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Get the Smith Project some exposure.

Posted in ColdFusion by rip747 on February 5, 2007

A dumb request, but what the hell. Go digg the story about the Smith Project and give it some exposure. I’m very excited about the upcoming open source release as you all should be. Finally CF will have an open source version to take on PHP and ROR. Along with frameworks like Model-Glue and Reactor, it probably won’t be long before we start seeing CF ports of other open source web applications.

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  1. Adrock said, on February 5, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    Thanks for the heads up. I’ll be sure to bury the story.

    Considering how many tags/functions are missing this is yet another effort to try and bastardize the language. If I can’t port an existing CFMX7 app to it, then it’s not really a valid CFML engine is it?

    I’m sure open sourcing the engine is a direct result of a lack of motivation behind the project. Do you think the open source community will even keep up with CF8? Considering the lack of contributions CFEclipse is getting from the community (we are CF developers, not Java developers) this project may be dead in the water.

  2. rip747 said, on February 5, 2007 at 1:43 pm

    Everything has to start somewhere. Though not perfect by any means, the Smith Project is an excellent start at a free, open source CF alternative. PHP and ROR weren’t built in a night or a year, and neither will Smith.

    The CF community has a lot of great Java programmer in it and maybe some of them will want to contribute to Smith.

  3. Adam Ness said, on February 7, 2007 at 9:16 pm

    I put together a VMWare Player image runnig Smith and MySQL on a Ubuntu Server… I’m still working out whether I can post it to my website without breaking one of the 20 different licenses in use there, but If I can watch for it later tonight.


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