Lenya Reviewers Guide
The information in this page is mostly outdated, and the USPs do not reflect many innovations taking place in Lenya 2.0. -- JörnNettingsmeier 2007-07-30 12:42:15
This document is for you if you either
- heard about Lenya and are trying to get an idea if you should seriously consider it or
- you are doing research on Open Source CMS in general and need the five minute summary of Lenya
Why is it called Lenya?
It is a combination of the names of MichaelWechner's children Levi and Vanya.
USPs (Unique Selling Prepositions)
- Based on Apache Cocoon, a rock-solid java-based XML framework that is used by a number of heavy duty mission critical applications
- Content written is held in XML, not in any proprietary format or database
- Browser based WYSIWYG editing: Editors don't need a special client
- Arbitrary choice of CSS, Layout, Navigation, etc. - Lenya sites don't look like Lenya sites
- Promising roadmap: Implementation of major relevant JSRs planned
Technologies and Standards