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Rails CMS alternatives
======================
Note: project activity was checked on 11/26/09.
Active projects:
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adva-cms
repo: http://github.com/svenfuchs/adva_cms/
site: http://adva-cms.org/
Last update: 11/24/09
"the cutting edge Rails CMS platform"
Engine-based CMS
BrowserCMS
repo: http://github.com/browsermedia/browsercms
site: http://www.browsercms.org/
Last update: 11/25/09
"Humane Content Management for Rails"
gem-based dedicated CMS
Goldberg
site: http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-goldberg
repo: http://github.com/urbanus/goldberg (rails 2.3 compatible fork at http://github.com/lardawge/goldberg)
"the rapid website framework for Ruby on Rails"
Last update: 4/28/09
plugin-based CMS
Kete
repo: http://github.com/kete/kete/
site: http://kete.net.nz/
Last update: 11/20/09
"a mashup between content management and knowledge management"
Dedicated app, closer to wiki/blog than CMS
Radiant
repo: http://github.com/radiant/radiant
site: http://radiantcms.org/
demo: http://radiantcms.org/demo/ (admin/radiant)
"Radiant is a no-fluff, open source content management system designed for small teams."
Last update: 11/13/09
Engine-based CMS, mature project
Refinery
repo: http://refinerycms.org/
site: http://refinerycms.com/
demo: http://demo.refinerycms.com/session/new (demo/demo)
"a simple, easy to use, well presented content manager for small businesses."
Last update: 11/24/09
Dedicated CMS built on top of Rails
Sandstone
repo: http://github.com/vigetlabs/sandstone
site: http://www.viget.com/extend/sandstone-a-drop-in-cms-for-existing-rails-applications/
"A resourceful plugin providing lightweight content management functionality to Rails applications"
Last update: 4/23/09 (but there are more recently-updated forks)
Plugin to provide CMS resources to a Rails application
Seed
repo: http://github.com/desaperados/seed
demo: http://seed.mediacollectiveslice.com/ (admin/administrator)
Last update: 9/22/09
"a Common Sense CMS"
Dedicated CMS built on top of Rails
Skyline
repo: http://github.com/digitpaint/skyline
site: http://www.skylinecms.nl/
Last update: 11/26/09
"extremely flexible and expandable open source content management system"
Dedicated CMS built on top of Rails
Slate
repo: A version is at http://github.com/scharfie/slate but the actual running code does not seem to be available
site: http://slatecms.wvu.edu/
"focused on rapid production of traditional-style Web sites"
Hosted CMS for West Virginia University only
Static
repo: http://github.com/trevorturk/static/
site: http://almosteffortless.com/static/
demo: http://static.heroku.com/
"super simple Rails CMS built for Heroku"
Last update: 10/16/09
Dedicated CMS built on top of Rails
Station
repo: http://github.com/atd/station
site: http://rstation.wordpress.com/
"Station is to Rails in Content Management System like Rails is to Ruby in Web Development."
Last update: 11/21/09
Engine-based CMS
Typus
repo: http://intraducibles.com/projects/typus
site: http://github.com/fesplugas/typus
demo: http://typus.heroku.com/ (user@intraducibles.com / columbia)
"Trusted users editing structured content"
Last update: 11/20/09
Not really a CMS, more of a way to spin up an administrative backend via generators
Zena
repo: http://github.com/zena/zena
site: http://zenadmin.org/en
"CMS (content managment system) with a focus on usability, ease of customization and web 2.0 goodness"
Last update: 11/25/09
Dedicated CMS built on top of Rails
Vrame
repo: http://github.com/sebastiandeutsch/vrame
"a CMS based on Ruby on Rails"
Last update: 11/28/09
Engine-based CMS
Inactive projects:
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Ansuz CMS
repo: http://github.com/knewter/ansuz
site: http://ansuzcms.com/
"an open source Content Management System built in Ruby on Rails."
Last update: 3/19/09
Dedicated CMS built on top of Rails
Comatose
repo: http://github.com/darthapo/comatose/
site: http://comatose.rubyforge.org/
"a micro CMS implemented as a Rails plugin"
Last update: 2/26/09
plugin CMS functionality for any Rails app
Geego
repo: None - versions available by download
site: http://www.geegocms.com/
"Manage content with style"
Last update: 2007?
Dedicated CMS built on top of Rails
Railfrog
repo: http://github.com/railfrog/railfrogcms
site: http://railfrog.com/
last update: 9/21/09 - project may be reviving
"the CMS for the rest of us"
Dedicated or engine-based CMS
Thetis
repo: None - versions available by download
site: http://thetis-sysph.sourceforge.net/
demo: http://sysphonic.com/thetis/
"The World-Strongest Groupware"
Last update: Jan. 2009?
Dedicated CMS and groupware app built on top of Rails
Dead projects:
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Rubricks
repo: http://rubyforge.org/projects/rubricks/
site: http://rubricks.org/index_en.html
"Ajax style content management system powered by Rails"
Last Update: Nov. 2008
Widgetfinger
site: http://widgetfinger.com
Thoughtbot site that allowed generating brochureware right in the browser.
Scheduled to go offline 12/21/2009
Related:
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Blog engines
Enki http://www.enkiblog.com
Mephisto http://mephistoblog.com/
Typo http://wiki.github.com/fdv/typo/
Static page generators
Jekyll http://wiki.github.com/mojombo/jekyll
Nanoc http://nanoc.stoneship.org/
StaticMatic http://staticmatic.rubyforge.org/
Webby http://webby.rubyforge.org/
Wikis
Redmine http://www.redmine.org/ (also project management)
Wagn http://www.wagn.org/
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