September 19th, 2006 No comments


Magnolia is the name of a content management software that has been developed by Obinary, a privately held Swiss software company. Obinary first released its open source Magnolia Content Management on November 15, 2003. Obinary has been renamed to Magnolia International in September 2006.

Magnolia is based on Java and JSR-170 (you can read a nice article about JSR-170 on CMS Watch), and is available with a free license (Community Edition) or with a commercial license (Enterprise Edition).

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September 24th, 2006 No comments


Mambo was originally developed by Miro, a company based in Melbourne (Australia), in 2000. An interesting history of the project is published in the Joomla! Developer Blog. “In an era when PHP-Nuke reigned supreme, Miro correctly identified that there was a lack of substance for business oriented sites.

Miro publicly released its code under the names of Mambo Site Server and later Mambo Open Source at version 3 in April 2001.

In 2005 work began on version 4.5.3 but, in August, a dispute developed within the Mambo Steering Committee and the entire Core Team left the project, to give birth to Joomla! 1.0 in September 2005.

Currently the Mambo Open Source Project is supported by the Mambo Foundation, a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to provide support and protection for the development of the Mambo software system.

Mambo is written in PHP, and requires a MySQL database for storage of content. It’s made available under the GNU GPL (General Public License).

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June 17th, 2006 No comments


A CMS is an application that provides for the display and management of the contents of a web site. MDPro carries this many steps farther by making this management simple yet powerful. Your MDPro powered web site can be updated in seconds without any knowledge of programming or HTML.

MDPro can be configured to allow your site users to send news, comment on existing news, vote in polls, administer their own account via a simple graphical interface and much more.

MDPro (formerly MD-Pro) was born in the summer of 2003 as an enhanced version of PostNuke (a fork of PHP-Nuke) and eNvolution (a fork of PostNuke), removing the Encompass templating system coming from eNvolution and integrating the AutoTheme Lite templating system instead.

MDPro is released under the GNU GPL (General Public License).

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July 1st, 2008 No comments


MiaCMS was forked from Mambo on April 29, 2008. Two weeks later the new project released MiaCMS 4.6.4, based on Mambo 4.6.3.

The MiaCMS fork was initiated by a majority of the Mambo core development team, including Al Warren (alwarren), Chad Auld (cauld), Ozgur Cem Sen (ocs), and Richard Ong (arpee).

But why a fork? The founding team felt “that the policies, processes, and priorities of the official Mambo Foundation were having a negative impact on the code and the community… we never gave up on the product or the community, but rather just the Foundation which controlled it.

MiaCMS requires PHP 4.3.2+ and MySQL 4.0+, and is released under the GNU General Public License version 2.

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June 30th, 2006 No comments


MODx is a fork of Etomite; its Tech Preview 1.0 was released on April 21, 2005. MODx is licensed under the GNU GPL, is built in PHP, and uses a MySQL database backend.

If you’re a CSS designer or Ajax aficionado, this is the CMS for you; and if you like what you see today, you’ll love what’s coming.

Techies call MODx a Content Management Framework (CMF): equal parts custom web app builder and Content Management System (CMS). With a flexible API and a robust event override system, MODx makes building engaging web projects straightforward — or changing core functionality without hacking the core code possible. Custom tweaks won’t leave you pulling out your hair when it’s time to upgrade.

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Movable Type

September 17th, 2006 No comments

[Movable Type]

In her interesting page on Six Apart history Mena Trott, Six Apart co-founder, tells us how Movable Type was born.

In September of 2001, the small web design studio Ben and I worked for closed its doors. Ben and I decided to take some time off and develop our own weblogging tool that we would share with some of our friends. In September I announced we’d be releasing Movable Type. One month later, on October 8, 2001, version 1.0 was available for download.

Within the first hour over 100 people had downloaded the software and, not long after the launch, Mena and her husband realized that the scale of Movable Type’s popularity was much greater than they had expected. In July of 2002, Six Apart was founded and began operating out of their apartment.

Come May 2004, we put out a highly anticipated version of Movable Type, Movable Type 3.0. This release was significant not only because it marked a decision to officially promote the software as a platform, but also because we introduced tiered pricing for the first time. After some initial hiccups in the pricing model – we learned that going from free to pay is often hard for software companies – we came back stronger.

Movable Type is written in Perl, requires either Berkeley DB, MySQL, SQLite or PostgreSQL for data storage (MySQL is recommended), and provides optional support for the dynamic publishing of weblog content using PHP in addition to the Smarty Template Engine and ezSQL libraries.

Many licensing options are available, including a free version for personal use.

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September 25th, 2006 No comments


Back in January 2000, Wouter Demuynck was studying for a master in computer science. He was looking for a blog platform and, in his words (from Wikipedia): “I tried GreyMatter, but it didn’t allow multiple weblogs. PHP-Nuke and alike tools did not offer enough flexibility with the layout, and were not exactly what I was looking for. Movable Type, pMachine, Pivot etc. did not exist yet, so I had to come up with something of my own.

So in the beginning of 2001, I wrote (starting from scratch) the basis of what would later turn out to become Nucleus: a set of PHP classes, reading data from XML files. In the summer of 2001 I decided to move from XML files to MySQL and started building a good admin interface, so I could release the script and share it with other people.

Nucleus is written in PHP and based on MySQL. It is released under the GNU GPL (General Public License).

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September 2nd, 2006 No comments


OpenCms is “an enterprise – ready content management solution built in Java and XML from open source components. OpenCms can easily be deployed on almost any existing IT infrastructure and provides powerful features especially suited for medium and large enterprise internet or intranet applications. OpenCms is open source software distributed under the LGPL license.

Alkacon Software GmbH is the company responsible for the main development of OpenCms.

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November 9th, 2006 No comments


PHP-Fusion is a content management system powered by PHP4 and MySQL. “PHP-Fusion’s main code is produced by Nick Jones (Digitanium), a 30 year-old male based in North Wales, United Kingdom. Since I suffer from a genetic neuromuscular disorder called Duschene Muscular Dystrophy, programming is one of my main distractions due to limited mobility. My aim is to produce effective web solutions which suit the needs of both experienced and beginner webmasters.

PHP-Fusion requires a webserver running Apache Web Server 1.3x/2.x with PHP4 (4.1.0 or higher) and MySQL installed. PHP-Fusion should work perfectly well on platforms running Linux, Unix, MacOS and Windows operating systems.

PHP-Fusion is free to use under the GNU GPL license. “We would appreciate it if you retained the “Powered by PHP-Fusion” footer copyright notice. We feel this is fair when you consider the many hundreds of hours of work that continues to go into the development of this project. However, if you do remove the footer copyright notice please consider making a donation via Paypal.

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September 15th, 2006 No comments


Coming soon …

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