2 Sep 2002 Apakuni   » (Journeyer)

My first blog entry. What a momentous occasion. Surely the OS world has been holding it's collective breath for just this moment. :)

This weekend, I learned more about Debian administration than I ever thought I would want or need. :) Working hand in hand (really more like lead by the nose by) with experienced Linux Admins ... Bone, Rabbitt, Miko, Jan and Ike ... the development server for our as project-to-be-named-later was brought online. Minor tweaks and enhancements are till forthcoming, but CVS, Mailman, Squirrelmail, Webmin, IRCD and other useful dev communication tools are now active. Woot! Many thanks to the aforementioned Linux admins. I'd also like to give props to Grepper and Carbon on #kde-debian on irc.us.freenode.net. Thanks for the help with XFree configs.

Some would call our project a "fork" from Postnuke, a PHP-based portal/CMS/community system in turn derived from PHP-Nuke and Thatware. However, calling the project a fork would be erroneous. Project X (as we currently call it) is lead by John Cox, one of the two surviving/active PostNuke founders and author of the original Postnuke Vision document. For a variety of reasons outlined at www.dinerminor.com, John struck out on his own and 99% of the core development team decided to follow him.

I think I speak for the rest of the Project X team when I say that the emails/IMs of support and good tidings we've received from the community of Postnuke users and module developers has been very much appreciated. We were already jazzed about seeing the 1.0 vision through to reality, and the community response has only fueled our desire to build the best OS CMS available.

Now that our development server is up an running. The team is hard at work preparing a public site to share information about the development and release cycle, as well as other aspects of the project. Stay tuned.

Love, peace and bacon grease! :)

Doug Daulton (apakuni)

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