View Full Version : Should i wait for Hotaru?
01-01-2010, 02:15 PM
I am toying around with building a social bookmarking site, right now I have just installed SWCMS, i'm wondering should I continue down that path or wait for Hotaru? is a lot going to be transferable..
Seem to be stuck between, nothing I can sink my teeth into here (ie: nothing can start to work on on a test server) and a working platform over there with little or no plans for future development.
What would you suggest ? apart from waiting ;)
Welcome to Hotaru CMS!
Let's see now... it really depends on your ability. If you're able to make Wordpress plugins, then roll up your sleeves and grab the Hotaru 1.0 branch off the SVN - I could use the help! If you're more into CSS and making themes, you could get Hotaru 0.8.2 from the SVN trunk and start making a theme for it. It can be upgraded to Hotaru 1.0 later.
SWCMS templates can't be transferred to Hotaru, although most of the main database tables can.
If you'd rather wait, it shouldn't be more than a couple of weeks before testing can begin. Follow my blog or the Event Stream on Assembla for progress updates.
01-01-2010, 08:28 PM
I think that an export possiblity should be a priority (pligg>hotaru, swcms>hotaru)
Do you think it could be a full export like moving comments etc?
We already have a Pligg Importer (http://hotarucms.org/showthread.php?82-Pligg-Importer-0-7) plugin which works for SWCMS, too.
01-25-2010, 06:01 AM
Do you think hotaru is ready for a live site yet?its got all the functionalty built in already that I'm lookng for and at 1.04 it should be relatively mature?
If you use Hotaru live, please make daily backups. It may be 1.0.4, but it is extremely under-tested. You'd need hundreds or even thousands of people to test it before you can call it mature. We've had maybe a dozen. :o
01-25-2010, 06:32 AM
That's fair, but I think having someone run a live site is one way of going about that, I think with the daily backups I should be fine. I found out about this project over at socialcmsbuzz a while ago and the development speed has really impressed me.
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