phildeman has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Anyone use perl portal? Are you using home grown or Open Source? If open source which one? Do you like it? What are the pros and cons? -Phil-

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Re: Perl Portals
by jZed (Prior) on Jul 19, 2006 at 21:45 UTC
    Yes, you are using a perl portal ... perlmonks which is based on the everything. I've used Kwiki as a "portal" and liked it. Maybe you should define what you mean by a portal and then we can answer your question better. CMS (Content Management Systems) are often forms of portals and there are numerous perl implementations but maybe that's not what you're after.
      Use of a portal designed to provide access to multiple application via channel portlet, with single sign on. Where users can customize their colors and sometimes the skin layout.
        I find that definition to be about the same as the definition for "website" and not very helpful in determining what you are looking for.
Re: Perl Portals
by Joost (Canon) on Jul 19, 2006 at 21:54 UTC
      "portal" means highly efficient integrated distributed solution, it deploys only leader software techniques, quality approved bla-bla-bla-bla......


Re: Perl Portals
by shonorio (Hermit) on Jul 19, 2006 at 22:43 UTC
    I'm not sure if you are talking about CMS, if yes you can try WebGUI.

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Re: Perl Portals
by lhoward (Vicar) on Jul 20, 2006 at 12:17 UTC
    I've been a bit of a heretic lately & using Drupal (php based) for that kind of work. I recommend checking out the CMS Matrix, you can easily use it to search for ones that might be interesting by features, platform and language. I have not yet tried it myself, but I have heard good buzz around WebGUI as a portal platform. A recent perlcast had an interview about it.


Re: Perl Portals
by astroboy (Chaplain) on Jul 20, 2006 at 09:55 UTC

    Metadot is a Perl portal. I've not used it myself, but I've heard that it's well reguarded from people that have used it.

    Googling "Perl Portal" returns a helluva lot of results.