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From Jim Tarvid <>
Subject Re: A CMS on top of CouchDB
Date Wed, 19 Aug 2009 13:26:18 GMT
Not much detail but others are thinking along these lines.

On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 8:39 AM, Nils Breunese <> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I work at a company that is currently in the process of evaluating
> different content management systems with a focus on web publishing and
> community features. We are currently using a CMS that was developed in-house
> (started in 1996 when there weren't too many CMS products around) and later
> open sourced. However, we feel we have reached the limits of our current
> architecture and we're currently looking at more modern and flexible ways to
> work with our content and the web.
> We have had CMS products like Magnolia, Hippo, dotCMS and Roxen demoed to
> us, which are all based on either Java Content Repositories (JCR), XML
> and/or relational databases and I started thinking: wouldn't a
> document-oriented database like CouchDB make an ideal platform for a CMS?
> Features we're looking for include:
> - Document type specification and corresponding editors which can be
> created automatically/easily
> - Workflow management
> - User roles
> - Templating
> - Content versioning
> - Publication rules (e.g. 'visible after date 1, but only until date 2')
> - Community features like tagging and commenting
> - Moderation
> - LDAP integration
> - Scalability
> - Full text search
> - Easy creation and use of reusable components (polls, lists of popular
> items, etc.) built using technologies understood by by frontend developers
> (I'm thinking HTML/JavaScript etc.)
> - Easy arrangement of widgets, drag and drop layout interface?
> I understand that a mature product with all these features built on CouchDB
> does not exist today and probably will take a while to build. I'd like to
> just throw the idea of a CMS on CouchDB out on this mailinglist and hear
> from people that are interested. I'm not sure my company is willing to build
> another CMS (I guess not, but I'm 'just a developer'), but maybe we could
> participate somehow in a project to build a CMS that might some day fulfill
> all of our needs.
> Any thoughts?
> Nils.


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