has released a Mac OS X version of Manila — its scalable Web content management system that lets end-user content be managed through a browser interface.
With this release of Manila, UserLand also brings support for the next generation Internet standards SOAP, XML-RPC, and RSS to the Mac platform. UserLand was a coauthor of SOAP and XML-RPC as well as the RSS syndication technology.
“As the Macintosh made desktop computing easy, Manila makes Web content management accessible to non-technical people,” said David Winer, UserLand’s CEO. “Manila turns any Web browser into a powerful Web content workstation. Think of Manila as Content Management ‘For the Rest of Us.'”
The Internet server application is designed to allow groups of writers, designers and graphics people to manage full-featured, high performance Web sites easily, he said. Manila is included with Frontier 6.1, a HTTP server, programming, database and XML environment used to build and publish big-content news-oriented sites.
“Manila puts the capabilities of content management systems costing hundreds of thousands of dollars into a sub-$1000 package,” said Winer in a statement. “The combination of Mac OS X’s reliable UNIX-based foundation, its intuitive user interface, and Manila’s powerful content management system is perfect for the publication, company, or school that wants to set up a scalable user-managed Website.”