[Seaside] [RFT] New web project

Jason Rogers jacaetevha at gmail.com
Wed Nov 8 14:14:58 UTC 2006

Count me in!!! I have been thinking about this for a while.  My first
thoughts were to have Workspace scripting to create the initiail
pieces.  I was thinking that browser integration would be an add-on.

On 11/5/06, Jason Johnson <jbjohns at libsource.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I still have a ways to go on a few of my other projects, but I am close
> enough that I thought it might be a good time to start finding out who
> all would be interested in being involved in a project I want to do.
> Rails is getting a fair amount of exposure for being a frame work that
> easily does the CRUD that most web sites need in some form.  Joomla is a
> system that could be built on top of that, but isn't, it's in PHP.
> Joomla looks like the best system out there right now for setting up a
> web 2.0 site from scratch.  You can build the entire thing without doing
> any coding.  And lots of people (I mean *lots* of people) have written
> components for the system, so it can do most anything.
> But I think this could all be done in seaside.  And I think once it's in
> seaside it could be more successful.  It is one thing to write
> something, but it is something completely different to maintain it.  I
> can't believe it is easy to maintain a system as big as Joomla in a
> language like PHP.  And any language that doesn't have continuations is
> going to have to either simulate them manually, or do some other ugly
> hack to deal with how HTTP works.  So I think that if the system were
> done in seaside it would be a great deal less code, and therefor easier
> to maintain, extend, etc.
> So what I am looking for with this RFT (request for teamates :) ) email
> is, who would be interested in working on a project with this as a
> goal?  The first thing that needs to be done is RoR (Rails)
> functionality needs to be developed in Seaside.  By that I don't mean
> make the system exactly.  I think we can do better: no command line
> stuff, no file editing.  Everything from the browser.  Then after that,
> I think the next thing would be a build up of components.  Something
> that the Joomla-like system can be built out of.  In the end we want
> people to be able to make any kind of site they want, without touching
> code, command lines or anything else more then absolutely necessary.  I
> have one last component to this that I think will be the killer app that
> makes this the system everyone will want, but I'm not going to mention
> that directly on the list (it will be a surprise hopefully :) ).
> So... Who else would be interested in being involved in this?  I know
> Warren has expressed interest.  I know a few others have expressed
> interest in seeing it happen. :)  The more people the better, because
> there is a lot of work to be done.  And the sooner the better.
> Thanks,
> Jason
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Jason Rogers

"Where there is no vision, the people perish..."
    Proverbs 29:18

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