Gantry::Docs::About is a document explaining Gantry's features and history.
Along about 1997 or so, our company (a cable/ISP owned by a newspaper) began serving mod_perl apps to staff and customers. A framework developed and flourished. It was simple, explicit, and fast enough for the high-volume sites run by our parent newspaper. As time passed, improvements were made until a second version was conceived and deployed.
Finally, in August of 2005, a third revision was completed which is now available as an open source product (under the standard Perl license). The new version has lots of new features and removes some of the arcana that built up over the previous six or so years. Notably, it gained an MVC structure and some nifty automated CRUD. But the newly released third version, now called Gantry, retains simplicity, explicitness, speedy throughput, and the ability to host complex projects.
Here are some key features of "Gantry::Docs::About":
· a central mod_perl handler all apps may inherit (Gantry.pm)
· CGI/FastCGI support (Gantry::Engine::CGI)
· automated CRUD (create, retrieve, update, delete) for straightforward tables (Gantry::Plugins::AutoCRUD)
· flexible CRUD for the sophisticated parts of applications (Gantry::Plugins::CRUD)