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

by Anonymous Monk
on Aug 02, 2008 at 06:12 UTC ( #701801=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: What's the best Perl CMS?
in thread What's the best Perl CMS?

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.

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Re^3: What's the best Perl CMS?
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 03, 2008 at 17:16 UTC
    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.

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