'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.
released on 19 June 2005
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2orlater||Janet Casey||12 July 2005|
Leaders and contributors
|See the CREDITS.txtS file in the distribution for a complete list||Contributor|
Resources and communication
|Bug Tracking||VCS Repository Webview||https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/beacon|
|Developer||VCS Repository Webview||http://savannah.gnu.org/cvs/?group=beacon|
|Required to use||PHP 4.x|
|Weak prerequisite||cron (for bulk newsletters)|
|Weak prerequisite||aspell (for spell checking)|
|Source requirement||GDlib 2.0 or later|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 7 January 2008.