Forum OpenACS Development: Response to Webmin-like control package?

Posted by Michael Feldstein on
The right answer probably depends on whose problem you're
trying to solve. If the idea is to clone Webmin for current
OpenACS users, then creating a Webmin plugin and getting
OpenACS community folks to use it and whine about it for a
while might be the best way to start scoping out a replacement.
If, on the other hand, you are more tightly focused on reducing
the barrier to entry for potential OpenACS or OpenACS-based
vertical app users, then you probably want to identify the specific
tasks that are (a) important for them to be able to handle and (b)
realistic to expect them to be able to handle and build a
no-compromises UI with tightly focused functionality (and maybe
one that sets some defaults that are likely to work in typical
cases at the expense of some flexibility).