[pmwiki-users] Meetup? Drupal?
jo at durchholz.org
Sun Oct 1 04:33:37 CDT 2006
> I rejected Joomla! (and hence Mambo) because, while their best
> business directory ($99) was ok they have a set number of user groups
> out of the box. Extending to customizable user groups requires
> breaking the package and comes with NO guarantees that other modules
> (purchased or not) would continue to work after.
Right. The set of user groups is fixed, though the rights that you
assign to them isn't fixed AFAIK.
Another limitation is that the hierarchy for texts is exactly two levels
deep. (That's just as in PmWiki.)
They plan to add both feature next year. Whether plan and reality will
match or not, if you need any of these features, Joomla isn't suitable.
I'm surprised that Crisses talks about a price for a business directory.
Joomla is GPLd, so any reasons you'd need a commercial license for would
have to be nontechnical. Actually I don't even see a commercial license
Maybe that was a leftover from Mambo, which is being done by a
commercial company that may be selling licenses.
> You don't have to break the core package
> to add an extension (Joomla & oscommerce are guilty as charged!).
I agree about OsCommerce here. OsCommerce recipes are mostly patches to
the core code. Well, it doesn't give any guarantees to begin with, it's
been in beta status for several years now, so there...
However, Joomla is more similar to PmWiki in this respect. For some
things, you'd have to hack up the core, but there's a lot of room and
hooks for plugins. (PmWiki isn't different in this respect.)
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