Inbetween contracts over the last year or so I have been beavering away building a CMS with a difference.

It's aimed at companies that have huge libraries of documents that every employee needs (operating procedures, handbooks, guides, etc) locked away in inflexible propriatory formats (aka Sharepoint/Confluence).

  • documents are stored in plain text (Markdown) files
  • the 'database' is a Git repository (but end-users needn't know!)
  • authors can work online using the web editor (but power users can clone the repo and work in whichever editor they like)
  • the documentation is 'published' to a static site, the theme can be customised (using CSS and HTML templates) by the company to match their styleguide

So, why am I posting here? Well, I can no longer see the wood for the trees. To the uninitiated, am I making sense? Is the website nonsense?

Please let me know, any feedback is welcome.

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Oh, and in case anyone hasn't guessed, the website is still in progress. A logo is in the works and the text needs some refinement.

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Just one. In the circles I run (trying not to get dizzy here) everytime we look at document and such management the principles always demand a no-Cloud system. That is a system we host inside the company on our servers.

Is there an option for that?

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Yep. This isn't a SAAS, it's self-hosted; either on your own cloud platform (AWS, GCP, Azure, whatever) or on your own hardware.

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So it can be self hosted on classic Linux or Windows Servers and no requirement for a proprietary cloud? Super.

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It should run natively on Windows although I haven't tested it.

Of course, the easiest method of running it is to use the Docker image which will work just fine on Windows.

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