Re: [ruby-99] Re: Rails-based CMS?

From: Paul H.
Sent on: Friday, April 16, 2010 12:41 PM
Sorry if this has already been mentioned.  I use Radiant for my personal site.  I used it elsewhere in the past.  It works well, is easy to setup, and has an extremely large set of extensions.  When you bootstrap your setup there's an option to pick from one of the sample templates to get you started.  The "Roasters" template works well.  Radius, the radiant tagging markup, is quite powerful.  The one drawback is that the extensions frequently require a little debugging to set up as they are not always updated between versions.  As an alternative, I used Metadot on a charity project, and it works well if you need something more like a wiki.  It uses Liquid templates.  Once you set it up, it's easy for end users to maintain the site without programming.  The drawback there is that it was originally written in Perl and ported to rails by Perl developers.  The internals have some wierdness.  Also, the company is a consulting company from Austin.  They are
 completely retarded when it comes to understanding how a software company works.  But it's GPL and sufficiently featured that you can just set it up and leave the internals alone.  If you compare it to MindTouch or Liferay, which have overlapping features, it is very simple and straightforward.

Here's an Ubuntu build script that I wrote for Metadot: http://www.pastie...­

If you're not using Ubuntu, you may need to tweak it.  If you're using Microsoft, don't.  You will have nothing but problems.  Finally, WRT to Hobo:  I've used hobo.  I like hobo.  It might be a good choice if you wanted to WRITE a CMS, but it is not a CMS.  It's a rapid application builder.  I would say that it is likely not appropriate for your needs.

Cheers! Paul










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From: Steve Enzer <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Fri, April 16,[masked]:25:22 PM
Subject: Re: [ruby-99] Re: Rails-based CMS?

Wasn't the requirement for a personal web page? So the CMS needent do
a whole lot. I'd just build it. You could nearly there by using Hobo
and setting it up with an admin subsite, as shown at
http://cookbook.h...­.
Set up a model and then some views for the kind of content you want to
show.  Test, rinse, deploy. Voila! Shouldn't take more than a few days
in any case and you'll learn a lot.

stteve

On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 12:00 PM, Kurt Thams <[address removed]> wrote:
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> On Apr 16, 2010, at 10:11 AM, Rich Morin wrote:
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>> At 8:27 AM [masked]/16/10, Bala Paranj wrote:
>>> I don't think there is any mature Rails CMS in the market.
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>> 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.
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> In this case, it is a high-order bit because I like to hack, and at this point, I don't want to hack something other than Rails.
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> If there isn't a suitable CMS in rails, I'll deploy this some other way.
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> -- kurt
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