Self-maintained semantic blogging platform

Hi all!

I really need to start blogging, and I've been trying to install a blogging 
platform on my server for quite some time. Now, I've decided I really need 
to get it running. 

My requirements are fairly light, except that it should do semwebby 
goodness more or less out of the box. I will write a blog, but also have a 
small number of more static pages, like a resume. Other than that a key 
requirement is bilinguality. I'll write most of my posts in English, but 
some in my native Norwegian. Also, some kind of categorization is required, 
preferably one tree or graph with bilingual labels. For example, I hope to 
get the posts I categorize Semantic Web in English onto planetrdf. 
In the case where a client has an Accept header including both Norwegian 
and English, they should get both in the listings, whereas if they only 
have Norwegian, they get only Norwegian, but with links to override. The 
default would be English only.

I've  had Drupal running on the box for while. They appear to have done a 
lot of great work, and I'd like to support it as well as get the benefits. 
There's one catch that's pretty important: I have a bunch of systems 
running on my box and very little time to maintain it. I depend completely 
on Debian and its security updates, and that it has to be very little extra 
effort involved in day-to-day maintainance beyond what is provided by 
Debian. It should install, configure and then just work. The main problem I 
have with Drupal is that it seems to require a lot of attention beyond this 
workflow. Also, I had some problems with the i18n support. And some time 
ago, I did an upgrade of the Drupal 7 backports, and I guess it is a reason 
why they are backports, but it appears to have broken my setup completely. 
I suppose Drupal was overkill for my purpose to begin with, but then, you 
can never have too much overkill, I figured. ;-)

So, perhaps Drupal isn't what I would want. what do you think? One thing I 
do know is that I don't want to  do what Mark Birbeck did:
I want to host the whole solution myself on my Debian box. It has the 
resources, it already runs MySQL and Postgres, an Apache server and a lot 
of other stuff, and it has plenty of capacity.

Now, I figured this would be something this group would have a general idea 
about, and I'd like to hear your suggestions, which, I suspect, would not 
only be relevant to me.



Received on Monday, 3 December 2012 22:25:19 UTC