Drupal like cms

Hi Rails team,

How difficult to develop a Drupal like CMS in Rails? How long it will take?

If it takes one year to develop a CMS in rails then is that rubbish that have tutorials
that claim develop a blog in 15 minutes?

It would take less than a year to develop a CMS for a client (I’ve done it a NUMBER of times), but to develop a CMS framework like Drupal would take quite a while. Think about how long Drupal has been around and how many man years of effort have gone in to it.

You can develop a blog in 15-20 minutes, I’ve also put together some fairly complex CMS systems in a week or two of effort, but to build a complete framework that would compete with Drupal would take a large amount of effort.

Cheers,

Andy

Andy and Ramesh,

  Thanks for your views. I wonder why this is not taking up. I know drupal is stealth.

But with handy rails in hand, if we start now, in a year we could make not only drupal,
a double or triple that of a drupal. Because I believe that drupal with PHP, not that
easy to make upgrades other than the core drupal team.

Thanks for your views. I wonder why this is not taking up. I know drupal is stealth.

But with handy rails in hand, if we start now, in a year we could make not only drupal,
a double or triple that of a drupal. Because I believe that drupal with PHP, not that

easy to make upgrades other than the core drupal team.

I’d say that the reasons are:

  1. Ready-built CMS systems like this are normally for the less technically capable - with that in mind, hosting a PHP application is much easier on most hosts than a Rails site.

  2. If you want to use a CMS system, the current systems are easily good enough and you probably don’t care what programming language it’s written in.

  3. If you are technical and want a CMS system you can customise for your needs or your client’s needs, then Radiant is probably good enough to get you up and running.

  4. If you are custom designing a site for a client, it’s quick enough to throw a CMS system together using a couple of generators/themes and gems - or build your own the first time and then keep using them for each new client.

Just my 2p-worth

Cheers,

Andy

There’s some CMS on Rails already. Had no experience with them, usually you’re working on complex web services on Rails, rather than Business-card-like sites. But here is a list

http://gist.github.com/242751

I guess Radiant CMS is most well-known and with bigger community.