Lixuz content management system
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LIXUZ - Content management system

Lixuz is a content management system written in perl. Lixuz is using Catalyst, DBIx::Class, jQuery and several other libraries. It is capable of handling anything from small websites to large news portals, and has built-in support for automated image-resizing and audio/video playing.

By default Lixuz uses "FastCGI", enabling it to run under many different web servers, including Apache 2 and nginx. It also has caching with memcached builtin to speed up common page requests, and reduce database load for complex queries.

Lixuz at a glance:

  • Fully web-based CMS
  • Builtin support for playing video and audio files
  • Automatic resizing of images
  • Flexible template support with HTML::Mason, with all application logic handled by Lixuz
  • Support for importing RSS feeds from external sources
  • Flexible access control, with custom permission levels
  • Builtin dictionary, tagging and newsletter support
  • Support for running under FastCGI and mod_perl
  • Uses MySQL and memcached
  • Simple installation and upgrading
  • Free and open source software, licensed under the GNU General Public License version 3 or later
  • Written in Perl (requires 5.10+) using modern technologies like Catalyst, DBIx::Class and Moose

Development VM

Lixuz comes with a Vagrant-based development environment. To quickly get a Debian 7 VM with Lixuz and all dependencies first install Vagrant and then run:

vagrant up

Once a VM is running you can start a Lixuz server that will listen on by running:

vagrant ssh -c bin/lixuz_server

See the Vagrant documentation as well as the message output once vagrant up finishes for more information.


Installation documentation, as well as template API documentation etc. can be found in the docs/ directory.


Copyright (C) Utrop A/S Portu media & Communications 2008-2014

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

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