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DJDrD
Is XOOPS for me and does it have a future?
  • 2007/10/11 4:55

  • DJDrD

  • Just popping in

  • Posts: 18

  • Since: 2006/7/26


Hi,

I used XOOPS some time ago and loved it!
but then after an upgrade-gone-wrong with Fantastico never got back to it.

When I could get back to XOOPS the module repository was closed. It is now open- Yay!

Why i like xoops-
pretty simple to set up
i like the My Reviews module
MyAlbum-P was a good gallery


But now there seems to be a lot of worrying messages in News and the forums.

So, what is the future of XOOPS?
Will it be an ongoing CMS?
Are developers of modules moving to other platforms (postnuke, joomla, drupal, etc.)?

I know it is open source and accept the risks with that (well, some of them, hence my post) and appreciate the efforts of all involved but should I be moving away from this CMS to another, with a less fractious development team?




I guess, the posts and news sections have me spooked.

cheers,
DJDrD

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MadFish
Re: Is XOOPS for me and does it have a future?
  • 2007/10/11 5:46

  • MadFish

  • Friend of XOOPS

  • Posts: 1056

  • Since: 2003/9/27


It has a lot of people spooked. However, there are some news posted today which gives us hope that the various factions have begun to talk with each other, and that hopefully that some agreement on the future management of XOOPS will be reached soon.

So, I guess that means wait a bit and see what happens.

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Sublime
Re: Is XOOPS for me and does it have a future?
  • 2007/10/11 5:57

  • Sublime

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  • Since: 2006/5/23


Yeah, never, ever, ever use fantastico lol.

I was brought into XOOPS by Mr. Theme a couple years ago, to be honest I didn't really like it at first, but it grew on me and now my own business site is running XOOPS.

What you're basically saying is: I don't want to put time into a XOOPS site just for it to become a dead CMS in the near future. I really wouldn't worry about that

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DJDrD
Re: Is XOOPS for me and does it have a future?
  • 2007/10/11 6:05

  • DJDrD

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  • Since: 2006/7/26


Quote:

MadFish wrote:
It has a lot of people spooked. However, there are some news posted today which gives us hope that the various factions have begun to talk with each other, and that hopefully that some agreement on the future management of XOOPS will be reached soon.

So, I guess that means wait a bit and see what happens.



Thanks, Madfish. I hope it will be resolved soon as I really want to get my photo gallery and reviews section up and running.

I find other CMS's a bit of a hassle, really.

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DJDrD
Re: Is XOOPS for me and does it have a future?
  • 2007/10/11 6:08

  • DJDrD

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Quote:

Sublime wrote:
Yeah, never, ever, ever use fantastico lol.


nod. oh well, live and learn...

Quote:


What you're basically saying is: I don't want to put time into a XOOPS site just for it to become a dead CMS in the near future. I really wouldn't worry about that



exactly what I am saying
the fact that a lot of people still run businesses using XOOPS lends confidence to my decision to proceed.

cheers,
DJDrD

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svaha
Re: Is XOOPS for me and does it have a future?
  • 2007/10/11 7:14

  • svaha

  • Just can't stay away

  • Posts: 896

  • Since: 2003/8/2 2


No worry, XOOPS will survive, in a year or so you can buy it in your local software store.
What doesn't kill me,
makes me stronger.

http://exm.amevita.eu
http://www.amevita.eu
http://www.alohaspirit.nl

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alitan
Re: Is XOOPS for me and does it have a future?
  • 2007/10/11 7:36

  • alitan

  • Quite a regular

  • Posts: 399

  • Since: 2004/3/14


Sorry, you might find a better solution to your CMS needs somewhere else, these people are all eager to power, and probably XOOPS will not that of a future... seek for a CMS that will have a future... or stick with unchangable XOOPS forever... Chances are, the issues would not be resolved... as they haven't for about 2-3 years...
Alitan
P.S.--> Joomla has great options... might wanna consider it when choosing a new CMS
My Persian Xoops Project:
http://www.MPXP.org

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thebigkk
Re: Is XOOPS for me and does it have a future?
  • 2007/10/11 11:31

  • thebigkk

  • Not too shy to talk

  • Posts: 103

  • Since: 2003/10/27


.

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Anonymous
Re: Is XOOPS for me and does it have a future?
  • 2007/10/11 11:55

  • Anonymous

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  • Since:


Quote:
Sublime wrote:

I really wouldn't worry about that


I agree with that.

There's a very strong affinity for XOOPS within the xoops.org community and no-one here actually wants it to fail (except one or two trouble-making trolls ).

Even if "the project" were to come to grief, it lives on in other guises (I'm not going to name 'em as that might seem like I'm endorsing/recommending them and/or planning to move myself - I'm not!). Indeed, there's a thread in the forums today......

Use XOOPS if it suits your needs better than any other CMS

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Peekay
Re: Is XOOPS for me and does it have a future?
  • 2007/10/11 11:57

  • Peekay

  • XOOPS is my life!

  • Posts: 2335

  • Since: 2004/11/20


I'm optimistic the future of XOOPS will be assured based on it's merits as a CMS. It's a good job it's future doesn't depend on sales, because at present, I doubt there would be any.
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