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#49 2014-09-10 20:12:43

bici
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Re: Is the development of Textpattern at the end?

michaelkpate wrote #283646:

I found an interesting blog post from the creator of another CMS I had never heard of.

Hard Decisions

He talks about his decision to move from CodeIgniter to Laravel and why he isn’t going to now.

p.s. I had never heard of Laravel before a couple of weeks ago.

a friend who is a coder used to rave about CI now it’s all Laravel.

ps i just found the lodge . well done

edit to add:
I have been following Phil Sturgeon – @philsturgeon for a number of years after giving PyroCMS a trial test a few years ago. He also wrote a good book for PyroCMS. Once v3.0 is released i’ll give it another try.

Last edited by bici (2014-09-10 20:26:09)


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#50 2014-09-10 20:24:23

candyman
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Re: Is the development of Textpattern at the end?

OT: I think that Laravel claim PHP Framework for Web Artisans is perfectly-coordinated with TXP logo :P

Last edited by candyman (2014-09-10 20:40:02)

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#51 2014-09-10 21:33:16

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Re: Is the development of Textpattern at the end?

Bloke wrote #283630:

Wanted to check out the screenshots, but got a 404 from the frront page of their site.

I noticed that. You have to go to Features -> Screen Shots

I appreciated that they had a demo available from the front page.

The page tree model in the admin reminds me a little bit of Sam Weiss’s “Escher CMS” or, a little bit of Jeff Soo’s “Multidoc” plugin for Txp.

I have had uses for Jeff’s Multi-doc over the years. I would not want to give up the current Txp paradigm, but I could see the value if future Txp made it easy for a plug in to add a content tab offering a page tree view. For some of my visually minded clients, page trees are a more concrete idea (even though I think Txp is easy to understand as is).

Ionize’s media upload is a bit more modern than Txp, but separate tabs for each type of media associated with each page or article seems like overkill.

I can’t say I’m thrilled over their implementation of extended fields. Both the application and UX. Seems like it is clunky and could get messy fast. Their Content Elements appear to be custom data templates, and I like that, but again, I’m not sure its executed as well as it could be. I’ll have to play around with it more. They just remind me how much I’m looking forward to your implementation of unlimited custom fields. :)

The features page proudly states they use CodeIgniter as a framework . . . CI on its own is a third bigger than Txp 4.5.5, and that’s before adding the CMS code, and the framework offers a lot of stuff that a lightweight CMS doesn’t necessarily need.

That makes sense. I’m not impressed one way or another when a project touts CI as a framework. I like small, clean, efficient. The link that bici posted references CI losing popularity due to bloat over backward compatibility.

They tout that they are MVC as well. That reminds me of discussions I’ve read here over Txp’s future.

I come from a Vic-20 / ZX Spectrum background (save a byte, save the world)

The Vic-20 was one of the first computers I ever used. Though I didn’t actually own a computer until the Commodore 64 was out. (I think I have it packed away in storage yet. You know – just in case ;P)

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#52 2014-09-17 03:14:59

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Re: Is the development of Textpattern at the end?

no

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#53 2014-09-17 15:06:56

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Re: Is the development of Textpattern at the end?

Unfortunately, until today there is no statement from Gocom.

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#54 2014-09-17 16:46:39

bici
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Re: Is the development of Textpattern at the end?

GugUser wrote #283826:

Unfortunately, until today there is no statement from Gocom.

Has any one heard from Gocom?


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#55 2014-09-17 17:18:33

michaelkpate
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Re: Is the development of Textpattern at the end?

bici wrote #283835:

Has any one heard from Gocom?

He was alive as of 5 days ago, at least.

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#56 2014-09-17 19:46:36

candyman
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Re: Is the development of Textpattern at the end?

Talkin’ about main developers, any news from Jeff Soo?

Last edited by candyman (2014-09-17 19:47:26)

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#57 2014-09-17 20:01:21

gaekwad
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Re: Is the development of Textpattern at the end?

Jeff is no longer involved, as I understand it. Consider him Developer Emeritus.

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#58 2014-09-17 20:04:13

michaelkpate
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Re: Is the development of Textpattern at the end?

philwareham wrote #283537:

Current team is:

Robert (wet)
Stef (bloke)
Phil (me)
Jukka (Gocom)

Plus anyone else who wants to commit suitable patches.

Jeff isn’t on the Current Team.

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#59 2014-09-19 20:39:58

Gocom
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Re: Is the development of Textpattern at the end?

mrdale wrote #283513:

I’m curious about Jukka, where you been you curmudgeon? I miss you smacking down my naive ideas.

I’m still here and there, and still thinking about tech. Starting from May, I’ve been laid off from work and thus my hiatus of sorts.

philwareham wrote #283535:

Also, I need to know where Jukka is too!

I done did it and sinned, father. Last month I booted up this old beast of a PC and been doing the sin, gaming. Haven’t booted our lord and savior, a Mac, in about three weeks. Forgive me farther as I have sinned.

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#60 2014-09-20 00:58:21

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Re: Is the development of Textpattern at the end?

Gocom wrote #283911:

I done did it and sinned, father. Last month I booted up this old beast of a PC and been doing the sin, gaming. Haven’t booted our lord and savior, a Mac, in about three weeks. Forgive me farther as I have sinned.

Ha ha, you are not forgiven ;)

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