I have been asked to review some CMS systems for a new project, I have been prototyping with Joomla 1.5 so far and have come to the conclusion that it requires too many changes to core files to be manageable for our needs. So after another long search I finally stumbled upon SS, which in my opinion looks very good :)
So I have some general questions just to check the basics, sorry if they are answered somewhere else.
The site we would be creating would be a large news portal, with thousands of news items. From looking at the admin interface the way the site content tree works for news articles this style would not be very practical for thousands n thousands of articles. So is it possible to add top level modules ( like the newsletters ) so we could create a custom interface for managing the news items? Also how difficult would this be and would it require any core file changes ?
Is it possible to restrict front-end access to certain pieces of content / is there an acl api?
Is there an issue tracker so my team could submit bugs and patches etc?
Are there options for paying for official support?
Ok I think that's about it, time to prototype some things :)