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They mentioned Plone on Slashdot this morning.

Anybody here try Plone? It's an open source content management system. How does it compare to CityDesk?

I haven't done a comparison, but from the looks of it, I think Joel needs start really beefing up CityDesk to compete well against projects like that.

At the very least, the design of their site is quite an inspiration, coming very close to the ideal clean beautiful site. Much better than that CSS Garden mentioned on Joel's blog.

Saturday, November 8, 2003

Plone is based on Zope.
Zope is an application server mainly written in Python.

Sven Hohage
Saturday, November 8, 2003

hmmm, plone looks really nice... but i think that the strength of CityDesk is that it's actually a nice alternative to something like plone or any of those other server-based cms.

the fact that you _only_ need Citydesk and a ftp connection gives it the potential of being very usefull for the millions of people who've never heard of Zope, php, perl, server-side (...)

Guyon Morée
Saturday, November 8, 2003

Do you have an idea what trouble it is to set up Python, Zope and Plone on a $2/month hosting with a minimum-wage admin who has just started to deploy PHP, let alone mySQL?

While CityDesk *Just Works*.

Saturday, November 8, 2003

Yeah, but Nasa uses plone!

Saturday, November 8, 2003

CD and Plone aim at two different users: The former offers a WYSIWIG interface to generate static, self-contained files; The latter is a CMS, that generates on the fly pages.

BTW, Plone seems a bit heavy :-)

Frederic Faure
Saturday, November 8, 2003

Seems like Plone is more along the lines of Moveable Type than CityDesk...

Tim Lara
Saturday, November 8, 2003

It's nearly inconceivable that a usable site could be built using plone. It has so much extra crap that virtually every site you find that has been built on plone gets abandoned.

Monday, November 10, 2003

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