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Subject: [webdev] Re: software platform
From: James Violette <james.violette@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2002 16:48:41 -0500
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I have been watching this discussion unfold.  It does not matter to me 
which way we go. Let me know how I can help.

Tom Hull wrote:

>I've been having some private discussions with Dale Hodge about the
>relative merits and demerits of the two ACLUG website prototypes:
> (aka openacs)
> (aka postnuke)
>I've come to the conclusion that the best way to move forward from
>this point would be to switch to the postnuke software platform.
>My main reasons for this conclusion are:
>   1) The amount of work needed to get openacs up to an acceptable
>      level of functionality is significantly greater.
>   2) The amount of work that the group has been willing to do on
>      openacs to date is clearly inadequate.
>   3) My own level of participation is being seriously limited by
>      other commitments, which has hampered us to date and is only
>      likely to get worse.
>I'm sorry about this. I still think that there are is a lot of
>value in openacs that will be very hard to duplicate in postnuke.
>(But there are also things in postnuke that have proven difficult
>to duplicate in openacs.) If anyone wishes to argue with this
>conclusion/recommendation, like, speak now. Same for questions.
>If this meets with general approval, I'll make some suggestions
>on how to proceed with postnuke in a future mail.

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