I attended the Silicon Valley Perl Mongers (sv.pm) meeting tonight. The speaker was David Wheeler, one of the main developers of the Bricolage content management / publishing system. Bricolage was recently reviewed by eWeek and they loved it.

I'd heard a lot of good things about it, but never spent the time to look at it. After the presentation, I'm very impressed. It makes good use of existing technologies (mod_perl, HTML::Mason, PostgreSQL, etc) to build something very impressive.

The sick part is that I found myself wondering if it could be contorted into a sort of MovableType on steroids. I've convinced myself that it could be done with maybe a couple week's of hacking. So I'll put that on the list of "stuff to mess around with after the book is done".

Posted by jzawodn at November 05, 2002 10:36 PM

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# David Wheeler said:

Yes, it can be done, but I think it'd be a little like trying to kill a gnat with a sledgehammer. If I start my own blog, though, I might do it -- if for no other reason than that I'd be managing all my content in Bricolage. But, OTOH, Bricolage has no tools to automatically enable comments and such...



on November 14, 2002 12:54 PM
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