Archive for August, 2008


August 15th, 2008 No comments


Born as phpRadiant in January 2007, Frog is a PHP version of Radiant CMS, a well known Ruby on Rails application.

Radiant and Frog share the goal to simplify content management, and offer an elegant user interface, flexible templating, and simple user management and permissions.

But, while PHP hosting is ubiquitous and affordable, Ruby hosting is less common and often expensive, so this project could definitely find an audience within the PHP users community.

Frog requires PHP5, a MySQL database or SQLite 3 with PDO, and a web server (Apache with mod_rewrite is highly recommended). It is distributed under the GNU Affero General Public License.

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August 4th, 2008 No comments


DotClear is a blog package distributed as free software under the GNU GPL (General Public License). It’s not very well known outside the French speaking world, probably because only basic documentation is available in English.

DotClear is a PHP and MySQL application, and its features include:

* use of the W3C standards, including XHTML 1.0 Strict;
* friendly URLs;
* RSS and Atom feeds;
* full Unicode support;
* multiple user levels;
* support of XML/RPC clients, to edit the weblog from third party applications.

DotClear was started in 2002 by Olivier Meunier, and its first version was released in August 2003. DotClear 2.0+ requires PHP 5 and supports MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite databases.

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