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Prabh
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      09-17-2003
Hello all,
I know its not strictly PERL, but hey, WebGUI *was* developed in PERL

I'm trying to find any reviews for the open-source , content
management system, WebGUI and am unable to find many.

I'm interested to know if any of you here have used it and your
experiences with it.

Amongst other things, I'm particularly interested in:
1) How safe is it?
2) Do I need to send my docs off-site?
3) How different is it from Xerox's DocUShare.
4) Your general experience with it, would you recommend it?

Thanks,
Prabh
 
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Dan Wilga
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      09-17-2003
In article <(E-Mail Removed)> ,
http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/(E-Mail Removed) (Prabh) wrote:

> Hello all,
> I know its not strictly PERL, but hey, WebGUI *was* developed in PERL
>
> I'm trying to find any reviews for the open-source , content
> management system, WebGUI and am unable to find many.
>
> I'm interested to know if any of you here have used it and your
> experiences with it.
>
> Amongst other things, I'm particularly interested in:
> 1) How safe is it?
> 2) Do I need to send my docs off-site?
> 3) How different is it from Xerox's DocUShare.
> 4) Your general experience with it, would you recommend it?


Last I checked, the source code is available. Why not download it and
try it for yourself?

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J. Gleixner
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      09-17-2003
Dan Wilga wrote:
> In article <(E-Mail Removed)> ,
> (E-Mail Removed) (Prabh) wrote:
>
>
>>Hello all,
>>I know its not strictly PERL, but hey, WebGUI *was* developed in PERL
>>
>>I'm trying to find any reviews for the open-source , content
>>management system, WebGUI and am unable to find many.
>>
>>I'm interested to know if any of you here have used it and your
>>experiences with it.
>>
>>Amongst other things, I'm particularly interested in:
>>1) How safe is it?
>>2) Do I need to send my docs off-site?
>>3) How different is it from Xerox's DocUShare.
>>4) Your general experience with it, would you recommend it?

>
>
> Last I checked, the source code is available. Why not download it and
> try it for yourself?
>


Possibly Bricolage may be a better/more supported alternative, if you're
looking for an open-source CMS:

http://www.bricolage.cc

 
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Bart Lateur
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      09-18-2003
Dan Wilga wrote:

>Last I checked, the source code is available. Why not download it and
>try it for yourself?


So everybody's a security expert now, are they?

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Jochen Lillich
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      09-18-2003
Prabh wrote:

> I'm trying to find any reviews for the open-source , content
> management system, WebGUI and am unable to find many.
> I'm interested to know if any of you here have used it and your
> experiences with it.


I like it and use it on a growing number of websites. I also recently wrote
an article about it for the German "Linux Magazin". It's a CMS just as
simple as to do the job. There are more and more available dynamic page
elements ("Wobjects"), so you can easily and rapidly build a website with
many pages of different dynamic content such as articles with comments,
forums, weblogs, polls, file downloads etc. If you're looking for a CMS
more flexible than the PHPNuke style portal systems I'd recommend having a
look.

Best regards,

Jochen

 
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Dan Wilga
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      09-18-2003
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
Bart Lateur <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> Dan Wilga wrote:
>
> >Last I checked, the source code is available. Why not download it and
> >try it for yourself?

>
> So everybody's a security expert now, are they?


Considering that two of the original poster's questions can be answered
by installing the program (or, for that matter, using the online demo),
it's obvious that he or she was looking for a quick answer without doing
any real research first.

If I were to consider using WebGUI, I know the online demo is the first
place I'd look for answers to my questions. Then I'd probably go to
Goolge and look for negative mentions in newsgroups and web pages.

A simple search of Google using the words "WebGUI security OR flaw"
shows that the program is regularly updated, and there have been a
number of security enhancements. I should think this would suffice for
most users, even the ones who can't search for the flaws themselves.

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Tore Aursand
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      09-22-2003
On Wed, 17 Sep 2003 07:24:33 -0700, Prabh wrote:
> I'm trying to find any reviews for the open-source , content
> management system, WebGUI and am unable to find many.


I've seen a few of them, 'cause I'm developing my own CMS system. None of
those I've checked filled my requirements. Neither did WebGUI.

On the other hand: The best open-sourced CMS system (written in Perl)
I've had a look at is Bricolage. That's my opinion.

> [ About WebGUI ]
> 1) How safe is it?


Don't know. I know it supported a set of different authentication
mechanisms, though, as cookies, LDAP and SMB (as far as I remember).

> 2) Do I need to send my docs off-site?


Don't know what you mean...?

> 3) How different is it from Xerox's DocUShare.


No idea. Never tried DocUShare.

> 4) Your general experience with it, would you recommend it?


I would recommend Bricolage. WebGUI was _way_ to slow, even when running
under mod_perl.

One last thing: One important thing for me, is that I can run the CMS
system for many users (ie. ASP style). I could have many customers who'd
want the same CMS system, and I needed to run all of them on the same
server.

Most CMS systems (I've looked at) don't have this possibility. The CMS
system can only be run "as one" on one server. I could maybe achieve a
different setup by configuring virtual hosts in Apache, but I don't think
that should be necessary.


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