OT: WebGUI, any reviews?

Discussion in 'Perl Misc' started by Prabh, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. Prabh

    Prabh Guest

    Hello all,
    I know its not strictly PERL, but hey, WebGUI *was* developed in PERL
    I'm trying to find any reviews for the open-source , content
    management system, WebGUI and am unable to find many.

    I'm interested to know if any of you here have used it and your
    experiences with it.

    Amongst other things, I'm particularly interested in:
    1) How safe is it?
    2) Do I need to send my docs off-site?
    3) How different is it from Xerox's DocUShare.
    4) Your general experience with it, would you recommend it?

    Prabh, Sep 17, 2003
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    Dan Wilga Guest

    Last I checked, the source code is available. Why not download it and
    try it for yourself?
    Dan Wilga, Sep 17, 2003
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    J. Gleixner Guest

    Possibly Bricolage may be a better/more supported alternative, if you're
    looking for an open-source CMS:

    J. Gleixner, Sep 17, 2003
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    Bart Lateur Guest

    So everybody's a security expert now, are they?
    Bart Lateur, Sep 18, 2003
  5. I like it and use it on a growing number of websites. I also recently wrote
    an article about it for the German "Linux Magazin". It's a CMS just as
    simple as to do the job. There are more and more available dynamic page
    elements ("Wobjects"), so you can easily and rapidly build a website with
    many pages of different dynamic content such as articles with comments,
    forums, weblogs, polls, file downloads etc. If you're looking for a CMS
    more flexible than the PHPNuke style portal systems I'd recommend having a

    Best regards,

    Jochen Lillich, Sep 18, 2003
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    Dan Wilga Guest

    Considering that two of the original poster's questions can be answered
    by installing the program (or, for that matter, using the online demo),
    it's obvious that he or she was looking for a quick answer without doing
    any real research first.

    If I were to consider using WebGUI, I know the online demo is the first
    place I'd look for answers to my questions. Then I'd probably go to
    Goolge and look for negative mentions in newsgroups and web pages.

    A simple search of Google using the words "WebGUI security OR flaw"
    shows that the program is regularly updated, and there have been a
    number of security enhancements. I should think this would suffice for
    most users, even the ones who can't search for the flaws themselves.
    Dan Wilga, Sep 18, 2003
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    Tore Aursand Guest

    I've seen a few of them, 'cause I'm developing my own CMS system. None of
    those I've checked filled my requirements. Neither did WebGUI.

    On the other hand: The best open-sourced CMS system (written in Perl)
    I've had a look at is Bricolage. That's my opinion.
    Don't know. I know it supported a set of different authentication
    mechanisms, though, as cookies, LDAP and SMB (as far as I remember).
    Don't know what you mean...?
    No idea. Never tried DocUShare.
    I would recommend Bricolage. WebGUI was _way_ to slow, even when running
    under mod_perl.

    One last thing: One important thing for me, is that I can run the CMS
    system for many users (ie. ASP style). I could have many customers who'd
    want the same CMS system, and I needed to run all of them on the same

    Most CMS systems (I've looked at) don't have this possibility. The CMS
    system can only be run "as one" on one server. I could maybe achieve a
    different setup by configuring virtual hosts in Apache, but I don't think
    that should be necessary.

    Tore Aursand <>

    "You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is white, the best
    golfer is black, France is accusing US of arrogance and Germany doesn't
    want to go to war."
    Tore Aursand, Sep 22, 2003
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