Re: Aware of such a System

Subject: Re: Aware of such a System
From: Jan Cohen <najnehoc -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: gail -dot- former -at- accenttech -dot- com, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 26 Apr 2007 09:41:19 -0700 (PDT)

PostNuke, NukePhP, Drupal, Joomla, Mamba (the list is quite extensive) all fit into the category of CMS that are primarily used by many folks to establish some sort of online presence. I suspect what Gail is really looking for is something with the capabilities of Livelink ( I've used Livelink, Documentum and Enigma concurrently in the past, which allowed for content management, revision control, and .pdf/on-line xml-based, end-user libraries. Tie in Framelink or some other kind of adapter (e.g., Arbortext), and you've pretty much got the whole package. One has to have a pretty large budget to pursue a path like that though.

Regardless whether going the proprietary or open source route, you have to first determine what you actually want to be able to do, as was already mentioned in earlier posts. If you're looking for a complete open-source package that will do everything I've mentioned in the first paragraph (and then some), I don't believe one exists (yet), but some come close. You could probably piece an integrated solution together using something like CVS in your fundamental framework. There are also a number of other pretty handy tools that might fill your needs, many of which are written in java. Have a look at for more information about them.

Good luck,

jan cohen

----- Original Message ----
From: Gail Former <gail -dot- former -at- accenttech -dot- com>

Are there any open source CMS's out there for print applications?
Everything we've looked at so far is either extremely pricey (commercial
applications), or seems to be for the web. What we need at the moment is
something for paper output (PDFs) that works with structured FrameMaker
and is either open source or reasonably priced.

Or are we missing the point completely, and those that appear to be for
the web will work for any output?

Sorry to sound so stupid, but this is not my area of expertise.


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