[plt-scheme] Scheme based cms?

From: Rohan Nicholls (rohan.nicholls at answerweb.nl)
Date: Tue Sep 2 09:57:23 EDT 2003

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> On 2003-09-02 09:24:21 +0100 Rohan Nicholls 
> <rohan.nicholls at answerweb.nl> wrote:
> > I am looking for a content management system for a non-profit 
> > organization [...]
> I've been doing work in this line for a few years now, but I tend to 
> assemble from a kit of parts rather than trying to make one size fit 
> all.  

I agree with this approach, and as things have progressed I have realized
that I could have a lot more freedom than first anticipated, so a good 
set of bits.  We have been finding that there are lots of solutions that
don't quite fit (plone, very nicely designed but will need quite a bit of 
work to get it doing what we need).

> It was originally developed for an award-winning student 
> publication ;-) but I left uni after installing an alpha and never 
> finished it.  

> I can make my toolbox available, or I can start trying 
> to assemble them into a database-backed CMS again, like I've been 
> meaning to for far too long.  

Sounds great, and I would love to help.  What do you see as needing done the
And maybe Noel has already filled some of the gaps with MoshiMoshi.

I know that access control will be very important, as well as something a 
naive user can use to put content in, and then there is the translation 

> Having an external collaborator again 
> may be the encouragement I need.  I think the notes on the alpha are 
> at http://mjr.towers.org.uk/se2/

Great I will have a look, and am looking forward to getting my hands dirty,
I have been spending my "scheme" time mostly learning (sicp et al. and
scripts) and it 
will be nice to start using it for something with substance (of course this
scare you off.:))

> > [...] number of schemes on the net, none of which have to do with
> > computer languages.;)
> Yeah, that bites me too.

Have you found any way around this?  I have tried all sorts of things, but 
to no avail yet.:(

> BTW, your old email address bounces.  Can I fix your schemeuk 
> subscription?

Please do, I knew there was a mailing list I had forgotten to update.:(
I was cut off suddenly by my previous employer, so kind of had to try and 
remember all the mailing lists.

Thanks for your response, and I am looking forward to seeing the toolkit.


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