[clug] To the bloggers/wikiers
matt at oliver.net.au
Mon Oct 27 05:32:09 GMT 2008
I've been using docuwiki at work for documenting my Linux and work stuff. It
doesn't use a database back end but files instead.
Which allows you to easily read your articles from both the web interface or
via the console.
It's not made for blogging but would be good to store your howtos.
My two cents,
On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 4:06 PM, George Bray <georgebray at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> I've put up a few technical community sites with Plone (http://plone.org),
> and found it to be very good. Not only being reliable, but also accessible
> to get people contributing. Like many CMS's, Plone has plugins for
> wiki-style editing, comments, forums, galleries, bug-trackers,
> e.g. http://podcastproducer.org
> The most important things for me for a technical
> site were having a decent way to manage and organise the content (so things
> don't break when you reorganise it), and giving the users a choice of
> or advanced in-browser document editor.
> It might be overkill for your situation, but it's certainly meets my needs
> as a technical editor, and in my experience it's easy to build a
> clean-looking site that also functions well for the users.
> But Plone is not really an "out there, hands-off" package like blogger,
> While you could probably find cheap/free Plone hosting, the python/zope
> stack requires the server to have a bit of grunt, and at least 512MB ram.
> That probably means dedicating a small server box or VPS to the job.
> A Plone site's data store is the built-in zope object DB (not *SQL).
> There's tools for full/incremental backups and recoveries.
> Layout customisation and "skinning" options in Plone aren't as good or
> widespread as Drupal/Joomla. The price you pay for widespread systems is
> they're usually done in PHP/MySQL, which usually turns out to be a headache
> when PHP needs it's monthly hack patch.
> This site http://www.cmsmatrix.org/ is good for comparing different
> What do you use?
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