[aclug-L] Re: Presentation Topic
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John Goerzen wrote:
> Tom Hull <thull@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > How does Slash compare to squishdot? Why/when would one
> > use one over the other?
> As someone that has run both, I can perhaps answer.
> Slash is very poor code, tied at the hip to MySQL, and rather
> difficult to set up, and fairly fragile. It is written in Perl.
> Squishdot is written in Python working with Zope.
> Slash is a more powerful system. Both allow posting of comments.
> Squishdot is easier to maintain, and has a couple of features Slash
> doesn't. Squishdot probably won't scale as well to extremely huge
> sites on the scale of slashdot.
> > I've been looking for something which would allow/encourage
> > free input of information/opinions, but would also allow a
> > maintainer to sift through this data, weed out the crap,
> > edit, condense, reorganize, etc. Some of the FAQ systems
> > almost sorta do this (faq_system, can't find FAQ-o-matic
> > any more). Any ideas?
> > --
Irony of ironies, /. had a link to an anti-mySQL article just recently.
The critics said mySQL is just a file system with some SQL on the front,
i.e., not a true RDMS, i.i.e, don't use it for mission-critical.
Lars Von Dem Ast
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