From: Tim Cook <tim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: imiaoswg@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: 12 Dec 2003 07:52:42 -0800

On Fri, 2003-12-12 at 01:03, Peter Murray wrote:
> >Bill Perry, one of our members, alerted me to the following application:
> > >I've found a GPL app you may find interesting. It's a
> > >portal system called "Guppy" from France. (http://www.freeguppy.org).
> > >Very easy to set up, does not require MySQL and has mulitple language
> > >modules.
> >
> >Has anyone any experience of using this, or any thoughts on it?

Hi Peter,
I haven't used it but I note that it stores all of it's content in text
files.  This can be a huge limitation in the ability to ever search for
information or associate documents at a later date.  

The other thing I notice is that it can only accommodate TWO languages. 
You are likely to need many more than that.

I suggest you look at Plone (http://www.plone.org).  It is a complete
content management system including it's own object database and a front
end webserver.  It is completely cross platform (all major OS's
supported). It has a huge list of additional features.  It is used by a
large number of major websites.

My 2 cents,
Tim Cook (President, Open Paradigms,LLC) <tim@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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