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Last post Sep 08, 2011 04:54 PM by tomwayson
Aug 24, 2011 11:44 AM|LINK
Choice of SQL Compact or xml file
So to cover if the hoster does not yet support SQL Compact.
I wouldn't run a site off XML files. Most hosts don't support* SQL Compact, but if you upload to a host running .NET 4.0 via WebDeploy, the required DLLs will be included in the bin directory.
Otherwise, that's a nice set of features.
*By support, I mean that a few of them have a funny idea about file-based databases, and think they are nothing but performance problems waiting to happen. Therefore they say having an sdf file in App_Data is not something that is covered under their support
agreement, but you can still do it regardless.
Aug 24, 2011 11:56 AM|LINK
Yes I understand the xml file comment but getting a simple small datastore is a problem at times.
Yes very true about WebDeploy and the DLL's but on a number of hosts you still have a problem setting the permissions for the SQL Compact file after you upload them.
Aug 24, 2011 03:14 PM|LINK
Mike & Erik,
Maybe instead of starting another one you could help me with the one i started about month ago:
I would love to see some help with this project specially from people with your knowledge ...
You can download it from codeplex or via WebPI
and here is a link to Windows web app gallery:
Aug 24, 2011 03:37 PM|LINK
I WANT this project and you will be amazed at the number of people that may also. The problem with Orchard is the complexity. It is TOO big for a basic website which is what most websites out there are.
For most small businesses and users out there, what they want is a simple website that includes a Contact page, News page, About page, a Page that displays their products.
Orchard is great, but compared to most other CMS out there, it does NOT fit this profile. Out of the box, Orchard is not a ready for use. Sure you get it deployed easily, but then, it lacks some basic features you expect out of the box.
At a bare minimum, most PHp CMS out there, are fully functional websites that can easily be deployed without changes and get a fully functional site
I was thinking of starting of such a project myself, but it will be great for MS team to give us something that can then be extended.
Aug 25, 2011 12:33 AM|LINK
I would be interested in a CMS app for WebPages. I think the strength of WebPages is it's simplicity so it would be nice to see a CMS that is very simple and easy to set up. Something that a beginner could just drop into their root web site and have it
work, yet still be able to look into the files and understand how things work would be great.
Aug 25, 2011 01:30 PM|LINK
Yes, there is a need for a simple cms!
Perch is really interesting but in PHP.
Would really like to work on that too!
Aug 28, 2011 11:35 PM|LINK
I would love to see a simple CMS built on Web Pages. I've been working with Web Pages for the past few months and I like the simpilicity of the system. I would like to see a CMS where people can easily edit content and blog. What did you have in mind for
"did all the basics"?
Aug 30, 2011 09:28 PM|LINK
I am always interested in new software because one of the days, someone will actually build something that contains all the features that I like.
Aug 31, 2011 11:30 AM|LINK
I'm really interested in seeing something like that!
Something between QuickEdit.Helper and
Perch is really interesting in that regard, but runs on PHP.
Would even work on it, if it's open source! Please keep me informed!
Sep 08, 2011 04:54 PM|LINK
I wish this existed today - I'm looking at CMSs to replace an old DNN site that I'm taking over and none of the ASP options seem to work. Orchard is the best, but it's such a radically different architecture than the WebForms under DNN that there's no clean
migration path. I know WebPages is also radically different, but at least it's simpler.
Let me know if you get an open source project going. I'd love to contribute.