Troubadour CMS 2009-10-17 13:04 GMT
|Keywords:||podcast, open source, CMS, PHP, XML, GPL, multi-user|
Troubadour is free open source content management system (CMS) originally built for multi-user podcast (audio and video) and creating multimedia presentations in educational environment. Since of version 0.7 Troubadour manages ordinary websites and blogs as well. It is programmed with PHP 5 and the databases are XML-driven - no separate database installation (eg. MySQL) is needed.
Dedicated in delivering audio files via web browser interface or via podcast feeds. Every web interface view corresponds to an identical podcast feed, so in addition to main feed you have automatically separate feeds for every organization, keyword, category or author.
You can also create multimedia presentations by combining audio and slides.
Background and future plans
I started developing Troubadour as a part of podcast project for my work at University of Helsinki, from Summer 2008 to Fall 2009. Now I'm continuing the development in my free time, and it's future is secured since I'm moving all my web site projects on this engine. The future hopes includes developing it into a full flavored and flexible CMS with rich multimedia features. However, I can't say anything about speed of the progress - I will add new features when I need them, and also when/if someone hires me to do something in it. Actually much is done already, the main question is finishing the features and making some more up-to-date.
These open source programs are included or partially adapted in the program.