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'beacon' is a simple date and category-driven Web site publishing system. It looks like a blog, but behaves like a Wiki. It features Wiki article formatting and linking, hierarchical categorisation of articles, customisable menus, file upload and inclusion in article content, RSS feeds, article commenting, open or restricted editing, a templated design, Captcha security, a database abstraction layer (works with many types of databases), multilingual support (content and interface), and spell checking, all in a 1MB footprint.


Download version 0.1.6 (alpha)
released on 19 June 2005


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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey12 July 2005

Leaders and contributors

Tom Calthrop Maintainer
See the CREDITS.txtS file in the distribution for a complete list Contributor

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Bug Tracking VCS Repository Webview
Developer,Support E-mail

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite cron (for bulk newsletters)
Weak prerequisite aspell (for spell checking)
Source requirement GDlib 2.0 or later
Required to use PHP 4.x

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 January 2008.


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