It is my pleasure to announce the first Beta Release of Xaraya (.900). This release is the culmination of nearly a year's worth of hard work and undying dedication to creating. All of the developers on the project have devoted many hours to where we are today. The first Beta release for Xaraya is intended to capture a baseline of what needs to be accomplished before the final release. This is merely another step in the long journey that began with PHP Nuke, and then PostNuke for many of us.
The High level features of Xaraya:
A highly modular system. No longer is there a need to change core scripts in order to accomplish a deed. With the Xaraya Event System, you can plug into the core where and when you need.
With the modular design, there is also a high degree of re-usable code. With the Xaraya Hooks System, you are able to add different presentation layers to nearly any module. Want comments for your users, but not for your articles? Xaraya does just that, with the same comment system. Ever wanted a global categories system? Xaraya does just that.
Complete control over the output via templating from themes. This means that any one theme can control the entire look and feel of the layout for your website, while another theme could present the output in a complete opposite manner. No longer are you constrained by the whims of hardcoding presentation within modules or core.
With Xaraya's Dynamic Data Model, you are able to redesign the data structure of modules. Need to capture different user data? Dynamic Data can do that for you, and you can export the data structure to other websites in need.
With the Xaraya Article System, no longer do you need to install multiple modules that do similar acts. Xaraya comes pre-configured with News, Documents, Links, Reviews, and FAQ. It doesn't end there though. You can add article types as needed.
Xaraya also comes with modular authentication. This means that authentication methods such as LDAP, PAM, etc are possible. Xaraya comes with a working LDAP module and we are actively developing new plugin systems.
Xaraya employees an unique administration system, which allows quick navigation for quick administration.
Xaraya also has a very quick installation method to get you off the ground running very quickly. The installation will install your database, and also check for several configuration values about your server.
Xaraya also offer short url support in many modules. This allows your website to have nicer url's than many CMS packages out there.
The feature and benefits don't stop with this blurb. Please take a moment to try Xaraya, it will be the last CMS that you will install.
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