forrest-dev mailing list archives

Site index · List index
Message view « Date » · « Thread »
Top « Date » · « Thread »
From "Christian Grobmeier" <grobme...@gmail.com>
Subject Piwi - Forrest in PHP
Date Thu, 18 Dec 2008 15:27:35 GMT
Hi all,

I sent an E-Mail before a while about the PIWI project. Meanwhile a
lots of improvements have been done and I would like to point you to
the project again.

PIWI is a transformation framework written in PHP. It uses lots of
ideas and concepts from Cocoon and esspecially Forrest. Its current
project site can be found here:
Project: http://code.google.com/p/piwi/
Docs and Demo: http://www.piwiframework.de/

Its completly implemented under the Apache License.

Current features are:

- Crawler for static content generation
- Forms (easy create web forms and assistants) & Form Validation
- Serializer: HTML, PDF (with non-ASL software), Excel (very basic),
XML, Word (very basic too)
- Internal PIWI-Format has been changed to a subset of XHTML
- Generators and Connectors (Generate XML from within other
XML-Structures; Connect a Generator to Databases)
- Authentification
- Custom XML tags with custom XSLT stylesheets
- Easy upgrading from previous versions
- Caching of content to reduce processor time
- Easy template creation for cool layouts :-)
- Localization (just with telling in the site.xml which pages are
written in which language)
- Menu-Generation
- DataGridGenerator (generate html tables out of SQL-Statemnts)
and so on.

You can see most features in action at http://www.piwiframework.de/.

Several things have to be done, but at the moment we consider the
project as feature complete. We plan to wait a while and fix occuring
bugs or feature requests and then walk towards a version 1.0. We also
would like to write some more user docs.

It would be great to get some feedback of you guys. I think PIWI would
perfectly fit to the Forrest project and we might be interested in
this. I strongly believe that Apache needs a web framework in PHP.  If
you guys think so, let us know. Any help or ideas here are highly
appreciated.

Best regards,
Chris.

Mime
View raw message