So, it’s been a heck of a weekend, and I thought I would give an update on where the project is at the moment.
We’ve encountered (and resolved) 9 issues & enhancements, released 3 hotfix versions to resolve these and the application is now starting to feel more stable. There is a few issues on Linux, and some issues inter-operating with some domains created on other software, but those aside, we’re in a good spot.
We will be going to 1.0.0 as soon as the Linux and domain issues are resolved and then I’ll publish a MacOS version.
What is becoming plainly obvious to me is that Safe-CMS isn’t extensible enough, most users aren’t capable of writing HTML and CSS and I don’t want to force some half-assed solution which other people will have to opt out of.
As a result, I’m going to implement a simple Safe-CMS plugin layer, which allows people to easily import things like Template settings (the ability to configure colours, images, etc), post settings (much of the same), automated generation of index.html, etc.
i’m not sure exactly what this will look like yet and it’s something I need to think about, but I think it’s a good next step in making this tool more usable for the every day person.
Also, just to mention, myself and @AndyAlban will be attending this years SAFE Network Developer Conference, we will be giving away a couple of fancy shmancy templates to a couple of lucky conference attendees.