Forum OpenACS Q&A: Dynamic Publishing System
Karl's Dynamic Publishing System working with OpenACS? (URL:
Since 4.0 is going to be a total reorganization of the ACS, with 3.3 being a large step from 3.2, at the moment our goal is to firm up a 3.2 final release. We may skip 3.3 altogether and just work on 4.0.
Of course, if you're interested in porting Karl's stuff now, no one's going to tell you not to! This is just our thinking at the moment. 4.0's going to be a lot of grungy, grungy work...
I know Karl's system is only one of several different ways aD is looking at to separate out presentation, and I have no idea what the others are, but ACS 4.0 will be pretty slick if Karl's system is used.
Where I work we've been using it now for about a week and our "content" and graphics people feel newly empowered, I don't get pestered to go in and modify .tcl code as much. I'd actually hope aD would release it as a completely stand-alone system for AOLserver, in addition to rolling it in as an option for ACS Classic.