Rail Advice Needed

Hello,

I am new to rails and need help. I am not a coder, developer, webmaster,
but a marketer and I need the “experts” advice on something I am about
to
do. I while back I purchased a license to some Ruby software for an
Ezine
and I love using it and how it’s CMS all works so well. I have been
using
it on the software owners server, but I want to expand it’s use and
hopefully update this software to bring it up to date, but just not sure
it
is worth it or even capable. It was created by PressPublisher.org but
now
owned and used by PageFarm.com. I use it on my FireMagazines.com and
several other sites.

I know it’s an older version of Ruby and looks a little antiquated, so
that
is where I need advice. I am considering having an India group to
upgrade
the Ruby version, then make it look a little “slicker”. I would also
like
to add a better photo album, calendar system and advertising system to
make
it a true online magazine software that I can use on many more sites. Is
it
worth the cost and effort to upgrade the version being used? Are there
ways
to do this w/o messing up everything I like about this software?. Any
suggestions, advice, help or offers will be appreciated, Scott

On Friday, April 24, 2015 at 4:02:16 PM UTC+1, Scott O’Neill wrote:

Scott

I don’t think this is answerable. We don’t know anything about the
software, how you use it or what you’re planning on doing to it, what
versions you are upgrading from (and to) etc. As a very general rule,
the
bigger the upgrade the tougher it is, with ruby 1.8.x -> 1.9 and rails
2.3.x -> rails 3.x being particularly painful upgrades. Does the current
owner of the software maintain it?

Also worth remembering that the rails & ruby version don’t really
influence
what your site looks like - the two are quite independent.

Fred

Fred

On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 7:42 AM, Scott O’Neill [email protected]
wrote:

while back I purchased a license to some Ruby software for an Ezine and I
love using it and how it’s CMS all works so well. I have been using it on
the software owners server, but I want to expand it’s use and hopefully
update this software to bring it up to date, but just not sure it is worth
it or even capable.

+1 to Fred’s comments, but in addition –

Are you sure your “license” allows you to modify the software? I’d
confirm that before doing anything – consult an attorney if necessary.

Regardless of that answer, if you’re using this software and it’s not
being actively maintained by the provider, there’s a good chance it’s
got significant security issues, and you would be wise to look for an
alternative.

HTH,

Hassan S. ------------------------ [email protected]
http://about.me/hassanschroeder
twitter: @hassan
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I appreciate the responses thus far. I guess I am showing my ignorance
of
code, language and ability as I thought something could be gleamed from
the
URL’s using the software, PageFarm.com, PressPublisher.org, and then my
Ezines FireMagazines.com, JrFirefighters.com, FirefighterFellowship.com
and
others. The owner is okay with upgrades and changes, security is
definitely
a consideration and I understand the newer versions could be a difficult
task, thanks for the input…

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