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Question - maybe related to CMS?

From: user 9.
Sent on: Friday, April 16, 2010 11:55 AM
Hello there,

It is so encouraging to see the number of helpful suggestions in the CMS thread.? I feel emboldened to present my own question here.? :)

Basically I'd like to build a system that resembles a dating site, with the following features:
- sign up and profile setup
- able to search other members' profiles
- members can send msgs to each other
- members can check their msgs

I searched online for open source RoR on dating apps, but only came up with many job requests for RoR dating sites from freelancer etc.? (I did find an open source dating app for PHP)? There are some similarities between what I'd like to build and a CMS system, but here comes my question:

Is there anything else that is a better starting point?? What else can I search for other than dating apps??

A little background of me:
I'm a RoR newbee, played with it for 3 months last year and was totally in love.? But I was then distracted and just decided to pick up this old flame.?

Initially, I was thinking of spending this whole weekend trying to set up the system above.? Reading the response and the suggested CMS, however, made me realize that my expectations are unrealistic.? Any help/suggestions are highly appreciated.

btw, if you are going to work on Rails this weekend in a coffee shop, and don't mind a company, feel free to join me @ 2nd floor Red Rock Cafe, downtown Mnt View 10a-6p both days.? Email me so I know how to recogonize you.


On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 10:11 AM, Rich Morin <[address removed]> wrote:
At 8:27 AM [masked]/16/10, Bala Paranj wrote:
> I don't think there is any mature Rails CMS in the market.

Although I sympathize with your wish to use a Rails-based tool,
I'm not at all sure that this should be the high-order bit in
your decision-making process.

The term CMS covers a very wide variety of tools. ?Each one was
developed (in general) because the author(s) didn't like the way
the others worked. ?The chance of your finding a mature, Rails-
based CMS that has the exact approach and feature set you need
isn't particularly high.

So, perhaps you should start by picking one of the leading CMSes
that meets your perceived needs, prototyping with it, and seeing
what features you really use. ?Once you have something going, if
you want to transition to (or create) a Rails-based CMS, you'll
have a much better idea of what you're getting into...

FWIW, I currently use a Perl-based wiki (Foswiki), for similar
reasons: it's mature, flexible, actively-supported, etc.

-- ? ? ? ? ? ?Rich Morin ? ? [address removed] ? ? [masked]

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