Just a little while ago we passed the 2500 commits mark in our Nooku Framework SVN. With all the work being done this little milestone almost slipped under the radar. Time for a little celebration!
Some facts. When we made the Nooku Framework codebase available on Sourceforge a little over a year ago the commit counter was at 1218. Today with all spaces combined we are nearing 3250 commits, that’s 2000 commits in one year. Amazing !
Nooku is slowly earning it’s spot with the big boys as you can see from the graph (taken from Ohloh) below. Not bad huh !
A year ago Steve Burge from Alledia wrote a blog post titled : Joomla Goes CCKrazy taking a closer look at the CCK explosion in the Joomla ecosystem. In his post Steve defines a CCK as :
- any extension which allows to move beyond the text and title options provided by Joomla’s com_content, and choose your own fields and options.
- any extension which also moved beyond the section/category hierarchy of Joomla 1.5 and 1.5.
Today the Joomla extensions site counts not less then 10 GPL licensed CCK solutions. All of which add advanced content management capabilities to Joomla. In a sense, each of the CCK solutions are mini CMS systems wrapped inside a Joomla extension.
Are CCK’s the answer to innovating Joomla ? I don’t believe so. One of the reasons I choose Mambo for my first web project back in the days was because it was easy to use and easy to extend. As a user I could set it up in 5 min, just running through the installer, and as a developer I could extend it in 5 min, just looking at the code.
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