I am a fan of these kind of light non-database systems like Quick.Cart and Quick.Forum... good work! Well wouldn't it be a quite small step to make it full three with Quick.Site or similar named flat file CMS, where you could do your own www site? :)
I think almost all necessary things are done with Quick.Cart, just add more control with navigation and pages, and some blog/news system, guestbook and some of that usual stuff etc. For example some kind of picture gallery thing would not be a hard thing to do, because GD resizing seems to work ok now.. :)
And if Quick.Cart and Quick.Forum could be easily attached to that CMS, it would be a hard thing to beat!
I am also sure if it would support plug-ins, there would be more functionality added in no time by some users!
These were just my two cents...
(I have now used PHP-Update which is great flat file CMS, but if there were Quick.Site :) working with Quick.Cart and Quick.Forum... well it would be NICE!)
And would be called the 'Quick Threesome'
To be honest i'd say all development efforts should be centered around the shop app - the idea has great potential, the code seems generally good - all that's needed now is more plugins and security fixes (v. important due to the nature of the software).
I say more plugins because i do not believe that any more features should be made directly available with future realeases of the software - they should be plugins. Otherwise the project will start to stray from what it's name entails.
Dave, I agree up to a point. The problem arises with inter-plugin compatibility. The more plugins you have, the harder it becomes to make any new plugin compatible with existing plugins - you end up having to make new releases of old plugins to make the new plugin work in all scenarios. Personally, I think that certain key features currently available as plugins should be brought into the main cart, with the appropriate controls to enable/disable them. It would make the development of more plugins a much simpler process.
if you want a great flat file cms take a look an this one. You will find it under the following link. I use it by myself and it fits my claims very well!
Link to ajfork with is based on cutenews:
Dave: " And would be called the 'Quick Threesome'"
Uhm, maybe even "Quick 'n Dirty Threesome"? :-D
Thanks for a link, I will check it out. I am happy with PHP-Update now so I am not looking for a new flat file cms, but of course it is nice to know about all options...
Maybe you should take a look at Limbo CMS - it's based on the best CMS - Mambo but may be used with files not database www.limbo-cms.com
It would enable a larger choice of solutions to offer online customers. Makes the whole cart solution stickier and more interactive. If there are peaple interested I will participate in the work.
Why not use CMSimple ( http://www.cmsimple.dk ) instead ? it's also a 'No Database' system that is incredible easy to setup and use.
There are many cms systems.. and many to big ;-) with to much modules.. They only thing that is maybe missing in Quiccart Content Part is that you can only make the menu 2 deep: 1 main menu entry/page with one level deeper pages.