Forum OpenACS Q&A: ACS mentioned in CRMDaily.com
"RedHat CCM was originally a product called ACS, which was acquired when ArsDigita of Cambridge Massachussets was recently acquired. ACS stands for ArsDigita Community System, and works with an Oracle database at the back end. There is also a completely open version of ACS called OpenACS (www.openacs.org) which can use either Oracle or PostgreSQL as the backend data server. Incidentally, both products use AOLServer, another open-source product, as the actual web server."
I don't know if anyone reads the comments on this site, or even whether my comment will survive "editorial review," but I tried to get our name in there.
Incidentally, both products use AOLServer, another open-source product, as the actual web server.
Incidentally, this is factually incorrect. RedHat CCM, nee ACSJ, does not use AOLServer.
I'm asking, for there was no update since the press release and we would appreciate if you (or someone else from Redhat) could fill us in about Redhat plans w.r.t acs-java.
Also, IIRC, there used to be a forum for design discussions of acs-java which was restricted to employess-only at some stage and it's not currently available. Are there any plans to open that forum and/or make the archive available to the public?
As far as I know, CCM is going to be released RSN under some sort of
non-ADPL license. Richard Li may answer this in more detail.
Regarding community development, we will be migrating the arsdigita.com/bboards to a new Red Hat set of bboards (powered by CCM) in the coming months. Like everyone else, we need to balance resources and help our customers first, but we are committed to making this happen. We already are in Red Hat's bugzilla database (http://bugzilla.redhat.com) and we will be leveraging more of Red Hat's resources in the future.
Just to follow up on Neophytos's question about community contribution: is Redhat planning to port any of OpenACS's modules, the ones that aren't already there like wimpypoint, classifieds, over to CCM? If so, it would be useful if there was a list of these for people contemplating module development, so as to avoid duplication of work. A porting document would probably be useful too.
Anyway I'd like to add my thanks to Neophytos's for the updates.
I saw a demo at the aplaws conference a couple of weeks ago... very slick. Looks like it is the ACS Java cms with customisations. I am not sure what other modules have been ported.
It is available for download,and has been released under GPL licence. I will try and install it this weekend and will post results.
Wonder how this ties in with the stock RH CCM release. Both RH and the aplaws project management were talking about less than a year to a postgres version. Their paperwork regarding TCO only had Oracle licences for a year, following which the DB would be replaced by Postgres/RHDB.