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|Version download=https://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/beacon/beacon_0_2_1.tar.tgz
|Version download=https://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/beacon/beacon_0_2_1.tar.tgz
|Last review by=Bendikker
|Last review by=Bendikker
|Last review date=2018/11/24
|Last review date=2018/12/02
|Submitted by=Genium
|Submitted by=Genium
|Submitted date=2016/12/30
|Submitted date=2016/12/30
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|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
|Resource kind=VCS Repository Webview
|Resource URL=https://cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/beacon/
|Resource URL=https://cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/beacon/
|Resource kind=Mailing List
|Resource URL=https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/help-gnu-utils/
|Resource kind=Mailing List
|Resource URL=https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-gnu-utils/

Revision as of 02:09, 2 December 2018



Simple date and category-driven Web publishing system.

'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.



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version 0.2.1 (alpha)
released on 12 November 2005



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OpenPGP signature URL: https://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/beacon/beacon_0_2_1.tar.tgz.sig

User level



Accepts cryptocurrency donations.


VCS Checkout

cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.savannah.gnu.org:/sources/beacon co beacon


Related Projects



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Leaders and contributors

Tom Calthrop maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Savannah (Ref)https://savannah.gnu.org/projects/beacon/
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/beacon/
Mailing Listhttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/gnu-system-discuss/
VCS Repository Webviewhttps://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/beacon/

Software prerequisites

Source requirement LibGD 2.0 or later
Required to usePHP 4.x
Weak prerequisitecron (for bulk newsletters)
Weak prerequisiteaspell (for spell checking)

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 21 January 2019.


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