[Mono-dev] Open source CMS running on mono?

Vladimir Dimitrov vlad.dimitrov at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 09:43:57 UTC 2012

Manos looks cool if you want to rebuild everything from scratch. But I will need to use some web services and I may hit a wall there with it.


- Vladimir


From: Rafael Teixeira [mailto:monoman at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 2:51 PM
To: Vladimir Dimitrov
Cc: mono-devel-list at lists.ximian.com
Subject: Re: [Mono-dev] Open source CMS running on mono?


Xamarin site seems not to be done with a CMS but custom built with Rails or, perhaps, with something like Jackson Harper's Manos de Mono (less probable).

Rafael "Monoman" Teixeira
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On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 11:18 AM, Vladimir Dimitrov <vlad.dimitrov at gmail.com> wrote:

Hi everyone,


Did someone had any luck with running and using some of the ASP.NET based open source CMS systems out there? It turns out that many require some parts of mono or are too platform dependent to work on mono/linux. My findings so far are:


1.       Umbraco – my closest match for the needs. Very clean, MIT licensed, almost any structure can be done with it. Works with MySQL and can scale on multiple machine in the future (not absolutely needed at the moment). All the attempts to run it so far looks failing as it requires MVC3 and other parts that are missing (http://our.umbraco.org/m?mode=topic <http://our.umbraco.org/m?mode=topic&id=21337> &id=21337)

2.       mojoPortal – it is a little different than a pure CMS (more portal oriented) and at first glance it will not allow directly putting a page created by a designer to be placed directly, but rather adapted to the design style of this system (panel layouts, etc.)

3.       kooboo – looks promising. Did not take a very deep look, but it looks to be storing all the configuration locally in xml files which kind of sucks if we try to run the site on a cluster at some later point. They state that mono is supported.

4.       Cuyahoga – they say they support mono, but the project looks dead as the latest news on the site are from February 2011.

5.       Sunset – seems professionally built and used by big companies + supports mono, but non-free…


Does someone have tested any of these or have success/fail stories about them? I wonder what the Xamarin web site uses and if it is on Linux J


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