[TYPO3] SPAM-LOW: Re: Typo3 vs other CMSs

Dmitry Dulepov typo3 at accio.lv
Wed Jul 12 14:25:43 CEST 2006


Ryan Off wrote:
> I completely agree. I switched from Mambo to Typo3 about a year and a 
> half ago and I still am wondering if it was a good idea. The amount of 
> time it has taken me to learn how to get the basic modules installed 
> (newsletter mailer, members area, document management, photo gallery, 
> news listings) and working has been tremendous.

Hm, it is usally a couple of clicks in EM ;)

> Most of these modules 
> should all be a standard part of any CMS core functionality.

I do not use most from your list and I am happy they are not in the core :)

> And most importantly, my least favorite part of Typo3, TEMPLATES! Why 
> does Typo3 not have a gallery on the web where you can view templates 
> and in one or two clicks have them apply to your installation?!!

Great! Create one! Why did not you do it? :)

> And why is there no active Bullitin Board for Typo3.org???!!!  Much 
> easier to use search through than a mailing list!!

Go to lists.netfielders.de and search!

> each extensions takes a few hours to understand, learn 
> how to install it, and build the necessary structure in Typo3 to handle 
> the extension.

Disagree. There some extensions that needs learning but noone with basic 
skills will spend hours learning, for example, mininews.

> Another major Typo3 problem is bugs. I have found a tremendous amount of 
> them in all sorts of extensions. Hopefully by Typo3 7.0 it will be ready 
> for the masses, but as is, get ready for a lot of learning and a lot of 
> the Typo3 community pointing your to go back and re-read the 
> over-elaborate and complex documents on Templating and Typoscript.

Do not mix typo3 core with extensions. Core is developed by a dedicated 
team and have a very good quality control. Extension can be developed by 
anyone and correctness of its code depends only on the author.

For example, I know that I can trust anything that has sr_ or kb_ prefixes.

> For the next few 
> versions, I would love to see a new fresh look at templates

Use templavoila, it is available for 1.5 years already!

"It is our choices, that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities." (A.P.W.B.D.)

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