[Chicago] Drupal equivalent?

Kumar McMillan kumar.mcmillan at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 15:28:34 CET 2008

On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 8:35 AM, Steven Githens <swgithen at mtu.edu> wrote:
> Last month I started using PyLucid for a few small side websites.  The UI is
> still a bit clunky in spots, and the functionality is simple (part of why I
> chose it).  Because of that it's also small enough for me to be able to read
> the code in one sitting and fix something I need to in my little slice of
> free time budgeted towards it.  It's moderately active as well, and you can
> see them tag it every few months.  I can give a small demo of it at the next
> meeting.

Steve, +1 for a talk on PyLucid

> Also, is our chipy.blip.tv account the sort of thing we can share
> internally?  I have the video from September and could upload if whoever
> runs it doesn't mind sharing the password.   I peeked around and it doesn't
> look like there is a feature to allow other Blip User ID's publish to a
> different channel ( though I could have missed it ).
> cheers,
> steve
> Adam Jenkins wrote:
>> Three CMSes came up in my search. I checked the trac on each of them and
>> they seem active. I've heard their names before, but haven't actually needed
>> to try them. I hope it helps.
>> http://django-cms.org/
>> http://www.satchmoproject.com
>> http://pylucid.org/
>> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 6:03 AM, <skip at pobox.com <mailto:skip at pobox.com>>
>> wrote:
>>    A friend of mine is going to be running for alderman here in
>>    Evanston and
>>    asked me about content management software for websites.  He mentioned
>>    Drupal which I know nothing about.  Feature-wise I presume he's
>>    going to
>>    want some fairly basic features: easy blog capability, user feedback,
>>    top-level control of page appearance and templating, RSS feed
>>    generation,
>>    basic database capability, probably role-based permissions.
>>    In the Python world I'm vaguely familiar with Plone and Zope (the
>>    former
>>    built on the latter, right?), but nothing else.  I know plenty of
>>    folks like
>>    Django.  Is there a content management system built on top of it?
>>     On the
>>    CMS page of the Python wiki:
>>       http://wiki.python.org/moin/ContentManagementSystems
>>    I see a handful, none of which I recognize other than Zope, Plone and
>>    PyLucid.  I'm not keen on Zope simply because of its heft and
>>    seems like it
>>    woild be massive overkill here.  That would seem to doom Plone as
>>    well.  (Is
>>    it any easier to install/use?)  PyLucid seems to have some of the
>>    features I
>>    mentioned about.  I see someone (Massimo?) has built a CMS atop web2py
>>    called KPAX.
>>    So what to people use/recommend for CMS on smallish websites?
>>    Thanks,
>>    Skip
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