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Re: What's the best Perl CMS?

by Joost (Canon)
on Apr 10, 2008 at 23:48 UTC ( #679593=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to What's the best Perl CMS?

Not to be contrary but:
# Must be platform independent (at least Linux/Win)
# MySQL may be a requirement, but I'd be just as happy with flatfile
What for?

Extensible & easy to use are reasonable requirements, but who cares what kind of database or OS you need to run it on, as long as it's not hideously expensive or unstable. Why not run it on ruby/freebsd/postgres (just as an example)?.

I can't really give you an answer to your general question though, since every single generic CMS I've looked at sucks in more than a few ways (anything from generating hideous markup and being hard to work with as an end user to being far too inflexible and/or difficult to upgrade with custom patches/changes). And I don't really care about the implementation language (as long as the language doesn't preclude it from being reasonably cheap and easy to deploy and extend).

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Re^2: What's the best Perl CMS?
by cosmicperl (Chaplain) on Apr 11, 2008 at 05:26 UTC
    Not to be contrary but:
    # Must be platform independent (at least Linux/Win)
    # MySQL may be a requirement, but I'd be just as happy with flatfile

    What for?
    So that I can use the same solution whether the client has windows hosting or Linux hosting. Both tend to have MySQL available these days, largely due to the popularity of php on Windows.
Re^2: What's the best Perl CMS?
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 02, 2008 at 06:12 UTC
    I haven't tried all the others, but after years of hands-on with using WebAPP, I'd still say it's got to be the best. Although some would like to claim elsewise, the development community for WebAPP is and always has been at web-app.org. WebAPP - Automated Perl Portal, EST 2002 by M. Carter Brown.
      Not quite true, the WebAPP has been developed in the past by Carter, but both Carter and the script itself and development has moved to http://www.web-app.net

        I've tried to install WebAPP V1.0 SE, the free version from http://www.web-app.net/

        It stinks! Very ancient perl style. eg embedded html, no sub parameter declarations, few comments on tricky regexs etc.

        The install obviously never been not tested on a Unix box. File permissions AWOL, ^M terminating the #! /use/bin/perl line, no taint switches, self modifying code writes to perl .cgi scripts, renames .bin files to .zip then tries to unzip them. Stuff that gets unziped has directories which the setup tries to rename... Need I go on?

        This bold claim from their website: "Thanks God Web-APP CMS is NOT made in PHP"... LOL It's a crackers paradise.

        PHP is broken, but it takes something better than this to put perl back on the CMS map.

Re^2: What's the best Perl CMS?
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