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Please excuse me with this whole inline posting thing.  I don't use mailing
lists.  I just post stuff on the web or use IRC.  Marc asked me to repost
this i'm not sure if this is where he wanted it.

No.  Silverstripe is a traditional CMS that would require significant
development to add features useful for this.  Drupal has webservices like
XML-RPC, JSON, REST, SOAP either built in or available from well supported
modules.  Drupal also has the ability to add virtually any type of data
field to the database through the GUI and the query builder can be used to
create web services using those fields.  For example, I can connect to a
Drupal server with MS office and edit blog posts with XML-RPC.  In fact,
Microsoft has a department working on ways to integrate Drupal with MS
products like SQL server.  The web services functions drupal provides
provide a rich assortment of options for integration.

On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 11:52 AM, Christian Lohmaier < <>>wrote:

Hi Benjamin, *,

On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 6:17 AM, Benjamin Horst <> wrote:
On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 3:05 PM, Benjamin Horst <> wrote:
On Oct 18, 2010, at 5:19 PM, Christian Lohmaier wrote:
On Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 5:13 PM, Benjamin Horst <>

Those who have said this were envisioning far more complex sites than I
believe you were
imagining. To replicate the current static site will not require a great
deal of configuration

I know I'm repeating myself, but still the drupal site doesn't cut it.
You canot create structured documents with headings for example.

Yes, I know, this is "just a configuration setting"; but despite admin
logins being available know, nobody took the time to add it, despite
so many drupal people advocating it here on the list.

I don't think the onus is on everyone to prove to you personally that
Drupal is best suited

No, not to me personally. Me included, but not exclusively to me. So
far only the ones that maintain a drupal site themselves are in favor
or drupal, the users didn't really had a chance to make up their mind
yet. (And those who were and tried out silverstripe, prefer
silverstripe over the current drupal demo)

I think this is not a valid comparison, unfortunately,

Well, that's the only we have, and again I reiterate: That's why I
want a usable drupal demo.

until after Keith shared full admin credentials to his demo late this
afternoon (Tuesday).
At that point, several people seemed more supportive of Drupal.

No, I don't think so. Not more supportive of Drupal vs Silverstripe at
least. (no longer not taking drupal into serious consideration, that
yes, but no switch of opinions visible in my eyes yet)

This is good, but you're not the only one who has been active this long.
Further, new
contributors can also provide fresh new ideas that should be weighed on
their merits, not
based on their newness to the project. Finally, at the moment, you seem
to be shouting the
loudest while covering your ears to my suggestions.

Now it is getting personal and unfair.
Where have I been covering my ears to suggestions?

I *begged* you to setup a drupal site to be able to compare them, and
all what you (and other drupal folks) did was to praise the abilities,
complain about lack of time to setup a site that fullfilss those
*basic* requirements. You wrote above more or less that setting up a
site like laid out in those requirements would be a piece of cake, not
take much effort, yet I fail to see noteworthy results.
Again: I'd never recommend a site like the drupal demo as it is now.

And again I stress that it is not because I'm convinced that you
cannot do it with drupal.

You have the time to write all those mails that take a significant
amount of time, but you didn'f find the time to turn the druapl site
into something usable that would not suck.

*you* (not you alone) are advocating drupal, *you* are the ones who
are trying to convince me (and others) to consider drupal.

So it is up to *you* to prove that drupal can do it.

It just doesn't fit the usecase of the website. (And I take the
current OOo website as reference here, since I expect the organization
and use to be very, very similar)

It fits the usecase of the website very well. Please explain what you
think is missing?

Basic editing capabilities. A editor where you cannot even create
headings is a joke.

An editor that doesn't allow to create links to other pages on the
same site is a joke.

An editor that doesn't allow creation of tables is a joke.

The list with those annoyances goes on.

Are you /really/ suggesting that the demo as it is now is usable?

What do you mean with dynamic activities?

Allowing site members to create content, working groups, discussions and
comments, and similar actions.

How would silverstripe lack that?

Would you buy the first car or house that you saw? Why the first CMS?

Depends. I look at the prospectus (the corresponding websites),
doesnt' convince me. I give it a test ride (drupal demo), and it feels
like driving a tractor. So yes, I go with the car that I first saw:
The prospectus is clear, doesn't lie about the extras (or lack
thereof), gives a decent driving experience and looks slick.

So you would go for the tractor based on that information?

Now that Keith's demo is available, please take another look using the
admin credentials. It surely works.

works is highly subjective.

Again the question: Do you think the drupal site as it is configured
*now* works?


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