[BangPypers] [ANN][X-Post] SciPy India conference in Dec. 2009

Madhusudan C.S madhusudancs at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 12:40:23 CEST 2009


Hello everyone,

>
> On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 3:41 PM, Anand Balachandran Pillai
> <abpillai at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 3:26 PM, Anand Chitipothu <anandology at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> > django, plone has about one issue every two years - usually minor and
> >> > not
> >> > affecting anything critical. There is something radically wrong in a
> >> > software
> >> > that gets one core critical issue a month (even then drupal is better
> >> > than
> >> > wordpress that churns out such things 2 or 3 times a month).
> >>
> >> Django is not a CMS.
> >
> > ? Technically yes, but practically Django is the closest you can get to
> > ? write CMS-y apps in Python apart from Plone. So though "Django is not
> > ? CMS", "Django has CMS" and in pratical terms, that is good enough to
> > ? say Djangi is like a CMS in common parlance. At least this is what I
> have
> > ? heard directly from people who build and support Django based websites
> > ? in production, such as Ramdas.
> >
> > ? This is what is said in the Django FAQ also.
>
> Be practical. You are asking to write a Django application and start
> customizing it by writing code and take the headache of maintaining
> it?
>
> >> Setting up Plone and customizing is not very easy. I have tried and
> >> gave up. Most Plone sites have a typical plone look and it indicates
> >> that it is not easy to customize that. Try comparing number of themes
> >> available for Drupal and Plone.
> >
> > ?It did not look like the scipy.in site is customizable.? I registerd as
> a
> > user
> > ?there and there was no user customization options. But perhaps you
> > ?just mean site level customization.
>
> I'm taking about customizing appearance.
>
> > ?Btw, don't say Plone is not customizable. We use Plone in the EIAO
> > ?project and has create an entirely different product called worksite out
> > ?of it customizing it in every possible fashion. Of course the person
> behind
> > ?it is a Python wiz, but it is not an impossible task to do as you are
> > trying
> > ?to make it sound.
>
> The person behind Plone might be a wiz and it might be possible to
> build super-powerful websites using Plone. But Drupal beats Plone when
> it comes to setting up simple websites like a conference website and
> customizing look and feel.
>
> >From the appearance I can immediately say that http://www.eiao.net/ is
> running on Plone. It has a typical Plone look. I couldn't say that
> scipy.in is running on Drupal just from it look and feel.
>
> Btw, some part or whole of scipy.in is running on Django.
>
> http://scipy.in/scope
>

Thanks for clarifying. We(The Python group of the FOSSEE team) have been
looking at this thread and the thread on Scipy India 2009 - SciPy.in.

I don't want to make any comments on the exchanges in the threads.

This is a blog post from one of the senior persons in the team on the
subject:  http://fossee.in/blog/drupal



-- 
Thanks and regards,
 Madhusudan.C.S

FOSSEE Team
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