Thursday, March 8, 2007

Vera chooses LodgON's DaliCMS

Great news for LodgON: Vera, the Vlaams-Brabant Extranet company is going to use DaliCMS for its website. At this moment, Vera maintains the websites of 16 local governments.
Vera recognizes the potential of DaliCMS, especially the capabilities that allow this CMS to integrate with other content.
Apart from integrating external RSS content, Vera is very interested in the integration of DaliCMS with AgendaWeb, their implementation of Sun's JES Calendar software.

The combination of DaliCMS and Sun's JES Calendar allows users to make reservations to specific resources using the website, and to publish the calendar on the website.

Monday, January 29, 2007

DaliCMS on Sun blog

Today, Sun Microsystems writes about DaliCMS in the Glassfish adoption blog - see or for a direct link.

DaliCMS uses JavaEE technologies and leverages the capabilities of the Java Enterprise platform. One of the nice things about this is that DaliCMS runs on any Java EE certified platform (e.g. Sun's Java System Application Server, BEA's Weblogic, IBM's Websphere, RedHat's JBoss,...)

For developing DaliCMS, the LodgON team uses the GlassFish open source application server from Sun. One of the main reasons for using this, is the fact that this is an open source application server that by definition complies with the specification, since GlassFish is also the Reference Implementation for Java EE.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

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Multi-lingual content

DaliCMS supports multi-lingual content and multi-lingual content integration.

According to, the definition of "multi-lingual content" is a positive answer to the question "Does the system support the creation of sites with multiple languages?"

The definition of "multi-lingual content integration" then is a positive answer to the following question:
"Does the system support a multi-lingual version of each content object without republishing the content object. For example, if you create an FAQ in English, then all that needs to be done to display the FAQ in Spanish or another language is to translate the content, not create another page with another FAQ content object. Then depending upon user preferences it either shows one version or the other."

DaliCMS indeed supports multi-lingual content integration. Take a look at the website of the online research bureau iVox at
By default, the content is in Dutch. At the right side of the topbar, a language switcher allows the visitor to choose between Dutch (NL), French (FR) and English (EN). Switching a language will result in the site being shown in the new language. The structure of the site remains the same, but the content and the titles (and in some cases the images) are in the new language.
In some cases, the entire structure is available in different languages, while in other cases, not all pages are available. DaliCMS will detect if there is appropriate content for the specific items in the desired language, and allows the Webmaster to decide which pages have to be shown or not.

It turns out that the ability to show multi-lingual content is a major advantage of DaliCMS in our region. The reason for this is probably the same as the reason LodgON implemented it: we live in the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. But going south 5 miles, we are in the French-speaking part of Belgium. At going east for about 70 miles, we are in the German-speaking part of Belgium. And of course, many of our partners and customers use english as the default language inside their company.
The advantage of living in a small, multi-cultural region!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

DaliCMS on

This is the DaliCMS blog on It may sounds strange that we use a system other than DaliCMS itself for having a blog about DaliCMS. Don't worry, DaliCMS itself is off course capable of adding blogs, editing and publishing posts,... . But a nice thing about the Web 2.0 filosophy is that we can import and export blogs from different places, different systems, and integrate them where we want.

This blog will therefor also appear on the DaliCMS documentation page at (and hopefully on other sites as well).

We will keep you posted here about new releases, features, issues, thoughts, frustrations, bloopers,...

Keep on reading.