4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 13, 2003 2:49 PM by Viet

    Nukes Suitability for Intranet-in-a-box?

    Matthew Newby Newbie

      I'm looking for an intranet-in-a-box solution that could provide some basic intranet-type functions such as: discussion forums, internal news board, polls, calendar, phone list, internal job postings, help desk, inventory, file repository, skills register, business links, marketplace/employee swap board, etc.

      I've downloaded and installed the jboss-3.2.1_nukes-1.0.0alpha.zip package (right now on Win2K, but probably going to shift to Redhat for production). Based on what I see in the initial installation, it doesn't look like the modules that are part of the base install cover the application classes I'm looking for.

      My question here is: do these application classes exist in modules that are already in existence for Nukes, or is the Nukes project young enough that they haven't been ported/developed yet? Bottom line, is Nukes suitable for use as an intranet-in-a-box solution, or does it need more development?

        • 1. Re: Nukes Suitability for Intranet-in-a-box?
          Viet Master

          > I'm looking for an intranet-in-a-box solution that
          > could provide some basic intranet-type functions such
          > as:

          discussion forums : Work In Progress
          internal news board : done
          polls : todo (however the forum will have poll too)
          calendar : todo
          phone list : todo
          internal job postings todo
          help : todo
          desk : not planned
          inventory : ???
          file repository : be more precise
          skills registe : ???
          business links: ???
          marketplace/employee swap board : ???
          > etc.
          >
          > I've downloaded and installed the
          > jboss-3.2.1_nukes-1.0.0alpha.zip package (right now
          > on Win2K, but probably going to shift to Redhat for
          > production). Based on what I see in the initial
          > installation, it doesn't look like the modules that
          > are part of the base install cover the application
          > classes I'm looking for.
          >
          >

          the current cvs nukes has more modules, look at the project page on the site, we plan a beta soon.

          My question here is: do these application classes
          > exist in modules that are already in existence for
          > Nukes, or is the Nukes project young enough that they
          > haven't been ported/developed yet? Bottom line, is
          > Nukes suitable for use as an intranet-in-a-box
          > solution, or does it need more development?

          nukes is usable and works well for our website, I think it can handle the load for an intranet very well.

          julien

          • 2. Re: Nukes Suitability for Intranet-in-a-box?
            Matthew Newby Newbie

            To clarify:

            o Inventory: Equipment inventory - serial numbers, user assigned to, location, etc.
            o File repository: a more web-centric view of the corporate shared file system (currently based on Microsoft file and directory sharing technology)
            o Skills Register: Employee certifications, skills, abilities
            o Business Links: Primarily intended for URLs relevant to various departments. e.g. Sales might have links to competitors' websites, Purchasing might have links to our vendors, Facilities might have links to various organizations that provide HVAC or janitorial services.
            o Marketplace/swap board: a place where employees can post for sale and wanted-to-buy notices. This can probably be accomplished with a generic forum, but a slightly more specialized app would keep things more consistent. e.g. include item description, price, link the seller to their contact record, etc.

            Thanks for the response!

            -matt

            • 3. Re: Nukes Suitability for Intranet-in-a-box?
              aldo_linux Newbie

              I am trying to do something similar, in fact I found I can get most of what you are looking for in GForge (a fork from the sourceforge.net codebase) http://gforge.org

              I will be using Nukes as the Portal infrastructure to integrate some other applications we have, but using GForge as document management system and discussion forum and code repository

              Enjoy!
              - Aldo

              • 4. Re: Nukes Suitability for Intranet-in-a-box?
                Viet Master

                > To clarify:
                >
                > o Inventory: Equipment inventory - serial
                > numbers, user assigned to, location, etc.

                DIY, we don't have time to spend on it for the CMS

                > o File repository: a more web-centric view of the
                > corporate shared file system (currently based on
                > Microsoft file and directory sharing technology)

                doable

                > o Skills Register: Employee certifications,
                > skills, abilities

                see #1

                > o Business Links: Primarily intended for
                > URLs relevant to various departments. e.g. Sales
                > might have links to competitors' websites, Purchasing
                > might have links to our vendors, Facilities might
                > have links to various organizations that provide HVAC
                > or janitorial services.

                could be done easily

                > o Marketplace/swap board: a place where
                > employees can post for sale and wanted-to-buy
                > notices. This can probably be accomplished with a
                > generic forum, but a slightly more specialized app
                > would keep things more consistent. e.g. include item
                > description, price, link the seller to their contact
                > record, etc.

                see #1

                >
                > Thanks for the response!
                >
                > -matt