Check Fredrik Lundh’s review of Chandler. I personally couldn’t agree more!
Archive for April, 2003
A new version of Papercut is available for download. Papercut is a news server written in Python. Its main objective is to integrate existing web based message board software (Phorum is one of the supported ones) with an Usenet front-end. However, its extensibility enables developers to write their own containers for the storage of the Usenet articles (messages). That means that the code is extensible enough that _you_ could write new containers to integrate the news server with other web message board projects or even other ways to store the messages.
I love working on this project – the possibilities for novel uses of it are really endless. It even looks like someone else might want to use the mbox integration :)
Wow, I just tried the first release (0.1) of Chandler and boy, it needs to improve a lot. Whenever I first heard of this new project it seemed kind of interesting, with the whole peer to peer concept applied to PIM applications.
However, the system seemed pretty slow and un-responsive. I love writing stuff in Python (see my NTTP server project written in 100% pure Python), but I’m thinking that a scripting language was not the best choice for Chandler.
I understand that this is the first release of Chandler, and that things will change a lot in further releases, but I didn’t get impressed with any of the available features.
It’s not every day that you find a truly amazing piece of software that makes you jealous for not having something as polished as that. Take a look on silverorange‘s Intranet software demonstration and see for yourself.
I hope one day I have enough money to get a good designer to help me improve Eventum‘s interface. I want something as polished as that one!
My new article about the integration of PEAR::DB and Smarty is finally up on O’Reilly OnLamp.com:
Check it out!