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My opinion...

Basically the only person that seems to want silverstripe is Christian.  I
think there are 3-4 people here that like Drupal in this group.

The couple people interested in Drupal are working on a demo on my server.
I wish I had time to put in this week to this, but I literally am doing 120%
work on some projects, so I have no time to do a demo so that I can convince
one person that Drupal is a good system for a project like this.

After reviewing silverstripe, it seems that it is primarily designed to be a
content management system or a blog for a few people or a company.  It may
be a perfectly acceptable solution for sites like this; however, a large
website for a distributed community of individuals collaborating on a
project is not a simple cms website.  Are there silverstripe sites with
large million+ hit per day sites that have hundreds of thousands of
registered users working in different areas of the site and with different
levels of access.  So yes, Drupal does take some time to setup.  Looking at
the default install of drupal without a guided tour is like installing linux
and wondering why it isn't making you coffee and writing your papers for


You're looking at it from a users point of view???? Thats not  reasonable,
you can make Drupal and I'm sure silverstripe look like anything.  THE REAL
ISSUE is going to be designing, configuring, coding, and maintaining the
site.   Unless Silverstripe has a graphical query builder with access to
user profiles, content, files, a form builder data, fine grained user roles,
and a million tutorials on how to use it like Drupal does, then I think
silverstripe is not a good choice.  The main advantage Drupal has is that a
"User" can be a designer and the "User" does not need to be a coder to help
with the website setup.

If you don't have the time to talk on skype / or something else about this
then you're really not interested in finding a good solution for this, your
only interested in promoting silverstripe for some reason.

2010/10/18 Drew Jensen <>

Hi again,

Can you guys help me out here -

We are down to two viable choices:

We have individuals willing to install/tweak either package.

More folks for Drupal then Silverstripe perhaps, but Cloph is going to
be around, so just that alone probably isn't a good determining factor.

-sorry if I missed this in earlier email, cause I have not read every

We do want to see these two demos - yes?
(I will cc the Steering Committee on this email)

How close to an email with two URLs so folks can click and look?

Since we can't build both, how will we decide?

I did read most emails and think you will agree that it's pretty much
down to that, so let's just finish up.

-just my observations.



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