[Grok-dev] CMS Project

David Bain david.bain at alteroo.com
Tue Dec 11 08:51:07 EST 2007

I think there is space in the market for a simple CMS (i.e. no workflow
etc...) I fully agree with having a migration path. Sure  construction kit
would be nice, but a single CMS that people can share efforts at polishing
would be useful. I think the biggest win would be to ensure that it is:
1. Easily themable/skinnable
2. Skins are portable to Plone
3. Data is easy to port to Plone portal types

If you make it possible to migrate TO the CMS e.g. from Joomla then you've
got a winner, even better if it could somehow be made to use existing themes
from other CMSes. Just dreaming :)

On Dec 11, 2007 8:37 AM, Sebastian Ware <sebastian at urbantalk.se> wrote:

> My penny... everybody who can creates a CMS at some point... how about
> creating a CMS-construction kit where configuration and modifications
> are done in code. Some components are allready available.
> I have created a bare bones CMS for a couple of projects I am involved
> in. It is simple and isn't really geared towards website publishing
> but rather content in general. I'd be happy to let you take a look at
> it to see if you can use/abuse some of the ideas. However, right now,
> I can't commit to a project.
> Mvh Sebastian
> 11 dec 2007 kl. 05.11 skrev Matt Bowen:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > For a few weeks now, a few of us have been tossing around (on blogs
> > and in IRC) the idea of writing a simple CMS in Grok. The goal is to
> > keep the system simple, focusing on improving usability with
> > subsequent releases instead of improved functionality. To keep
> > ourselves honest, we've set out with the goal of providing a
> > migration path from the CMS to Plone; we figure that that will be so
> > difficult that it will make us think twice about adding many features.
> >
> > With these few goals in place, I'd like to ask the community for
> > comments and advice. I've set up a project page on OpenPlans that
> > details what thinking has been done on the project, and there's an
> > IRC channel to discuss it if chat's your thing. Any advice is
> > appreciated, and as things develop, if anyone thinks they'd be
> > interested in working on such a project (planning, code, docs,
> > design, anything really), that would be wonderful. This is
> > explicitly an open source project, and so the code will be licensed
> > under an OSI license (ZPL 2.1 is my current plan) and in a public
> > repository.
> >
> > Project Page: http://www.openplans.org/projects/concave/
> > IRC (freenode): #concave
> >
> > Thanks for your time,
> > Matt Bowen
> >
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