[Handel] Looking Ahead: Handel 1.0 and Mango
A.Ford at ford-mason.co.uk
Mon Apr 24 13:37:37 CEST 2006
Christopher H. Laco wrote:
> I'm starting to look ahead to Handel 1.0, and refactoring some of the
> nonsense out of the current Handel release. I've started to gather my
> thoughts on the 1.0 wiki page:
> If there is something missing, or something you would like to see, feel
> free to add it to the wiki.
> On a somewhat related note, I'm also gathering ideas for Mango, a
> Catalyst/Handel based ecommerce package. You can also find that page in
> the wiki:
> As with the Handel roadmap above, feel free to add any features you
> would like to see in such a package.
This looks like it could be interesting. I just started a new job and
have little time for writing code outside of work at the moment, so I
had a look at ZenCart (www.zencart.com). I shudder at PHP, but PHP apps
like this are simple to install and configure (until you want to do
something a bit out of the ordinary). Catalyst and Perl could do with a
complete ecommerce package that competed with ZenCart, osCommerce, etc
on the ease of use front, but that was also secure and extensible (I've
looked at interchange and that I thought was overly complex).
ZenCart and osCommerce might be good sources of inspiration for Mango
(although some of the implementation details of those two packages are a
I've added a couple of items to the admin section of the
Mango::ProposedFeatures page and will try to follow this project.
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