DevCMS is a flexible system for maintaining a MySQL-driven website.
It provides a framework for integrating various types of data into a
dynamic website, such as news articles, links to web resources, a
repository of user-contributed projects, etc. If you have a large body
of data you want to make available on the web, you may wish to check
It's fully working and fairly bug free - it's the system that runs devdsp.net, a site with
news for computer musicians. The current released version (0.9)
contains the following applications out of the box:
- Web links
- User comments
- User blogging
- Site-wide hierarchical categories system
- Flexible, multi-level admin system - users can be given admin
rights seperately for each application
What it doesn't have:
- An easy to use installer (installing devcms isn't terribly
- A slick admin interface
DevCMS is written in perl, it can run under mod_perl (recommended)
or as a CGI application, and it requires access to a MySQL database.
Other than the perl DBI::MySQL module, DevCMS doesn't require *any*
If you want to extend DevCMS (you probably want to) it's extremely
easy, provided you have a working knowledge of perl.
Currently Working On
A system that allows users to upload SSM/PD/CSound, etc patches
A templating system.
There's no telling when or if the items on this list are going to make it in, so don't get your hopes up
- Make the user pages a little more interesting
- A nice installer
- Mailing lost passwords. Should have done that a long time ago but I was too lazy
- Limit the number of results for searches shown on one page
- Regular expression searching.
- File uploads
- Assign categories to blogs - this isn't possible yet because it's slow
- Integrated RSS feed creation
- Integrated reading of RSS feeds
- Multilingual support - doubt this is ever going to happen, though, as it would require a complete rewrite
of the core. And since I don't need this feature myself ...
- Shove everything into a perl module rather than use require statements.
Where to get it
You can grab your copy of DevCMS from its sourceforge page
DevCMS is available under the BSD license. It's managed by Matthijs de Jonge