Forum OpenACS Q&A: Demo

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1: Demo
Posted by Andrew S on
Is there a site where people can play around with the OpenACS admin and content-editing features?
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2: Re: Demo (response to 1)
Posted by Tilmann Singer on
Something like freezope.org would be cool for OpenACS too, but as far as I know it does not exist. Also I think Zope is more customizable without requiring file system access so there is more to try with web access only then you could experiment with OpenACS over web only.
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3: Re: Demo (response to 1)
Posted by Carl Robert Blesius on
Andrew,

Great that you are stirring spirits around here.

You can use the .LRN/OpenACS test servers to get a feel for some of the packages. Content-editing features are NOT very prominent on these servers *right now*

http://dotlrn.collaboraid.net/test/

.LRN is one of the first vertical (pre-packaged) applications built using the OpenACS toolkit (basically just a collection of different OpenACS packages polished for learning communities).

If you are not frightened off by some of our resident OpenACS ghouls you might want to look at Edit-This-Page after going through the installation graveyard (if you do decide to stick around make sure to collect some momentum as you prepare to pass through the yard... otherwise you might get stuck in the cob webs, or run into scary black cats, pumpkins, and bats). If you make it through you will realize that OpenACS allows you to do some powerfully good web magic.

Happy Halloween!

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4: Re: Demo (response to 1)
Posted by Andrew S on
Thanks Carl.  Happy Halloween to you also.

Those ghouls that you brought up can be a problem.  Life is short -- who needs ghouls to make it shorter?

I did try the .LRN site a bit last night.  Maybe I'll look at it some more.

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5: Re: Demo (response to 4)
Posted by Carl Robert Blesius on
OpenACS ghouls a problem? They make life shorter? I disagree. They make life more interesting and quite possibly longer -- when asked tactfully (by decreasing the time it take to solve a problem so you have time for other things). Good luck on your search and keep in mind that the ghouls around here are many steps above the run-of-the-mill ghouls that you are going find elsewhere (unless of course the community you decide to join is brain dead).