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                       Bricolage Content Management System

                                 Version 1.7.1

Bricolage is a full-featured, enterprise-class content management system. It
offers a browser-based interface for ease-of use, a full-fledged templating
system with complete programming language support for flexibility, and many
other features. It operates in an Apache/mod_perl environment, and uses the
PostgreSQL RDBMS for its repository.

This is a development release of Bricolage. It contains over 45 new features
not found in Bricolage 1.6.x, including support for multiple sites, aliasing
documents between sites, email distribution, keyword management, Template
Toolkit templating, search by field contents, and many performance and UI
enhancements. See Changes for a complete list of changes.

Be warned that, as a development release of Bricolage, this version will have
bugs. We welcome people testing this release, but anyone using Bricolage in a
production environment is strongly encouraged to await the arrival of 1.8.0,
likely in late October or early November.


Before installing Bricolage, be sure to read the platform-specific README file
relevant to your operating system, if there is one.

For installation instructions, see INSTALL. Once Bricolage has been installed,
this file will also be available via the Bric::Admin man page.

For copying information, see License. Once Bricolage has been installed, this
file will also be available via the Bric::License man page.

For the latest news, see Changes. Once Bricolage has been installed, this file
will also be available via the Bric::Changes man page.


After you've installed Bricolage, the complete API documentation will be
available as man pages. It is also available on the Bricolage site, at Here are a few entry points to get you

For installation and system administration, see:


To get started using Bricolage see:


To learn how to use the Bricolage templating systems, see:


If you'd like to contribute to Bricolage, see:



* Apache 1.3.28 does not work properly with Bricolage. It causes the
  connections to the PostgreSQL server to be unexpectedly dropped in such a
  way that Bricolage cannot reconnect. Please use Apache 1.3.27 until the
  underlying problem has been identified and addressed. Join the
  Bricolage-General mail list to receive updates on the status of this issue,
  or follow the Apache bug report.

* Users who have been given the rights, via membership, to edit groups and/or
  users effectively have complete access to the system. This is because they
  can add themselves to any group they want, including "Global Admins."
  Solving this problem is harder than it looks, due to the Bricolage
  permissions architecture design. The solution is to give only those you
  trust to have "Global Admin" access permission to edit users and/or
  groups. Complete details are available via the Bugzilla bug report at


--The Bricolage Team

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