[imc-cms] Drupal for Indymedia - a comprehensive review/proposal

Robbt robbt at cbusimc.org
Thu Nov 8 14:28:51 PST 2007


As a result of the recent TechMeet meeting that happened last Sunday, it 
has been decided to revive the Imc-CMS discussion and to try and pick a 
CMS to focus indymedia developer attention to.

I volunteered to try and coordinate it with whoever else wants to help.

They are trying to have this info ready by December 1st.

The other teams are the IndyPlone and a lot of IMCistas trying to 
develop a code-base from scratch with CakePHP.

The goal:

 * work on an environment they assigment for and investigate it 
 * collect the pros and cons
 * perform some customizations (according to indymedia needs)
 * present it to the rest in 1 month


This is what we need to work on.

http://www.techmeet.org/txt/CMSWhatWeHave and
http://www.techmeet.org/txt/CMSWhatWeWant

Here are responses that people made.
http://techmeet.sarava.org/English/CMSSurveyReportDrupal
http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-cms/2007-February/0222-0h.html
http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-cms/2007-February/0213-bj.html

Other resources posted
http://docs.indymedia.org/view/Devel/ImcDrupalDev - the Drupal Doc site 
Wiki contains a lot of the below links.
http://phillymedia.wikispaces.com/ - The PhillyIMC drupal
http://worcesteractivist.org/wiki/Building_an_Indymedia_site_on_Drupal - 
WoosterHowTo
http://www.ucimc.org/wiki/index.php/Drupal_Migration - Urbana-Champaign 
IMC migration HowTo
http://docs.indymedia.org/view/Local/ImcBoston - has a section about 
moving over from Dada to Drupal
http://lists.indymedia.org/pipermail/imc-cms/2007-January/0126-lq.html - 
is a post about Dada-Drupal but most of the links are down and the IMC 
is still on Dada from what I can tell. I e-mailed the author to see if 
they had usable code.


Development will be coordinated via e-mail on 
imc-cms at lists.indymedia.org and #cms but I think that a repository for 
Drupal specific docs and analysis would be useful. I will also post this 
to the Indymedia group on http://groups.drupal.org.

The next step is setting up a meeting on IRC for everyone interested. 
I'm on EST - in the US, and I know that Ekes is in CET in Europe and I 
remember their being quite a few devs in Australia years ago when I was 
trying to organize this.

Who wants to help with Team Drupal ?



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