I have tested 2 CMS in order to address portability, performance,
usability and customization. It was not intended to be an extensive
analysis. However the result was good enough to help me to choose a
programming language for the web - my primary is Oracle PL/SQL.
Exponent is written in PHP and runs on MySql. Performance is adequate.
It is easy to customize if the original application suites most of your
needs. It is a good entry-level application. However it is a bit
difficult to implement major changes. My overall impression is positive.
openCRX is written in Java, running on multiple DBMS and OS.
I have tested against Oracle 9iR2 (188.8.131.52) Enterprise Edition on United
Linux 1.0 (kernel 2.4.19) and MySql 4 on UL. I have writen a small
script to load data. Performance was excellent on both DBMS, highly
impressive on Oracle. The interface is very good. Although I have
limited fluency in Java, I felt it was easier to customize, even
considering major remakes. It is a good solution for more complex
I hope this helps.
Subject: [ILUG] Content Management Systems
From: David Jamison <david.jamison1 at ntlworld.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 15:02:12 +0000
To: Irish Linux Users Group <ilug at linux.ie>
Could anyone recommend a open-source CMS package please?
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