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Drupal: vote up or down

Doug wrote:
> and construct the pages.  A little bit of clicking around, and a name
> that pops up a few times is drupal (also a friend used it to set up a
> schools web site).  Anyone here have experience/opinions about this
> "content management system"?  I have done nothing with <?php/> or
> mysql, but work daily with postgresql.  I have ordered a book on both
> php and mysql.  The folks over at drupal claim they are trying it make
> it so you don't have to know what all is going on with those 50 tables
> in the mysql database (but it might help).
> Before I dive in, any advice?

I like drupal for a couple reasons.  First, it's got an active
security-announce list that posts important security-related fixes
( ; box in lower left side).

Second, I've never written a php program in my life, and my sql skills are
pretty basic.  So those aren't skills you need unless you're writing your own
theme or plugin.

It seems pretty stable, security-wise.  The vast majority of the messages on
the security-announce list are about contributed plugins, almost none are
about the core.  It also gives me confidence that some high-profile sites
(like use it.


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