Forum OpenACS Improvement Proposals (TIPs): Re: TIP#40: (Vetoed) New introductory text on home page
Are design features of scalability and serving community-size memberships no longer significant development criteria?
Has OpenACS changed that much since circa 4.6 becoming stable, when I believe this last description was refined?
How does the new description identify OpenACS as something different than any LAMP solution?
Um, it doesn't at all, not even vaguely, and that's bad. No matter what you change the blurb to, the words "scaleable" and "community" should probably always be in there somehow.
Since the beginning of ACS, it seems on of the fundamental OpenACS claims has always been something along the lines of, "OpenACS is 'close to the database'; we're better at data modeling and our toolkit uses and leverages the RDBMS better than any other." I think that's both accurate and very valuable, but I can't think of any sane way to include it in the front blurb - and I guess it really doesn't go there anyway; it should be in the technical orientation/marketing literature instead.