[music-dsp] maintaining musicdsp.org

Bastian Schnuerle bastian.schnuerle at silberstein.de
Thu Apr 5 16:03:21 EDT 2012


just did wordpress for a friend .. looks nice .. +1 ..

Am 05.04.2012 um 21:50 schrieb douglas repetto:

>
> I think even Wordpress would work very well for the content on  
> musicdsp.org. I agree a full drupal site seems like overkill!
>
> douglas
>
> On 4/5/12 10:05 AM, Bjorn Roche wrote:
>>
>> On Apr 5, 2012, at 4:53 AM, Ross Bencina wrote:
>>
>>> Hey Bjorn,
>>>
>>> On 5/04/2012 1:52 AM, Bjorn Roche wrote:
>>>> Any thoughts about modernizing the whole thing with a fresh CMS?
>>>> I think it would be easier to maintain, have built-in spam
>>>> filters, and it would be easier to have multiple people do the
>>>> work. Plus it would look more attractive. I don't think it would
>>>> take much effort to redo the whole thing in, say, drupal.
>>>
>>> Have you ever set up a Drupal site? I have. It is not for
>>> small-time, non-commercial, low-maintenance overhead projects
>>> imho.
>>
>> Yes. Quite a few.
>>
>>> Imho it would be a huge job to port the current site to Drupal and
>>> there is a lot of ongoing maintenance required to keep security
>>> patches up to date etc etc.
>>
>> Yes. The biggest problem is security updates. You are right: major
>> PITA factor. This can be mitigated by a hosted solution, or a
>> multi-site install where someone is already monitoring the site for
>> security updates. But, at the end of the day, that might not be
>> realistic.
>>
>>> Doing the theme port alone would be a lot of work.
>>
>> I would not dream of porting the existing theme, but rather use a
>> new, or built-in theme.
>>
>>> Unless I'm completely out of touch it is really non-trivial to set
>>> up something like musicdsp.org in Drupal with adequate spam
>>> filtering. The standard Drupal capcha solution (Mollom) is not
>>> great -- in my experience it flags a lot of false positives (spam
>>> that isn't spam).
>>
>> Mollom sucks. Captchas alone catch the vast majority of spam. The
>> rest can be handled with moderation.
>>
>>> Anyway, this is really just a vote against Drupal for musicdsp.org,
>>> not against using a CMS.
>>>
>>> I actually think the current ad-hoc php solution is not so bad --
>>> but Bram knows more about these things than me.
>>
>> Recaptcha could be added to the existing site with fairly little
>> effort, but there are other advantages to a CMS: they are easier to
>> team-manage, organize, and they have a number of potentially useful
>> features like taxonomies (giving the ability to tag and categorize
>> algos by language and purpose for example.)
>>
>> bjorn
>>
>> ----------------------------- Bjorn Roche http://www.xonami.com Audio
>> Collaboration http://blog.bjornroche.com
>>
>>
>>
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